Joan Osborne to play London’s Union Chapel on July 2; first UK concert since 2018


Headline Show at London Union Chapel on July 2

First UK Concert since 2018

Credit: Laure Crosta

Acclaimed US singer-songwriter Joan Osborne is to play her first UK show in six years at London’s Union Chapel on Tuesday July 2. Tickets HERE

Osborne, who enjoyed one of the biggest worldwide hits of the 1990s with iconic single “One Of Us” from her breakthrough 1995 album Relish, released her latest, widely-praised LP Nobody Owns You at the end of last year, via her imprint Womanly Hips Records.

Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated and platinum selling career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilised her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams. She has headlined the Lilith Fair festival, opened for The Who at Madison Square Garden, toured with the Grateful Dead and Motown’s Funk Brothers and played to 100,000 at the Atlanta Olympic Games.

The twelve contemplative tracks on Nobody Owns You highlight Osborne’s songwriting prowess, and offer inspiration, optimism and hope, surrounded by a rootsy and deeply soulful sound, while exploring Osborne’s own unique journey from small-town Kentucky to around the world.

“This is the most personal record I’ve ever made,” Osborne says “These songs come from my feelings about people in my family, about people who I care about, and just what to do with this time that we have on the earth. They come from a raw emotional place. And I’m asking myself that question: What am I here for?”

Listen to Nobody Owns You HERE (stream)

Watch the video for album track “Great American Cities”, Osborne’s homage to America’s major metropolitan centres, here: PrimaFocus UK V43 16×9 Vo1 (

Amongst the accolades for Nobody Owns You, her eleventh studio album, Americana Highways called it “One of the year’s best.” Glide magazine claimed, “Osborne’s always had that provocative streak dating back to her 1995 breakthrough Relish, but she’s never been as focused and direct as she is with this poignant effort.”

Nobody Owns You follows Osborne’s acclaimed Trouble & Strife and is produced by Ben Rice (Valerie June, Norah Jones), who also joins Osborne as co-writer on several tracks as well as adding banjo guitar. Renowned lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar is also featured, along with Dave Sherman on piano and Jack Petruzelli on baritone guitar. Backing vocalists Rachel Yamagata and Catherine Russell add tone and texture as they contribute harmonies throughout much of the album. Jill Sobule adds another layer of sound on the upbeat “Child of God” and the hymnlike “Lifeline.”

Biography – Joan Osborne

Joan Osborne – official website