The Lonely Coyote – Guitar tales
New release 2022/2023
On ‘The Lonely Coyote’ every guitar tells a story. The whispers of a gentle poem in your ear, the scream of a heartfelt drama, and in each of them Marc van Vugt’s guitar speaks with its own voice.
Marc van Vugt, best known for his large ensemble works, this time strips his music down to just him and his guitars. A collection of guitar stories in which he seeks the confrontation with himself as a performer and composer playing 8 different guitars that all bring their own color. Acoustic guitar music in the tradition of Bill Connors, Ralph Towners, Pat Metheny and Egberto Gismonti.
“My love for guitar started when I was 11 years old and heard the first chord of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. I was mesmerized by what I heard and was completely absorbed by that sound. At that moment I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.”
Dutch Grammy winner Marc van Vugt is known as a musician and composer who constantly surprises with his own projects. These take place in the intimacy of smaller ensembles or in original cross-over projects such as with the Netherlands Chamber Choir and the Metropole Orchestra. Marc performs internationally with his own groups and projects and meets colleagues from the field in his long- running series Marc Meets. His compositions reflect Marc’s experience in jazz and improvised music and contemporary composed music. The music is characterized by long, associative lines that often have melancholic overtones. Reviewers praise his eye for detail and the colorful harmonic elaboration that give the compositions their unique signature. “Music that stays in your head for a long time”.