Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Joan Osborne news

Over the President's Day holiday, I listened to Joan Osborne's '90s hit "One of Us" for the first times in years. This press release about her next album arrived around that time. Here are the details...

Joan Osborne is set to release her 8th studio recording Love and Hate on April 8. The 12 song collection will be released via Entertainment One Records. In support of the album Osborne will embark on an extensive U.S. tour (tour dates are listed below).

She wrote or co-wrote the songs on Love and Hate. “These songs resonate especially deep for me. I feel like I’ve grown so much as a songwriter, using simpler and simpler language, getting to the heart of the matter in a purer way.”

Osborne also co-produced Love and Hate with Jack Petruzzelli and recorded the album in the woods of Pennsylvania and her current hometown of New York City. The pair previously collaborated for Osborne’s Bring It On Home, which was Grammy nominated in the Best Blues Album Category last year.

Of the concept behind Love and Hate, the singer explains, “The image I keep coming back to is that of a beam of white light: we think it’s one thing, but when you shine it through a prism, you see that it’s made up of many different colors, different frequencies. Love isn’t just one thing either; it can be made up of faith and passion, power struggles, humor, anguish, deep spirituality, lust, anger, everything on that spectrum. People we love can bring out the very best and the absolute worst in us, and we can do that to them, too. Love is always a risk.”

Tour dates:

April 3 Bay Shore, NY Boulton Center
April 4 South Orange, NJ SOPAC
April 6 Beacon, NY Town Crier Café
April 9 Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center
April 11 Ewing, NJ Trinity UMC
April 12 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
April 15 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
April 17 Natick, MA The Center For the Arts
April 18 Londonderry, NJ Tupelo Music Hall
April 19 Lebanon, NJ Lebanon Opera House
April 25 Norfolk, CT Infinity Hall
April 26 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
May 15 Austin, TX One World Theater
May 17 Cherokee, TX Cherokee Creek Music Fest.
May 29 – June 1 Seattle, WA Jazz Alley
June 5 San Francisco, CA Kanbar Hall

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