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Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples Roar Through a Heroines’ Double-Header at the Greek: Concert Review

on September 25, 2022 No comments
by Jennifer Stone September 27,
Bonnie Raitt performs “Turn Me Around” at the annual San Francisco Jazz Gala on January 30, 2020
© Nina Riggio /Special to The San Francisco Chronicle

Bonnie Raitt along with her special guest Mavis Staples left the audience short of words after their powerful performance in the L.A.’s Greek Theater. The show was called “a two-sided portrait of what heart, soul and understated heroism look like in music.”

Raitt arrived at the Greek Theater, LA for her show, and later on her special guest, Mavis Staples accompanied her for the historical performance of the decade. The show was seamlessly conveying a story of a man who is associated with the civil rights movement and Staples was brilliant in every way possible. And Raitt was a warrior, portraying the early days of women fighting for their due in rock.

The highlights of the show included her signature interpretation of John Prine’s “Angel from Montgomery,” she said that earlier she was unsure whether she can pull off the act but she did a commendable job. She also has included the fixtures of “Nick Of Time” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” covers of John Hiatt’s “No Business,” INXS’ “Need You Tonight,” and Paul Brady’s “Not The Only One,” before a closing “Longing In Their Hearts.”

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Chris Willman wrote in his review about this performance, the musical is “a two-sided portrait of what heart, soul and understated heroism look like in music…it was a show where you could think about what Staples meant during the civil rights movement, and since, or about Raitt’s role as a warrior without uniform in the early days of women fighting to get their due in rock.”

being mesmerized by the performance he wrote, “Or you could just enjoy the chops and grease that feed into the respective performances of historically significant figures who wear their mantles as lightly as anything else they’d need to peel off upon stepping into a humid roadhouse.”

Raitt and Staples have another show together after the spellbinding performance people are looking for it more, the performance will take place on the 27th at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego. Right after that Raitt will continue the tour with her next special guest Marc Cohn on Friday in Tempe, Arizona on the 19th of November 2022.


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