Joanna Newsom Gets The Tribute Album Treatment (And New Interview)

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Joanna Newsom writes complex music that pushes boundaries, which has won the singer-songwriter a devoted following. Among the faithful are M. Ward, Billy Bragg, and Owen Pallett, who all appear on the upcoming tribute album, Versions Of Johanna, whose title is a clever play on the Bob Dylan song “Visions Of Johanna.”

All proceeds will go towards Oxfam, a popular charity with rockers that fights global poverty and injustice. No official release date has been announced, but look for the album to be released digitally in December.

Read  the outtakes from our interview with Newsom here, where you’ll find questions and answers that didn’t make the magazine, including Newsom’s take on her music appearing in a Victoria’s Secret commercial, her favorite authors, and whether or not our harp-playing heroine listens to Jethro Tull.

Versions Of Joanna Track List:

1. Francesco Santocono – “‘81”
2. A Voice Heard on Baer Mountain – “Autumn”
3. Sarah Katheryn – “Baby Birch”
4. Joel Cathey – “Book of Right-On”
5. Guy Buttery – “Book of Right-On” (instrumental)
6. Josh Mann – “Bridges & Balloons”
7. Chris Leeds – “Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie”
8. Ian Cooke – “Colleen”
9. This Is Deer Country – “Easy”
10. Doublewuzzy – “Flying a Kite”
11. Rosa Hinksman – “In California”
12. White Elephant Gift Exchange – “Inflammatory Writ”
13. Ian Cooke – “Monkey & Bear”
14. Billy Bragg – “On a Good Day”
15. Kristina Forrer – “On a Good Day”
16. Owen Pallett – “Peach, Plum, Pear”
17. M. Ward – “Sadie”
18. Ben Sollee – “Sawdust & Diamonds”
19. David Miele – “Soft as Chalk”
20. The Moscow Coup Attempt – “Sprout and the Bean”
21. Melissa Stylianou – “Swansea”
22. Jennifer Schmitt – “This Side of the Blue”


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