You do not know how much I need another Joanna Newsom record in my life right now. Almost as if to tease me, the quirky songstress has released a cover of The North Star Grassman and the Ravens , by Sandy Denny to help promote something or other [Read more about what here]. Yeah, I admit I hadn't heard of the original before this, but I'll definitely be looking out for more from Sandy Denny as a result.
Simply Joanna and her harp, this cover transports me back to when I first heard this magical artist. Initially her "unique" voice took a little getting used to- it's a cross between a witch and a young child(!)- but the whole process was made a lot smoother and speedier by the immediate beauty of her harp playing. Since then, I can't get enough of the wonderful Ms. Newton.
I know one should be grateful just to be blessed with this gift of new music, but it's only made me hungrier (greedier?) for a follow up to 2010's Have One On Me. Perhaps this is an indication that a new album is somewhere on the horizon. *Crosses fingers*
And before I sign off, did anyone else know she's engaged to this guy:
For all unfamiliar with him, that's Saturday Night Live and The Lonely Island's Andy Sandberg. Weird, right?