On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”
Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne will release a collection of unearthed live in-studio radio recordings entitled Radio Waves on February 22 (via her imprint Womanly Hips Records). The 13-song album is a unique, hand-picked assortment of Osborne’s favorite and most captivating live appearances culled from 100+ radio station performances over her 25-year career. See the full track listing below.
Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne is the latest addition to a jam packed Martha’s Vineyard Concert Series. Osborne is one of six new acts added to the live entertainment series at The Loft. The other performances include Pink Talking Fish, Neighbor, Marble Eyes, Entrain, and The New Motiff. The shows will start on July 21 with a week of music leading up to the Beach Road Weekend Music Festival in Vineyard Haven.
Multi-Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Joan Osborne addresses immigration on her new song “What’s That You Say”, released today. With all the new issues and controversies happening in real-time, immigration no longer leads the news cycle, but the problem still exists as much as ever. Osborne takes a thoughtful approach to the subject through the experience of one family. The track appears on Osborne’s upcoming new album Trouble And Strife, which comes out on September 18th via Womanly Hips/Thirty Tigers.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is back with Trouble and Strife (Womanly Hips Records), her first album of original material in six years. Osborne self-produced the new collection and penned all ten songs, with two co-writes. Trouble and Strife finds the gifted vocalist offering a strong yet uplifting response to some of the socio-political issues plaguing our nation over the last several years. Osborne beautifully balances the weight of her messages with solace and optimism. The new track ”Boy Dontcha Know” touches on the challenges of being a female in our society and why one might prefer to be male.
Almost 25 years after she took the nation by storm with her album, “Relish,” early 2019 finds seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne touring the country performing “Songs of Bob Dylan.” And for one night only at the new Sofia Center for the Arts in Sacramento her show featured Jackie Greene, her former Trigger Hippy partner, fellow Phil Lesh & Friends alumni, and Sacramento-area nati
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne, multi-Grammy award-winner Bonnie Raitt, Grammy award-winning blues artist Joan Osborne, Mickey Hart and Friends and Pura Fe & Cary Morin plus host Wavy Gravy, will celebrate the Berkeley-based Seva Foundation on January 12th at a benefit concert at the Fox Theatre in Oakland called Sing Out for Seva. This event marks four decades of benefit concerts performed by celebrity artists since Seva was founded forty years ago.