Joanna Newsom though just 28 years old, has a talent that seems to come from another planet. Her voice is one of the most curious and strange in the world of music today, and garners her rave reviews. Friends who’ve seen her live report tingling, chills and say she makes them go into an almost hypnotic state with her indie folk ballads based mostly on instruments like piano, the harpsichord or harp.
Newsom was born into a musical family and since childhood has been interested in music. Her father played guitar and her mother was a concert pianist. She convinced them to let her study the harp, and also studied theater and learned to recite long poems. Many of her songs are written with epic lyrics that don’t rely on typical pop structures, rather, they tell stories that can last several minutes (“Have One on Me” is 11 minutes long and “Emily” 12.)
The American artist recorded the EPs and Walnut Whales and Yarn and Glue to use as demos and to sell at shows, and surprisingly, they were a very effective calling card, which landed her international tours and a record with Drag City record label. The release of the record “The Milk-Eyed Mender” was an unexpected indie hit in 2004 and she toured with famous artists such as Devendra Banhart and Vetiver.
In February this year, Newsom presented “Have One On Me” her latest production. The album is a departure from her previous work and she explores new sounds and instruments. It was very well received by fans around the world. Now Joanna is doing various shows and will be in Hungary to give a show on January 29th in the Művészetek Palotája.
If you want to attend the event by one of the most famous and interesting harpists in the world you can rent apartments in Budapest and attend a show that will send shivers down your spine.
More information: www.mupa.hu
Palotája Művészetek: Komor Marcell u. 1., Budapest 1095, Hungary