Joanna Newsom

From what I’ve read, people either love or hate Joanna Newsom. She just started singing a few years ago (you’ll understand once you hear), but how she accepts and uses her fragile voice is part of her charm. Each time I listen I appreciate her more – and she’s a classicaly trained harpist, what more is there to say?

Her newest album, The Milk-Eyed Mender has some great tracks: I especially like This Side of the Blue; “En Gallop”; and Peach, Plum, Pear.

She also performs with other groups: The Pleased, and recently, a pairing with Hella drummer Zach Hill and Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier in a self-titled album: Nervous Cop.


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