As both self-taught artists, Chanda and Danny’s musical roots go back to their childhood where they found themselves always singing, whether in the rain or the sun or on the road in their 1974 Volkwagon van affectionately called “Little Fern”. Deer & Coyote continue to surprise those who stumble upon this down-to-earth and truly in love duo! They are slowly and unassumingly making their way into the independent music scene. Chanda Bosch (ne: Cooper) and Deer & Coyote have shared the stage with such talented performers as Andy Shauf, Josh Garrels, Cara Luft (former Wailin' Jenny), grammy-winner Bryan Torwalt and more! When you support the music of Deer & Coyote you can rest in the assurance that you are supporting truly independent artists and helping fuel the ever-growing fire of quality independent Canadian music.

The story begins with a shy bearded woodsman who falls in love with a sweet songstress. The possibility of winning her heart was enough to inspire him to begin the arduous process of building his own cello and at almost 30 years of age teaching himself to play. For the better part of three years while working seasonally in a firetower, he has created multiple cello prototypes and has continued to master his craft, the efforts of which have more than paid off! His third firetower season was spent with his new wife by his side, making music together. How can one resist the madness of a true love story. They spent four years of dating, engagement and honeymooning while working seasonally at their Lookout Tower to finish the songs they share in 'A LOVER FLIES SOUTH'.

Chanda and Dan live on the West Coast of Canada, where they love to build and create together, not only with music but with wood. Check out the many beautiful creations of Bosch Timberframe ( Also, Dan and one of his cello prototypes are the subject of the short film “The Wood And Wave Each Other Know” (2011) by long time friends Jason de Haan & Miruna Dragan. It was recently exhibited in the Art Gallery Of Alberta as a part of the 2013 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. This film has also been exhibited at the Khyber Center in Halifax, NS, at Dynamo Arts Association in Vancouver BC and featured in Canadian Art magazine.

making music and love since 2011