Update: Newsom has shot down the rumor.
We were already stoked about Matt Groenings illustration of our favorite harpist as a Simpsons character in May, but this bit of news (via TwentyFourBit) regarding Joanna Newsom has us excited all over again.
In a recent interview with Malibu Magzine, the 28-year-old folk songstress divulged that while an official date hasnt been set in stone, there will definitely be a future scheduled stop with [her] harp on The Simpsons. But if the prospect of watching Newsom frolicking in all her fully animated glory isnt enough, she also told Malibu about a couple of exciting collaborations that she wants to pursue.
In addition to working with Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold (her one-time tourmate and Kid Rock cover partner), Newsom also admitted to wanting to work with Young Moneys First Lady Nicki Minaj on a future project. No word on whether Newsom would adopt any of the rappers outfits for the video, but the results sure would be interesting. In the meantime, you can check Newsom out at one of the tour dates below. Some tickets are available at venue websites through Drag Citys tour page.
Joanna Newsom 2010 Tour Dates:
11/06 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
11/07 Phoenix, AZ @ Orpheum Theatre
11/10 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/11 Austin, TX @ The Paramount Theatre
11/12 Stafford, TX @ Stafford Centre
11/13 New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
11/15 Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon
11/18 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
11/19 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
11/20 Richmond, VA @ The National
11/21 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
11/23 New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall