The first reviews of The Lonely Coyote are coming in:

The first reviews of The Lonely Coyote are coming in:

‘Jede „Geschichte“ ist anders – alle sind wunderschön. Eine großartige im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes akustische Reise in Gefilde des Jazz, der brasilianischen Gitarrenmusik, der freien Improvisation.. und ja, auch des Rock. Sehr zu empfehlen!’ er-em-online

‘There sure is also jazz on this guitar showcase, but van Vugt’s palette is yet broader and more colorful. Very nice to listen to with concentration. Or to show to nephews, nieces or neighboring children: listen, it can be done this way too. It might teach them what feeling sounds like, as in Onnozele kinderen.’ Coen de Jonge, Jazzism

‘A sampling of ingenuity from a true guitarist… One could also say: this is the dissertation of van Vugt who has his paranimfs in Bill Connors, Ralph Towner and Pat Metheny… From pure demonstrations to highly empathetic work’. JazzBulletin

‘The strengths of this album are superb playing which never tries too hard to be virtuosic and a feeling of improvisation, with excellent compositions throughout.’ Stephen Godsall,

‘The title track may suggest twangy Americana, but that Lonely Coyote turns out to be a stealthily measured outing for baritone steel-string guitar reminiscent of Ralph Towner….There’s glittering lyricism in Sunny Side Up, some atmospheric, electronically tweaked 12-string in Tea, while the perky No Worries signs off this intimate and frequently crystalline music.’ Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman

‘A wealth of atmospheres passes by in sophisticated pieces with the average duration of a pop song. A versatile, virtuosic and accessible album’ Christel Meijer, Jazzenzo

‘Marc van Vugt plays with lyricism and dynamics in mostly refined ways, letting the strings and bodies of his instruments whisper or scream and adding echo and even compression to tell the stories of his tracks. This makes The Lonely Coyote a very accessible and, above all, engaging album.

a combination of fine melody lines, sound challenges and clearly audible experience’ Eric de Boer