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Guster Biography

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Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Years Active: 1991–present
Genres: Indie Rock

Guster is an American alternative rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. Formed in 1991, the group is known for its live performances and humor. Founding members Adam Gardner, Ryan Miller and Brian Rosenworcel came about to begin practice sessions while attending Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

The members met during the freshmen Wilderness Orientation program in August 1991, playing publicly together as a trio two months later at the Midnight Cafe coffee house set in the common area of the Lewis Hall dormitory.

The band independently released its first two full-length albums, 1995’s “Parachute” and 1997’s “Goldfly,” but broke into the musical mainstream in 1999 with its third studio album “Lost and Gone Forever,” with the single song “Fa Fa,” which made it onto the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart.

The band has enjoyed moderate success on the charts with its fourth album, “Keep It Together,” with two singles, “Careful” and “Amsterdam,” entering the Adult Top 40. Joe Pisapia joined the official lineup for “Keep It Together,” and the second album following his joining, “Ganging Up on the Sun,” peaked at #25 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

Their sixth studio album, “Easy Wonderful” was issued in 2010 and peaked at #22 on the Billboard 200 while reaching the #2 spot on the Alternative Albums chart.

Guster's tours were originally local, but began to spread as the band gained popularity. Guster maintains a liberal taping policy and has a very dedicated and active taping community.