With roots in New York and stints in San Francisco, Maui, London, Arizona, Austin, and Nashville, Joanna Barbera’s wandering spirit shines through in her evocative folk tunes.
Her interest in the ethereal and the divine, from religious studies and yoga to shamanism and energy-healing, has influenced her otherworldly songs, which ask big questions about relationships, life, death, and finding one’s place. Joanna made the move to Nashville in the summer of 2014, where she wrote and recorded her latest EP, 2017’s IMAGO. The song “When the Rain Comes” landed a feature on CBS’s Criminal Minds, while a new single, a cover of Tom Petty's “Breakdown,” was released on November 16. Joanna followed the song’s arrival with a European tour alongside Deer Tick to close out the year.