(Listen to Paris Carney here)
Paris Carney was born in New York city and raised on both the East and West Coasts. Paris, now living in Los Angeles, comes from a family of musicians and took a leave of absence from The New School to pursue her own creative and professional endeavors, spending a few years touring and recording an album at Interscope Records with her older brothers’ band, formerly known as “Reeve Carney and The Revolving Band”, now called Carney. Paris recently released two live performance videos for Cambio.com and was featured on the AOL homepage as an up and coming artist. Paris is currently in the process of recording her first EP this fall/winter, and has released four tracks produced by Reeve Carney & Zane Carney on Itunes for international purchase. Paris performs regularly in Los Angeles, playing larger shows at venues like The Roxy Theater on Sunset, and more intimate venues such as Room 5 on La Brea.
(Listen to His Laurels here)
Matt Taylor is a songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and part-time mechanic living on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Emphasis on songwriter—it has become all too easy these days, in an era of pop excess and campy revivalism, to believe that good writing no longer exists, but Taylor will have none of that. He’s a serious songwriter, dedicated to the endeavor as both art and craft, and in his work one finds solid construction and a kind of quiet innovation reminiscent of genre giants like John Prine and Kris Kristofferson, a plain-spoken poetry that is at once fresh and familiar. His are songs you can set your watch to and, if you like anything at all about the American form called folk, his music is not to be missed.
(Listen to Tom Brosseau here)
Now living in LA, Tom was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He grew up steeped in music; his grandmother taught him to play guitar and his grandfather was in a band called Buck and the Buccaneers. Tom started out in earnest at music school but left after only a couple of weeks, the formal theory leaving him cold. Preferring to live his music, Tom began to tour and play gigs, travelling around with just him and a guitar for company, winning audiences over with his authentic and expressive performances and a simple honesty, almost at odds with the modern era.
What is Desert Nights?
Desert Nights is a weekly gathering at The Standard, Hollywood. Every Wednesday, we curate 3 musical acts on the rise to perform a special acoustic set in our hotel lounge. The vibe is warm and intimate, evoking an impromptu jam in a musician’s living room. Also, expect 2 clever cover songs delivered by each performer. The sets begins at 7:30 pm in the Cactus Lounge (thus the title of the evening, Desert Nights).