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Joanna Newsom Teaches Larry King How To Play The Harp [WATCH]

by Michael Haskoor   Nov 20, 2015 11:45 AM EST

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Folk songstress and harpist Joanna Newsom recently paid a visit to the set of Larry King Now, most likely to perform one of her new songs, but also to apparently teach the 82-year-old host how to play the harp for the first time.  Sitting beside the harp, the TV host is dwarfed by the instrument as Newsom offers instructions on how to play.

According to the captioned Instagram clip, which was posted by King himself, the online webisode will air on December 14. While watching him attempt to strum the massive golden instrument, it appears he's not half bad.  This seems to amaze King that the sound is beautiful even though he played it.

Newsom, whom many know for being the wife of actor/comedian Andy Samberg, released her brand new LP Divers this past October via Drag City. As the singer/songwriter has been an open opponent to Spotify and other streaming platforms, the new album is not available for streaming, however, you can certainly pickup a copy from most major music retailers.

Of her music, the singer recently stated, "I feel like people in general would prefer to have their own experiences getting into the songs... The way the songs are written - the references and the double meanings, those sorts of things - for me, those give life to the music."

The multi-instrumentalist, who just returned from a string of European tour dates, will kick off a U.S. tour in support of the new album on December 6 in Boston, MA.  The brief U.S. leg will conclude towards the end of the year, before the singer heads to Australia for three dates in January of 2016.

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