Many musicians can only dream of the resume of Joan Wasser, operating under the alter ego Joan As Police Woman. Most notably, the multi-instrumentalist from New York played with heavyweights such as Antony and The Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright. In addition, Joan contributed to the music of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, The Scissor Sisters, Lou Reed, Flaming Lips and Sparklehorse, among others.
After a lifetime of service to others, Joan released her own record in 2006 entitled Real Life. It was one of that year’s musical surprises; music with a beautiful, intimate atmosphere. Joan calls it “Punk Rock R&B” but realizes that “American Soul Music” might be more apt. She combines soul and punk, the two styles of music she loves most, citing Al Green, Nina Simone, The Smiths and Siouxsie Sioux as main influences.
Her beautiful dark voice evokes comparisons to Dusty Springfield and Chrissie Hynde. The singer-songwriter known for her intense shows knows how to captivate with songs that go from subtle to heavy and from light to dark. Her new album Cover Two, released in 2020, prompted the Brooklyn artist to go on tour once again. Expect music from the new album, but also previously released material with a fresh spin. Tonight Joan plays as a trio with drummer Parker Kindred (Antony & The Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) and bassist Jacob Silver (Lee Fields).
This concert is presented by LantarenVenster, MOMO Concerts & Rotown