Joanie Loves Country

November 12, 2006 by · Leave a Comment
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“I think of this as my version of a country record,” explains Osborne, who admits that, although born and raised in Kentucky, she never really explored the genre until she relocated to New York in the early ‘80s.”I’m thinking about this album almost as if a film director decided to make a genre films — a western, then a romantic comedy, then a detective film. It’s a little like taking these genres that have certain constraints built in, then putting your own sensibility into it.”

And a fine job she does, with a little help from some friends like
Vince Gill, Allison Krauss, Sonny Landreth & Rodney Crowell, Joan has crafted a fine little country disc. Country in the way that acts like Rosanne Cash, Kim Richey or the Dixie Chicks are country, rooted deep in the traditional, yet still with enough of a modern flair to sound fresh and original. Plenty of soaring steel guitar and longing vocals add to the authentic feel.
The album includes six originals which easily hold their own against covers from the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter,and Patty Griffin and others.

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MP3: Joan Osborne – Tell Me How The Story Ends
Joan Osborne – Dead Roses

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