comScore

Joanna Newsom at the Fitzgerald Theater

There is a certain anxiety about seeing Joanna Newsom live. A nervous energy that begins at the molecular level and gets so intense that, as soon as the house lights come down, you feel like you just might disintegrate. Then, Newsom saddles up behind the harp, and for the next two hours, she justifies every quiver in your bloodstream.Critics have called Divers Newsom's most approachable music in her 11-year career, but when the 33-year-old harpist appears on stage, nothing about her feels approachable. It is intimidating just to be in her presence. All photos by Darin Kamnetz.