Since the release of the band’s latest album "As The Crow Flies" (2006) everything changed for the band. Coen's long history of self released CD's and continual live performances, cumulating in the release of his debut "Broken Glass" (2005) CD on Cryingtone Records, established him as an up and coming blues slinger with an original twist of his own.
The "live band" sound of "as The Crow Flies", coupled with the tours at major festivals that following year, more than proved to a worldwide audience of rabid fans that Coen Wolters rocks, funks and plays the way he wants to play and leave the comparisons for this crowded genre up to others.
It's hard to stand in the shadow of great guitarists, but CWB fans know that Coen's songwriting, music and performances are much more than a typical blues rock Experience.
Coen’s performances are always high energy, reflecting his love for live performances. His guitar style is unique and emotionally charged, spiced with just a touch of Texas sizzle.
Born in the seventies, Coen began playing guitar until age 18, and within a few of years he was performing in local bands, making a name for himself while his skills advanced rapidly, and dramatically, as the young slinger advanced his name and reputation with each iteration.
The early part of his career consisted primarily of playing in rock bands, but by the age of 24 he decided he had to pursue a heartfelt longing to play blues based music.
Rapidly progressing from local bar band to an international touring band, the CWB performed on international highly rated festivals like the Skopje Blues & Soul festival (Macedonia), Bluestock, Memphis, TN (USA), Rother Bluestage in Germany (with Snowy White) and the Grolsch Blues festival in Schoppingen (Germany).
Readers of the online rockmagazin “Rocktimes” voted the opener song of Broken Glass as 2nd best song of the year.
The German national major radio station “Deutschlandfunk” recorded a live show which will be broadcasted early 2007 for a German nationwide audience.
A newspaper review after the gig at the Rother Bluestage stated that Coen was:
“Young, hot and in a few years one of Europe’s most important Blues guitarists”.
Featuring bass Ace Erwin van Gestel and drummer Matthijs Rolleman, the band is ready for another step: Conquering Europe!