Joanna Newsom Can Teach Anyone to Play the Harp, Even Larry King

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You know that classic publicist line where they tell their client something is a “good look”? Well, every time they drop that one, this is what they should aspire to.

Out promoting her 2015 album Divers, Joanna Newsom is heading to a late night talk show. This may sound like just about the most expected thing a popular independent musician could do to promote their 2015 album, but she’s not doing Fallon or Kimmel. Next month, Newsom is appearing on Larry King Now, and dammit, she’s teaching him to play the harp.

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King shared the following preview video on his official Instagram account:


That’s King seated at Newsom’s instrument, with the musician offering advice like, “Think of it as a sort of note that’s traveling up and then traveling down.” 

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We’re ready to tune in Dec. 14 and take notes.


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