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 September 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).
In 2014 the band opened for “Blue Oyster Cult” in Los Angeles, CA, January 2014, and were on a SXSW Tour (March 09 – March 16, 2014) with shows from Phoenix, AZ to Austin, TX for the SXSW Festival on Thurs., March 13, 2014. Desert Dragon then headed for a double back tour to Las Vegas on May 17, 2014 for a live show on the Rooftop at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas and back to The House of Blues Sunset Strip for a Showcase Sunday, May 18, 2014.
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). The result is most polished release to date "Before The Storm". The band has shifted its focus from Blues to Hard Rock and Psychedelia. This shift has given the band a new direction and they have even revamped some songs from their first album (“Take it Easy Now”, “Save My World” ) to give them more hard rock content.
Desert Dragon is currently working on a future release with new singer Keith St. John (ex Montrose).