Harp-wielding singer/songwriter Joanna Newsom emerged in the 2000s as a major figure in the indie folk movement, a genre alternately dubbed psych folk, new weird America, freak folk, and naturalismo (a term coined by de facto leader, Devendra Banhart). Regardless of genre tag, the style doesn’t bear one certain sound, and Newsom’s musical vision is unique. Her use of classical harp imbues her songs with the feel of Renaissance music, while her quirky, untrained voice yields a decidedly modern sound. Each of her albums has generated rave reviews. In 2007, Newsom was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize.
Joanna Newsom was born on January 18, 1982, in Nevada City, California. She and her two musical siblings—Pete and... Read More
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Folk, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Folk, Rock, Alternative/Indie