Question: What’s better than seeing Guster in concert next January? Seeing Guster in concert next January while they are accompanied by a full string section. The band’s series of special acoustic shows – which kick off on January 4, in New Orleans’ House of Blues – will feature the boys playing fan requests, and even taking questions from the crowd. Besides a stop in Nola, you can also check out Guster when they perform in Texas, Georgia, Massachusetts, and New York. The tour wraps up on January 19, with a gig in Portsmouth, NH, at The Music Hall.
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Guster got their start when the group members met while attending Tufts University in 1991. Although they remained on the underground circuit for the release of their first two albums, Parachute and Goldfly, success couldn’t help but find them after the release of the 1999 single, “Fa Fa,” which made it onto the adult top 40 charts, and “Amsterdam,” which made them a household name. They have gone on to tour with artists like Ben Folds and Rufus Wainwright, and their 2010 release, Easy Wonderful, was rated 4 out of 5 stars on Allmusic.