It's 2020. Madeleine Peyroux is speaking via Zoom in the middle of a pandemic that has silenced all live music. In this stark context, Careless Love continues to resonate, the music and the message of those songs more relevant than ever.
“I can’t tell you how grateful I am that we found this recording. For me, it represents the way I understood these songs at that time, how I was making music when I made Careless Love. It’s been more than fifteen years since that record came out, and I don’t think I’ve done a single concert that didn’t include at least two or three songs from it, and sometimes more. I think I’ve sung 'Dance Me to the End of Love' at every show. It’s part of me now.”
Timeless is what we call music that reaches the heart and stops the clock. Few are able to attain that, fewer with consistency. For the ones who do, it can take a while navigating one’s career path to get there, but Peyroux achieved it on her second album.
Fans attending this show will receive the Careless Love (Deluxe Edition) digital download, supporting the worldwide live tour and including 26 tracks. This deluxe edition will feature the following:
- A previously-unreleased live set recording from Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, July 15, 2005
- New liner notes from Grammy-winning journalist, Ashley Kahn
Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum album Relish and its touchstone mega-smash, “One of Us,” seven-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne has never played it safe. She has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres: pop-rock, soul, R&B, blues, roots rock, gospel, funk, and country, all of which can be heard on Trouble and Strife, along with the Western side of camp, a touch of glam, and disco. “For a lot of the record, we were going for a ‘70s AM radio vibe,” says Osborne. As for the lyrics, the songs “are the most political I’ve ever written,” she says of her first album of originals since 2014’s confessional, Love and Hate. Osborne also produced Trouble and Strife, primarily recorded in her basement studio in Brooklyn and released on the label she founded in 1991, Womanly Hips.
Osborne has performed with Motown’s revered rhythm section the Funk Brothers and toured with the Dead (where she first met and sang with Bob Dylan). She’s harmonized with Stevie Wonder at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, duetted with Luciano Pavarotti, and co-headlined a tour with the legendary Mavis Staples. She has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country. Through it all, she sees more clearly now than ever the essential role our troubadours play.