Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have One On Me...

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Last week we went to see Joanna Newsom perform an amazing show here at the 40 Watt in Athens. I was so happy to see her, as she is one of my all time favorites.

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Joanna played a very good mix of old and new songs, so it was nice to see how they sound. We enjoyed the drummer who was set up very close to where we were standing. It was neat to watch the drumming - it was very creative, sparse, and great. Plus, how exciting it was to see Joanna play harp so close to us. I never heard a crowd more quiet than the one that night. I never recall he 40 Watt being so silent for a performer, so that was good!

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Switching back between harp and piano, Joanna played so many of my favorites including "Bridges and Balloons," "Cosmia," "Good Intentions Paving Co.," "Inflammatory Writ," and "Baby Birch," that it was hard not to tear up at times.

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And let's not forget how adorable she looked, too. How I love her pink velvet dress!

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So this year so far I have seen two of my three favorite bands - Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling! Next on my list is Alessi's Ark, so I am keeping my fingers crossed to see her sometime soon!


  1. Oh! I am so jealous. She is coming to NYC this week, but it is sooo expensive. I love all of her albums. I remember when I first discovered her was because I was looking up taking harp lessons. Best internet discovery ever!

  2. She is wonderful to se live. I love her records, too! You should try for sure to go see her! :)