HESSIAN. From left: Dann Rich, Angus McFarland, Salli Wason and Tim Webber. (Photo by Ben McCanna)
- Status: Active
- Year formed: 2009
Salli Wason: guitar, vocals
Angus McFarland: guitar, vocals
Tim Webber: drums
Dan “Legendary Lover” Rich: bass
- Sound: Old Metal, NWOBHM-influenced black magic boogie
“Old, Wild, and Free” (EP) 2010
Hessian/Natur split 2011
“Bachelor of Black Arts” 2014
Angus McFarland beams during a set by Hessian at RPM Fest in Greenfield, Mass. This is one of my all-time favorite photos. The late-day sun is at the perfect angle and radiance. The forms are all perfectly composed, with McFarland fitting unobstructed between the outstretched arms of fans, and the bottom of point of the v-neck pointing to the logo on the stack. I also like the conformity of black between the stage awning, the guitar, and McFarland’s shirt (blouse?) and leather pants. This is all by accident, but I’ll happily take credit.
Bling by Seger
Former bassist Denis Lausier
Photography cannot capture the beauty of a voice, but I like to think this comes close. Hessian’s Salli Wason has pipes. This, I think, testifies.