Concert Recap: Providence’s Jeffrey Osborne Wows at Park Theatre

Providence Native Delights Hometown Crowd

Providence’s native son, Jeffrey Osborne, mesmerized an enthused audience at The Park Theatre last Thursday. Osborne “woo woo’ed” his fans with an energized evening delivered care of his velvety smooth voice.

Osborne began his musical career in 1970 after joining R&B/funk band L.T.D. as its lead vocalist. After ten successful years with the band, Osborne left to pursue a solo career, which included five gold and platinum albums.

Osborne got the crowd (which included many family members) going, performing several L.T.D. hits including “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again,” as well as many of his solo chart-toppers such as his timeless “On the Wings of Love,” and the souful “woo woo” song “You Should Be Mine.”

The singer was backed by a tight band that included an entertaining Bill Sharpe (bass), Gordon Campbell (drums), Kevin Chokan (guitar), Frankie Crawford (keyboard), Ming Freeman (keyboard), and Joey Diggs and Shannon Pearson (backup vocals).

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What’s Up Rhode Island was there to capture this special homecoming. See the slideshow below for photos.