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Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer

The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. in the library's Community Room.

"It is pop music with reggae flavor to it," said library staff member Shari Haskins.

This will be the first time the group will perform in Riverton.

According to the band's website, Small is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who grew up in Montana and Wyoming.

He is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe whose reservation is in remote southeast Montana to the east of the Little Bighorn Battlefield.

"This is what I deem Native American music," Small said.

He described the music's sound similar to that of Bob Marley and Carlos Santana.

Small said the band just released its latest album, "Hostiles & Renegades," which is a "Native Americana" sequel to his 2002 award-winning album, "Wild Indians."

Teri Wiblemo, the library assistant in charge of adult programming, said she pursued the band after Haskins told her about the music.

Haskins said she listens to Small's music on Wyoming Public Radio's morning music show while driving to work from Lander.

"They are very supportive of Gary's music," she said about the radio station. "I thought, 'I have to bring that guy to Riverton.' I shared it with Teri, and she got online and found their website and contact information."

Wiblemo said the event is paid for in part by the Wyoming Arts Council. The show is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Friends of the Riverton Library.

The concert is open to the public, and admission is free.

For more information, call the library at 856-3556.

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