Featuring artists - from Victoria Williams and Eric Burdon to Gram Parsons
and Gram Rabbit - who've made the high-desert community of Joshua Tree,
CA, their home. The film paints a portrait of life in the desert, far from big
music industry, while examining our notions of success and failure.
I Hear "Joshua Tree" and I think "Gram Parsons" and very little more.
But not after Nowhere Now. The film turned me on to a community that is
making music mainly for music's sake-mainstream and commercialism be
damned. Now I can see what attracted Parsons and everyone else:
a beautiful locale and artistic freedom.
- Jim Bessman