“The formula is pretty well established by now: Joanna Newsom + live orchestration = awesome. But we can never have enough proofs of an equation like that, and so Newsom, trusty harp, Ys Street Band, and members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic took to the Brooklyn Academy of Music late last week to demonstrate once more for the converts and any remaining doubters alike.
Like previous Newsom/orchestra meetups, this one featured a set of Ys in sequence followed by a set of Newsom favorites and new tunes minus the orchestra. Sometime Ys Street Band member Kevin Barker (also of Currituck Co.) even dropped by to join Newsom for the encore.
That’ll do it for Newsom’s live appearances for the moment. Perhaps now the lady will trade Ys for some much-needed…wait for it…ZZZZs?”
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