Fort Worth Weekly

Fort Worth Weekly

At first glance, “Men & Coyotes” seems like a silly name for a song, much less an album. And then the track begins playing, and I’ll never doubt Red Shahan again. The opening number works its way through my headphone wires, washes over my eardrums, and within 10 seconds I’m enthralled. “Howling at the moon while the innocent sleep,” Shahan sings in a mournful voice to the accompaniment of a slowly finger-picked guitar and the quiet tapping of a tambourine. This is the best Red Dirt song I’ve heard in a long while. The song’s protagonist is a roustabout rebel wearily eying a world where coyotes and cowboys are run out of town for doing what comes naturally to both...

Galleywinter "Men & Coyotes" Review

Galleywinter "Men & Coyotes" Review

It’s exciting when a new artist comes along and delivers a transcendent statement with their debut record.  The manner with which K Phillips stormed the scene a couple years back comes to mind.  K’s effort, American Girls, was dingy, dirty, groovy, rootsy, soulful and flat out different.  All of those things made it a spectacular listen.  Red Shahan’s Men and Coyotes has a similar vibe...