Songwriter, Producer // Banjo & Guitar on John Denver's ABC TV Special
Songs recorded by Mickey Gilley, John Schneider, Doyle Holly
Producer of over 100 Radio / TV Jingles and 40 Americana music albums
Banjo & Guitar on Ford, Chevy, McDonalds TV commercials
Background music on Saturday Night Live, Sopranos, many other TV shows


Flatpick Earl              CD



  "Banjo Man"
  "Idaho Spud"
  "T-Bird To Tennessee"

Welcome to this collection of "easier listening bluegrass" songs

"Banjo Man" did come from a real life experience of building and living in a log cabin for six years without the luxury of electricity. 

Yes, the song "Old Pete Down" is crediting Pete Seeger for his effors on environmental issues and his lifetime of using his banjo for the greater good.

The singalong "Idaho Spud" is almost a true story.

"Moose In The Pond has a bit of dreamers truth to it.  Did you ever get close enough to hear a moose hisssssss? I have, but I couldn't get the saddle on.

The symbolic song "Paul's Song" is about the Apostle Paul who wrote the Book of Romans in the New Testament.

"Bacon Grease is a backporch song dedicated to all who love the flavor of know who you are.

Flatpicking the five string banjo (instead of fingerpicking) is to remind all guitar players that "you too can play the banjo"!

Finally, check YouTube for some of our "Slick Licks of the Week"

Featuring:  Dennis Coats - lead vocal, Flatpicking the 5 string banjo / Carol Ann Coats - backup vocal / Singer Coats - mandolin

Special Guests: Doug Bond - guitar  /   Ted Bowers - bass  /  Dave Gunter - backup vocals  /  Terry Ludiker - fiddle  /  Andrew Wilson - fiddle

  1.  Banjo Man 
  2.  Blue Rain
  3.  Broken Heart Attack
  4.  Bacon Grease
  5.  Comin' Into California
  6.  Fiddlin' Round
  7.  Idaho Spud 
  8.  No Speed Limit 
  9.  Moose In The Pond
  10.  Old Pete
  11.  Paul's Song
  12.  T-bird To Tennessee

Five String Music / BMI. All songs written by Dennis Coats.