Multi-platinum selling artist Joan Osborne weaves together strands of American roots music, poetic lyrics and impassioned vocals to connect with a large and appreciative audience. The seven-time Grammy nominated singer got her start singing Billie Holiday’s classic “God Bless the Child” at a New York City bar’s open-mike night. Since then, she has shared the stage with notables including Bob Dylan, Luciano Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Melissa Etheridge, Taj Mahal, Spearhead, and the Chieftains.
In March 1995, Osborne released her breakthrough album Relish. The track “(What if God Was) One of Us” became a massive radio smash, selling three million copies. Osborne received additional Grammy nominations in both 1996 and 1997. In 2002, Osborne appeared in the Grammy Award-winning documentary Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
Osborne continues to release albums, tours extensively with her own band and as a member of The Grateful Dead, and with her side project Trigger Hippy, with Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene, session guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist Nick Govrik. She co-produced her most recent release, Bring it on Home, at the Waterfront Studios in New York, with engineer Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz), who used a 24-track Studer tape machine to replicate the analog sound of the era. Bring it on Home was nominated for Best Blues Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards.