Indie Rock with a unique jazzy, bluesy, singer-songwriter twist
Sizzling & New: It’s the Bev Wasserman Band’s fresh Indie Rock from Fort Collins, Colorado.
Taking inspiration from the beautiful mountains surrounding them, incubated in the hopping musical environment of Colorado’s Front Range, the Bev Wasserman Band shares their unique style of Indie Rock with a jazzy, bluesy, singer-songwriter twist, blasting out powerful vocals and inspiring instrumentals on natural overdrive.
The Old Red Truck—born in 1954—now with faded red paint, dings and scratches from a life well lived. It stands out… just like the Indie Rock of the Bev Wasserman Band.
And when you hear Bev’s soul-iced voice laying out harmonic words like sounds from an undiscovered world, coupled with the growl of Bruce’s upright bass, the howl of his blues harp in a gutsy weathered wooden porch jam session, tied together with Chris’s inspired, perfectly picked strings—almost jumping off the guitar—then it all starts to make sense. Everything. The why of the music, the long-lost yet found harp lines, the indescribably delicious vocals and resonant tomes of tones. And the roar of a one-of-a-kind, big old red truck.
“At age fifteen I was filling my piggy bank with cash as the lead singer in a garage band—part of the organic mass of music raising up in Northern California at that time,” Wasserman says. “It was rock and blues. But for me, it was always blues. The harmonica wooed me—but it wasn’t the hard edged Chicago style blues harp that spoke to my soul, it was the faint whisper from the back rooms of old cabins in the South, well worn frets and overblown reeds making melodies that came straight from the heart. That blues grabbed my soul and wouldn’t let go.”
The vein of music runs deep in Bruce’s family—brother Rob Wasserman, who’s performed with such greats as Bob Weir, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Van Morrison and Lou Reed, is one of the world’s best bassists. And Bruce’s sister, Cindy, has seen rising success with her band, Dead Rock West.
Bruce has sat in with numerous bands since his garage band days, doing a ten year stint playing western folk music, then later sitting in with jazz, blues and rock bands before joining The Bev Barber Band, which became The Bev Wasserman Band in 2012. His soulful harp, distinctive vocals, blues guitar and upright bass add to the composite that makes The Bev Wasserman Band unique.