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I usually get a bit anxious when I perform. The day of a show, I'll wake up way too early (like 4 a.m.), feel sick and tired all day, ask why I keep doing this to myself, then recover just in time to get up on stage perform. Then, I love it. I have a great time up there. I feel even better afterward, just a bit euphoric if I feel like I played well. Anyway, I've been really terrible about updating the site. I recently played a couple of shows...

Another Mutiny …

show, I mean. This past Sunday, I had the absolute pleasure of listening to some great music and meeting some very lovely people: Fort Collins' Nathaniel Riley and Distance Walk, who on this evening were Barry Osborne on banjo, Niki Tredinnick on clarinet, and Olivia Shaw on fiddle. Some photos:

Video on the Radio

My time as part of the Local 303 on Indie 102.3 has come to an end, but not before I had the chance to embarrass myself one more time via the Local 303 Virtual Meetup, premiered on YouTube on Nov. 29. Watch it in all its glory:

Radio Ga Ga

All through the month of November, you can hear songs from my album on Indie 102.3, because I've been chosen to be part of the Local 303. I've had the pleasure of hearing myself quite a few times over the past week or so, and it still gives me a thrill. In other radio news, big thanks to Sunday Nights with Alf on KTCL for adding Desert Atlas to his Locals Only rotation, and to Lonely Oak Radio for the extensive internet plays.

Show me the shows!

On August 7, I played an hourlong set at City Park Farmers Market in Denver. You might remember that the air quality was quite bad for several days there, which makes singing over a stretch of time quite rough. And I'm not a morning person to begin with Still, I had a great time! Even got some complimentary coffee and breakfast burritos out of the deal. View this post on Instagram A post shared by desert atlas (@desertatlasmusic) But I'm not...

On the Denver Music Community Podcast

I was surprised to learn that the album was featured on the latest episode of the Denver Music Community Podcast. Listen below: I really appreciate how they truly seemed to listen to the tracks and the album as a whole, and do agree with the hosts' contention that it's a bit long. In retrospect, cutting one or two songs could've made it all a bit stronger. I also liked how they gave well-deserved props for the production, mixing and mastering,...

More like Desert ARTlas

This past Friday, July 2, I had the pleasure of performing at the Denver Art Society as part of the Art District on Santa Fe's First Friday Art Walks. It seems so long ago now, but I'd attended my first First Friday back in 2018, I think. It was a lot of fun then, and even more fun now, just realizing all the things we've missed out on since the pandemic. Plus, I got to play music, which is always a plus. For me, anyway. And half the fun is...

‘Great Plains’ featured in 303 Magazine

Awesome Denver publication 303 Magazine and writer Mariah Hansen have seen fit to feature "The Great Plains are an Ocean" in its virtual pages, and I could not be more grateful. View this post on Instagram A post shared by desert atlas (@desertatlasmusic) 303 Magazine: Desert Atlas Embraces the Wide Open Spaces of Colorado on Debut Album

I entered the Tiny Desk Contest again

I procrastinated this year—lulled into a false sense of security by the fact that last year's deadline was pushed back to account for the whole pandemic thing. Anyway, I'm OK with how it turned out. I think if I had given myself a bit more time, I could've pulled out a better performance. Still, I like this song a lot. (We always love our newest songs the most, don't we?)

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