HDF started as the duo of Steve Sprague and Charles Stacey as they moved from Celtic and folk focus to come back around to their foundation in the blues and jazz.
They quickly expanded with with Lori Reed’s vocals and Susan Levin’s percussion
and after a CD project were back to Charlie and Steve. In the recording Steve’s producers sense and orchestral ear were the key to the projects and what Steve brought to the studio and stage in addition to his voice and guitar playing
Steve then headed back to Upstate New York for a spell but now he’s back and were back in the studio working on the next High Desert Fusion CD’s. Yes, there’s enough new material for more than one!
A visual compendium of Charlie and Steve over the years as High Desert Fusion
Both Charlie and Steve have a full catalogue of originals and a few covers that are favorites. It has made for interesting and entertaining sets. Here you can see and hear High Desert Fusion at work/play