Sharon Van Etten played NeilFest, covered Donovan (for tribute album with Hamilton Leithauser, Flaming Lips, more)
by Andrew Sacher
Sharon Van Etten at NeilFest - 9/14/15 (photo by U of Music)
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"