Road to Hangout Fest Free Concert Series

Road to Hangout Fest Free Concert Series
Apr 07, 2013 --5:00 PM
101 E. Beach Blvd. --- Gulf Shores
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Free concerts every Sunday afternoon at the Hangout to count down the weeks to the big festival. Sponsored by Bud Light, UJ Chevrolet, Cheese Wagon, The Hangout and 92ZEW. Listen for chances to win a ride to The Hangout with other ZEW fans on the Cheese Wagon Party Bus!

This week, from New Orleans, The Coyotes, with Bill Dooley, Rik & Wendi Bourne, Sharon Charles.

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The Coyotes: Bio
MEET THE COYOTES – Bill Dooley, Rik & Wendi Bourne, Sharon Charles
Rik & Wendi Bourne have been married since 1978, and have been playing music together since they met. Bill Dooley was there (at a music party) when they were on their first date. The trio have been playing together on and off ever since. Bassist, Sharon Charles is a recent addition, and rounds off the Coyote’s sound perfectly.

Bill Dooley – Banjo, Guitar, Vocal, Harmonica
BILL DOOLEY has been a perennial favorite in the Philadelphia folk music scene since the 1970s. In addition to his skills on guitar, banjo, and harmonica, he is a warm, engaging singer with “A talent for reaching into his vast repertoire of traditional and vintage songs to pull out an unknown gem.” (City Paper).

Bill is highly regarded for his arrangements of jazz and popular standards for solo guitar as well as Hawaiian “slack-key” guitar. He is an adept songwriter, skilled old-timey musician, and is known for his unique repertoire of songs and tunes “from the hills and Bob Wills to doo-wah-ditty and back to the city.” Visit his website at

Rik Bourne – Fiddle, Button Accordion, Harmonica, Guitar
RIK BOURNE is the fiddler for The Coyotes. He also plays harmonica, guitar, and button accordion. He has been the musician for the Kingsessing Morris Dancers since 1978. He has been playing music with Wendi and Bill since 1977. When not playing with the Coyotes or the Morris Dancers, Rik can be found playing square dances wit various pickup bands, as well as accompanying the Fiddle Kicks Cloggers.

Wendi Bourne – Vocals, Guitar
Wendi Bourne is a singer and guitarist. Her work is known to the Swing Dance world through bands Big Nite Out, Girls from Mars, and Swing City. “Folkies” and western swing fans know her from her work with The Coyotes and Beat’s Walkin’. Students who have attended Swing Week at Augusta know her as the Coordinator of this wonderful week long “Swing Camp” for adults, held in Elkins, WV each summer. Visit her website at:

Sharon Charles – Upright Bass
Sharon has been playing and dancing to music pretty much since she could walk. When not playing bass with the Coyotes, Sharon teaches piano and yoga, and dances with the Fiddlekicks Cloggers.

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