by Andrew Sacher

Sharon Van Etten at NeilFest - 9/14/15 (photo by U of Music)
Sharon Van Etten

Though Sharon Van Etten was billed for NYC's Neil Young tribute show NeilFest, she didn't show up on night 1. But fortunately for anyone who went last night (9/14), Sharon was there (along with Ryan Adams, Kim Gordon, Norah Jones and many more). There's a picture above.

Sharon covered another folk legend recently too, and released that cover today. She takes on Donovan's "Teen Angel" for the upcoming tribute album Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute to Donovan that Rock the Cause Records is releasing on October 16 (proceeds go to Huntington's Hope). Sharon offers up a great take on the song, and she tells NPR: "I've admired Donovan's voice and minimal psychedelic songs since I was a child. In the folk world he was still very 'left' and it stood out to me. Even though he was a trippy cat, he was still a romantic and I loved seeing both of those sides."

Also on the album is The Flaming Lips, The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, Ivan & Alyosa, Astronautalis, Lissie and more. Check out the full tracklist, and stream of Sharon and Hamilton's covers, below.


1. Mixd Up Kids - "Atlantis"
2. Apollo Cobra - "Barabajagal (Love is Hot)"
3. Maudlin - "Epistle to Dippy"
4. Colony House - "Sunshine Superman"
5. "Hamilton Leithauser - "To Susan on the West Coast..."
6. Jillian Rae - "Superlungs My Supergirl"
7. Ivan & Aloysha - "Catch the Wind"
8. Sharon Van Etten - "Teen Angel"
9. Brett Dennan - "Colours"
10. Lissie - "Happiness Runs"
11. Little Man - "There is a Mountain"
12. Astronautalis - "Season of the Witch"
13. Savannah Smith - "Lalena"
14. Verskotzi - "Mellow Yellow"
15. The Flaming Lips - "Atlantis"