Everyone <3 Joanna Newsom

Everyone <3 Joanna Newsom

One of the most unlikely stars of this "avant-folk" or "anti-folk" or whatever-you-wanna-call-it movement (Devendra, Panda, Sufjan, et al) is beautiful Bay Area gnome Joanna Newsom. Joanna (not really a gnome) has played keys with The Pleased; now she's steadily winning over indie rockers with wintry ballads informed by Appalachian folk music. She performs them solo on what is traditionally ...

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