Sat 18 May 2019
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Joan Osborne discusses songwriting and her recent release "Songs of Bob Dylan," an album of Dylan covers, with 93XRT radio host Terri Hemmert.
This program is presented in conjunction with our special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric, and continues our popular Singers & Songwriters series, which takes visitors to the intersection of music, poetry, literature, and beyond.
JOAN OSBORNE is one of the great voices of her generation -- both a commanding, passionate performer and frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. In this intimate discussion setting, the multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee dives into her writing process and the importance of songwriting in America and beyond.
With Songs of Bob Dylan, Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon Dylan's celebrated canon. With performances honed by two residencies at New York City's Café Carlyle in 2016 and 2017, Osborne winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan's poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way. The album includes Dylan's beloved standards from the '60s and '70s, such as "Masters of War," "Highway 61 Revisited," and "Tangled Up In Blue" just to name a few. Osborne also covers some of her favorites from Dylan's later albums, including "Dark Eyes," "Ring Them Bells." and "High Water."
Says Osborne on the importance of songwriting, "We're living in a moment...where there's a lot of uncertainty and fear about what's happening in the world... We need to hear the most powerful, political songs. We need to hear our great writers and poets talking about these times." Join us for this special discussion in an intimate setting and engage with an accomplished songwriter about her own writing and Bob Dylan's unrivaled track list of powerful and poetic songs.