Joan Osborne

On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to the times we’re living in.


Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone mega-smash “One of Us,” the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres: pop rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk and country – all of which can be heard on her latest album release, Trouble and Strife.


It's been quite the journey since “the most gifted vocalist of her generation” (AllMusic.com) moved from small-town Kentucky to attend NYU film school in the ‘80s. Osborne’s astounding voice drew attention when she joined the fun at open mic nights in downtown clubs, which eventually led to the release of her debut album. Since then, she’s performed with Motown’s revered rhythm section the Funk Brothers and toured with the Dead. She has harmonized with Stevie Wonder, duetted with Luciano Pavarotti, and co-headlined a tour with the legendary Mavis Staples. She has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country. Through it all, she sees more clearly now than ever the essential role our troubadours play.

  • Dates: September 15, 2024
  • Location: Gunter Theatre
  • Address: 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Price: $55