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Listen: Joan Osborne has the Mountain Stage Song of the Week, ‘Shake Your Hips’

A woman on a stage sings into a microphone while playing a snare drum. A man stands next to her playing an electric guitar.
Joan Osborne performing on Mountain Stage. Hear her set on this week's broadcast.
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Eight-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne returns to Mountain Stage for the ninth time on this week’s broadcast.

Osborne is known as a great song interpreter, putting her unique touch on the songs of Bob Dylan, Allen Touissaint, and The Grateful Dead to name just a few. Her latest album on her Womanly Hips label, Radio Waves, features in-studio radio performances from throughout her career.

Osborne joined us to perform songs from that new release, including her groove-heavy version of Slim Harpo’s “Shake Your Hips,” which we’ve chosen as our Song of the Week.

Elsewhere on this week’s episode we hear from songwriter and singer Griffin House, modern alt-country ring-leaders Abby Hamilton and 49 Winchester, and the driving rock sound of Dave Hause & the Mermaid.

Check out the entire episode when it hits our NPR Music stations starting Friday, Feb. 17, and be sure to register for updates from our email newsletter.