July 8 @ 7:30 pm
Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan tonight. Beloved singer-songwriter and 7-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne is a Kentucky native who grew up with a passion for music, but when she arrived in New York City in the late 1980s it was to attend New York University’s prestigious film school. She couldn’t resist the pull of the city’s live music scene for long, and soon she was performing her own songs in downtown rock clubs and emerging as a popular presence in a vibrant scene of rootsy new acts that included such then-unknowns as Jeff Buckley, Chris Whitley, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. In 1992, Osborne launched her own indie label, Womanly Hips, and released the live Soul Show: Live at Delta 88 and the studio EP Blue Million Miles. Osborne’s regional success led to a major-label deal and the release of her 1995 multi-platinum breakthrough album Relish, which included her Number One single “One of Us.” That song, along with a well-received run on 1997’s inaugural Lilith Fair tour, introduced her to a wide audience. Osborne’s talents have made her a sought-after collaborator and guest performer. She joined forces with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour in 2003 as The Dead, sang with Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers in the acclaimed 2002 documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown, and produced 2 albums for the great blues trio the Holmes Brothers. She’s shared stages with a wide range of performers including Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Melissa Etheridge, Taj Mahal, Luciano Pavarotti and the Chieftains. More recently, Osborne has toured and recorded as a member of Trigger Hippy, which also includes rising Americana star Jackie Greene and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman. Touring in support of her new album, out in the spring on 2017, singing the songs of Bob Dylan. Opening act: Brian Dunne. Advance tickets $35, day of show $40. Sponsored by E.M Wood Construction and Perkins Construction.