Joan Osborne

Chances are, you haven't thought about Joan Osborne since 1995, back when she released "One of Us." Slow and steady pop with just a hint of bluesy rock, the song famously raised the possibility that God was just like "a stranger on the bus/ trying to make his way home." While the semi-sacrilegious lyrics and catchy tune made Osborne a one-hit wonder and became part of our pop culture canon (the song appeared on Glee just last month), "One of Us" was a one-off. Most of Osborne's songs are one part Motown, one part blues, and just a tinge of pop--a far fry from her radio hit. Now, 15 years later, she's released seven albums and still touring, making a modest career for herself. And you probably wouldn't recognize her on the bus, either. With LeRoy Bell. PAIGE RICHMOND

Thu., Oct. 28, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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