Bill Coffey Treefort Music Hall
Bill Coffey and Curtis Stigers met in downtown Boise nearly 20 years ago while waiting to pick up their kids from school, and they’ve been good friends ever since. They began playing music together soon thereafter at the Xtreme Holiday Xtravaganza in support of Interfaith Sanctuary Homeless Shelter, and at school fundraising house concerts. On occasion, they add guitarist Shaky Dave Manion, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Bernie Reilly, and drummer Casey Miller to the mix, and they often perform these house concerts while standing in front of the swimming pools of wealthy donors. Thus: The Electric Poolboys! Bill Coffey is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player who seamlessly melds the heartfelt storytelling of country with the raw emotion and energy of classic soul. His rich vocals and evocative lyrics are set against instrumentation firmly rooted in the traditions of American music, while his unique musical identity and stellar lineup of Boise-based musicians, affectionately known as His Cash Money Cousins, defy prevailing boundaries between genres. Born in Santa Monica, Bill Coffey spent his formative years playing psychedelic-tinged roots rock in southern and central California before eventually relocating to Idaho. As a solo artist and frontman for various bands, Bill has performed throughout the West and opened shows for a diverse list of artists from country legends Dwight Yoakam and George Jones to rock goddess Pat Benetar. Bill’s music has been featured in independent films, television, and on National Public Radio. Singer/Songwriter/Saxophonist Curtis Stigers grew up in Boise studying music in the Boise Schools and under the mentorship of legendary jazz pianist Gene Harris. Stigers moved to NYC at age 21 where he signed his first record contract and released the first of 14 albums, his eponymously-titled 1991 debut on Arista Records, which sold over 1.5 million copies. Subsequently he contributed a track to the 45 million-selling soundtrack album “The Bodyguard” and co-wrote and sang the theme song to the TV show “The Sons Of Anarchy”. He’s made cameo appearances in the Seth McFarlane movies “Ted” and “Ted 2”, he’s written songs with Carole King, Barry Mann and Danny Kortchmar, and he’s performed in concert with Elton John, Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Gerry Mulligan, Michael Brecker, Spinal Tap, and many more.