City Winery Pittsburgh Presents: Joan Osborne Live in Concert on December 10th at 8 pm
On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a
clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply
engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times
we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this
moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to
hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”
Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone
mega-smash “One of Us,” the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe.
Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres:
pop rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk, and country – all of which can be
heard on Trouble and Strife, along with the Western side of C&W and a touch of glam
and disco. “For a lot of the record, we were going for a ‘70s AM radio vibe,” says
Osborne. As for the lyrics, the songs “are the most political I’ve ever written,” she conveys
of her first album of originals since 2014’s confessional Love and Hate. Osborne also
produced Trouble and Strife, primarily recorded in her basement studio in Brooklyn and
released on the label she founded in 1991, Womanly Hips.
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