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Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan
June 2, 2017
Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm | $32 ADV, $35 Doors | All Ages
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.”