Guster

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Guster Biography

Initially named Gus, this Alternative-Rock band formed at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts USA. The group better known to many today as Guster has come a long way since guitarists + vocalists Ryan Miller and Brain Roseworcel and a sort of one-man rhythm section, percussionist Adam Gardner played their first gig on that campus in the fall of 1992.

Guster's debut album, "Parachute", was something of a surprise hit for the trio, hailed as the Best Local Debut Album of 1995 by the Boston Globe.

The band released its sophomore LP, "Goldfly", in March 1997 and their ever increasing popularity landed them a recording contract with Sire who soon re-issued their album spinning off the single "Airport Song" which hit the top 40 of The Modern Rock chart.

Two and a half years later "Lost And Gone Forever", the third Guster full-length disc, broke into the U.S. Top Internet Albums chart at #5 and also made a brief appearance on The Billboard 200 list; it included the Adult Top 40 track "Fa Fa".

The Boston-based act continued to expand their fan base by playing with such luminaries as Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan and Barkenaked Ladies and in June 2003 released "Keep It Together" through Reprise Records; it peaked at #35 The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and produced two triple-A radio hits, "Amsterdam" and "Careful".

After the 2004's CD/DVD live combo titled, "Guster On Ice: Live In Portland", in June 2006 the group returned with their fifth studio album, "Ganging Up On The Sun"; it was the first to feature multi-instrumentalist Joe Pisapia. The album rocketed to #25 on The Billboard 200 and included two singles, "One Man Wrecking Machine" and "The New Underground".

In October 2010, Guster broke a four-year gap with a new album entitled "Easy Wonderful"; prefaced by the single "Do You Love Me", the 12-song set hit #22 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.
Pisapia left the fold following the album's completion and shortly afterwards the group welcomed new bass player Luke Reynolds.

 

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    Group shot 2003