Old Desert Road

The band is fronted by the expressive Rob Phillips, who is the lead singer/song writer and rhythm guitar player. Jeff Kruse brings a robust flavor of lead guitar to the mix and a unique style to the stage. Jennifer Peterson adds tender and compelling backing vocals, piano and most importantly the beautiful violin you hear throughout the stories. Since 2010 the three members have performed around Minneapolis and surrounding cities. Old Desert Road had the privilege of working with the talented and skilled percussionist Eric Kramlinger during the summer of 2012 that created a new sound for the band.

Since then, the trio has performed at the Fine Line Music Café, Whiskey Junction, Honey, and the Nether Bar at Mill City Nights to just name a few. The band is always working on new material, most recently the release of Tour Guide EP. The EP debuted during a month long residency at Whiskey Junction in April 2013. Summer of 2013 hosted a season of meeting friends and Zach Anderson (bass) and Kyle Younggren (percussion) became the rhythm section for Old Desert Road. The band has many inspirations, such as Neil Young, The Dave Mathews Band, The Decemberists, Jack White, Bright Eyes, The Avett Brothers, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids, The Lumineers, Brand New, and Brandi Carlile.

Past Shows


Oct
16
th
2016
7th St Entry
Oct
16
th
2016
7th St Entry

The Coax

with PANTHER RAY and Old Desert Road
May
5
th
2016
Turf Club
May
5
th
2016
Turf Club

MILES NIELSEN AND THE RUSTED HEARTS

with Fathom Lane and Old Desert Road
Sep
11
th
2015
Turf Club
Sep
11
th
2015
Turf Club

GIRLS GUNS and GLORY

with Old Desert Road
Sep
4
th
2015
Turf Club
Sep
4
th
2015
Turf Club

The Coax

with Diane Coffee, Red Daughters and Old Desert Road
Jan
24
th
2015
7th St Entry
Jan
24
th
2015
7th St Entry

Old Desert Road

with The Coax, Lake Avenue and Going To The Sun
Dec
1
st
2014
7th St Entry
Mar
24
th
2014
Turf Club
Mar
24
th
2014
Turf Club

Kind Red Spirits

with Old Desert Road and DANNY MORRISON AND THE 241’S
Mar
13
th
2014
Turf Club

More Shows

Feb
25
th
First Avenue

K.Flay

Sep
7
th
Fine Line

Mac Sabbath

with Speedealer and Lung
Aug
13
th
7th St Entry

Mac Irv

with Tae Supreme, JonRay and Mac Turner
Oct
22
nd
7th St Entry

Wheelwright (formerly Jared & The Mill)

with Tedious & Brief