Oct. 19: Joan Osborne at the Mystic Theatre

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Forever associated with the hypothetical question “What if God was one of us?” from an unrepresentative song about seeing the divine on the bus, the eruptive singer Joan Osborne has, like the boy named Sue, overcompensated for her mawkish 1995 hit ever since. After stealing the show in Standing in the Shadows of Motown and guest-starring with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, Osborne has started to live down “One of Us” by vocally exploding on the stages of small clubs and theaters. Truly a wonder of nature, Osborne digs down into her soul this week with two openers—worthy headliners in their own right—the Holmes Brothers and Paul Thorn, on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Mystic Theatre. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N, Petaluma. 8pm. $35. 707.765.2121.Gabe Meline

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