Main Stage, Tickets $35
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. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award 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.
Her two residencies at Cafe Carlyle at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City in 2016 and 2017, titled Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan and Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan II, 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.”)
Osborne felt this would be a great chance to work out an idea she had of doing a “Songbook Series” of albums — the way Ella Fitzgerald did in recording the songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, and others — but with the songs of more recent writers. Dylan was an obvious choice. As a result of the successful Cafe Carlyle residencies, the Joan Osborne Sings The Songs of Bob Dylan show is being taken on the road in 2017, with a new Joan Osborne album, The Songs of Bob Dylan, Vol. 1, set for release in July 2017.