Video: Jason Nutter & Jesika von Rabbit, ‘Joshua Tree’

Jesika von Rabbit and Jason Nutter
Jesika von Rabbit and Jason Nutter

Jesika von Rabbit, aka Queen of the High Desert, is well known for fronting the psychedelic freakout four-piece that bears her name, Gram Rabbit. What is relatively unknown is the fact that she’s a country crooner of considerable depth. She displays that talent in a duet with Jason Nutter on their new video for the song “Joshua Tree.” The torch-and-twang single is something that would not have been out of place in David Lynch’s “Lost Highway,” with the similar ghostly mirages (directed by Jessica Janos) leading the particulars to a bloody demise. 

It was originally Nutter’s solo tune. Nutter, a long time musician from the Inland Empire who founded Music Heals Inc. (a Palm Springs non-profit that provides musical instruments and programs to disabled children regardless of their ability), explained how he got Ms. von Rabbit to contribute, “Earlier this year Jesika had performed a show for the foundation and had the [special needs] kids open up for her, and I thought she was amazing. So I wrote the song and we’re recording it and the producer David Williams said I should get Jesika Von Rabbit to sing on it. I said she’d never do it, but I called her anyhow and she listened to it and loved it so we finished writing it and recording it together.”

||| Watch: The video for “Joshua Tree”

||| Live: Jesika von Rabbit opens for John Doe at Elinor in Long Beach on July 13. More info, RSVP only.

||| Donate: Get info on Music Heals, Inc., here.