THE DESERT KIND (Portland, OR) is the brainchild of Portland-based songwriter Chris Bigley.
Beginning as a mostly unplugged Americana outfit, Bigley shifted gears in 2015, stripping the live presentation to a duo--himself and bassist J Elwood Johncox, and emboldening their material with pulsing kick drums and crackling electric guitars. Anchored by Bigley’s writing, the band marches onward, creating a rollicking, poetry-fueled roots-minimalism ala Shovels and Rope, Possessed by Paul James and Shakey Graves.
The Desert Kind recently released their Sophomore effort, "Bad Wolf" May 30th, 2017. “Bad Wolf EP” is available for purchase via the band here .