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Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom

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Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City)

Review by Richard Gehr, Village Voice, The, 4 May 2004

THE INCREDIBLE String Band's cryptic whimsy and Vashti Bunyan's beautiful balladry have quietly resurfaced in a bushel of great new bands, and especially so, it seems, ...

Joanna Newsom: Daydream Believer

Profile and Interview by Frances Morgan, Plan B, September 2004

Joanna Newsom is a new kind of folk heroine, plucking out spells and lullabies on 46 thrumming strings. ...

Joanna Newsom: ICA, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, November 2004

THE RESPONSE in the bar afterwards is split clearly along the gender lines. Robert and his male friend are in raptures. What a voice! Such ...

Joanna Newsom: Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Live Review by Robert Sandall, Daily Telegraph, 5 April 2005

STRIDING PURPOSEFULLY past her Celtic harp and adjacent grand piano, Joanna Newsom opened her concert in typically forthright fashion. You either love her vocal mannerism ...

Joanna Newsom

Profile and Interview by Chris Campion, Telegraph Magazine, September 2006

EVERY TIME Joanna Newsom walks into her house she has cause to reflect on the ways that nature encroaches on human affairs. "I think there ...

Joanna Newsom: The New Kate Bush?

Profile and Interview by Jude Rogers, Word, The, November 2006

Angelic voice, radiant songs about "flickering wastelands" and childhood trips to Folk Summer Camp. Meet Joanna Newsom. ...

Year Of The Woman

Overview by Jude Rogers, New Statesman, 11 December 2006

At the beginning of 2006, the prospects looked bleak for strong, idiosyncratic female pop acts. Jude Rogers meets three remarkable artists who changed all that ...

Joanna Newsom: Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York NY

Live Review by Jason Gross, Harp, March 2008

IF ANYTHING, folkie singer/harpist Joanna Newsom's recent live shows with strings answer the question of whether her new music (featuring 10-15 minute songs) is ambitious ...

Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (Drag City)

Review by Jim Irvin, Word, The, 2010

IT'S NOT going out on any limbs to declare that Joanna Newsom's voice divides opinion. ...

Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me (Drag City)

Review by Dorian Lynskey, Q, April 2010

Avant-garde American folkstress's triple album. Not understated. ...

Joanna Newsom: After The Gold Rush

Interview by 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 ...

Schoolteachers of Rock

Interview by Jude Rogers, Observer, The, 25 April 2010

What's it like to have taught someone who went on to be a pop star? The teachers of Alex Turner, Leona Lewis, the xx and ...

Joanna Newsom: "Is It Time For A Glass Of Wine?"

Interview by Jude Rogers, Guardian, The, 9 May 2010

She models for Armani, enjoys a game of baseball and likes to stay out drinking cocktails. Jude Rogers meets Joanna Newsom, the outspoken singer making ...

Joanna Newsom: Divers

Review by Andy Gill, Independent, The, 23 October 2015

"WHY IS THE PAIN of birth lighter borne than the pain of death?" asks Joanna Newsom on the title-track of her first release in five ...

Joanna Newsom: Divers

Review by Mark Paytress, MOJO, November 2015

Freak-folk Cinderella follows acclaimed 2010 triple with an album of erudite pop and deepening moods. Mark Paytress takes the plunge. ...

Joanna Newsom: End of the Road festival, Wiltshire

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, September 2016

THERE AREN'T MANY contemporary musicians I'd stand in the pissing Wiltshire rain at summer's end to hear: I'm too ancient to care too much about ...


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