“The stories Desiree Cannon tells don’t usually have happy endings or even a light at the end of the tunnel. But that’s often an integral aspect of the folk/country aesthetic she’s working in. The subtle Beach Sleeper is a striking if low key introduction to this impressive newcomer…” - American Songwriter
Desiree Cannon is an Oakland-based country-folk musician with roots in the Bay Area and the ranch lands of San Benito County. Her songs have grown out of a childhood spent listening to old country cassettes and reading western novels at her grandpa’s cattle ranch, and have matured into the heartbreaking ballads and soulful anthems that are relevant in present-day Oakland. Desiree pays tribute to the spirit of both the country and folk traditions, crafting music that is as vulnerable as it is strong-willed and fierce – she sings with the raw truth of the country greats, and the emotional depth of the often forgotten folk heroes. Her songwriting is intimate and nostalgic, her voice thick with heartache, and her music reminiscent of all the beautiful losers that have existed for the sake of the song.
Desiree's debut release was released on The Long Road Society in October 2018. You can order the LP at our online store or stream the album on the following channels:
by Desiree Cannon