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The Blood Feud Family Singers: Tiny Desert Concert

And now for a Tiny Desert Concert — that’s when local bands come into the KJZZ studios to play a couple songs for us and talk a bit about the music.

Today we hear The Blood Feud Family Singers. Self-described as up-tempo but down-hearted, the heart and soul of the band is its poetic lyrics that pluck at your emotions, and the bluesy-folk tunes take a walk down the dusty road of love and heartbreak.

Daryl Scherrer is the poet who pens the tragic lyrics and lends his soulful voice to the songs, and his music has been nominated as one of the 10 best love songs ever written by a Phoenix musician (by the Phoenix New Times).

The Show spoke with Scherrer, and he started by talking about whether he’s found that his songwriting process has evolved since he’s been doing it for about two decades.

You can watch The Blood Feud Family Singers' performance in KJZZ's studios below, and check out their band page on Facebook.

This performance was filmed at KJZZ's youth media center, SPOT 127.

If you’re in a band or know of one you’d like to hear on air, send us a note at  [email protected].

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Sarah Ventre produces KJZZ’s two-hour daily program, The Show. Prior to working at KJZZ, she was a producer and editor at NPR headquarters in Washington for a number of shows, desks, podcasts and the national newscast. Her reporting ranges from understanding the relationship between faith, culture, and community among those who have left the FLDS church, to political implications of world music showcases at SXSW. Ventre’s work has been featured on Weekend Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and on member station WAMU. Ventre also freelances for the Phoenix New Times, Bitch magazine, and several other publications. Ventre grew up in the Valley and is a founder of the nonprofit organization Girls Rock! Phoenix, which puts on a rock ’n’ roll camp for girls, trans, and gender nonconforming youths every summer. She also participates in live storytelling events, and occasionally performance art. Ventre holds a degree in anthropology from Arizona State University. She is always up for a good laugh or a great chile relleno, and is happy to have returned to her hometown to tell stories within her community.