|Throughout a career that has spanned more than two decades, Guster has become a favorite amongst fans of the indie rock scene. Hailing from Massachusetts, the band formed while its members were students at Tufts University. The group’s lineup consists of multi-instrumentalists Adam Gardner and Ryan Miller, who both predominantly play guitar and sing, drummer Brian Rosenworcel and bassist Luke Reynolds, who also plays keyboards for the band. Over time, Guster has come to be known not only for its infectious music but also for its loyal dedication to its fans and delightful stage presence. If you’re looking for a night to remember, purchase your Guster tickets today to take in this wonder of indie rock live!
The members of Guster met during a camping trip for freshman orientation in August 1991. When the band initially formed it consisted only of Gardner, Miller and Rosenworcel, and the three began to play music together regularly as the academic year got underway. Throughout their undergraduate education, the members of the band vibed together well, and they recorded and wrote music whenever they had the time. In 1992, the three members began performing together under the name Gus, but were forced to change it to Guster after another artist demonstrated prior use of the moniker. In 1994, Guster independentlynbsp;released its debut album, which was titled Parachute.
Rise to fame
While the record got off to a slow start from a sales perspective, it became quite popular among the burgeoning indie rock crowd of the mid-1990s. The group toured regionally along the East Coast and throughout New England, gaining popularity with each stop. While they were playing shows, they began to work on their second album, Goldfly. The record was released independently in 1996, two years after Parachute.The record helped to solidify their fan base and even began to draw attention from labels. Shortly thereafter, Sire Records signed the group in 1998 and re-released Goldfly, promoting the album and boosting its commercial appeal. The group’s true breakthrough came in 1999, when it released its third full-length record, Lost and Gone Forever.
Commercial success and other work
Since the release of Lost and Gone Forever, Guster has gone on to put out more than three other records, nearly all of which have sold well. Those include Keep it Together, Ganging Up On The Sun, Easy Wonderful and Evermotion, which were released in 2003, 2006, 2010 and 2015, respectively. They’ve toured across the U.S. and have even played international shows, building a supporting cast of opening artists such as Jack’s Mannequin, Good Old War and Ben Kweller. Ganging Up on The Sun won Album of the Year at the 2006 Boston Music Awards.