Joanna Newsom played her first live set in three years last night (March 23rd).
The alt-folk performer – and her harp – were the surprise guests for Fleet Foxes show at the Belasco, Los Angeles, with singer Robin Peckold telling the crowd: “Without further ado, I present the high priestess of acoustic music, Joanna Newsom…”
The set was unannounced prior to the show, and represents Joanna Newsom’s first public performance since 2020. The harpist’s last studio album ‘Divers’ came in 2015.
Joanna Newsom played a set that mixed older material with a smattering of new songs – some fan-shot clips have made their way online, and you can watch ’em below.
Joanna Newsom is the surprise guest opener for Fleet Foxes’ concert in LA this evening. pic.twitter.com/UJvY0iNI76— CONSEQUENCE (@consequence) March 23, 2023
Joanna Newsom performing 'Go Long' and a NEW SONG— joanna newsom hive (@jonewsomhive) March 23, 2023
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