Daily Archives: December 1, 2006

Ys by Joanna Newsom

Aaron, this one’s for you. Take everything that is in the bones of Appalachia, the essence of Shakespeare, and the core of purity. Add a touch of sly humor, and the literate sensibility and integrity of a poet, a beautiful poet who writes the lyrics and plays the harp. Lyrics rendered in a strange but engaging little voice, like what you might imagine a wood sprite would sound like.

Do this and you will have Ys, the new cd by Joanna Newsom. Here is the cover: