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About Wussy Wussy on CBS This Morning Wussy formed spontaneously in 2001 when Cincinnati, Ohio stonemason Chuck Cleaver (Ass Ponys) and Lisa Walker (The Magic Words) began playing together as a result of a dare and a shot or two of Jaegermeister. Cleaver had been recently inspired after a run of Ass Ponys U.S. tour dates with The Handsome Family, which renewed his long-held love of iconic rock and folk duos. Walker and Cleaver's first performance, though totally unplanned, went without incident. And so.. Mark Messerly was recruited on bass, with Dawn Burman learning drums to join the band shortly thereafter. Veteran drummer Joe Klug came onboard after Burman's departure in 2009, and Chuck's former Ass Ponys bandmate John Erhardt joined on pedal steel in 2012. The band have become cult favorites of fans and critics alike, both for their songwriting and varied sonic palette, often drawing comparisons to admitted heroes Television, John Prine, The Velvet Underground, Crazy Horse and Yo