A Note from the Publisher

Thank you to our advisory board whose talents, insights, and passions contribute to the quality of this publication

Jacqueline Guevara
Executive Director, Joshua Tree National Park Association

Barnett English
Festival Founder and Director, Joshua Tree Music Festival

Dave Catching
Owner, Rancho De La Luna Recording Studio, Musician, Producer

Mario Lalli
Musician, Fatso Jetson, Yawning Man

Bobby Furst
Owner/Creator of FurstWurld, Artist

A Note from the Publisher:

We celebrate what we love at Joshua Tree Voice, as well as how to care for our community. Sometimes we share what could potentially threaten the things we love. Please take time to read Chris Clarke’s article on the measures California is taking to protect and conserve 1/3 of the state’s landscape. While we applaud the State’s endeavor, they appear to be showing what Clarke calls “a cold shoulder” to our desert lands. Clarke’s reputation in these parts is widely revered as an educated and reasonable voice, and he brings to light concerns for which we, as a publication, feel is our duty to provide a platform.

In this issue (and others to come), we pay special attention to our area’s unique array of recording studios, starting with the world-renowned Rancho De La Luna. These businesses are all run and operated by musicians who have contributed much to our culture. Their personal stories are as fascinating as their craft.

It is festival season! With world-renowned festivals coming to the desert this month, we wanted to shine a light on the Morongo Basin’s own magical festivals: full of music, art, theater, film, and a true sense of love and community.

April 2022 Issue Acknowledgments

OUR TEAM

Cover Art: Lisa Lynn Morgan
Design Wizard: Jeff Day
Web Guru: Chelsea Van Es
Editing & Digital Media Czar: Tricia Witkower
Official Dream Catcher (Photographer): Sandra Goodin
Morongo Basin Distribution: Sandra Goodin
Coachella Valley Distribution: Bill Wesley
San Diego Country Sales & Distribution: Ashly Morgan
Orange County, LA County, and Ventura County Distribution:
Pinky’s Distribution
Owner/Publisher: Lisa Lynn Morgan
Owner/Principal: Ray Rodriguez

From Our Sponsor

WRITERS
Katie Nartonis, Art Boss
Juan Thorp, Digital Astronaut
Chris Clarke, Desert Protection Advocate
Jacque Guevara, Story Wrangler
Philip Bonafede, Snake Wrangler
Lisa L. Morgan, Wrangler Wrangler
Eva Soltes, Harrison House’s Master Curator and Letter Writer

PHOTOGRAPHERS
Sandra Goodin
Deborah Strong
Andrew Sturart
Kevin Bone
Bill Dunlevy
Cory Hackbarth
Alisha Funkhouser of the Holland Project
Juan Thorp
Matthew Hall
Paul Moeller
Eva Soltes
Joe Barrett

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