The Armory


Oct
6 Thu
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An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $43.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: July 15, 2022 10:00 AM to October 5, 2022 11:59 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Suzanne Vega

Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known venues. Known for performances that convey deep emotion, Vega’s distinctive, “clear, unwavering voice” (Rolling Stone) has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper-brushed near-whisper” by The Washington Post, with NPR Music noting that she “has been making vital, inventive music” throughout the course of her decades-long career.
 
Bearing the stamp of a masterful storyteller who “observes the world with a clinically poetic eye” (The New York Times), Vega’s songs have tended to focus on city life, ordinary people and real-world subjects. Notably succinct and understated, her work is immediately recognizable—as utterly distinct and thoughtful as it was when her voice was first heard on the radio over 30 years ago.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH SUZANNE PERFORM "LUKA" LIVE





Oct
8 Sat
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An Evening with The Bad Plus

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $35.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 20, 2022 10:00 AM to October 7, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 8, 2022 12:00 AM to October 8, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

The Bad Plus

The Bad Plus are the ultimate originals. A democratic unit with a clear vision and a refusal to conform to convention. For the past two decades they have played with spirit and adventure, made their own rules and done so with a bold sense of creativity and intent. Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance.

Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone) – instigating a new wave of excitement and anticipation within the band that is re-energizing their sound and inspiration. The Bad Plus have constantly searched to bridge genres and techniques while exploring the infinite possibilities of exceptional musicians working in perfect sync.

This is The Bad Plus in their most creative and expressive form. This is The Bad Plus now.





Oct
9 Sun
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The Brevet

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00
BOGO: $7.50

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 26, 2022 10:00 AM to October 8, 2022 11:59 PM
BOGO Public Onsale: September 29, 2022 5:12 PM to October 9, 2022 9:00 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 9, 2022 12:00 AM to October 9, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

The Brevet with Frail Talk

Nestled in between Los Angeles and San Diego lies Orange County, CA: a culturally, economically, and environmentally diverse community with an identity all of its own. The Brevet, hailing from the heart of Orange County, continues to create an ever-evolving sound that pushes stylistic boundaries. Just as Orange County is home to snow capped mountains, pristine beaches, and bustling city centers, The Brevet’s alternative rock sound draws authentically from folk, surf, and R&B influence, but doesn’t shy away from thundering rhythms, blistering guitars and progressive synths.





$7.50 - $15.00
Nov
3 Thu
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The Heavy Heavy

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 17, 2022 10:00 AM to November 2, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 3, 2022 12:00 AM to November 3, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

The Heavy Heavy with Jordan Lucas

The Heavy Heavy create the kind of unfettered rock-and-roll that warps time and place, immediately pulling the audience into a euphoric fugue state with its own sun-soaked atmosphere. Led by lifelong musicians Will Turner and Georgie Fuller, the Brighton, UK-based band began with a shared ambition of “making records that sound like our favorite records ever,” and soon arrived at a reverb-drenched collision of psychedelia and blues, acid rock and sunshine pop. As revealed on their gloriously hazy debut EP Life and Life Only, The Heavy Heavy breathe an incandescent new energy into sounds from decades ago, transcending eras with a hypnotic ease.





Nov
17 Thu
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An Evening with Victor Wooten featuring Steve Bailey & Derico Watson BASS EXTREMES

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $45.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: July 29, 2022 10:00 AM to November 16, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 17, 2022 12:00 AM to November 17, 2022 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Victor Wooten featuring Steve Bailey & Derico Watson
BASS EXTREMES


Victor Wooten is a 5-time Grammy Award winner and a founding member of the supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last 2 decades and was listed as one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine. Wooten was also the winner of Bass Player Magazine's reader poll 3 times and remains the only person to have won it more than once. Having released multiple solo recordings, he is also the author of the widely read novel The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music.


Steve Bailey is a pioneer of the six string fretless bass whose techniques are studied around the world. Steve, an avid recording artist with two solo recordings under his belt, currently holds the position of Chair of the Bass Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Bailey has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’rivera, Larry Carlton, and Willie Nelson, to name just a few. Bass Player Magazine wrote: "Steve Bailey is to the 6 string fretless bass what Columbus is to America."


Together, they formed Bass Extremes in 1992, releasing their self-titled debut which remains one of the top selling musical/instructional bass products of all time. Subsequent DVD and CD releases followed as they toured the world performing clinics and concerts. They are also known and respected as the dynamic teaching duo who continue to teach together at events, colleges, and universities around the world. They were also instrumental in introducing the original "Bass Camp" idea when they ran their first Bass/Nature Camp in Tennessee in the year 2000 and Bass at the Beach in South Carolina a few years later- both intensive camps which attract students from all over the world.










Nov
18 Fri
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** CANCELLED ** Andrea Gibson

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
ATTENTION!: The Andrea Gibson show that was rescheduled for November 18th, 2022 has been CANCELLED. Andrea Gibson has announced the cancellation of their upcoming Fall 2022 tour due to a cancer recurrence. They will be taking this time to nurture their health and healing. Andrea sends a universe of gratitude to their wonderful fans and community, and is so appreciative of your love and support. 

All current ticket holders have been emailed on 8/2/22 and will receive refunds as soon as possible. If you purchased by credit card you do not need to do anything. If you purchased in cash, reach out to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com to coordinate a pick up.

We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into this show. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy.

Andrea Gibson's You Better Be Lightning Tour
With Opening Act TBA


Andrea Gibson (they/them/their) is one of the most stirring and influential spoken word artists of our time. Best known for their live performances, in which they regularly sell out large capacity rock clubs and concert halls, Gibson has changed the landscape of what it means to attend a “poetry show” altogether. Gibson’s poems center around LGBTQ issues, gender, feminism, and mental health, as well as gun reform and the dismantling of oppressive social systems. Their live shows, in which they are often accompanied by musicians, have become loving and supportive ecosystems for audiences to feel seen, heard, and held through Gibson’s art.

Gibson is the author of six books. Lord of the Butterflies (Button Poetry), which sold almost 20,000 copies in its debut year, was the winner of the Independent Publisher’s Award in 2019 as well as a Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist. Take Me With You (Penguin, 2018), an illustrated collection of Gibson’s most memorable quotes, was also a Goodreads Finalist. In 2019, they co-authored their first ever non-fiction book, How Poetry Can Change Your Heart (Chronicle Books).

In addition to their publishing accolades, Andrea has released seven full-length albums, combining their socially active spoken word with musical collaborations. They are the winner of the first ever Women’s World Poetry Slam Championship (2008) and frequent World Poetry Slam Finalist.
Not On Sale
Nov
19 Sat
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Penny & Sparrow

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: June 9, 2022 12:50 PM to November 18, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 19, 2022 12:00 AM to November 19, 2022 9:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION

This show has been rescheduled from May 21st, 2022 to November 19th, 2022. An email was sent to all ticket holders on 6/9/2022. Existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date and you will not need new barcodes. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, please email boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com from the email address the tickets are under and provide with your refund request. Refunds will be honored through June 30th, 2022; any requests made after that date will not be honored. Thanks for your support for Penny & Sparrow and the Armory and we look forward to see you later this year!



We will be accepting proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 OR a negative COVID test dated within 72 hours with an ID (from a health provider only), for entry into this show. Masks will also be required for entry and for the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

Penny & Sparrow Soundcheck Package includes:


  • One General Admission Ticket

  • Early entry into the venue

  • Access to an intimate pre-show soundcheck party (2-3 songs)

  • Q&A with Penny & Sparrow

  • Limited edition tour poster; autographed by Penny & Sparrow

  • Exclusive VIP Laminate



Penny and Sparrow with Annika Bennett

Written and recorded over the past year, Penny and Sparrow’s remarkable new album, Olly Olly, is a work of liberation and revelation, a full-throated embrace of the self from a band that’s committed to leaving no stone unturned in their tireless quest for
actualization. The songs here are fearless and introspective, embracing growth and change as they reckon with desire, intimacy, doubt, and regret, and the arrangements are similarly bold and thoughtful, augmenting the duo’s rich, hypnotic brand of chamber folk with electronic flourishes and R&B grooves. The duo—Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke—produced Olly Olly themselves, working on their own without an outside collaborator for the first time, and the result is the purest, most authentic act of
artistic self-expression the pair have ever achieved.
Feb
17 Fri
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Bruce Cockburn - Night 1

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 15, 2022 10:00 AM to February 16, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 17, 2023 12:00 AM to February 17, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 50 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top
instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth.

Throughout his career, Cockburn has deftly captured the joy, pain, fear, and faith of human experience in song. Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems,
they’re going to get worse.”

For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honoured with 13 Juno Awards, an induction into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. But he never rests on his laurels. “I’d rather think about what I’m going to do next,” says Cockburn. “My models for
graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stop working till they drop, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings.”

His commitment to growth has made Bruce Cockburn both an exemplary citizen and a legendary artist whose prized songbook will be celebrated for many years to come.





Feb
18 Sat
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Bruce Cockburn - Night 2

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $50.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 15, 2022 10:00 AM to February 17, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 18, 2023 12:00 AM to February 18, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Bruce Cockburn

One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality, and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock, and worldbeat styles while travelling to such far-flung places as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique, and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his ever-expanding world of wonders. “My job,” he explains, “is to try and trap the spirit of things in the scratches of pen on paper and the pulling of notes out of metal.” That scratching and pulling has earned Cockburn high praise as an exceptional songwriter and a revered guitarist. His songs of romance, protest, and spiritual discovery are among the best to have emerged from Canada over the last 50 years. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric, has placed him in the company of the world’s top
instrumentalists. And he remains deeply respected for his activism on issues from native rights and land mines to the environment and Third World debt, working for organizations such as Oxfam, Amnesty International, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of the Earth.

Throughout his career, Cockburn has deftly captured the joy, pain, fear, and faith of human experience in song. Whether singing about retreating to the country or going up against chaos, tackling imperialist lies or embracing ecclesiastical truths, he has always expressed a tough yet hopeful stance: to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight. “We can’t settle for things as they are,” he once warned. “If you don’t tackle the problems,
they’re going to get worse.”

For his many achievements, the Ottawa-born artist has been honoured with 13 Juno Awards, an induction into both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, as well as the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, and has been made an Officer of the Order of Canada. But he never rests on his laurels. “I’d rather think about what I’m going to do next,” says Cockburn. “My models for
graceful aging are guys like John Lee Hooker and Mississippi John Hurt, who never stop working till they drop, as I fully expect to be doing, and just getting better as musicians and as human beings.”

His commitment to growth has made Bruce Cockburn both an exemplary citizen and a legendary artist whose prized songbook will be celebrated for many years to come.





Feb
19 Sun
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An Evening with Joe Pug

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $25.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 24, 2022 9:00 AM to February 18, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 19, 2023 12:00 AM to February 19, 2023 8:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Joe Pug


A singer-songwriter known for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style, Joe Pug dropped out of college and moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008 he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad. Paste Magazine wrote of his music: “Unless your surname is Dylan, Waits, Ritter or Prine, you could face-palm yourself to death trying to pen songs half as inspired”.

He has toured with Steve Earle, Levon Helm, The Killers, Justin Townes Earle, Sturgill Simpson, and many others. He has appeared at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. His music has appeared on NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”. His music has been released by Lightning Rod Records, which features an alumni roster of Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, and James McMurtry.

Additionally, he is the creator and host of the popular podcast The Working Songwriter.





Mar
30 Thu
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* RESCHEDULED * An Evening with Joan Osborne

Fort Collins, CO
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION: $40.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 26, 2022 11:21 AM to March 22, 2023 11:59 PM
DAY OF - GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 23, 2023 12:00 AM to March 23, 2023 8:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION



This previously postponed show has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30th, 2023 and all ticket holders were emailed on 8/26/22. Existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled date or refunds are available at point of purchase only. Refunds will be honored through September 30th, 2022; any requests made after that date will not be honored but a name transfer can be completed. Reach out to boxoffice@washingtonsfoco.com with any questions.

We require proof of full vaccination for Covid-19 for entry to this show. Masks are required for entry and the duration of the event. By purchasing a ticket, you agree to this policy. 

An Evening with Joan Osborne
On her tenth studio album, the masterful Trouble and Strife, Joan Osborne has issued a clarion call. With stunning vocals, a diverse range of sonics, and incisive lyrics, this deeply engaging collection of new original songs is her response to “the crazy, chaotic times we’re living in,” she says, and “a recognition of the important role music has to play in this moment. Music has a unique ability to re-energize people and allow us to continue to hang on to that sense of joy of being alive.”

Since she broke through 25 years ago with the multi-platinum Relish and its touchstone mega-smash “One of Us,” the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne 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 C&W and a touch of glam and disco. 

Tackling serious subject matter in her writing while crafting music to “uplift,” Osborne assembled “a great live band” (including several musicians who played on her acclaimed last album, Songs of Bob Dylan): guitarists Jack Petruzzelli, Nels Cline, and Andrew Carillo, keyboardist Keith Cotton, bassist Richard Hammond and drummer Aaron Comess. For vocal harmonies, she enlisted exquisite vocalists Catherine Russell, Ada Dyer, Martha Redbone and Audrey Martells, whom she’s “had the great privilege to work with over many years.” 

It’s been quite the journey since the woman AllMusic.com declared “the most gifted vocalist of her generation” moved from small-town Kentucky to attend NYU film school in the 1980s. Osborne’s astounding voice drew attention when she joined the fun at open mic nights in downtown clubs, which eventually led to 1995’s Relish, “that rare breed of album where critical consensus, popular approval and enduring appeal unite,” according to American Songwriter. She has amassed a loyal fan base as she’s continuously traveled the country. 

“I feel like music has this important job to do right now,” Osborne says. “Part of that job is to help imagine a better future – and to hang on to hope. I want to play for people and get them up on their feet and dancing. To let music do that thing it does – bring joy and energy because we really need that right now.” With Trouble and Strife, she intends to do just that.





314 East Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO
United States