Desert Dragon is an Award-winning band from Los Angeles, California formed by guitarist Greg Patnode. The Band released their 2nd album, EP ‘DESOLATION’ officially on Sep 01, 2012 featuring Billboard charting singles “Darkness Shines” and “Miles Away” produced by the legendary Ron Nevison (Producer/Engineer for Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, The Faces, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd, et al).
The band has shifted its focus from Blues to Hard Rock and Psychedelia. This shift has given the band new momentum and will be coming out with several new songs sometime this year. They have even revamped some songs from their first album (most notably “Take it Easy Now”, “Texas Border”, and “Desert Horizons” ) to give them more hard rock content. As a result the band is getting more attention at their shows with many requests to repeat. They recently played ‘The Roxy’, ‘House of Blues’, has an invite to play at the ‘Hard Rock Cafe’.
In June 2014 the band split with their current singer and in July 2014 they signed ex-White Wizzard metal singer, Joseph Michael (WHITE WIZZARD/MIDNIGHT REIGNS) as their new lead vocalist. In Aug 2014 the band went into the studio in Los Angeles to mix their new album with James “Jimbo” Barton (Producer/Mixer for QUEENSRŸCHE, RUSH, ERIC CLAPTON, METALLICA) and on Sep 7, 2014 took time out to open for Jack Russell’s Great White in Los Angeles and returned to the studio to finish recording their new album.