Joan As Police Woman


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About Joan As Police Woman

Using "beauty is the new punk rock" as her credo, Joan as Police Woman's Joan Wasser is a singer/songwriter with a rare combination of vulnerability and sophistication. Wasser's project blends two of the most profound influences on her music: the classic soul of legends such as Al Green and Nina Simone, and experimental underground acts ranging from Sonic Youth to Bad Brains. After years of being a supporting player and collaborator, she took center stage with her gorgeously heartfelt 2006 debut album, Real Life. Even as she added new dimensions to her music with the jazz leanings of 2011's The Deep Field, the celebration of vintage soul on 2014's The Classic, and her collaboration with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen on 2021's The Solution Is Restless, the emotional honesty underpinning her music was second to none.

Biddeford, ME, United States
July 26, 1970
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