PLYMOUTH – Joan Osborne’s Dylanology is headed for the Flying Monkey Movie House and Performance Center for a Friday night concert.
The 7:30 p.m. show is a tribute to iconic folk singer and songwriter Bob Dylan’s music.
“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.”
Dylanology also features New Orleans roots rocker Anders Osborne on guitar and vocals as well as Robert Randolph on his famously soulful pedal steel.
The show is honed by the time Osborne, a seven-time Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter, spent polishing her takes for “Joan Osborne Sings The Songs Of Bob Dylan,” two two-week residencies she performed at New York City’s Café Carlyle in March 2016 and 2017.
In 2017, Osborne released “Songs of Bob Dylan,” an album that 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”).
Tickets are $49 and $59. For more information, call 536-2551 or go to www.flyingmonkeyNH.com.