Anders Osbourne brings his soul to the streets Wednesday
VAIL – New Orleans native Anders Osborne takes to the stage at Checkpoint Charlie today at 6 p.m. for the third installment of the Bud Light Street Beat free concert series presented by the Vail Valley Foundation. Singer/songwriter Osborne is known as a soulful vocalist and a blazing talent on the slide guitar. He has evoked comparison to the late Little Feat frontman Lowell George.
Osborne’s most recent recording, “Ash Wednesday Blues,” features his band Kirk Joseph (Dirty Dozen Brass Band) on tuba, Tim Green (Peter Gabriel) on sax and the fiery Kevin O’Day on drums, in addition to Cyril Neville, Keb’ Mo and Jonny Lang. Mo and Lang have both recorded tracks previously penned by Osborne.
Wednesday’s concert marks the final show of the 2005 series. The Street Beat concert series will start up again on March 8 with Django Walker, son of music legend Jerry Jeff Walker. Eagle and Lake county residents may register for weekly prize drawings, as well as the Grand Prize Volvo S40, that will be given away at the final concert on Wednesday, April 19. Visitors to Vail can also register to win a grand prize, the Volvo Vail Guest Giveaway return vacation for four with deluxe accommodations sponsored by Volvo, the Vail Valley Foundation and the Town of Vail.
For more information about Street Beat concert series, call 949-1999 or visit http://www.vvf.org.