Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart emerged as one of the central figures in the “freak folk” movement of the 2000s — a loosely connected group of singer-songwriters who paired acoustic songs with vivid, surrealistic lyrics and idiosyncratic arrangements. Banhart’s music is often charmingly childlike, filled with pianos, cellos, and handclaps, plus big doses of neo-hippie whimsy. The Cali-based singer can also be a serious craftsman,. As the 2000s wore on he deployed his gorgeous vibrato and melodic skills with more and more focus.

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