JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN is led by JOAN WASSER, of Brooklyn (by way of Connecticut by way of Maine). Ms. Wasser played concert violin as a young adult before easing her way into the idie-rock scene -- first as a session violinist, then as a guitar player and singer. As an aside, she was also once involved -- professionally and romantically -- with JEFF BUCKLEY.
Rolling Stone just recently slagged off the Joan as Police Woman album REAL LIFE, dismissing much of it as just so much adult-contemporary/coffeehouse Muzak. Maybe so, maybe so. But I like the songs below.
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN on MySPACE.
JOAN AS POLICE WOMAN on a couple of continents >>>
Jul 17 2007 10:00P/Mercati Generali/Catania
Jul 18 2007 9:30P/Pico Castle Courtyard/Mirandola/Modena
Jul 19 2007 10:00P/Nuvolari Festival - Cueno
Jul 20 2007 10:00P/Sesto Fiorentino/Area Osmannoro/SUD
Jul 31 2007 10:15P/Schubas/Chicago, Illinois
Aug 7 2007 8:00P/Bowery Ballroom/New York, NY
Aug 9 2007 10:00P/IOTA Club & Cafe/Arlington, Virginia
Aug 10 2007 9:15P/Tin Angel/Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 3 2007 4:45P/Northwest Court Stage/Seattle, Washington
Sep 4 2007 10:00P/Doug Fir Lounge/Portland, Oregon
[MP3] "The Ride"