Desert Rose Band Lyrics

Desert Rose Band Info:

The Desert Rose Band is a US country rock band from California founded by Chris Hillman along with Herb Pedersen and John Jorgenson in 1985. -Wikipedia

California, United States

Country, Country Rock

Years active:
1985-1994; 2008-

Associated acts:
The Byrds
Flying Burrito Brothers

Chris Hillman (vocals, guitar, mandolin)
Herb Pedersen (guitar, banjo)
John Jorgenson (guitar)
Steve Duncan (drums)
Bill Bryson (bass)
Jay Dee Maness (steel guitar)
Jeff Ross (guitar)
Tom Brumley (steel guitar)
Tim Grogan (drums)

Desert Rose Band Quotes:

I started on the piano when I was five. My mom was a piano teacher and kids came over to the house everyday to learn piano so I figured that everyone does it. My sister was a couple years older and I listened to her practice and I started copying her lessons by ear, so my mom started me out of a different book so I would learn to read music.
-John Jorgenson

In 1985 I started the Desert Rose Band with Chris Hillman. My desire was to combine all the elements of music which I had been working in from rock to Rockabilly and harmonic pop into a country rock band kind of thing. I started a band called the Cheatin Hearts which was very similar to The Desert Rose Band except we had a girl singer. I met Chris Hillman at a NAMM show while I was jamming with David Grisman, and we also worked together backing Dan Fogelberg on his "High Country Snows" tour. I heard the songs Chris was working on and really had the idea to combine the sound of Bluegrass with that of The Pretenders, and nobody was really doing country-rock in the country field at that time.
- John Jorgenson

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