Last night, American singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom performed her first live show since 2020 when she served as the unannounced opening act for Fleet Foxes at Belasco in Los Angeles. During her appearance, Robin Pecknold, designated the “high priestess of acoustic music,” performed seven songs, five of which had never been heard before.
Previously released material shared during his return to the stage included renditions of his 2010-released 12-verse epic, “Go Long,” and a wistful rendition of 2006’s “Sawdust & Diamonds.” live for the first time during the opening act. according to fans on social media. Newsom posted a track listing to his Instagram story with new song titles, including “Bombs are Whistling,” “Marie at the Mill,” “Little Hand,” “The Air Again,” and “No Wonder.”
Later in the evening, during the Fleet Foxes headlining performance, he took the stage once more to duet with Pecknold on “Blue Spotted Tail” and the full band on a cover of their song “Good Intentions Paving Company”.
The last material that Newsom released, the LP variousHe came out in 2015. Prior to the pandemic in 2019, he performed in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Milwaukee, marking his first live shows since 2016.
Read more about Fleet Foxes’ ongoing tour in support of their album Coast here.
Check out fan-captured videos of Newsom below.
Joanna Newsom is playing “Good Intentions Paving Co” WITH Fleet Foxes. pic.twitter.com/c9z9mfNCQf
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