• West Coast Music

    As the name indicates West Coast Music has its origin on the American West Coast. The music emphasizes melody, harmonies and arrangements, and the vocal and instrumental performances are always with great skill and of high quality. The music is often performed by pop/rock artists from the American West Coast, but is in no way limited to any geografical area.

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Carrington MacDuffie – Blue Christmas New Single

Veteran singer songwriter Carrington MacDuffie brings fresh attitude and a wily depth of experience to her music and performance.

Far reaching influences of a musical New York childhood weave through her recordings, and some years spent beachside in Los Angeles performing with a 4 piece rock band come into play as she breathes new creative expression into this nostalgic Christmas classic.

MacDuffie’s stamp on the song brings a more upbeat and aggressive spin on a song that has historically been recorded with a much slower tempo by its diverse musical predecessors.

As she explains it herself, “The singer is not feeling forlorn about the fact her lover won’t be with her for Christmas, but rather is heartily displeased, in fact is feeling a little bratty and demented about it”. Carrington divides her time between Austin and Seattle, with ongoing recording projects in Nashville, Austin and Glasgow.

With a studio album, “Kiss Make Better”, 2018, and 3 EP’s under her belt since 2014, she has plotted a course of single releases over the coming months, to be collected into a 2020 album release, supported by a spring tour of the UK.

MacDuffie has been singing since before she could talk, and she is also a renowned and versatile voice actor, having narrated biographies of Pussy Riot and Joni Mitchell.

Her voice also appears in video games including “World Of Warcraft”. in which she plays a shamanic Scottish Dwarf. Regarding her adventurous and often tumultuous life, she says “Music carries me through it all”…..

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.

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