On paper, Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold dueting on a Sheryl Crow/Kid Rock number seems truly bizarre. Before you file this under Hipster Irony though, take a listen to their version of country radio hit “Picture.” Apparently these two free spirits know something we dont, because this Nashville nugget sounds totally natural for them, like an old Patsy Cline number. With syncopated backing vocals and a sick guitar solo, its origins are beside the point.
The duo busted this out in Oakland last night and, with a few dates left on their tour, theres hope it will reappear. If it does, maybe someone can capture a better video? The zoom buttons there for a reason!
Update: Speaking of said tour, Newsom has just confirmed a November 23rd performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 9th. She’ll also be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, August 11th. Complete list of confirmed tour dates below.
Joanna Newsom 2010 Tour Dates:
08/04 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater ^
08/05 Vancouver, BC @ The Vogue Theater ^
08/06 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater ^
08/07 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater ^
08/22 Glanusk, UK @ Green Man Festival
09/14 – Dublin, IE @ Grand Canal Theatre
09/16 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
09/17 – Birmingham, UK @ Symphony Hall
09/18 – Manchester, UK @ Palace Theatre
09/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
09/21 – Gateshead, UK @ The Sage
09/23 – Lille, FR Aéronef
09/24 – ZÃ¼rich, CH @ Volkshaus
09/25 – Feyzin, FR @ Epicerie Moderne
09/27 – Milan, IT @ Teatrro Dal Verme
09/28 – Rome, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica
09/30 – Tel Aviv, IR @ Tel Aviv Opera House
11/23 – New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall
^ = w/ Robin Pecknold