Desert Skies

Desert Skies


Desert Skies had been described as a "blend of progressive Bluegrass & retro tunes" "neo-Celtic", "Jazzgrass" and most simply as "awesome!".


Desert Skies is a young and energetic New Mexico band featuring the state's champion fiddlers. They are a professional, award winning group of young acoustic musicians who compose, play, and sing. Two of their original tunes have been used on the 2007 Roadtrip Nation, MSN Calgary series and their tune, Green and Pink Shoes is sound Track for Fuel TV's 2008 Sports Roadtrip. Folk, Bluegrass, Americana, Newgrass, Gospel, Swing, jazz and a Celtic twist here and there make a Desert Skies performance interesting and fast paced. This young group will surprise audiences with their abilty to swap instruments, blend in different vocal groupings, feature their original music and well known tunes.

Their sound is upbeat and lively; traditional music with a 21st century twist. Some of their influences include Casey Driessen, Chris Thile Alison Krauss, Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, Mark O'Connor, Darol Anger, Jeremy Garrett, Nickel Creek and The Infamous Stringdusters .

Desert Skies is enjoyed by audiences of all ages and their flexibility enables them to tailor their show to your events and needs.

Desert Skies is experienced in presenting workshops for children and adults alike.

Let Desert Skies add punch and excitement to your event!


Desert Skies - May 2005
Traveling Wishes - June 2006
Shaped Into Grace- May 2009

Set List

The band offers several shows that can be geared to your needs. A typical festival set will include 50% originals, some old time fiddle/Bluegrass such as Jerusalem Ridge or Orange Blossom, a couple to crowd pleasing classic tunes such as Johnny Cash or Beetles and possibley some Gospel depending on the venue.