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Joan As Police Woman


This woman is a phenomenon.

The Arts Desk


New York’s Joan Wasser is the one police officer whose tickets you want to get your hands on.

The last time she played in Melbourne people were doing anything to get into the sold-out gig, and this rare solo performance will be an even hotter item.

To launch her new three-disc extravaganza Joanthology, Joan As Police Woman will play an intimate solo concert that strips away the trimmings to reveal the essence of her incredible songwriting. Six studio albums and more than 1,000 live performances have seen her honing her craft to perfection, and the peers who have sought her out for collaborations include the likes of Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright, ANOHNI and John Cale.

Within the acoustically sublime Melbourne Recital Centre, Joan will perform her songbook on piano and guitar, affording her many fans the event they’ve longed to hear.

PHOTO | Allison Michael Orenstein