Joanna Newsom — American Musician born on January 18, 1982,

Joanna Caroline Newsom is an American harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, lyricist and actress... (wikipedia)

Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme.
I am producing sounds that people are not used to hearing from the harp.
I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely.
The very first Walnut Whales recording was recorded just a few weeks after I had started singing, out of the blue, started singing. And the voice, you can hear how uncomfortable I am with it, and how terrified I am with it.
I am consciously not trying to bring in World Music elements. The ways that I work and feel are completely different in how they sound than someone playing the Kora in Africa would play it.