Americana-via-the-Pleiades chanteuse Joanna Newsom is a key figure of the early-2000s "freak folk" scene based around Devendra Banhart and various other new-fangled flower children. A limited vocalist with a nevertheless fearless sense of melody, she also plays harp, harpsichord, and piano, creating dreamy elfin worlds that evoke life both on the forest floor and in the stars. A 2002 tour with Will Oldham and Cat Power introduced her to an ever-burgeoning throng of fans, and in 2004 Chicago's Drag City released her highly acclaimed full-length debut, THE MILK-EYED MENDER, and its follow-up, YS.
Debut album from Californian-born singer songwriter Joanna Newsom. A former member of San Francisco's The Pleased, Newsom's first solo release effortlessly blends the genres of folk and pop. The single 'Sprout And The Bean' is included.
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