Desert Roots Music is adding another option to the already rising star of live performances in the Coachella Valley with a series of house concerts. We will be presenting intimate performances to offer a more personal entertainment experience. Rather than a show, Desert Roots Music seeks to provide a celebration of friends and song.

Beginning on Saturday, May 7, 2016, house concerts will have a home at the Desert Star. Austin, Texas singer/songwriter Chuck Hawthorne will be performing as part of his current tour supporting his 2015 release, Silver Line. The album was championed on its release by NPR and was found on the playlists of several XM radio stations.

Chuck Hawthorne spent twenty-one years on active duty in the Marine. He discovered a knack for songwriting, fueling the tales with stories of the people he came to know in his hometown, his numerous deployments, and points in between. Chuck Hawthorne reinvented himself when he retired from the service and divorced. Chuck credits music with improving his life if not saving it. He found the Americana genre of music a perfect fit for his stories.

Americana and American Roots music is a melting pot. The American Roots format draws from traditional American music and liberally samples from elements of Folk, Americana, Classic Country, Rock’n’Roll, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Cajun, Blues, Zydeco, Gospel, Jazz, and other organic forms of music both acoustic and electric.


Desert Roots Music is Debra and Richard Hovel (Desert Star Hotel, Makerville) and Danny McCloskey (The Alternate Root). The threesome is answering the need for live, original music in the Coachella Valley. What will be heard is local musicians in the California Country genre, Texas Singer-Songwriters, North Carolina and Tennessee pickers, Delta Blues, and other forms of acoustic and electric music.

For more information, please contact Danny McCloskey/760-883-0481 /