Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Shaley Scott

Thursday, April 18

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Armory

$27.00 - $30.00

This show was originally scheduled for June 2018 at Washington’s, but was postponed per the artist’s request. This performance will now take place on Thursday, April 18th at The Armory.

Joan Osborne
Joan Osborne
Creative dedication has been a hallmark of Joan Osborne's work from the start. Although the Kentucky native grew up with a passion for music, when she arrived in New York City in the late 1980s, it was to attend New York University's prestigious film school. But she couldn't resist the pull of the city's live music scene for long, and soon she was performing her own songs in downtown rock clubs and emerging as a popular presence in a vibrant scene of rootsy new acts that included such then-unknowns as Jeff Buckley, Chris Whitley, Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. In 1992, Osborne launched her own indie label, Womanly Hips, and released the live “Soul Show: Live at Delta 88” and the studio EP “Blue Million Miles.”

Osborne's regional success led to a major-label deal and the release of her 1995 multi-platinum breakthrough album “Relish,” which included her Number One single "One of Us." That song, along with a well-received run on 1997's inaugural Lilith Fair tour, introduced her to a wide audience. But Osborne quickly made it clear that she was more interested in musical integrity and creative longevity than transient pop success, and she made that point repeatedly with such subsequent albums as 2000's “Righteous Love,” 2002's “How Sweet It Is,” 2005’s “Christmas Means Love,” 2006's “Pretty Little Stranger,” 2007's “Breakfast in Bed,” 2008's “Little Wild One” and 2012's “Bring It On Home.”

Osborne's talents have also made her a sought-after collaborator and guest performer. She joined forces with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead when they regrouped to tour in 2003 as The Dead, sang with Motown's legendary Funk Brothers in the acclaimed 2002 documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” and produced two albums for the great blues trio the Holmes Brothers. She's shared stages with a wide range of performers, including Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith, Melissa Etheridge, Taj Mahal, Luciano Pavarotti and the Chieftains. More recently, Osborne has toured and recorded as a member of Trigger Hippy, which also includes rising Americana star Jackie Greene and Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman.

“Love and Hate,” Osborne’s eighth and newest album, shows the artist’s creative iconoclasm, and her determination to make music on her own terms, to be as strong as ever.
Shaley Scott
Shaley Scott
Shaley Scott was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. A trained dancer and a self-taught musician--she's been performing since the age of 5. She entered the Colorado Academy of the Arts, where she would train every day after school. "I had originally wanted to be a dancer, or be on Broadway," Shaley says. "I use to teach tap and jazz, and loved it." But, Shaley started writing songs on the piano in her spare time, and landed a spot on a local cable channel, where they started featuring her original music on tv--at only age 14.
From then on, her songwriting became a priority in her life.
She continued to train with the Colorado Academy of the Arts, and was a part of a 1940’s song and dance troupe that toured the United States as well as Europe, and even opened for Chubby Checker . . .
"That was an experience, for sure," says Shaley. "Meeting such an icon from the early Rock and Roll movement was such a pleasure, and it was the first time I really got to see first hand, the impact music can have on people. Here was Mr. Checker, on stage almost 40 years later--still touching people’s lives; Truly amazing."
Shaley got a music scholarship to Colorado State University, and entered college as a music major. “But, when I finally got to college, it was as if there was a voice inside me, telling me I needed to be somewhere else”, says Shaley.
So, Shaley packed up her car, and moved to Los Angeles.
Upon her arrival, she started co-writing, worked with a few indie labels, sang in radio spots, and had her music placed in the indie film "Art House," which went on to the Aspen Comedy Festival.
In addition, Shaley has been featured on many radio shows, had many songs placed in Indie films, and even jumped back into her theater/acting roots and starred in such films as “The Apocalypse”, “Invasion of the Pod People”, “Transmorphers”, and “The Hitchhiker”.
Most recently, she sang a featured song in Sony Picture’s "Smurfs: The Lost Village," starring Demi Lovato and Julia Roberts. Shaley continues to pursue the world of music placement and publishing, as well as co-writing and touring live.
She has worked with singer/songwriter KT Tunstall... opened for Chubby Checker, Cracker, Haley Bennett, Australian country music artist Kasey Chambers, and Bob Marley's The Wailers.
With influences such as The Police, Tori Amos, Billy Joel, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Heart, Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, and Queen--her original writing is the perfect blend of many styles, which has proven useful to publishing.
Venue Information:
The Armory
314 E. Mountain Ave
Fort Collins, CO, 80524