Sound Check: Desert Moon

Desert Moon plays a mix of original songs and covers. Band members are: Troy Douglas, drums; Brian James, guitar; Greg Campbell, guitar; and Kirk Brosius, bass.

Desert Moon band members had no problems classifying their music.

“It’s Rocky Mountain good time,” drummer Troy Douglas said.

“It’s cosmic American music,” guitarist Brian James said.

Guitarist Greg Campbell said look no further than Gram Parsons for a great example of the type of music Desert Moon plays.

After all, Parsons referred to his music in the same way James referred to Desert Moon’s sound. Parsons was an American singer/songwriter best known for mixing rock and country.

What Desert Moon’s members pride themselves on is their sound.

“What sets us apart from other bands is the vocal harmony,” Douglas said.

The band’s members — Douglas, James, Campbell and Kirk Brosius on bass — have a combined 160 years of musical experience.

Formed in 2007, Desert Moon has become a staple in the local music scene, particularly during the summer months at outdoor venues.

There is a wealth of musical talent in this community, the band members said, and they feel privileged to be able to play as often as they do.

Desert Moon gets together weekly to rehearse a mix of original songs and covers. The band wants to begin work on its first album this year.

Its next show will be at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at The End Zone, 152 S. Mesa St., in Fruita.

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