Radio waves

Joan Osborne announces RADIO WAVES (out 02/22) + new 2022 tour dates

Singer-songwriter Joan Osborne will release a collection of live studio radio recordings titled radio waves on February 22 (via her Womanly Hips Records imprint). The 13-song album is a unique, hand-picked assortment of Osborne’s favorite and most gripping live appearances, culled from over 100 radio station performances over his 25-year career. See the full track list below.

Following the 2020 release of her critically acclaimed film Trouble and Strife, Osborne canceled her touring plans and spent lockdown like many others – visiting dormant projects and sorting through the contents of dusty old shoeboxes.

“Most of my life’s work disappeared without a trace,” Osborne said. “I’ve made over 10 studio albums, but the vast majority of the songs I’ve sung hundreds and thousands of times over decades of touring the world have never been recorded.”

What Osborne found buried deep in his closets are relics of those lost performances; live recordings of time capsules highlighting the dynamism of lightning that makes her a fascinating performer. The Radio Waves tracks cover a wide range of styles and sources, perfectly on display in the album’s bookends – starting with “Saint Teresa” from a 1995 KCRW session and ending with a take of “Everybody Is A Star” by Sly and the Family Stone. » performed at the KROQ in 2002.

Consistent throughout radio waves are Osborne’s big, silky vocals, the soulful, smooth instrumentation of veteran accompanists Andrew Carillo and Jack Petruzzelli, and a keen ear for soulful song selections. Inspiring stylistic choices span classics like Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s In Need of Love Today” and Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” plus deeper cuts like Bill Withers’ “Same Love That Made Me Laugh” and “” by Toshi Reagon. True love”.

Osborne has announced the dates for his first tour since releasing Trouble and Strife in 2020. See the full list below.

Throughout her 25-year, multiple Grammy-nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She used her incredible voice through her own songs while becoming one of the best performers of her generation. radio waves is a living document.

radio waves track list

1. “Saint Therese” (KCRW, 1995)
2. “My Love Is Alive” (KPRI, 2000)
3. “Dream A Little Dream” (demo, 2005)
4. “How sweet” (Radio Bremen, Germany, 2003)
5. “Shake Your Hips” (WXPK, 2012)
6. “One of Us” (Dutch Radio, 2001)
7. “Real Love” (demo, 2006)
8. “Little Savage” (KBCO, 2008)
9. “The same love that made me laugh” (The Loft – Sirius XM, 2012)
10. “Make You Feel My Love” (Radio Bremen, Germany, 2002)
11. “Only You Know and I Know” (The Loft – Sirius XM, 2012)
12. “Love needs love today” (Radio Bremen, Germany, 2002)
13. “Everybody’s a Star” (KROQ, 2002)


January 13 – Bellingham, WA – Mount Baker Theater
January 14 – Federal Way, WA – Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center +
January 15 – Edmonds, WA – Edmonds Center for the Arts +
January 17 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall +
January 20 – Livermore, CA – Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center +
January 21 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rio Theater
January 22 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House +
January 24 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up +
January 25 – Malibu, CA – Smothers Theater +
January 26 – Scottsdale, AZ – Virginia Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center +
January 27 – Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson + Theater
February 18 – Natick, MA – Natick Arts Center
February 19 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun Resort
March 31 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere
April 1 – Easton, MD – Avalon Theater
April 2 – Richmond, VA – Tin Pan
April 3 – Charleston, WV – Mountain Stage
April 5 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
April 6 – Atlanta, Georgia – City Winery
April 7 – Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
April 30 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts
May 13 – New London, CT – The Garde Arts Center
May 14 – Glenside, Pennsylvania – Keswick Theater
June 10 – South Orange, NJ – South Orange Performing Arts Center

+with The Mourners