Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner, Steve Buckingham, "Pretty Little Stranger
" highlights the soulful sound of Joan Osborne
with elements of country blues and Americana. This 12 song collection features six original tunes written by Joan including the first single, "Who Divided", "Shake That Devil", "After Jane" and the title track and also compositions by Kris Kristofferson
("Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"), Jerry Garcia
("Brokedown Palace") and Patty Griffin
("What You Are").
Joan stated, "I would call this my version of a country record -- some of it very traditional, some less so. It tells feelings and stories in very simple language, and I wanted to focus on that simple way of communicating, rather than be flowery and poetic. I needed to get down to the bare bones and I feel like we did a good job of doing that."
"Pretty Little Stranger" features some of music's finest performers lending their talents including Vince Gill
on "Time Won't Tell," Alison Krauss
, "Holy Waters", Sonny Landreth
playing slide guitar on "Dead Roses" and Rodney Crowell
providing harmony vocals on his own "When The Blue Hour Comes."
Joan Osborne had one of the biggest releases of the mid-90's with "Relish
" and participated in the historic and successful Lilith Fair Tour. She has worked with a myriad of artists like Bob Dylan
, Stevie Wonder
, The Chieftains
and Bonnie Raitt
. She toured with The Dead
in the summer of 2004 and recently finished a tour with Phil Lesh