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.
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.
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