Joan Osborne Releases Compelling, Personal Album, NOBODY OWNS YOU

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Today, acclaimed artist Joan Osborne is releasing her 11th album, the honest, captivating Nobody Owns You, via her imprint Womanly Hips Records. Nobody Owns You is a collection of revealing songs as Osborne ponders life’s triumphs and challenges. The twelve contemplative tracks offer hope and solace, while exploring Osborne’s own unique journey from small-town Kentucky to around the world. Listen to Nobody Owns You HERE

Accolades are coming in for Nobody Owns You as well. Americana Highways called it “One of the year’s best.” Glide Magazine claimed, “Osborne’s always had that provocative streak dating back to her 1995 breakthrough Relish, but she’s never been as focused and direct as she is with this poignant effort.”

Nobody Owns You is produced by Ben Rice (Valerie June, Norah Jones), who also joins Osborne as co-writer on several tracks, as well as adding banjo guitar. Renowned lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar is also featured, along with Dave Sherman on piano and Jack Petruzelli on baritone guitar. Backing vocalists Rachel Yamagata and Catherine Russell add tone and texture as they contribute harmonies throughout much of the album. Jill Sobule adds another layer of sound on the upbeat “Child of God” and the hymnlike “Lifeline.”

Nobody Owns You follows Osborne’s acclaimed Trouble & Strife, which earned raves from NPR, People, Associated Press and more. In 2022, Osborne released Radio Waves, an anthology of select performances broadcast on national airwaves since 1995.

Osborne’s headline tour starts up again on September 15th and will continue through December. A full list of tour dates is below and on her website HERE.

Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilized her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams, and she continues to seamlessly blend into any genre. On Nobody Owns You, her eleventh studio album, Osborne shares her deepest thoughts on life as we know it, hoping others may find solace alongside her.

Joan Osborne 2023 Tour Dates
September 15 – Natick, MA – The Center for Arts in Natick
September 20 ­– Hummelstown, PA – The Englewood
September 22 – Old Saybrook, CT – Kathrine Hepburn Cultural
September 23 – Bethlehem, NH – The Colonial Theatre
September 24 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer
September 26 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theatre
September 28 – St. Louis, MO – City Winery St. Louis
September 29 – Evanston, IL – Space ­
September 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
October 6 – Goshen, CT – Blackbear Music Fest
November 8 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
November 10 – Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
November 12 – Great Falls, MT – The Newberry
November 14 – Berkeley, CA – Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
November 15 – Grass Valley, CA – Center for the Arts (Grass Valley)
November 16 – Venice, CA – The Venice West
November 18 ­– Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
November 19 – Bristol, TN – Paramount Center for the Arts
November 21 – Frankfort, KY – Grand Theatre
November 30 – Vienna, VA – The Barns at Wolf Trap
December 1 – Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater
December 3 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
December 5 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
December 7 – Roanoke, VA ­– Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson
December 15 – Stowe, VT – Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
December 16 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
December 31 – Saratoga Springs, NY – The Saratoga City Center Ballroom