Joanna Newsom

Musician + Songwriter
Born Jan 18, 1982

Joanna Newsom is an American harpist, pianist and singer-songwriter from Nevada City, California.

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1982 Birth Born on January 18, 1982.


2002 20 Years Old In 2002 and 2003, Newsom recorded two EPs, Walnut Whales and Yarn and Glue. … Read More
2004 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Drag City signed Newsom and released her debut album The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004.
2006 24 Years Old Her second album Ys was released in November 2006. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old In 2009, she appeared in the music video for the song "Kids" by the group MGMT. … Read More
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. … Read More
On July 19, 2011, Newsom's second single, What We Have Known, was released on 12" vinyl. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Newsom began 2012 with television appearances on Austin City Limits (on January 21) and Portlandia (on February 7).
Newsom appeared on a track titled "Kindness be Conceived" on Thao and the Get Down Stay Down's album We The Common, released in February 2013.
2014 32 Years Old She appeared in, and narrated, the 2014 film Inherent Vice.
2015 33 Years Old 1 More Event
Divers, her fourth solo record, was released on October 23, 2015.
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