Rob Wasserman’s greatest musical joy and challenge is the art of collaboration. He’s put that ability to the test in a variety of contexts over the years, most notably on a series of three Grammy Award-winning albums — SOLO, DUETS AND TRIOS — All of which have been recently released as a boxed set called “TRILOGY.” They feature Rob and his various basses on originally written collaborations with Neil Young, Jerry Garcia, Les Claypool, Rickie Lee Jones, Elvis Costello, Willie Dixon, Stephane Grappelli, Brian Wilson among sixteen others others. Additional musical partners in crime over the years have included Lou Reed, The Mark Morris Dance Group, and Bob Weir, first as a partner in the duo Weir/Wasserman, and then later in the band they founded together, RatDog. Rob is currently collaborating with the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archive and producers Joe Henry and Hal Willner, on an album of unreleased Woody Guthrie lyrics and poems — all interpreted by Rob and his bass, along with Ani di Franco, Lou Reed, Studs Terkel, Nellie McKay, Michael Franti, Pete Seeger and others. This project will be released in 2009. See Rob’s website at www.RobWasserman.com.