WASI

WASI

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Wasi delivers organic melodies and inspiring original songs layered with stirring instrumentation, or paired down with just his acoustic guitar. Wasi's appeal is unmistakably universal and he's ready to share Houston's best-kept secret for the past 10 years with the world - come and listen!

Biography

Wasi Townsend's voice has been described as a force of nature - earthy and airy, soft and wild. Like a breath of fresh air and the roar of the ocean. He's stepping out on his own after over 12 years with Houston bands Hueman and, most recently, Snowshoe and Lewis. Late night crowds are lured to Dean's in downtown Houston every Tuesday as Wasi opens the doors with emotionally charged acoustic versions of his original work, as well as some familiar covers. By night's end, Wasi's Songwriter's Workshop turns into an all out jam session with a regular parade of guest musicians. Delivering positive messages about the awesomeness of creation and the oneness of us all, Wasi proclaims - "I want to be larger than life, and then show people that we are all the same." The paradox of greatness wrapped in humility is a theme that spans his writings as he ponders the infinite limitlessness of our universe and our inherent fear of realizing our true selves. He is not your ordinary rock star, but he rocks nonetheless. His soon to be released solo recordings are a breathtakingly rich musical odyssey. Wasi is currently applying his wizardly touch in his home studio on electrified versions of his acoustic work and a ceaseless stream of new creations. Take a peak at his Myspace page. Feel the elements - the seductive bass lines, stirring guitar melodies and passionate vocals - weave an exotic dream world, fusing rock, jazz and soul with a splash of hip hop. Come and listen to truly experience the sound of this humble musician's soul.

Discography

The First Five, an EP, released 2005 by Snowshoe & Lewis
Dark Noise, Wasi, release scheduled for March 2007

Set List

1 hr set - original music
1 1/2 set - original music and a few select covers including Ben Harper, Duran Duran, Dido, Ritchie Havens.