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 weaves genre-crossing lines to create an extraordinary musical journey that has grown over the past five years and is expressed in their newest CD “Raising the Barn.” The project is inspired by their community and the incredibly talented friends with whom they have the great fortune to work, and who inspire them daily.  This was a piece of their journey towards finding their “authentic authority” through connections with community and friends. It has truly been a “barn raising” with new music, new ideas, new and old friends, and inspiration from all who have supported this project and brought their magic in to play.

The pair have opened for such illustrious musicians as Shawn Mullins, Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek), David Jacobs-Strain, Keith Greeninger, and Radoslav Lorkovic.  Kat and Tim joined forces during the recording of their first CD, ”Strings Unbound” in 2010 and recorded “The Lonely Grange Sessions” in 2012. In 2015 the band rebranded to “Coyote Willow” and began working on this project, releasing their EP “Falling to Home” in early 2016.

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


Father Luke’s Room in Bend

Edgefield Winery

Hotel Oregon in McMinnville

Grand Lodge in Forest Grove

Two Old Hippies, Nashville TN

The Treehouse, Bainbridge Island WA

Silvermoon Brewing, Bend OR

C3 Festivals and Events in Bend & Redmond

Seasonal Festivals

Munch & Movies

Munch & Music

Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival, Fossil OR

Bend Roots Festival

Last Band Standing 2011, semi-finalist

Mississippi Pizza, Portland OR

Breedlove Festival, Bend OR

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Keith Banning & Lonely Grange Recorders

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