Joanna Newsom Tours the West Coast in Support of 2015’s Divers

by Amy Marie Slocum

We caught a performance by the folk fairy princess and it was every bit as magical as we had hoped
There are few things that are allowed to be as devoid of irony or self-deprecation in 2016 as Joanna Newsom. Her performance last Friday and Saturday at the historic Orpheum theater in DTLA—with it's opera boxes and red velvet seats—was an exercise in sincerity, humility, and unabashed beauty.

Newsom is currently meandering up and down the West coast in support of her excellent 2015 album Divers in a mini-tour that will take her from Los Angeles to Vancouver, and back down to end in Big Sur. Divers, written during the honeymoon phase to SNL alum Andy Samberg, departs from her dissection of heartbreak otherwise known as 2010's Have One On Me, to explore instead themes of mortality, and the inevitable sense thereof when you finally find something (or someone) worth living for.

Here are a few things that are also delightfully devoid of irony or self-deprecation:

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This cat napping with it's tongue out

Via @cats_of_instagram

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This hedgehog taking a bath

Via @sesame_hedgehog

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This puppy who would like you to know that it's dinnertime

Via @yavruluyo



Catch Newsom as she floats majestically through your town:

3/28/16 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR 3/29/16 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA 3/30/16 The Vogue Theatre, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada 3/31/16 Bing Crosby Theater, Spokane, WA 4/1/16 Egyptian Theatre, Boise, ID 4/2/16 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT 4/3/16 Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO 4/5/16 Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA 4/6/16 Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA