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High Desert Ayre


Southwest Colorado's Folksy Quartet

jackifiske@rocketmail.com / Reserve

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High Desert Ayre


Southwest Colorado's Folksy Quartet

jackifiske@rocketmail.com / Reserve

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Meet the Band


Meet the Band


Lee FIske - Guitar, Lead Vocals & Songwriter

Lee FIske - Guitar, Lead Vocals & Songwriter

Lee is our band leader and marriage hitcher extraordinaire. He can't seem to keep a car long enough to find it in the parking lot. He recently acquired an RV that he has been renovating for future band touring.

Del Craddock - Banjo & Harmonica

Del Craddock - Banjo & Harmonica

Del, our resident eclectic, has recently picked up a passel of new interests, including raising Scottish Highland Cows, managing rental cabins, making greek yogurt, maintaining a large salt-water reef tank and collecting British air rifles.

Sandy Burnett - Violin

Sandy Burnett - Violin

Sandy plays the violin with the band part time. She comes from a musically gifted family and is so talented even the deer come out to hear her play.

Jacki Fiske - Guitar, Lead Vocals, and Harmony

Jacki Fiske - Guitar, Lead Vocals, and Harmony

Jacki is our taskmaster, but she does it with a lot of laughter. She makes excellent Kombucha and is our resident expert on all things healthy. She is a loving mother and grandmother of ten!  Lee and Jacki are in their fourth decade of marriage.

Rebecca Craddock - Mandolin. Lead Vocals and Harmony

Rebecca Craddock - Mandolin. Lead Vocals and Harmony

Rebecca, to the surprise of her husband, suggested giving up city life for a five-hundred acre remote ranch in the Rockies. Her favorite moments are taking care of her husband, mother, daughters and granddaughters. She loves hot drinks on the porch.

 
Rebecca, Jacki, Lee and Del

Rebecca, Jacki, Lee and Del

Rebecca and Jacki having fun together (as usual).

Rebecca and Jacki having fun together (as usual).

Lee pickin' and grinnin', well maybe not grinnin'.

Lee pickin' and grinnin', well maybe not grinnin'.

Rebecca soulfully singing.

Rebecca soulfully singing.

Posing outside Madison House in Mancos, Colorado

Posing outside Madison House in Mancos, Colorado

The ladies turn to sit a spell.

The ladies turn to sit a spell.

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Listen


Listen


ORIGINAL & cover SONGS

Inspirational Songs

We offer our songs as a download at no cost to you. Please enjoy!

(*denotes original music and lyrics by High Desert Ayre)

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Song Catalog


Song Catalog


High Desert Ayre's Originals and Covers

*denotes original music and lyrics

  • Act Naturally
  • All I Have to do is Dream
  • All My Lovin’
  • Am I Losing You
  • Amarillo By Morning
  • Annie’s Song
  • Bad Day's End* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, Music by Lee Fiske)
  • Back Home Again
  • Battle of New Orleans
  • Blackberry Blossom
  • Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • Blue Moon
  • Bramble and the Rose
  • Bury Me
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Colorado
  • Could I Have this Dance
  • Country Roads
  • Cotton Eyed Joe
  • Daddy’s Hands
  • Dark Hollow
  • Dear Someone
  • Detour
  • Devil’s Train
  • Fake Moonbeams* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Fast As You
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Forever Love* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • From a Jack to a King
  • God Bless the USA
  • Good-by to Me* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Go Rest High on that Mountain
  • Guitars and Cadillacs
  • Heartbreak* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Heart Thief* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love
  • I Can See Clearly Now
  • If I Could Make a Livin’ Out of Lovin’ You
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • I’ll Step Aside
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • I Wouldn’t Change You If I Could
  • Land of Enchantment
  • Last Word in Lonesome is Me
  • Leavin’ on a Jet Plane
  • Life’s Highway
  • Lonely One* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Love, Me
  • Love's Gonna Live Here
  • Lucky Old Colorado
  • Moonglow
  • Moon Over Water* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, arranged by Lee Fiske)
  • Mountain of Love
  • No Tears
  • Old Chunk of Coal
  • One More Last Chance
  • Outhouse Basement* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Perhaps Love
  • Prayers of a New Baby* (lyrics by Rebecca Craddock, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Proud Mary
  • Rank Stranger
  • Red River Valley
  • Release* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Riding Down the Canyon
  • Ring of Fire
  • Rose of San Antone
  • Sea of Heartbreak
  • Shenendoah
  • Silver Haired Daddy of Mine
  • Sing Me Back Home
  • Singer* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Sold
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Spend My Time
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • Still Dancin'* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Stray Dogs and Alley Cats
  • Swinging Doors
  • Things Change
  • Three Wooden Crosses
  • Together* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Turning Off a Memory
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star
  • Walking Dream
  • Walk Through This World With Me
  • Wanderin' Woman*  (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Watermelon Crawl
  • The Wayward Wind
  • Welcome to My World
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • WWII Medley (arranged by Lee Fiske)

High Desert Ayre's Inspirational Song List

*denotes original music and lyrics

  • Amazing Grace
  • Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone
  • Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
  • Did it Have to be a Cross* (lyrics by Max Lucado, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Emmanuel* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • This World is not My Home
  • Farther Along
  • Glory-Land Way
  • God Holds the Future in His Hands
  • God Shall Wipe Away All Tears
  • Go Rest High on that Mountain
  • He’s My King
  • Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand
  • Holy God* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
  • How Great Thou Art
  • I Come to the Garden Alone
  • I’d Rather Be an Old Time Christian
  • I’ll Fly Away 
  • I Saw the Light
  • I Slowed Down* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
  • Lone Tree* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Lord, I’m Coming Home
  • Mansion Over the Hilltop
  • The Master’s Touch* (lyrics by Marie Atwood, music by Lee Fiske)
  • Moving Day* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus
  • No Tears
  • No Tears in Heaven
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • O They Tell Me of a Home
  • Peace in the Valley
  • Precious Memories
  • Reason to Sing* (lyrics and music by Lee Fiske)
  • Searching
  • Sing to Me of Heaven
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • Standing on the Promises
  • Sweet By and By
  • Sweet Hour of Prayer
  • This World is not My Home
  • Three Wooden Crosses
  • Victory in Jesus-Beyond the Gates mash-up (arranged by Lee Fiske)
  • What a Friend We Have in Jesus
  • When All of God’s Singers Get Home
  • Where the Gates Swing Outward Never
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News


News


8\27\17:

We crawled out of bed to play for the Mancos, Colorado Community Church.  We were pretty exhausted after our long night in Arboles and the drive home, but these people make it worth the effort!

8/26/17:

We were lucky enough to play in the beautiful countryside of Arboles, New Mexico for their cowboy church.  Around 50 attended the tent service (plus the three dogs who occasionally accompanied our singing).

8/21/17:

I've added several "live" songs to our list.  They are a little rough but I'll leave them up until we can get a studio version of them ready.

8/19/17:

We played for the Aztec Masonic Lodge family reunion and had a blast!

7/14-17/17:

The Durango Music Jamboree was this weekend.  Saw great friends, heard some wonderful music, ate fattening food,  and laughed til we cried.

5/19-21/17:

We hosted the Mancos Music Jamboree in Mancos, Colorado.  It was well attended and we heard a lot of great music and even a little stand-up!

4/29/17:

We performed a benefit for the Sandstone Production Company in the Lion's Park Amphitheater.  It snowed AND rained on us but we had a great time!

4/25/17:

I added several new songs to our Listen page today.  Feel free to download any that suits your fancy!

10/26/16:

Performing for the Bonnie Dallas Center this afternoon.  We had a large crowd and a lot of fun!

10/23/16:

We played for LaPlata Baptist for their morning class and worship.  They were quite an enthusiastic audience.  We hope to play here often!

10/09/16:

We were at Madison House in Mancos today to play a little music for our good friends.  We were joined by several members of Rebecca's family.

9/28/16:

Playing for the Bonnie Dallas Center today.  Come on out and bring a friend!

9/04/16:

We are playing for the Durango Cowboy Church at their 10:00 worship.  They bring in an actual chuckwagon to cook lunch for everyone!

8/28/16:

We will be leading the worship service at the Mancos Community Church today at 10:00.

8/24/16:

Playing a Bonnie Dallas Lunch show today.

07/16/16:

We will be playing at the Rosie Gahn Jamboree this weekend.  Now this is what I call fun!

5/25/16:

Here we are performing for the Bonnie Dallas Dance again - such fun!

5/22/16:

We are going to be at the Mancos Community Church this morning at 10:00.  What a wonderful group of people.

5/08/16:

Madison House today at 2:00.  Love these people!

5/06/16:

We will be leading the worship for the tent revival for the Durango Cowboy church tonight at 7:00.  It is in Aztec, New Mexico.

4/23/16:

Come out to the Bonnie Dallas Center tonight at 7:00.  We're performing and expecting to have lots of fun!

4/08/16:

Here we are at the Madison House.  We're hoping these guys don't ever get tired of us!

3/23/16:

We'll be at the Bonnie Dallas Center today for the dance.  Come on out.

3/13/16:

Playing for our friends at the Madison House today at 2:00.

2/28/16:

We will be leading the worship for the Mancos Community Church at 10:00 a.m.

2/24/16:

We will be at the Bonnie Dallas Dance today.  Come out to hear us and see all your friends!

2/14/16:

We'll be playing at the Madison House this afternoon.

2/06/16:

Playing for the Bonnie Dallas Center Dance at 7:00.  Hope you can all be there!

1/27/16:

We are playing for the Bonnie Dallas Center Dance - lots of fun!

1/10/16:

Performing at Madison House in Cortez, Colorado.

1/07/16:

Our newest cover, If Tomorrow Never Comes (originally sung by Garth Brooks) is performed by Lee Fiske. 

11/03/15:

We are booked November 11th, December 9th, and December 12th at the Bonnie Dallas in Farmington, New Mexico. The end of the year is filling up fast!

11/01/15:

We will be playing at the Madison House November 8th, December 6th, and January 10, 2016 in Cortez, Colorado.

9/20/15:

Come see us at Chavolo's Mexican Restaurant in Bayfield - October 3rd from 7—9 pm!

6/24/15:

We are playing Eagle's Nest Resort in Vallecito, Colorado this Saturday afternoon (6/27) from 2-4pm!

6/13/15:

We've added several new tracks, including, "Dark Hollow," "Amazing Grace," & "Master's Touch" (music by Lee Fiske and lyrics by Marie Atwood). 

1/8/15:

Our newest track, "Dear Someone" is now available for download. We hope you enjoy it!

12/27/14:

The band will be taking the month of January off due to the Craddock family having a new grandbaby! They are going to OKC to stay with their daughter and help her with her new bundle of joy.

12/13/14:

The band is working on recording new songs for the website, "Moon Over Water" and a surprise original!

11/21/14:

Our song catalog is now on the website! We've listed our covers and originals, as well as a list of inspirational songs in our repertoire.

11/10/14:

A new download, "I Slow Down", is available on our Listen page! 

11/9/14:

High Desert Ayre is recording new songs for the website! "Reason to Sing" was just uploaded to our Listen page.

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Booking


Booking


Available for:

  • Weddings and Receptions

  • Restaurants

  • Family Reunions

  • Festivals

  • Birthday Parties

  • Events

  • Senior Centers

  • Churches

  • Other things you can dream up

Contact:

Jacki Fiske

jackifiske@rocketmail.com
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