Win Tickets ($70): Grammy Nominee Joan Osborne @ Aladdin Theater | Soul, Blues & Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Grammy Nominee Joan Osborne @ Aladdin Theater on April 19. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 18.


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April 19, 2016
7 pm Doors, Show: 8 pm | $32.50 ADV, $35 Doors | Minors OK w/ Guardian

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. Osborne is widely known for her beloved hit song,“(What If God Was)One of Us,” as well as her live performances of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the GRAMMY Award-winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time GRAMMY Award nominee, the soulful vocalist and noted song interpreter 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 Patti Smith to name a few.

Osborne is widely known for her live performances of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the GRAMMY Award-winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Both fans and critics have praised Osborne’s contribution to the film. Counting such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, Osborne is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, as evidenced by the soul covers she has recorded on her albums How Sweet It Is and Breakfast In Bed, in addition to Bring It On Home, which garnered a Best Blues Album nomination at the 2013 GRAMMY Awards. Those heartfelt performances are reflected in her Soul Revue concerts.

“I’ve put together this Soul Revue, and for these special performances, we’re doing a lot of great R&B and soul…Motown music…it’s just a blast to do,” Osborne says of the new show, which includes a set list full of hits, such as “Midnight Train To Georgia,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Heat Wave” and “I Don’t Need No Doctor.” “I love this music — it’s just so joyful and so freeing. There is definitely a serious side to what I do as a musician, but there is also a side to it that involves wanting to cut loose, and that is what this band is about. We’re all just having a love affair with playing this music.” Osborne adds, “The audience is ready for this kind of material. They really connect with it — people are jumping up and standing on chairs. They’re getting dressed up, they’re dancing. They want to come out and have a good time.”

Osborne has released several acclaimed albums and continues to tour extensively with her own band and in various configurations, such as when she joined forces in 2003 with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour as The Dead. In addition to her own solo shows, Soul Revue concerts and guest appearances, Osborne currently 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 was released to rave reviews in 2014. Osborne has also spent plenty of time in the producer’s chair, having produced two albums for Americana stalwarts the Holmes Brothers, and co-produced her last two acclaimed solo records, Love And Hate (2014), and Bring It On Home (2012), with talented producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Petruzzelli.

Osborne’s latest solo recording, Love and Hate, is one of the most personally-charged, creatively ambitious efforts of her two-decades-plus recording career. While she has long established herself as one of the world’s most respected vocalists, her soulful songcraft reaches a new level of musical and lyrical resonance on Love and Hate. Such insightful, emotionally complex new compositions as “Where We Start,” “Work On Me,” “Kitten’s Got Claws,” “Keep It Underground” and the pointed title track survey some of the more complicated terrain of romantic relationships, in a manner that’s rarely been attempted in popular music, while the album’s intimate, stripped-down sound marks a stylistic departure from the gritty blues-based rock for which Osborne is best known.

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30 Responses to Win Tickets ($70): Grammy Nominee Joan Osborne @ Aladdin Theater | Soul, Blues & Rock

  1. William Longnecker April 11, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Such a magic voice!

    • Michele April 11, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

      One of my favorites since her first album. I own them all! I’m a huge fan. :)

    • Lisa April 14, 2016 at 5:25 am #

      One down to earth female what if god was one of us

    • Kathleen April 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

      Soulful sound, angelic voice

  2. John April 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    Going to this show for a date night would score big points with my better half!

  3. Angie Windheim April 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

    Her Spiderwebs song is still one of my favorites…powerhouse soulful voice

  4. Victor April 11, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    Great singer. Should be an awesome show.

  5. Veronica Vasquez April 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    I would love to win two tickets for an amazing date night. Plus Joan is so talented.

  6. Rossh April 12, 2016 at 11:54 am #

    pick me!

  7. David Rottenberg April 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    This would be so much fun!

  8. Amber Hutchins April 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm #

    I’m Love her voice! It’d be wonderful to hear her in person!

  9. Cory April 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    What if God was in the audience?

  10. Jennifer April 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    Would really enjoy a nice night out listen to Joan, we would love to go to the concert!

  11. Michael April 14, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

    she would be so amazing live

  12. T_dah April 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

    Fantastic voice, should be an unforgettable show! My SO will love it!

  13. Mikey B April 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    Yeah, What if….?

  14. lori gustin April 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Would love to win!

  15. Bobbie Kramer April 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    Let’s go!

  16. Dolores April 14, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Wow, I haven’t seen Joan Osborne perform in YEARS!!! Any time she’s in PDX I’m out of town or for some other boring reason can’t go :-( Would LOVE to hear her again!

  17. Bob B. April 14, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    Wonderful voice and spirit!

  18. DebB April 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Would love to hear Joan’s soulful voice in performance.

  19. Randy April 14, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    I would love to see Joan! Yes!

  20. Wayne Lee April 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    I love Joan Osborne! I’d love to see her in concert!

  21. Hannah April 14, 2016 at 10:37 pm #

    Yes please

  22. Dave G. April 15, 2016 at 12:14 am #

    Well OK …What if GOD was one of …..

  23. Ditty Nicolaides April 15, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    What if god smoked cannabis…

  24. dana r April 16, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    would love to go to this show.

  25. Linn April 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Some more tix to a living legend. How does the Pipe get a hold of these? This would be amazing.

  26. Lisa April 17, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

    Amazing! Would love to go and bring a few friends to this show.

  27. Erin April 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    This would be the best surprise for my partner! I love Joan’s music… Her first album spun some life changing webs in my head! Thank you for the opportunity to treat my love to a night of great music!

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