Desert Milk is a folk-soul duo birthed in southern New Mexico's high desert hot springs town of Truth or Consequences (T or C). Elise Brianne's dream-folk vibrations fuse with Rob Carey's roots-rock style of singing, songwriting, guitar playing, and harmonica wailing to create a rich, heartwarming musical experience that leaves your soul stirred, mind expanded, and feet planted firmly on the ground.
Desert Milk's sound began taking shape after transplanting to T or C from New York in early 2015, and shifting into a space of retreat, healing, and relative isolation in the desert. Though they have yet to release their first album as a duo, their prior projects hint at what's to come.
As frontman and lead 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 yet to be released.
Born and raised in Western New York, singer-songwriter Elise Brianne began writing original songs on the guitar and sharing them soon after graduating from a liberal arts college in Staten Island. Following a handful of years spent alternately settling in and wandering the Pacific Northwest, drawing inspiration from solo road tripping, dreamwork, meditations, and immersing deeply in the natural world, she returned to New York to record and release a handful of songs crafted during this time as a solo E.P. (Gypsum Roses).
Desert Milk's first studio release is currently being recorded at their personal and professional recording retreat: Cosmic Turtle Sound Studio in T or C.