It is hard to believe that it has been twenty years since I saw Joan perform in front of seven people on a cold winter night at Wetlands. When she did her cover of “Son of a Preacher Man” it was obvious to me (I know very little about these things) that she was a force of nature and would one day become famous…A year or so later, she did make it big when her song “If God Was One of Us” went national…


©Matt Weber

3 thoughts on “Joan Osborne 1992

    1. The first time I saw her was at the Hygienic Cafe in New London, CT. I was amazed. I was excited when I heard that she had a song, “One of Us”. I was disappointed because the song did not have the power and authority of her early voice.

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