Originally hailing from the North Country of New York, husband and wife duo Coyote & Crow have been described as the "White Stripes of Bluegrass." With velvet-meets-sandpaper vocals, high energy foot-stomping rhythms, and unconventional banjo picking, they play a blend of Rock'N'Roll, Folk-Americana and Old Time Mountain music on homemade and modified instruments. Their distinct roots sound, which they have coined "Old-Time Rock'N'Soul," is sure to make your heart smile and your feet move.
Currently living in Brooklyn, they have quickly become some of NYC's most well-known buskers; considered the embodiment of Greenwich Village and the personification of NYC's creative soul. They have gained worldwide recognition from their viral Youtube video and their one-of-a-kind upright banjo bass.
Mancini fell in love with the accordion while traveling abroad in Italy, where she found herself chasing the sound of a roving accordionist through the winding streets of a Tuscan city. Drawing on inspiration from music ranging from Argentine tango and Russian folk songs, to American western swing and Tin Pan Alley hits, Erica belts out songs both old and new with a salty and sultry kick. Though the repertoire launches from roots and American traditional jazz music, Mancini's music powers in many directions, almost as if reflecting New York City's diversity and rich multiculturalism. Her unique style and voice transports the listener to another time and place, and can be described as ethereal and whimsical. She has performed internationally, with shows in Europe and South America, and has played at The Whitney Museum of Art, Sleep No More, Le Poisson Rouge, Joe's Pub, The Slipper Room, Lincoln Center, and on national television.