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Bonnie had a fantastic chat with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2. Have a listen!

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Bonnie had a fantastic chat with Simon Mayo on his Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2.

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Bonnie Raitt is live in the studio talking to Simon about her twentieth studio album, ‘Dig In Deep’ as well as her UK tour in May which takes in Manchester, Gateshead, Glasgow, Birmingham, London and Bristol.

Bonnie Lynn Raitt is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country. In the late 80’s, after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she achieved the latter with the 1989 release of her album Nick of Time. The following two albums Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including “Something to Talk About”, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me”.
Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.


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We are rocked to the core to hear of the passing of our dear friend, bandmate and musical genius, Mike Finnigan. He fought his long illness with the same fearlessness and ferocity he brought to every part of his life. Our deepest condolences go out to Candy, Kelly, Bridget and all his family.

Mike was one of the most powerful, virtuosic soul/gospel/blues singers and Hammond B3 players you’ll ever be blessed to hear. Respected and emulated by musicians the world over, his legacy of staggering
performances across his 60+ years career will stand the test of time. He stopped our show nearly every night. There was simply no one like him.

He was whipsmart, incredibly articulate and funny as hell. He was as devoted to his beloved family and friends as he was to helping so many struggling to get and stay sober. He and his wife Candy were instrumental in my own sobriety and I will be forever grateful.

Rest in peace, dear Mike. I know you’ll be shaking that Heavenly Choir to new heights as only you can do.

Here’s a clip from our 2013 Slipstream tour, where he tore up the place every night with Ray Charles’ iconic “I’ve Got News for You.”

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCz0TyBI1FA
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