It has been two years since the Joshua Tree Music Festival grounds opened their gates and came to life with their display of colorful art, music, and humanity. Its bouquet of unique artists, vendors, and beautifully diverse congregation have been a tradition in Joshua Tree, predating the pandemic by 18 years. What has been missed as much as the keenly selected collective of sui generis minstrels, teachers, and health and wellness collectives, is the culture of kindness and love that emanates from the magic dirt of the festival grounds, something this world seems to thirst for these days. These attributes were planted in the first festival in 2003 and have grown into thriving energies not found elsewhere. This place has become an oasis of good feels for people who aren’t afraid to dance in the dirt, are open to genuinely show love and appreciation to strangers (the stranger the better), bask in sunshine or starlight, and the gift of music. If it sounds like a dream, it is, brought to fruition by Barnett English, a man who isn’t much at ease if he isn’t soaking up live music, building something, or both.