Joanna Newsom — The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID (April 1, 2016)

Joanna Newsom — The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID (April 1, 2016)

 Joanna Newsom — The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID (April 1, 2016)Joanna Newsom — The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID (April 1, 2016)≡±≡    Certainly a uniquely talented artist! KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS: JOANNA NEWSOM.Birth name: Joanna Caroline Newsom
Born: January 18, 1982, Nevada City, California, United States
Notable instruments: Harp, Piano
Location: Nevada City, California
Album release: April 1st, 2016
Genre: indie–folk, singer–songwriter.
01. Bridges and Balloons
02. Anecdotes
03. Divers
04. Monkey and Bear
05. In California
06. Sapokanikan
07. Leaving The City
08. Have One On Me
09. Peach, Plum, Pear
10. Cosmic
11. Time, As A Symptom (with Robin Pecknold)
12. Good Intentions Paving Co (with Robin Pecknold)
13. On A Good Day (with Robin Pecknold)
14. Baby Birch (with Robin Pecknold) / Sometimes with Alela Diane and Ryan Francesconi (December 2015). © Robin and Joanna By Wendy Lynch Redfern
Review with Robin Pecknold
≡±≡    Musicians often strive to avoid being pigeonholed, which is something singer–songwriter–multi–instrumentalist Joanna Newsom will never have to worry about. Like her pixie–powerful predecessors Kate Bush, Bjork and Fiona Apple, Newsom’s ethereal features, whisper–to–a–scream vocals and intricate, history–lesson lyrics lend her an unearthly quality. Adding to her enigmatic nature, Newsom plays the harp, an unconventional (and unwieldy) instrument, particularly in pop music. Even music videos, like those for “Divers” and “Sapokanikan” from Newsom’s latest album Divers (Drag City, October 23, 2015) fall into the “unable–to–categorize” category, thanks to director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, Magnolia), who cast her in 2014’s Inherent Vice, his eponymous film based on the 2009 novel by inscrutable author Thomas Pynchon.≡±≡    Newsom’s music can be as difficult to describe as it is to classify. In a review of Divers, The New York Times wrote of how her music “reflects the serious singer–songwriter folk–pop of the 1970s, American folk traditions, art song and operetta,” and how her voice is a “wild bunch of tonal shadings.” What is easy about Newsom, however, is recognizing what a gifted musician she is. Easier yet is seeing her live in Boise on Friday, April 1. No fooling. ≡±≡
Event:  //  And if after you’re still fiending for some Robin Pecknold, check out his solo myspace page where he goes by White Antelope. Plenty of good songs up there to satiate you while you dream of what the next Fleet Foxes record might sound like._____________________________________________________________

Joanna Newsom — The Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID (April 1, 2016)


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