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Joan Osborne’s DYLANOLOGY : feat. Special Guests Anders Osborne & Robert Randolph * All Dylan * Full Band * Two Sets *

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Rescheduled to April 8th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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CANCELLED – Welcome To Night Vale

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Fri Apr 9th - 8:00PM
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Rescheduled to April 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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CANCELLED – Chris Hardwick

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Sat Apr 17th - 7:30PM
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RESCHEDULED – Music of Cream: Disraeli Gears and Clapton Classics Tour

Rescheduled to from August 14th to April 18th. All tickets honored for the rescheduled date.

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RESCHEDULED – Sibling Rivalry The Tour : Starring Bob & Monét

Rescheduled to April 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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Thu Apr 22nd - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Drew Lynch

Rescheduled to April 23, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 23rd - 7:30PM
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Demetri Martin: Wandering Mind Tour

This show has been moved from The Chevalier Theatre in Medford to The Wilbur. All previous purchasers will be refunded and have the option to re-purchase for the rescheduled Wilbur show.

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Sat Apr 24th - 7:00PM
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – That Golden Girls Show! A Puppet Parody

Rescheduled to April 25th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Sun Apr 25th - 07:30 PM
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PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Whose Live Anyway?

Rescheduled from 8/23 to 4/28. All tickets honored.

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Wed Apr 28th - 07:30 PM
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PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Jim Norton

Rescheduled to April 30th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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Fri Apr 30th - 07:00 PM
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Apr 30th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Taylor Tomlinson

Rescheduled to May 8th, 2021. All ticket honored to the new show.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 8th - 07:00 PM
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PRICE:
$20

RESCHEDULED – The Musical Box : A Genesis Extravaganza Vol. II

Rescheduled from 11/17/20 to 5/23/21. All tickets honored.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 23rd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $50

CANCELLED – The Fab Faux performs Revolver and Abbey Road Selections

This show is cancelled. All tickets will be refunded automatically at a later date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jun 5th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $95

RESCHEDULED – Brad Williams

Rescheduled to July 10th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jul 10th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Hot Tuna: Acoustic & Electric

Rescheduled to July 13th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Jul 13th - 8:00PM
Openers: w/ Special Guest David Grisman Trio
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Tanya Tucker w/ Special Guest Walker Country

Rescheduled to August 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Aug 17th - 7:30PM
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PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Gabriel Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour – Go Big or Go Home

Rescheduled to August 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 5:00 PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Aug 22nd - 8:00 PM
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PRICE:
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Steve Hofstetter

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Aug 28th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$25

RESCHEDULED – Doug Stanhope

Rescheduled to September 3rd, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 3rd - 7:30PM
PRICE:
$50

RESCHEDULED – Kathleen Madigan: 8 O’Clock Happy Hour Tour

Rescheduled from September11th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 7:00PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Sep 11th - 9:30 PM
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RESCHEDULED – Jay Pharoah

Rescheduled to to September 17th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 17th - 7:00PM
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RESCHEDULED – Fortune Feimster

Rescheduled to Sept 24, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

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Fri Sep 24th - 7:30PM
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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Sep 24th - 10:00 PM
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RESCHEDULED – Robin Trower

Rescheduled to Sept 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Sep 26th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $69

RESCHEDULED – Jess Hilarious

Rescheduled to October 8th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 8th - 07:30 PM
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RESCHEDULED – Amanda Seales Presents: Smart, Funny & Black

Rescheduled to October 16th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 16th - 7:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Mike Birbiglia Live!

These shows have been rescheduled to October 17-20, 2021. All tickets honored to the rescheduled dates.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Oct 17th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon Oct 18th - 07:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Oct 19th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Oct 20th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$34 - $61

RESCHEDULED – Whitney Cummings: How Dare You

Rescheduled to October 2nd, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Oct 2nd - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$46 - $169

RESCHEDULED – Paul Virzi

Rescheduled to October 22nd, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 22nd - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Tracy Morgan

Rescheduled to November 6th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new show.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 6th - 07:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$65

Pat Metheny Side-Eye With James Francies And Joe Dyson

**PLEASE NOTE** This show is in 2021.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Nov 7th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
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RESCHEDULED – Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour

Rescheduled to November 13th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new shows.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Nov 13th - 7:00PM
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Sat Nov 13th - 9:45PM
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RESCHEDULED – Sinbad

Rescheduled to November 20th, 2021. All tickets honored.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Jan 20th - 07:30 PM
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PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – Chris Botti

Rescheduled to November 26th, 2021. All tickets honored to the new date.

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Nov 26th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$59 - $89

RESCHEDULED – Small Town Murder

Rescheduled to December 3rd, 2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Dec 3rd - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $77

RESCHEDULED – Countess and Friends Christmas Show

Rescheduled to December 18th, 2021. All tickets are honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Dec 18th - 7:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$39 - $135

RESCHEDULED – Paula Poundstone

Rescheduled to 12/19/2021. All tickets honored for the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Dec 19th - 07:30 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37

RESCHEDULED – The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

Rescheduled to January 22nd, 2022. All tickets honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jan 22nd - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Jan 22nd - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

RESCHEDULED – Nick Swardson

Rescheduled to February 25th, 2022. All tickets honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 25th - 07:30 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Feb 25th - 10:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
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RESCHEDULED – BETH HART: War In My Mind

Rescheduled to March 9th, 2022. All tickets are honored.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 9th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $55

Irish Comedy Tour

Rescheduled from Chevalier Theatre

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Wed Mar 16th - 7:30PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$37 - $47

RESCHEDULED – One Night of Queen

Rescheduled to April 5th, 2022. All tickets are honored to the new show.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Tue Apr 5th - 08:00 PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$35 - $45

RESCHEDULED – Colin Hay

Rescheduled to April 9th, 2022. All tickets honored for the new date.

The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat Apr 9th - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$45 - $59

Bio

On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by the t

On Songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Osborne unleashes her sizable gifts as a vocalist and interpreter upon The Bard’s celebrated canon. With performances honed by the time Osborne spent polishing them during “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” —  two critically acclaimed two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017, the seven-time Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer and songwriter, whom The New York Times has called “a fiercely intelligent, no-nonsense singer,” winds her supple, soulful voice around Dylan’s poetic, evocative lyrics, etching gleaming new facets in them along the way.

“I try not to do a straight-up imitation of what someone else has done,” Osborne says. “Like if you’re going to sing an Otis Redding song, you’re never going to out-Otis him so you shouldn’t even try. So I always try to find some unique way into the song, and also to pick songs where the intersection between the song and my voice hits some kind of sweet spot. It was a joy being able to sing these brilliant lyrics. It’s like an actor being given a great part. You are just so excited to say these lines because they’re so powerful that it lifts you up above yourself.”

The album spans Dylan’s beloved standards from the ’60s and ’70s (“Masters of War,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “Buckets of Rain,” “Tangled Up In Blue”) to some of Osborne’s favorites from his later albums, including “Dark Eyes” (from 1985’s Empire Burlesque), “Ring Them Bells” (from 1989’s Oh Mercy), “Tryin’ To Get To Heaven” (from 1997’s Time Out of Mind), and “High Water” (from 2001’s Love and Theft). “His versions are legendary and I’m not trying to improve on them,” Osborne says. “I’m just trying to sing beautiful songs and let people hear them. It’s about trying to give a different shade of meaning to something that’s already great. I happen to think Dylan is a great singer, but I will never, in a million years, sound like him, which almost made it easier.”

Unconstrained by any notion of trying to imitate or surpass Dylan, Osborne felt free to play with the songs’ arrangements, a process that was also enabled by the virtuosity and versatility of Osborne’s collaborators, guitarist Jack Petruzzelli (Patti Smith, The Fab Faux) and keyboardist Keith Cotton (Idina Menzel, Chris Cornell), who performed with her at Café Carlyle, and with whom she co-produced the album. “They bring this wealth of skills to the table,” she says. “Any crazy idea we came up with, they could do. So it was wonderful to have that level of musicianship at my fingertips.” Half the songs were recorded with the trio and the other half feature a full band.

In Osborne and her musicians’ hands, Dylan’s songs take on varied new shapes. His rollicking, bluesy classic “Highway 61 Revisited” gets a propulsive, radical makeover with a Middle Eastern vibe inspired by the song’s biblical imagery. The raucous, brass-band driven “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35” (featuring the famous line “Everybody must get stoned”) is reinvented with a smoky, slinky late-night jazz-club feel that puts an entirely fresh spin on the song. “It allowed me to take a lyric that I think has been interpreted as very jokey and about just getting wasted and reframe it in a way where it has a bit of a different meaning,” she says. “Quinn the Eskimo (Mighty Quinn),” a song popularized by Manfred Mann, is subtly rearranged to bring out the gospel flavor, endowing it with a celebratory air that fully suits the song. “We’ve been opening our show with it and it’s just a wonderful ‘joyful noise’ sort of moment,” Osborne says.

On “Ring Them Bells,” Osborne retains the spiritual overtones of the original, though the song takes on new resonance given today’s political climate. “Oh Mercy is such a touchstone album for me,” she says. “I sang ‘Ring Them Bells’ at a couple of benefits for firefighters’ families right after 9/11 and, in that context, it was apparent how a song like that has the power to grab people’s emotions when we’re facing huge challenges. We’re living in a moment like that now, where there’s a lot of uncertainty and fear about what’s happening in the world. So it feels like the time to bring out a song like this. I’d say the same thing about ‘Masters of War.’ We need to hear the most powerful, political songs. We need to hear our great writers and poets talking about these times.”

Making Songs of Bob Dylan sprung from an idea Osborne had been toying with for some years: to record a series of Songbook albums, akin to Ella Fitzgerald’s eight-album series where the jazz singer interpreted the songs of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and others classic American Songbook writers. “I always thought it would be really interesting to update that idea and do something similar myself,” she says. So when she received the call from Café Carlyle, an intimate Upper East Side institution known for headlining performances by legendary interpretive singers like Judy Collins and the late Bobby Short, Osborne thought it might be the perfect venue to test it out. “I chose to start with Bob Dylan because of his stature as a writer,” she says. “And also because he has so many incredible songs. I’d never run out of ideas for different tunes to try.”

“Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan” was a smashing success with both fans and critics, who called it “magic,” and praised her as having “a style and wisdom that is all her own, which allows you to hear each of these brilliant songs as if for the first time.” The New York Times noted that “at every point in the evening, you had a sense of Ms. Osborne as an artist who knew exactly what she was doing.” Of course Osborne is no stranger to interpreting songs in a wide variety of genres. In addition to releasing a string of studio albums featuring her frank, expressive original songwriting (the 3x-platinum, 6-time Grammy-nominated RelishRighteous LovePretty Little StrangerLittle Wild One, and Love and Hate), Osborne has also made three albums of soul, R&B, and blues covers (How Sweet It IsBreakfast In Bed, which also features originals, and the Grammy-nominated Bring It On Home). AllMusic has called her “the most gifted vocalist of her generation and a singer who understands the nuance of phrase, time, and elocution.”

The Kentucky native famously got her start performing her own songs in New York City’s downtown rock clubs, around the time that she began to rediscover Dylan’s work with Oh Mercy. “When you’re playing in the nightclub scene in Greenwich Village, his trail is everywhere, and not just because he played in the same places, but because people still perform his music every night. He’s part of the American musical education you get, whether you’re learning about him in some music conservatory or by playing in bars five nights a week. During those years I started to become more familiar with his music. And at the point when I was starting to arrange my own stuff and make my own recordings, hearing records like ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ or ‘Highway 61 Revisited,’ I thought, ‘Wow, that just has such an immediacy and freshness. How did he do that?’ It’s interesting to dig into it from that aspect, when music is your livelihood.”

In 2003, Osborne joined the surviving members of The Grateful Dead and had the chance to sing with Dylan, their co-headliner. “We performed ‘Tears of Rage,’ a song Dylan co-wrote with Richard Manuel,” Osborne says. “He came up to me after the show and said, ‘You know, I never liked that second verse, but I rewrote it. What do you think of these lyrics?’ And he read me the alternate lyrics that he’d apparently just written on this scrap of paper. I was so flabbergasted that Bob Dylan is standing there, we’re both sweaty from performing on this hot summer day in Indiana, and he’s asking me what I think of his lyric changes for this classic song. And all I could do was just say, ‘Oh yeah, that sounds good. I can hear that.’”

And what does Osborne think Dylan himself would think of her album? “Well, I would hope that he wouldn’t get pissed at me,” she says with a laugh. “I don’t think so. I mean, why write a song? He just released his third album of standards, so he must understand that a song desires to be sung, no matter who wrote it. It continues to live only if people sing it.”

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