2019 Blogging From A-Z Challenge: O is for Joan Osborne

Welcome to Day 15 of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge. Just a quick introduction: my name is Elissa Kane, and I am an indie author working on my first mystery novel, A Deadly Melody, which is book 1 of the Fallen Rockstar series.

If you want to find out why I chose this theme, please check out my Blogging from A-Z Challenge theme reveal post.

Now, onto the letter O. . .

photo courtesy of Mass MoCA

Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne began singing in the late ’80s after she started her own independent record label, Womanly Hips, to record her own music. In the ‘90s, she signed with Mercury Records and released her first full-length album, Relish, which was a huge success in part to the megahit song “One of Us.”

Relish is one amazing album and is without a doubt one of the Top 10 albums of the ‘90s. It is also on my list of the greatest albums of all time.

Over the past twenty years, Joan has released nine studio albums, performed with many different artists, including the letter “E” artist, Melissa Etheridge on her song “Bring Me Some Water”, and won a Woman of Achievement award. She also has one of the most amazing and powerful voices in music.

Joan Osborne on A Deadly Melody playlist

There are quite a few of Joan’s songs on my A Deadly Melody playlist and throughout the entire Fallen Rockstar series. “Ladder”, “Right Hand Man”, “Pensacola”, “Spider Web”, “Hurricane”, “Bring Me Some Water” her duet with Melissa Etheridge, and my absolute favorite “St. Teresa” are all included on my novel playlist.

I was fortunate to have gotten to see Joan years ago when she toured with The Dixie Chicks. She was amazing! And, I was so happy that she sang my favorite song, “St. Teresa”, which sounded incredible live.

“St. Teresa”, along with the Counting Crows’ “Omaha” and Toad the Wet Sprocket’s “Crowing”, was part of the soundtrack of my ‘90s and was on a constant loop in my dorm room at the University of Florida. It is hands down one of my all-time favorite songs.

You can listen to Joan and all of the singers from the A-Z Challenge on my Spotify playlist below:

Missed a day? Check out the entire A-Z Challenge list, here.

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