We are currently OBSESSED with Radio Free Joshua Tree.  

We love being able to catch the vibes of Joshua Tree and the High Desert when we don’t have the means to physically travel there.  This free online radio station sets the stage sonically….so we can sit back and soak it up.

From music, to readings, to live performances and beyond, this variety show has a little bit of everything for everyone.  

So, we’ll stop hyping it up now and let the the Radio Free Joshua Tree do the talking…

Click the links and read the information below – you’ll be glad you did!

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Radio Free Joshua Tree

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About

(via http://www.radiofreejoshuatree.com )

Radio Free Joshua Tree has its roots in the 45 rpm records that belonged to the elder siblings of Teddy Quinn, a free spirit growing up in a musical household in the 1960’s Laurel Canyon area, where he liked to pretend to be a dj. Quinn’s experience as a child actor, teen poet and rock and roll singer/songwriter eventually led to him hosting an Open Mic at the seminal Beatnik Cafe in Joshua Tree. From there, Quinn began a webcast, “Peacenik at the Beatnik,” in July, 2004 with his first guests, Elia Arce, Hooman Fazly and Marcus Kuilland-Nazario. The show ran for close to two years, with guests including Dave Catching, Chris Goss and the late Buzz Gamble. When the computer crashed, those shows were lost but the excitement of presenting what were essentially ‘mix tapes’ to a potentially world-wide audience was irresistible and electrifying.

Quinn later hosted the Local Music Showcase, originated by Mindee Jaye, for two and a half years, ending in November, 2012. A week later, Quinn posted a ‘ghost playlist’ on Facebook, asking if there would be any interest in a streaming, online radio show in Joshua Tree. Among the hundreds of immediate positive responses, tech consultant and musician, Michael Roark, helped kick Radio Free Joshua Tree into gear and the new station was officially announced on 12/12/12.

The premiere episode was a two hour local musicians’ holiday special, hosted by Ted Quinn on December 23. Less than one month after Quinn’s final show on the local, terrestrial radio station, a new chapter in Joshua Tree music began. 

Radio Free Joshua Tree

Roark’s daughter, Kadey Gee, a musician in her own right, soon after debuted her “Trust Everyone Under Thirty” show, featuring a quality mix from many of the young local artists, based on her ‘no genre left behind’ policy. 

New programs are beginning in February 2013, including Kitten Time with Leslie Mariah Andrews, on Fridays at 11pm; with Rancho de la Luna’s Vinyl Frontier; Desert Drums with Brent Lewis; Overnight Trip ambient music program; the rootsicana Parsons’ Country and many more, to be announced.

Meanwhile, after twenty years of collecting original music from the countless artists all around the world that have been influenced by the high desert, Quinn, Roark, Gee, and company are filling the ‘vaults’ with great music, with a connection to Joshua Tree. The Spring of 2013 will bring a 24/7 rotation of selections from this substantial collection.
The outpouring of support for the project has been immense and world-wide. Artists, activists, poets, PR professionals, recording engineers, arts organizations and local businesses have all stepped up – to fill every conceivable gap with their expertise. Radio Free Joshua Tree seeks to bring Joshua Tree to the world – and the world to Joshua Tree, while archiving a great artistic scene, through it’s many diverse sounds.

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Radio Free Joshua Tree

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Check out the song selections:

Tedd Quinn, Radio Free Joshua Tree

Tedd Quinn of Radio Free Joshua Tree

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Gotta love it.  

Again, there are these songs…and so much more!

Take a listen for yourself:

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