Singer Songwriter Joan Osborne to Play Bethel Woods - Daily Hudson Valley News

Singer Songwriter Joan Osborne to Play Bethel Woods

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Entertainment


Multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy® nominee Joan Osborne will perform in The Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Friday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. The “(What If God Was) One of Us” singer has been writing, performing and touring with various versions of The Dead since she burst onto the scene in 1996.

Tickets go on-sale Friday, May 10 at 10:00 a.m. at,, the box office or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. Reserved seats are $40.00 & $43.00 for this intimate Event Gallery show. All-in ticket prices show at a glance what you will pay for your tickets, including standard shipping.

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, a seven-time Grammy® nominee, has been working steadily since her debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, and produced the international hit “(What if God Was) One of Us.” Since then she has released several albums, toured extensively with her own band and as a member of The Grateful Dead, appeared in the documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” and shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris and Patti Smith to name just a few. Joan has produced two albums for Americana stalwarts the Holmes Brothers, and co-produced her most recent critically acclaimed release, Bring it on Home, which was nominated for a Grammy® (Best Blues Album).

Bring It on Home is a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from the 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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