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NEW ALBUM: JOAN OSBORNE | RADIO WAVES

Joan Osborne has released a collection of unheard demos and live in-studio radio recordings titled "Radio Waves" via Womanly Hips Records. The singer and songwriter unearthed the long-lost recordings after cancelling her tour due to the pandemic following her 12th album "Trouble and Strife." The 13 tracks of "Radio Waves" are a collection of songs hand-picked by Osborne, who sifted through her archive of more than 100 radio station performances, each serving as a time capsule of her 25-year career. “Most of my life’s work has disappeared without a trace,” says Osborne. “I’ve made 10-plus studio albums, but the vast majority of the songs I’ve sung hundreds and thousands of times over decades of touring across the globe has never been recorded.” "Radio Waves" covers a wide range of Osborne’s musical styles and features her 1995 single, “Saint Teresa,” pulled from a KCRW session in 1995, and ends on her rendition of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everybody is a Star,” performed at KROQ in 2002. Additional tracks include covers of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love,” Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s in Need of Love Today,” and deeper cuts like Bill Withers’ “Same Love That Made Me Laugh” and Toshi Reagon’s “Real Love.” She is best known for recording the Eric Bazilian-penned song "One of Us" from her 1995 debut album, "Relish." The single and the album became worldwide hits and garnered seven Grammy Award nominations.