Coup, pronounced “ko͞o”, meaning to strike. In Native American culture, counting coup is the ultimate display of bravery. It comes in many forms but the most known is to touch your enemy in battle, showing that you could have taken their life and chose not to. No matter the case, counting coup always includes risking one’s life for the sake of honor and bravery.
Counting Coup, in its purest form, is an act of bravery reliant upon steel nerves, glorious ambition, and unfaltering faith. This band brings all these things and more to each performance. Counting Coup, with its rugged, rowdy, and broken sound, is bound to draw you in with soulful leads and melodies while flattening you with lyrics that range from gleeful to heart wrenchingly desolate. It is a collaboration of joy, pain, suffering, understanding, and plain old fun. The band is comprised of Troy Falcon on bass/lead vocals, Toby Falcon on guitar/vocals, Brenden Fritzler on harmonica, and Matt Kuhl on drums.
With Special Guest, Lee Calvin
Songwriter Lee Calvin has spent the last several years writing tunes of heartache, loss, love, and songs about the ag community he grew up in for his band Calvin and the Coal Cars.
Since hitting the solo circuit and assembling the band, he and The Coal Cars have garnered a loyal following of true country and Americana fans, and have shared the stage with Mark Chesnutt, Asleep at the Wheel, Tracy Byrd, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s, Sawyer Brown, Aaron Watson, Justin Townes Earle, and many others.
In 2019 Calvin and the Coal Cars were voted Country Act of the Year and New Band of the Year along with placing their song “Gypsy Girl” in the Best Song category at the Magic City Music Awards.
This show is 21+