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.
“As a guitarist, Chris is sublime,” says Band member Bruce Wasserman. “He’s always there… just the right note, the perfect cords.”
Coming from a musical family—his mother is a singer, his grandfather made his living playing trumpet in Dixieland bands and all of his kids are musicians—Chris has a rock solid foundation for his music. His band, Sheafor, had a niche that combined rock in a folksy style with a punch. And he’s a veteran of rhythm and blues as his role with Lee Holiday and the Time Off—an edgy R&B group playing the Front Range—shows. But his experience doesn’t end there. Stints with numerous other groups, including Tuku, Bregstown and as a bassist for The Moonlighting Teachers, bring to light the amazing versatility Chis brings to the Band in his dance with strings.
His guitar and transitional bass roles are poetry in any key, adding a wonderful sense of point and counterpoint to the music of The Bev Wasserman Band.