Desireé's musical story is a journey that began in a tiny farm town in Upstate, NY. She did not have an upbringing that subjected her to any music, nor one that encouraged the arts in any form. After seven years of seeing an old, unplayed, dusty, upright piano in her childhood home, she finally gathered the courage to beg her conservative father for piano lessons. He finally caved, but only under the condition that she also played basketball. Nine years later, she broke her leg and finally got to give up basketball, but also stopped getting lessons. However, as you all know, when the music is in your heart, you cannot stop. She continued to teach herself on the piano, and in later years after moving out, taught herself as many instruments as she could get her hands on.
Desireé currently plays cello and sings in a band that has been a member of the Co-op since 2013, and is excited to help new and existing Co-op members make the most of their membership. Her unique career background ranges from owning a small venue where she booked artists brought in on a state arts grant, to running back end operations for a government agency. She hopes that her wide variety of experience makes her the ideal fit to help facilitate educational programs, make the best Co-op possible, help all shows run smoothly, and to work together with everyone at PFS and in the community.
After playing in several different types of bands, she has found her place in Black Horse Motel, which she has been in since 2010. Since Desireé was not raised on folk music, she is still learning about all the great artists and is really looking forward to learning about all the new ones as well! Please feel free to shoot her an email and introduce yourself, tell her a "must listen to artist" or give her suggestions!