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From the Bend Bulletin for “Strings Unbound”

From the Bulletin for “Strings Unbound”:   After months of writing — both songs with vocals and instrumentals — Coffey began recording his new music with Joe Schulte at String Theory Music and Franchot Tone, a Bend-based producer. The result, “Strings Unbound,” is a collection of elegant, effortless folk songs about everyday life. Coffey’s tunes are sometimes a bit jazzy and sometimes classically influenced, but always warm and inviting, like a well-worn, favorite chair.

The album features performances from lots of Coffey’s friends in the local music scene, most notably cellist Kat Hilst, who has since become his full-time partner in a live setting. The duo goes by the name Hilst & Coffey, and you can usually find them playing for the fine folks at local hangouts… Coffey was also approached by the Breedlove Guitar Co. to become a part of its stable of artists, an honor he calls “absolutely amazing.”

– Ben Salmon, Bend Bulletin (Feb 18, 2011)