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Sliding into Santa Fe: Decker stops at Cowgirl to promote ‘Slider’

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Folk rock band Decker is gearing up to release its upcoming EP “Patsy” later this summer.

Folk rock band Decker is gearing up to release its upcoming EP “Patsy” later this summer.

Brandon Decker is enjoying the warmth in Sedona, Ariz.

Taking in some great weather, he takes a break from recording new music and gets outside for the first time in the day.

“It’s sunny and nice,” he says during an interview from his home. “We’ll be heading out soon and I better enjoy the weather before I leave for tour.”

Decker is the namesake for the indie folk rock band he fronts. The band, which also consists of Kelly Cole, Amber Johnson and Andrew Bates, has been working on a new EP called “Patsy” that will be released this summer.

In the meantime, Decker and crew are touring in support of their most recent album, “Slider.”

He says “Slider” is the band’s fourth album and after recording it, the group had a massive accident with some serious injuries and had to halt touring and writing.

As Decker healed, he had sworn off writing new material.

“But the songs came to me,” he says. “Then we had the opportunity to record with a producer based in Tucson that I admired and we did it.”

Decker says writing usually takes a lot of effort and drains him physically and spiritually, so he was glad the five songs on “Patsy” came out in one writing session.

“Nothing has ever come that easy for me,” he says. “This was music that had to be recorded and played.”

The band has toured around the United States quite a bit, and Decker says he has always wanted to make more stops in New Mexico.

While the band is playing in Santa Fe this time around, he says getting gigs in Albuquerque is going to be an effort he pursues.

“We’ve driven through there and it’s a great city,” he says. “Downtown is really cool and reminds me of Boise a little bit. We’re close enough (in Sedona) that we could easily do a show every couple weeks.”


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