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Local Spotlight - Desert Music Project

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Desert Music Project (DMP) is a Tucson-based, instrumental duo comprised of Jake O’Rourke (he/him), and Daniel Woodruff (he/him).

DMP plays all original music inspired by the Sonoran southwest. This genre-bending, string-playing band has music available on all streaming services!

Catch DMP at one of your local watering holes…

Last week Desert Music Project released "Red Eye Home" their latest single! Listen to it below!

We asked Desert Music Project 5 questions about their experiences as band in Tucson. Here's what they said:

What's your favorite venue to play in Tucson?

Our favorite venue to play at has been Hotel McCoy! We love the vibez and amazing people!

What's the funniest thing that's happened during a performance?

The monsoons hit us hard right after we started playing for our first performance at Tohono Chul…

What's your first memory as a musician?

First musical memory for Jake is his grandmother singing on walks to Himmel Park. Daniel’s first musical memory is listening to Dixie Chicks as a kindergartner.

What's your favorite song to perform?

Jake’s favorite song to perform is "Brown Liquor." Daniel’s favorite song to perform is "Crossroads!"

What's the best advice you've ever received?

Have as much fun at practice as you do at the performance!


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