The Landmark on Main Street announced two shows scheduled for later in 2020, each featuring a notable musician.
Jim Messina will be performing at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m. and Joan Osborne will play there Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m.
Messina’s legacy of music spans five decades, three super groups, a vibrant solo career and scores of producing and engineering credits.
After performing in “Buffalo Springfield” and “Poco,” Columbia Records asked Messina to work with a then-unknown musician named Kenny Loggins in the early 1970s. The two discovered they worked well together. “Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In” was released in November of 1971 and an accidental duo was formed. They ended up releasing eight hit albums, had scores of hit songs and sold over 16 million albums.
Messina later formed a band made of acclaimed musicians who have played with him at various points in his career. His latest release, 2017’s In the Groove, includes selected hits from all three of his previous bands and several of his solo works.
Joan Osborne has earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation — both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter.
Osborne is widely known for her 1995 hit song, “(What If God Was) One of Us,” as well as her live performances of “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” and “Heat Wave” in the 2003 Grammy Award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown.”
A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee, Osborne is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, as evidenced by the soul covers she has recorded on her albums “How Sweet It Is” and “Breakfast In Bed,” in addition to “Bring It On Home,” which garnered a Best Blues Album nomination at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
Tickets for both shows are now on sale.
Story submitted by The Landmark on Main Street.