About Us

Coyote Willow – A Musical Conversation

Coyote Willow blends genre-crossing lines to create an extraordinary musical journey.  Come join them on that journey!!

Kat Hilst, Cello & Vocals

Tim Coffey, Guitar & Vocals

Coyote Willow is an Americana band hailing from Bend, Oregon. This exciting artistic partnership joins Tim Coffey’s soulful guitar, Kat Hilst’s powerful cello and the duo’s rich vocal harmonies, creating a unique blend of folk, roots, blues and intricate instrumentals. Their beautiful music with grit celebrates the magical rhythms of life.

The pair have shared the stage with such illustrious musicians as Robert Earl Keen, Shawn Mullins, Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek), David Jacobs-Strain, Keith Greeninger, and Radoslav Lorkovic.

Coyote Willow’s unique sound hails from a blend of diverse musical backgrounds. Kat started playing piano at 5 and graduated from Oberlin Conservatory in piano performance. She grew up playing the violin and later switched to the cello. Tim Coffey hit the road at 19, spending 20 years as a professional touring backup guitarist. Today his voice and songwriting is front and center, attracting the attention of Breedlove Guitars, who invited him to join their stable of artists.

The group is a regional favorite, performing multiple venues, festivals and private events throughout the Pacific Northwest year round.

Some of the places we have performed:

The Tower Theater, Bend OR

McMenamins Hotels and Pubs

Two Old Hippies, Nashville TN

The Treehouse, Bainbridge Island WA

Tumbleweed Festival, Richland OR

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival, Fossil OR

Bend Roots Festival

Deschutes County Fair, Redmond OR

C3 Festivals and Events in Bend & Redmond

Silvermoon Brewing, Bend OR

Mississippi Pizza, Portland OR

Breedlove Festival, Bend OR

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