Joanna Caroline Newsom was born in the state of California, Nevada City in 1982. She’s a multi-instrumentalist, an adept of harp and piano, but her occupations include singing, songwriting, and acting as well.
Joanna and Music
Partaking in several music genres during her musical career, including indie folk, avant-garde, and baroque pop, Joanna earned her fame in a rapid fashion. Even though she’s quite young, she already has four albums behind her:
- She wrote “The Milk-Eyed Mender” in 2004 – an indie-folk masterpiece comprised of 12 beautiful, heartfelt songs
- Next came the “Ys” in 2006 – Joanna took a turn with this one, swinging hard towards the progressive side. This album features only five songs, each being quite complex and unique in its own right
- After her second album came the “Have One on Me” in 2010 – This album was written and produced by Joanna with the help of Jim O’Rourke, Noah Georgeson, and Ryan Francesconi. This album is definitely her greatest work, as it features complex, yet beautiful songs, spanning for over two hours in total.
- Her latest masterpiece is the “Divers” album, revealed in 2015 – Even though the album is somewhat somber, the beauty it reflects is undeniable. The songs from “Divers” are brimming with emotions to the core, and it’s puzzling how something so strong can be so soothing at times. This might just be Joanna’s cornerstone release.
Joanna and family
Her parents Christine and William Newsom were both doctors, and they’re partially to “blame” for her creative genius. As Joanna described, her parents were idealists who didn’t want their children to suffer from exposure to negative influences, such as TV, radio, and such. Her brother Peter Newsom was in for the same “treatment”.
Happily married to Andy Samberg (American filmmaker and musician) since September 2013, Joanna became a mother just recently – she announced the pregnancy on eighth of August this year.
Other notable occupations and appearance
Joanna Newsom, apart from being a musician and a producer, also made an appearance on the screen. She appeared in “Austin City Limits” and “Portlandia” as a harpist, but she also performed at San Francisco’s Waterfield Theatre with Tim Fain and Philip Glass. She played the “steampunk doctor” in “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping”, and “Sortilège” in “Inherent Vice”.
Brad Douglas Paisley is an American singer and songwriter. He was born in 1972 in Glen Dale, West Virginia, where he learned the ropes about country life and music. Brad prides himself with twelve full-length studio albums, decades of tours, and an abundance of love from his fans. He has a live band called “The Drama Kings” which helps him with recordings and performance.
Brad’s Early Years
Brad often stated that his passion for country music comes from his grandfather Warren. He was the one who introduced Brad to music, gifting him with “Sears Danelectro Silvertone” and teaching him since the time he was eight.
Brad soon discovered that he was natural with the guitar, and only two years have passed before he performed in a church. The audience loved him, and he earned the podium spot on virtually every Christmas event ever since.
His life as a teenager and as a young adult were filled with music at every step, even while he studied at West Liberty State College. Just after graduating, he signed a contract with “EMI Music Publishing”. Bred Presley concerts always differ in their style.
- “Who Needs Pictures”, released in 1999
- “Part II”, released in 2001
- “Mud on the Tires”, released in 2003
- “Time Well Wasted”, released in 2005
- “Brad Paisley Christmas”, released in 2006
- “5th Gear”, released in 2007
- “Play”, released in 2008
- “American Saturday Night”, released in 2009
- “This Is Country Music”, released in 2011
- “Wheelhouse”, released in 2013
- “Moonshine in The Trunk”, released in 2014
- “Love and War”, released in 2017
Brad’s Band Members and Collaborators
Brad’s reputation was built on hard work, but there are (and were) people in his life who’ve helped him pave the road he walked to glory:
Active Members of “The Drama Kings”
- Gary Hooker on rhythm guitar
- Randle Currie on steel guitar
- Kendal Marcy on keys, banjo, and mandolin
- Justin Williamson on fiddle and mandolin
- Kenny Lewis on the bass guitar
- Ben Sesar on percussions
Former Members of “The Drama Kings”
- Jimmy Heffernan on steel guitar
- Ken Lush on keys
- Earl Clark on steel guitar
- Mike Johnson on steel guitar
- Jody Harris on guitar, mandolin, and banjo
Notable hobbies and occupations
Apart from being a master guitarist, songwriter, composer, and a performer, Brad has quite a few interests which are outside of the musical sphere:
- He’s a Freemason, Hiram’s Lodge member in Tennessee;
- A member of Southern Jurisdiction of “Scottish Rite of Freemasonry”
- Noble of “AAONMS” (Shriners)
- Brad received a number of rewards, including “top male vocalist”, “Video of the Year”, “Album of the Year”, “Vocal Event of the Year”, and such.
Lauren Alaina – a talented American country music artist from Georgia now wants to try as an actress in a romantic comedy, showing her talent and skills even more.
This is Alaina’s first feature-length film. “Road less traveled” is a film named after her hit single that will make its television debut at 9 pm on 10th November.
In this film, Alaina stars as Charlotte, a successful songwriter that tries to balance her dream of the ideal wedding and her career. When Charlotte returns to her hometown of Harmony, Tenn. and faces her past, she starts to question her decisions and future. To make things even harder for Charlotte, she encounters with her first love, Ray (played by Donny Boaz). Without a doubt, you’ll love this movie and see Alaina as an actress.
You’ll also see Jason Burkey and Charlene Tilton. On top of all, you’ll get the chance to hear numerous songs from her sophomore album “Road Less Traveled”.