Friday, February 14, 2014

Joan Osborne set to release 'Love and Hate' on April 8, 2014

Joan Osborne is a fantastic singer. Great to see she has another album coming out in early spring!


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Multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven time GRAMMY nominee,Joan Osborne is set to release her eighth studio recording Love and Hate April 8, 2014. The poignant 12-song collection, which weaves together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals, will be released via Entertainment One (eOne) where Osborne recently signed a new, worldwide record deal. In support of the album Osborne will embark on an extensive U.S. tour including stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Austin, San Francisco, and Seattle (Love and Hate Tour dates are listed below.)

Osborne wrote or co-wrote every song on Love and Hate, making it her most intimate record yet.  “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 co-produced Love and Hate with Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright) 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, Osborne 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.” 

The soulful vocalist, who counts such legendary artists as Etta James and Ray Charles as influences, has toured extensively with her own band and as a member of The Dead. She was one of the original artists on Lilith Fair and has performed alongside many notable musicians, including Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, and Patti Smith, to name just a few. Osborne’s debut album Relish produced the massive MTV and international radio smash, "One of Us.” Osborne is currently a member of the rock band/creative collective Trigger Hippy formed by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman along with Jackie Greene, Tom Bukovac and Nick Govrik. 

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2014 Love and Hate Tour dates (with additional dates to be announced shortly):

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 (w/ Holmes Bros.)
June 5                                 San Francisco, CA              Kanbar Hall (w/ Holmes Bros.)

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