Under the radar

22.11.2011                      25.Cheschwan. 5772

Musikszene:

Under the radar

Considering she’ll be flashing her badge to those lucky enough to have tickets to this week’s concert, Joan as Police Woman (aka Joan Wasser) discusses the inspirations that transformed her from violin-toting protege into one of the hidden treasures of today’s feminine-shaped musical landscape.

When recording artists ranging from Elton John and Sheryl Crow to Rufus Wainwright and Antony and the Johnsons want to enhance their music with an electric violin that’s got that tightrope balance between rock & roll raunch, indie edginess and country sweetness, they turn to Joan Wasser.
Add Lou Reed, Nick Cave and The Scissor Sisters to the list, and it becomes hard to believe that the New England-bred Wasser has found the time over the last two decades to not only play an integral role in the successful 1990s Boston alternative rockers, The Dambuilders, but more recently, after switching to guitar and keyboards as instruments of choice, to establish herself in her own right with three well-received solo albums under the moniker Joan As Policewoman….