Joan Wasser started her musical career almost 20 years ago as a violinist for artists like Rufus Wainwright, Sheryl Crow, and Anthony and the Johnsons. She started creating music under the name Joan As Police Woman in 2002 and released her debut album Real Life in 2006. She has since collaborated with artists like Lou Reed, Beck, Norah Jones, and Sufjan Stevens.
It's been ten years since the last time Joan As Police Woman visited Bergen. Those who were lucky enough to attend the smoky venue Garage back then will recall a mesmerizing performance alternating between punky rage and melancholy, performed in Wasser's smooth vocals.
The concert in Festival Square is one of the first on Wasser’s Joanthology tour, highlighting her first fifteen years of writing and recording music. She strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook solo with piano and guitar. The scope of the material reveals her dedication to experimentation and love of all kinds of music.