Joanna Newsom has a new album out next month! Joanna Newsom, AKA “Kasbah Harp Lady”, is a woman whose voice is not to everyone’s taste. Yet she has an undeniable charm about her.
Just observe her harmonising with herself in “The Sprout and the Bean”:
I went and saw Joanna Newsom last year (report here), and she was great. I was smiling all the way through her unassuming, charming set. She had a true rapport with the audience, although it turns out that her interminably long songs are going to be no less interminable for Ys when it hits the stores next month.
I was surprised to see on YouTube the following recordings of Newsom singing “Inflammatory Writ” at the concert I was at!
I’d embed them, but they’re not embeddable. I could just be making things up here, but I could swear you can hear my laughter in the second one, after she thanks someone for loving her.
The question you must ask yourself at times like these is this: Are y’interested?
It’ll serve you well.