Posted in music on November 23, 2010

Joanna Newsom

Francesco Santocono: "'81"
A Voice Heard on Baer Mountain: "Autumn"
Sarah Katheryn: "Baby Birch"
Joel Cathey: "Book of Right-On"
Guy Buttery: "Book of Right-On" (instrumental)
Josh Mann: "Bridges & Balloons"
Chris Leeds: "Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie"
Ian Cooke: "Colleen"
This Is Deer Country: "Easy"
Doublewuzzy: "Flying a Kite"
Rosa Hinksman: "In California"
White Elephant Gift Exchange: "Inflammatory Writ"
Ian Cooke: "Monkey & Bear"
Billy Bragg: "On a Good Day"
Kristina Forrer: "On a Good Day"
Owen Pallett: "Peach, Plum, Pear"
M. Ward: "Sadie"
Ben Sollee: "Sawdust & Diamonds"
David Miele: "Soft as Chalk"
The Moscow Coup Attempt: "Sprout and the Bean"
Melissa Stylianou: "Swansea"
Jennifer Schmitt: "This Side of the Blue"
That's the tracklist and cover of Joanna Newsom tribute album Versions of Joanna, due out digitally in December, with proceeds going to Oxfam according to Pitchfork. M. Ward's version of "Sadie" is on there. There are also covers by familiar names like Owen Pallett, Ben Sollee, Billy Bragg and Francesco Santocono. Just kidding, I never heard of Francesco Santocono, but now I have! You can check him out covering "81" in a video below. Actually, did they just scour Youtube to find tracks to put on this comp? I think so. Josh Mann, Sarah Katheryn, and an especially good one by Joel Cathey are down there too (and those are just the only four I googled).

Joanna Newsom plays Carnegie Hall tonight! She is not however appearing on the The Simpsons...

"[On October 19th], a rumor of Joanna Newsom appearing on an upcoming episode of The Simpsons quickly circulated on the Interweb. This appears to have originated in an article from Malibu Magazine that was unfortunately incorrect and misunderstood. (Malibu Magazine has now corrected it online.) Joanna Newsom has released a statement regarding this rumor:

"Regrettably, the awesome rumor of my upcoming cameo on The Simpsons is unfounded. I remain, however, steadfast as always in my commitment to the character of Lisa, whom I have of course had the privilege of voicing for the last twenty-one years, in my dreams. Thanks for the memories, gang!" [press release]

Speaking of Owen Pallett, tickets are on sale for his March 9th show at Markin Concert Hall. Those Joanna covers below...

Francesco Santocono: "'81"

Josh Mann - Bridges & Balloon

Sarah Katheryn covers Joanna Newsom's "Baby Birch"

Sarah Katheryn | Myspace Music Videos

The Book of Right-on -- Joanna Newsom Cover by Joel Cathey



Comments (13)

tonite is gonna be wonderful.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:19 PM

timely album title with Dylan performing in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:20 PM

in b4 shitstorm

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:20 PM

you've not heard of the brilliant work of Francesco Santocono??

...neither have I

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:21 PM

yeah, mostly unknowns....pass

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:44 PM

why a tribute album already? pass.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 3:52 PM

contribute album

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 3:56 PM

love her cell phone commercial

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 4:30 PM

It is not a tribute album
22 tracks from 21 artists in 6 countries
It ia a benefit album for Oxfam
And it kicks ass
Some of the artists are from YouTube yes, but went into the studio
Check out Joanna newsom TV

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 6:40 PM

A tribute...completely premature in my opinion. Newsom is fantastic, but tributes are usually paid after decades of proven talent.

Posted by RS | November 23, 2010 8:25 PM

"due out digitally"


Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 11:29 PM

Just because artists are unknown to you does not meant they are not great. I personally think The Moscow Coup Attempt is one of the most inspiring and original group to come along in a very long time.

Posted by Jean | December 3, 2010 6:05 PM

The Joanna Newsom album is now available at

Posted by Bob | December 7, 2010 1:51 PM

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