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Joan Osborne hits the road for North American tour

By Patrick Luce Jan 23, 2012, 20:28 GMT

Joan Osborne hits the road for North American tour

Joan Osborne has announced the first leg of her North American tour – which will include special appearances on several national NPR radio shows.

The tour kicks off with two New York City Winery performances March 27th and March 28th that will feature her hits and new songs from her brand new album, ‘Bring It On Home.’ The album arrives March 27th on Saguaro Road Records. The first leg of the tour continues through mid- April and includes markets such as Philadelphia, Charlotte, Nashville & Louisville.  Ms. Osborne will hit the road again later in the spring & summer with dates in the Mid-West and on the West Coast.
 
‘Bring It On Home’is Osborne’s first album of hand-picked vintage blues and soul songs, a collection that fans have long been asking for and Osborne herself delighted in making.  The recording sessions were electrifying, as the singer/songwriter tapped into her lifelong love of blues and R&B and unleashed her impassioned vocals. 

Produced by Joan and her longtime music director/guitarist Jack Petruzzelli, they were joined by Joan’s longtime bandmates as well as guests Barbecue Bob Pomeroy (harmonica), Allen Toussaint (piano on his own “Shoorah! Shoorah!”) and vocalists the Holmes Brothers and Rufus Thomas’ daughter, Vaneese Thomas.  Jimmy Vivino, Conan O’Brien Show Band musical director, assembled all horn arrangements and also played electric piano on “I Don’t Need no Doctor.”
 
Joan Osborne has sold millions of albums and garnered multiple Grammy nominations throughout her critically and commercially acclaimed career.  In addition to her own headlining tours, she has sung lead vocals for The Dead (formerly the Grateful Dead) and was featured in the award-winning film Standing in the Shadows of Motown.

The first leg of Joan Osborne’s North American tour includes the following performances, with more dates to be added:
 
March 27          New York, NY                    City Winery
March 28          New York, NY                    City Winery
March 30          Norfolk, CT                     Infinity Hall
March 31          Londonderry, NH                 Tupelo Music Hall
April 1           Albany, NY                      The Egg
April 4           Alexandria, VA                  Birchmere
April 5           Annapolis, MD                   Ramshead
April 6           Philadelphia                    World Cafe
April 7           Tarrytown, NY                   Music Hall
April 9           Raleigh, NC                     Lincoln Theater
April 10          Charlotte, NC                   Visulite Theater
April 12          Knoxville, TN                   Blue Plate Special
April 13          Nashville, TN                   3rd & Lindsley
April 14          Louisville, KY                  Headliners
April 15          Morgantown, WV                Mountain Stage

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