Desert Highway has rightfully earned its reputation as the truest-sounding Eagles tribute band in the country. For them, it’s been a labor of love because it takes a lot of dedication to get it right—and Desert Highway has proved to countless audiences that they have the chops fans of the original group demand.
The Eagles are unquestionably a quintessential American band that combined the influences of rock and country music into their own unique blend of harmonies, melodies and musicianship. Since their formation in the ‘70s, they provided the soundtrack of a generation. From the smooth styling of “Take It Easy” to the darkly layered “Hotel California” and the provocatively paced, “Life in the Fast Lane,” these musicians have left their mark in the pop music world. The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums, earned five No. 1 hits in the U.S. pop charts and won six Grammy Awards.
Desert Highway is a group of six talented professions—all studio and concert tour veterans with a resume of working with major recording artists—who feel passionate about the musical legacy of the Eagles. They have devoted themselves to capturing the rich vocal harmonies and top-notch rock guitar work that characterized this legendary group and have faithfully recreated their energy and spirit on stage.
With Mike Green on lead vocals and guitars, Larry Lippman on lead vocals and drums, Carl Bova on bass and vocals, Rich Naso on guitars, Ed Betancourt on guitars and vocals, and Mitch Lieb on keyboards, Desert Highway has found a way to resonate with long-time fans of the Eagles and introduce newcomers to the great group’s songbook.
Desert Highway’s renditions of the Eagles’ classics have been recognized by those in the industry such as Jack Tempchin (composer of the Eagles’ hit “Peaceful Easy Feeling”) and they’ve received praise throughout North America and Europe.
Desert Highway has quickly risen through the ranks of the N.Y. music tribute scene, and has gone from opening act to headliner status almost overnight.
One listen is all it will take to make even the most die-hard Eagles lover want to hit the road with Desert Highway!
Desert Highway, Five Towns Performing Arts Center, 305 North Service Rd., Dix Hills, 631-656-2148; $25, $30, $35; 7:30 p.m., February 21.