He has an enviable musical pedigree; he has released five highly praised albums, had numerous songs in major films and on television, and was the Music Supervisor on the Academy Award Winning film, Dances with Wolves. Coinman is also a current member and Musical Director of Kevin Costner & Modern West.
This Hotel Congress show will showcase his sixth CD, Under the Sun, which is a collection of John’s personal stories of the world. Musical themes include connection with the past, belief in love in spite of hopelessness, losing friends but not friendships, homesickness, laughing in darkness, his love of Tucson and the desert, and his kinship and respect for all peoples, past and present. The CD was recorded in Tucson at Duncan Stitt’s Writer’s Room Studio. Coinman’s long-time partner Blair Forward co-produced, and Tony Gilkyson mixed the album with Alfonso Rodenas, a four-time Grammy award winning engineer and composer.