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ARTS & CULTURE

HD’s Got Soul! ONE OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS ABOUT THE HD COMMUNITY is the amount of talent we find residing here. One brilliant example would be the band Soul Pattern Project—the brainchild of singer/multi-instrumentalist Maggie Vee, and musician/producer Nathan Paul. The band also features the solid rhythm section of Joaquin Sura on bass and Alan Winkel on drums. Vee and Paul knew from the time of the band’s inception in 2010 that it was going to be something very special, but like all good things, it took time to make it happen. The early incarnation of the band was a beautiful, meantto-be sound, their own original genre Vee refers to as “fringe folk”— which was organic and acoustic guitar-based, but it soon blossomed into a rich, distinct fusion that draws from the influences of rock, blues, jazz, and country, forming a sound that is, again, uniquely their own. Soul Pattern Project’s music, and indeed their performances are inspired and spiritually driven, which, to those unfamiliar with the way artists work, may be hard to understand, but those who understand the workings of the muse can attest to a certain alchemical magic that happens when an artist can tap into that divine message. This is joyful music designed to make you feel good, to heal, to celebrate. This is music we need now, more than ever. You can check out their website to hear their recordings, purchase their music, and find out when and where to catch their next performance. You won’t be disappointed. — Elisa Urmston

SOUL PATTERN PROJECT www.soulpatternproject.us

14 High Desert Living magazine

WINTER 2018

HD LIVING Winter 2018  

Your Premier High Desert Lifestyle Magazine

HD LIVING Winter 2018  

Your Premier High Desert Lifestyle Magazine

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