Singer/songwriter Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation and will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Friday, March 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. See ticket info below.
Known for being a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee. The soulful vocalist is a highly sought-after collaborator and guest performer who has performed alongside many notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Emmylou Harris, Taj Mahal, and Mavis Staples, to name a few.
Counting such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively in various configurations — with her own band, as Joan Osborne’s Soul Revue, and as an acoustic duo and trio. In 2003, Osborne joined forces with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows and frequent guest appearances, Osborne currently also tours as a member of the rock/soul supergroup Trigger Hippy, founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and built from each musician’s shared love of R&B and soul. The band’s self-titled debut album arrived in 2014.
Osborne has showcased her far-ranging talent during three residencies in 2016 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo, Japan; the Blue Note in Honolulu, Hawaii; and Cafe Carlyle at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City. The latter, titled Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan, received critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times (“At every point in the evening, you had a sense of Ms. Osborne as an artist who knew exactly what she was doing”) and the Huffington Post (“Her set was magic…the evening was a rediscovery of familiar Dylan, re-mined for new riches…hearing Osborne singing and dancing the Dylan greats was further testament to their versatility, beauty, and his genius”).
Osborne continues to enjoy a long and storied career that was jumpstarted with the great success of her major-label debut album, Relish, which wove together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics, and impassioned vocals, and produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, “One of Us.” The song occupied the number one spot on the U.S. singles chart for two weeks, ‘Relish’ eventually racked up sales of over three million copies, and Osborne found a large and appreciative audience, particularly during touring as part of Sarah McLachlan’s Lilith Fair tour.
Joan Osborne will be accompanied by her trio which features Jack Petruzzelli on guitar and Keith Cotton on keyboard.
If you go… Have a good show!
Event: Joan Osborne in concert
Where: Kahilu Theatre
When: Friday, March 20, 2020, at 7 p.m.
Info: Tickets can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea.