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An evening with Joanna Newsom

On Dec. 10, 2015, musician Joanna Newsom and opening acts Alela Diane & Ryan Francesconi came to Washington D.C. for a magical evening evening of sights and sounds.  Touring with her latest album, “Divers,” Newsom performed a sold-out show at the elegant Lincoln Theatre. Featuring tracks from her four studio albums, the concert included multiple instruments, such as Joanna’s iconic harp and even a mandolin. The background visual was a dreamy mountain landscape, which beautifully complemented the emotion in Newsom’s music. With her intricate plucking and distinct singing, Newsom performed a memorable evening for everyone who attended.

Joanna’s set list included:

  1. Encore

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Joanna Newsom looks out to a cheerful audience that is constantly wooed during each song.
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Mirabai Peart played violin, accompanying Newsom’s music.
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The Lincoln Theatre, located next to the U. St metro station, was a perfect choice for Newsom’s sold out D.C. performance.
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Ryan Francesconi, the opening artist, played a variety of instruments alongside Newsom.
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Newsom plays a song off her latest album, “Divers.”
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As beautiful as it was meditative, Ryan Francesconi (cq), left, Mirabai Peart (cq), center, and Joanna Newsom (cq), right perform each song with emotion and patience.
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A look at Newsom’s backdrop, a beautiful landscape that captures the atmosphere of her music.
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When she wasn’t playing the harp, Newsom also played piano.
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Ryan Francesconi (cq), left, and Alela Diane (cq), right played a brief set of acoustic melodies that reflect on the pair’s California and Oregon backgrounds respectively.
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Newsom sings while performing on her harp.
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For the main performance, Ryan Francesconi (cq), far left, Mirabai Peart (cq), left, Pete Newsom (cq), right accompanied Joanna Newsom (cq), far right for a magical evening of sights and sounds.