Solidifying her reputation as a modern-era interpreter with a keen interest in classic rock, roots music and blues, Joan Osborne has scored a major success with her “Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan” performance residencies, and now with the record Songs of Bob Dylan. The record features early Dylan classics as well as often-overlooked gems from some of Zimmerman’s less-appreciated later efforts. An unfussy and well-played record, the focus is entirely on Osborne’s readings of American classics.
Joan Osborne performs the songs of Bob Dylan at the Bethel Woods Event Gallery on Sunday, April 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $44 and $54. For tickets and additional information, visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at 200 Hurd Road in Bethel.