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Joanna Newsom: After The Gold Rush

Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, April 2010

In the remote Californian gold mining town she calls home, Uncut is granted a rare and exclusive audience with JOANNA NEWSOM. In the four years since Ys, Newsom has changed lovers, taken up modelling, observed a vow of silence for two whole months and become a harp-wielding superstar of modern American music. Now, with a remarkable new album stretching over three CDs, she's ready to leave Nevada City again. "It wasn't like I set out to write an album about how difficult I am…"

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