Friday, September 13, 2013
2013 Event Gallery Concert Series
6:30 p.m. Doors
8:00 p.m. Show Time
$40.00 & $43:00 Reserved; $45.00 & $48.00 Day of Show
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Joan Elizabeth Osborne is an American singer-songwriter, known for her popular song "One of Us" and touring with various versions of the Dead.
Originally from the Louisville suburb of Anchorage, Kentucky, she moved to New York City in the late 1980's, where Osborne formed her own record label, Womanly Hips, to release a few independent recordings before signing to Mercury Records. Her second (and first major label) album is Relish (1995), which became a hit on the strength of the single "One of Us". The song was much more pop-oriented than the rest of the album, which was steeped in country, blues and folk music. "Right Hand Man" and "St. Teresa" were singles following the success of "One of Us". Osborne's audience grew significantly with her appearance at Lilith Fair, which placed her in the same school of female singer-songwriters as Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.
Osborne was featured in the 2002 documentary film Standing in the Shadows of Motown and toured with legendary Motown sidemen the Funk Brothers. She and her band accompanied the Dixie Chicks for a national tour in the summer of 2003, during which time she also joined veteran San Francisco jam-rockers the Dead as a vocalist, and released her fourth album, titled “How Sweet It Is”, a collection of classic rock and soul covers. During 2005 and 2006 she performed on several occasions with Phil Lesh and Friends.
“Bring It on Home” is a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist. It’s an apt title—for Osborne, Home marks a return to her musical roots. “I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs singing songs like this,” she remembers. “I’d do three or four one-hour sets per night. That’s where I really learned to sing.” Despite her long history with the music, it was only recently that the singer felt like she was ready to put some of those standards on record. “There’s a texture and richness to these songs that singers don’t have right away, that I didn’t have when I started out,” she says. “But the more I’ve done this, the more tone and depth I’ve developed. This was the time,” says Osborne.
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