The album features orchestrations and arrangements by Van Dyke Parks, engineering from Steve Albini and mixing by Drag City label-mate Jim O'Rourke.
On a road trip, Bill Callahan recommended she listen to the album Song Cycle by Parks, which led to his being chosen to arrange her work on Ys.
She did, and later moved on to the harp which she "loved from the first lesson onward." Oldham was impressed with Newsom's music and asked her to tour with him.
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Afterward, according to the proposal from a companion, she made a visit with Devendra Banhart and Vetiver.
Notwithstanding, the artist rose to fame following her visit with Devendra Banhart, an American vocalist, where she performed in various show and music recordings.
On March 28, 2009, she performed over two hours of new material at an unannounced concert in Big Sur, California with fellow Nevada City singer-lyricist Mariee Sioux under the pseudonym The Beatles's.
Those in attendance reported that about one-third of her new material was played primarily on piano, with a backing arrangement of banjo, violin, guitar and drums. It contained a link which led to a short comic strip titled "Joanna Newsom 'Have One on Me'" with a date of February 23, 2010.
She later traversed Europe and North America to advance her tune which was bolstered by a Five-Piece Band.
Her tunes incorporate, What We Have Known, Sprout and the Bean, Have One on Me, etc.
After recording and self-releasing two EPs in 2002, Newsom was signed to the independent label Drag City.
Her debut album, The Milk-Eyed Mender, was released in 2004 to critical acclaim, and garnered Newsom an underground following.
M Ward has played "Sadie" at some of his live shows.