Joan Osborne, Lera Lynn | Lincoln Theatre | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week

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Joan Osborne, Lera Lynn

When: Mon., April 9, 8 p.m. 2012

During "Game of Love," a saucy little funk number near the start of Joan Osborne's latest album, Bring It on Home, the one-time sort-of pop star sings: "If the shoe don't fit, honey, why keep trying it on?" The statement applies to Osborne's strange career, which was surprisingly thrust into the spotlight with "One of Us," her mid-'90s hit that essentially put a blue collar on God. But on the album that contained that song, Osborne's broader interests—blues, folk, funk, or pan-Americana rock—took up most of the space. They've continued to do that during the last decade-plus, too, as Osborne has returned from the majors to the indies and from dalliances with pop-rock fame to a cross-section of roots music and jam bands. She's performed on The Grand Ole Opry, toured as part of The Dead and Phil Lesh's extended Friends crew and joined a blues-rock band with Audley Freed and Jimmy Herring. So, no, the shoe didn't quite fit, and Osborne's certainly slipped it off. With Lera Lynn. —Grayson Currin

Price: $22-30

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