|Main Stage Freedom Hall||Sat||7:45 PM|
Seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne who is touring in support of her critically acclaimed 10th studio album, “Trouble and Strife”, has a long history in Lancaster. She has performed here multiple times starting early in her stellar career. It is with great pleasure that we bring this soulful artist back to Lancaster.
Rolling Stone included her latest in “18 Albums you Might Have Missed in 2020.”
American Songwriter says: “With a 25-year career, spanning multiple Grammy nods and all-star collaborations with the likes of Bob Dylan, the Dead, Mavis Staples and any number of other iconic individuals, Osborne’s name finds continuing placement at the top of most marquees… As an R&B chanteuse, she’s both credible and convincing, offering no hint of posturing or pretense in any of these 10 tracks.” 4-Stars!
It’s been quite the journey since the woman All.Music.com declared “the most gifted vocalist of her generation” moved from small-town Kentucky to attend NYU film school in the 1980s. Osborne’s astounding voice drew attention when she joined the fun at open mic nights in downtown clubs, which eventually led to 1995’s Relish, “that rare breed of album where critical consensus, popular approval and enduring appeal unite,” according to American Songwriter. Since then, she’s performed with Motown’s revered rhythm section the Funk Brothers and toured with the Dead (where she first met and sang with Dylan). She’s harmonized with Stevie Wonder at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, duetted with Luciano Pavarotti, and co-headlined a tour with the legendary Mavis Staples. She has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country. Through it all, she sees more clearly now than ever the essential role our troubadours play.
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