Joan Osborne Talks Up New Album Before Long Island Show


Joan Osborne, best known for her 1995 hit single “One of Us,” will be performing at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett while touring to promote her new album coming out this summer.

Songs of Bob Dylan, which will be released Sept. 1, offers just what it states: covers of songs by the legendary folk singer. This new album was inspired by two performances she gave last year, when she tried out some Dylan songs.

“I was asked to play at Cafe Carlyle which is a cabaret.” Joan told the Press. “I’m not really used to playing at cabarets, so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out some covers.”

Her experimentation was such a success it led to the album, which was created in collaboration with Jack Petruzzelli and Keith Cotton, both who performed with her at Cafe Carlyle.

Songs of Bob Dylan revives the soul and blues in Osborne, who has dabbled in many genres of music. The album will include hits such as “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Dark Eyes” and “High Water.” Osborne delivers her own take on the Nobel Prize winner’s songs, with her keyboardist and guitar helping her songs fully encompass the blues feel.

Osborne, who lives in New York, said she is excited to return to the Hamptons, both for the beaches and the venue.

“There was this one time at the Stephen Talkhouse where I had everyone stand in their chairs and dance.” Osborne said while reflecting upon her favorite Long Island memories. “Let’s just say The Stephen Talkhouse can get pretty crazy.”

Fans can expect a range of songs at Osborne’s shows this summer.

“It will mostly be Dylan songs, but I will also have Joan Osborne songs,” she said. “There are always people who come and would love to hear an old song. I also prepared Dylan songs that are not on the album, so that people who come to the live shows get something more from it.”

Joan Osborne will be playing The Stephen Talkhouse at 8 p.m. July 13. The Stephen Talkhouse is located at 161 Main St. in Amagansett. Tickets cost $75 and can be found here.