THE WAVERIES are dedicated to returning the Earth to its natural equilibrium. Through music, poetry and intelligent dialogue, we will act to change the relationship between man, nature and technology such that all may become one.
The sounds of THE WAVERIES were first heard on August 12, 2007, during a live concert at the Log Cabin Saloon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Joe LoPresti had been writing some songs for a concept album called "Mother Earth", an environmental tale describing the emerging impact of humans on the natural world and how one individual, Max, is called upon to bring a message of change to humanity in hopes of saving the living Earth. At that time it was a work in progress and so 6 songs were performed from the album along with a variety of blues and rock classics. The writing of "Mother Earth" is now complete and is composed of 17 songs ultimately intended to be performed live by THE WAVERIES.
While THE WAVERIES have been collaborating on the arrangement of a full electric version and recording and mixing tracks over literally vast distances of space and time, LoPresti has been performing a solo-acoustic version of the rock opera. This version of "Mother Earth" was performed in its entirety for the first time on Earth Day, 2009 at West Nebraska Community College and the W.O.W. Coffee House in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Since then, LoPresti has performed entire solo-acoustic shows commemorating Earth Day as well as smaller versions of the rock opera at other venues. This has culminated in a recording of a solo-acoustic version of "Mother Earth" in 2011.
Keeping their dream ever alive, THE WAVERIES have nearly finished recording the full electric version of the environmental rock opera, "Mother Earth". Several of these works in progress are available on their website. Once completed, a CD will be produced and the band will embark upon a ten city East Coast tour.
THE WAVERIES are:
Joe LoPresti (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)
Joe Anckner (Lead Guitar, Vocals)
Joy Anckner (Vocals, Flute)
Rich Mook (Bass Guitar)
Tom Anckner (Drums)