Desert Milk is a songwriting duo birthed in southern New Mexico's high desert hot springs town of Truth or Consequences (TorC). Elise Brianne's dream-folk vibrations fuse with Rob Carey's roots-rock style of guitar playing and harmonica wailing to create a rich, heartwarming musical experience that leaves your soul stirred, mind transcended, and feet planted firmly on the ground.
Desert Milk's sound began taking shape after transplanting to TorC from NYC in early 2015, shifting into a space of retreat, healing, exploration, and relative isolation in the desert. The duo's first studio release is currently being recorded at their personal and professional recording retreat: Cosmic Turtle Sound Studio in TorC.
Prior projects hint at what's to come...
As frontman and songwriter for Staten Island-based band The Headlocks, Carey, a long-time area musician who was known for his solo work as well as the Pocketful of Pearls trio, released two Headlocks albums--Cuckoo Bird (2009) and Most Golden Goose (2014)--with a third album on the horizon.
Born and raised in Western NY, singer-songwriter Elise Brianne draws inspiration from dreamwork, meditation, road tripping, and immersing deeply in the natural world. She began writing original songs on the guitar and sharing them in local coffeeshops in 2006, while living in Staten Island, NYC. Following a handful of years spent alternately settling in and wandering the Pacific Northwest, she returned to New York to record and release a 5-song solo E.P. (Gypsum Roses, 2015).