NPR Music

Support Public RadioLogin

Mountain Stage

Listen To Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

Joan Osborne.
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Joan Osborne.

Joan Osborne On Mountain Stage

February 11, 2013 The singer showcases her sultry, muscular voice with a performance full of soul and blues covers.

Joan Osborne makes her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown. Osborne's performance was the final date on the first leg of her 2012 tour in support of her latest album, Bring It on Home. With a career that's inching toward the two-decade mark, Osborne has found success across genres, earning accolades as a singer-songwriter, pop hitmaker and rootsy, bluesy soul singer.

Since the release of her 1995 breakout Relish, Osborne has waded deeper into the world of blues and R&B, from which her love of singing began. It's only fitting that Bring It on Home is her first album composed entirely of covers in that genre. Backed by her band, Osborne's sultry, muscular voice shines in songs ranging from Slim Harpo's "Shake Your Hips" to the Bill Withers deep cut "Same Love That Made Me Laugh."

This Mountain Stage performance was originally published on June 11, 2012.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

More Mountain Stage

More Mountain Stage

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

About Mountain Stage

For more than 25 years West Virginia's Mountain Stage has been giving radio audiences the best seat in the house for some of the world's most reknowned performers. Learn more.

Podcast + RSS Feeds

Podcast RSS

  • Concerts
  • Mountain Stage