Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Joanna Newsom: Sprout and the Bean

Joanna Newsom, a modern Celto-Appalachian-Folktacular mess.

Wikipedia has this strange entry under "Vocal Style" --

"Newsom's vocal style (in the November 2006 issue of The Wire she described her voice as 'untrainable') has shadings of folk and Appalachian shaped-note timbres. Newsom has, however, expressed disappointment at comments that her singing is 'child-like.'"

Whatever it is, I like it.