21-year old harpist Joanna Newsom hails from Nevada City, California. She now lives in San Francisco.

She particularly admires the recordings of Texas Gladden, as well as the soundtrack to the film "The Last Unicorn" (written by America), and the Appalachian children's songs collected by Ruth Crawford Seeger and the Lomax brothers. Donovan, Karen Dalton, Patti Smith, Billie Holiday, all the rest... you know...

Her favorite whale is the narwhale (which is a hornéd, keening, lionhearted thing); she writes songs accordingly.

Joanna performing at Noisepop 2003 - Photograph by Marla Aufmuth


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