Joan Wasser (b. 1970), known by her stage name Joan As Police Woman, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and producer.
The concert in Teatro Diogo Bernardes was part of her European Joanthology Tour, where she inhabited the space with intimacy and elegance. For her 2019 tour she strips her sound down to its true essence, performing her songbook solo with the piano, guitar and rhythm-box station.
“Joanthology” (released on May 2019) is her first career retrospective album, a 43-song collection, with tracks from Joan’s self-titled debut EP in 2004 to her seventh album, “Damned Devotion” (2018).
She began her career playing violin with the Dambuilders and played with Black Beetle, Antony and the Johnsons, and Those Bastard Souls. Throughout her career, the musician regularly collaborated with other artists as a writer, performer and arranger, as John Cale, Beck, Damon Albarn, Lou Reed, David Sylvian, Antony & The Johnsons and Rufus Wainwright. One of Wasser’s little-known previous projects was Black Beetle, formed with the remnants of Jeff Buckley’s band after he drowned in 1997.