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Joanna Newsom performed a cover of Sandy Denny’s The North Star Grassman And The Ravens’ (1971) for the Fall ‘13 video from Melissa Coker’s L.A.-based collection Wren.

Wren / FW13 / Joanna Newsom
Directed by Maximilla Lukacs

and…… WATCH another video filmed by Maximilla Lukacs.

Pajo “Where Eagles Dare” (2009)
Directed Shot and Edited by Maximilla Lukacs
Music written by Glenn Danzig
Performed by PAJO, from the album “Scream With Me”
Black Tent Press/Wildlife Vinyl

a special screening of The Family Jams
“The Family Jams”上映会決定!
2013.01.26.(sat) @SOUP
presented by ユリシーズ&レコキンスタ


Versions of Joanna: The Oxfam America Benefit Album featuring artists covering the music of Joanna Newsom has been released! Only a $10 donation for 22 tracks! 21 artists from six countries. Artists include Billy Bragg, Ben Sollee, Owen Pallett, M. Ward, Ian Cooke, and more!

03. Sadie – M. Ward by VersionsofJoanna

06. Peach Plum Pear – Owen Pallett by VersionsofJoanna

09. Sawdust And Diamonds – Ben Sollee by VersionsofJoanna

“If you put this mix on backwards and play it while you eat a bowl of cereal, you’ll see your entire future.”

Chris Chu, lead singer of the morning benders, was kind enough to take some time away while touring through Europe to put together a really great, super summer-jam mix for us. Mad vibes. From Mr. Chu:  (say mayday blog)
 It contains ‘Have One On Me (Joanna Newsom / J Dilla Cover)’!

STREAM & DOWNLOAD ::  The Morning Benders: Echomix1

Track List
01. Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters “Tonight You Belong To Me
02. Xavier Cugat “Perfidia (Instrumental)“
03. The Avalanches “Since I Left You“
04. The Radio Dept “Where Damage Isn’t Already Done“
05. The Walkmen “There Goes My Baby (The Drifters Cover)“
06. Bibio “Lovers’ Carvings“
07. The Morning Benders “Have One On Me (Joanna Newsom / J Dilla Cover)“
08. Twin Sister “Lady Daydream (Cassette Version)“
09. Arthur Russell “Lucky Cloud“
10. Blur “Caravan“
11. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles “Ooo Baby Baby”

by The Voice Project

Billy Bragg » Joanna Newsom
‘On a Good Day’ (from “Have One On Me“)

This one’s kind of a great story; the ladies in Uganda had covered Joe Purdy‘s “Suitcase,” then Joe covered REM, and then Mike Mills did Billy’s “Sing Their Souls Back Home.” Shortly afterwards Mike saw Billy at SXSW, told him he had covered his song and gave him the whole story ……  The Voice Project

Here, one more ‘On a Good Day’ cover by Robin Pecknold (of Fleet Foxes).

Ryan Francesconi’s new solo guitar recording entitled “Parables”
ライアン・フランチェスコーニ 『パラブルズ〜たとえばなし』
(Available on April 1st, 2010 via Sweet Dreams, e mail:, also available at Joanna Newsome Tour )

Ryan Francesconi is a composer, conductor, guitarist, Balkan musician, and cyclist living in Portland, Oregon. His playing can be heard on recordings by Joanna Newsom, RF, RF & Lili De La Mora, The Toids, Trio Mopmu, Sleeping At Last, Dosh and others. He’s the author of the experimental sound software, Spongefork, and one of the main proponents of Bulgarian folk music in the United States. Recent highlights include arranging Joanna Newsom’s 2010 release “Have One On Me“, conducting the Chicago Symphony, composing for the Sony Pictures feature “Open Season 3.”

LISTEN :: ‘Parables,’ title track of the album and more at MySpace

Inner cards for “Parables,” photo by Jeni Yang.
Recorded in December 2009 at the Quarry House in Trinidad, california.


Visions of Joanna Newsom–a book of essays, poems, and art responding to Joanna Newsom’s evocative, controversial work.

(Roan Press :184pp/paperback, available for shipping after February 5th)

“This fascinating, enlightening, and fun book is a study of an artist who has made two masterpieces and been a success both commercially and with unspeakable music snobs. Joanna Newsom’s work will continue to be a must-hear for decades. If for no other reason, get this book because it will be worth a lot of money on eBay one day.”
- Hal Willner, legendary music producer and music supervisor of Saturday Night Liv

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