Joan Wasser

Born Jul 26, 1970

Joan Wasser is a violinist, guitarist and singer/songwriter in the indie rock world. She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders. She has released three albums as a singer songwriter, the 2006 Real Life the 2008 To Survive and the 2011 The Deep Field.… Read More

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1970 Birth Born on July 26, 1970.


1996 25 Years Old In 1996, Wasser also made a record with her friend Nathan Larson called Mind Science of the Mind.
1997 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 1997, her boyfriend, musician Jeff Buckley, drowned accidentally, in Memphis, Tennessee. … Read More


2002 31 Years Old The end of Black Beetle in June 2002 brought the beginning of Wasser's work as a solo artist and the creation of a new band, Joan As Police Woman. … Read More
2004 33 Years Old In February 2004, Rufus Wainwright asked her to join his band, tour extensively and open the shows with her new project. … Read More
2005 34 Years Old In December 2005, Wasser signed a distribution deal with Reveal Records, a British indie label, and subsequently released a 7" single as well as re-released Wasser's debut EP. Joan As Police Woman's full-length debut, Real Life, was released in the UK on June 12, 2006 and released in EU, AU and Japan through PIAS based out of Brussels. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old In 2006, Wasser supported the Guillemots on their spring tour, as well as contributing backing vocals and violin to the track "Redwings" on their debut album Through the Windowpane.
2007 36 Years Old Joan Wasser provides vocals and plays the violin on the song' Ballad of a Deadman' alongside David Sylvian on Steve Jansen's album 'Slope' which was released in 2007.
2008 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Her second album, To Survive, was released in June 2008. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old At the end of her 2009 European tour, Wasser returned to New York to play a show and release a new album of cover songs, entitled Cover. … Read More
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