Joan Osborne is now in a New York studio working on her new album, but she recently found time in her busy schedule to sing two songs on a compilation called "Largo."
"Largo," as some music archivists may know, refers to Czech composer Antonin Dvorak's symphony "From The New World," which includes the Largo theme in the second movement. Dvorak came to New York in 1893, where he became entranced with American spirituals and immigrant folk music.
"Largo's" producers, Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman, who worked on Osborne's album, "Relish," were so inspired by Dvorak's passion, that they collected several musicians, including Osborne, The Chieftains, Taj Mahal, Cyndi Lauper, Carole King, and Willie Nile to participate.
Osborne sings a track called "Hand In Mine" and a duet with Carole King called "An Uncommon Love."
"Largo" is due out April 28.