ARTISTS of Shaolin Records:

AMERICAN ZEN featuring The Hippy Coyote

Coyote performing 2010 The Hippy Coyote = "Kung Fu Cowboy"
is a renaissance man and Kung Fu master.

Coyote performs all the instruments of the American Zen albums since moving to Utah in 1992.

Coyote began as a classical pianist and opera singer before becoming a renowned blues guitarist in 1972 when he also began writing more than a dozen songs per year.

Richard Del Connor, became The Coyote in 1984 while performing the lead role of the rock opera, "Coyote In A Graveyard."


Buddha Zhen, Spirit Wolf of Truth

CD Album CoverBuddha Zhen
is our Tai Chi and Kung Fu Master who founded the Shaolin Chi Mantis Buddhist Gongfu School.

BZ also founded the nonprofit education organization, Tai Chi Youth, in 1996.

This organization has taught in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, rehab centers, churches, and supported the Tai Chi Youth Performance Team that has performed for thousands in Utah and California.

Buddha Zhen's seminars, classes, and exhibitions have always included his musical compositions recorded at our Shaolin Records Studios. These songs have been sold on cassettes to his students for over a decade and now are available on CDs for you!



CD Album CoverLotus
was Richard Del Connor's projects while a recording engineer and record producer for Bonita Studios from 1974 to 1976.

Psychedelic blues songs recorded by the most talented studio musicians that Richard interacted with for recording commercials and radio jingles in Bonita.

Coyote turned 21 while working as a producer and recording engineer for Bonita Studio. The song "Laundromat" was included on a Rory Gallagher tribute album. Coyote also recorded with Kenny Rogers and The First Edition on slide guitar.


THC The Hippy Coyote

THC The Hippy Coyote logoThe Hippy Coyote
is back in Sand Diego, hee hee.

"This new band is the band I've always dreamed of since I was 13 years old playing the guitar. Now I can be my own guitar hero," says the Kung Fu Cowboy

Coyote is currently starring in the Hollywood picture, Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1.




The Rich

CD Album CoverRichard Del Connor
was a punk rocker from 1978 to 1980.
That makes Coyote one of the "ORIGINAL AMERICAN PUNK ROCKERS."

Power rock trio. Punk Pop. Beatles on adrenaline.

Rock band with horns. Oingo Boingo. Eclectic and unique song arrangements fronted by Richard O'Connor as lead singer. John Wayne and Mick Jagger?

Then came the COYOTE IN A GRAVEYARD rock opera in 1985. This was when Richard O'Connor became "Coyote."