There is a very limited number of Special Benefit Seats (some include a post-show
There is a very limited number of Special Benefit Seats (some include a post-show reception with the artists) and they are ONLY available at bonnieraitt.com. BONNIE RAITT, INDIGO GIRLS TO CO-HEADLINE HONOR THE EARTH BENEFIT CONCERT- PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT RACIAL JUSTICE WORK IN ND & MN EXTRACTION ZONES
Grammy-award winning artists Bonnie Raitt and Indigo Girls will co-headline a benefit concert for the non-profit indigenous environmental justice organization Honor the Earth on September 1st at Bluestem Amphitheater in Moorhead, Minn. Emily Saliers and Amy Ray of the folk-rock duo Indigo Girls co-founded the organization with Native author and activist Winona LaDuke in 1993. Raitt and Indigo Girls have a history of joining forces to further Honor the Earth’s mission to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
Special guest Annie Humphrey will open the show. The singer/songwriter and visual artist does community outreach to bring awareness about the six pipelines that run through the Leech Lake Reservation in Northern Minnesota where she resides. Fan presale tickets and special benefit seats (including some that include a post-show reception with the artists) may be purchased beginning Tuesday, April 25, 10 a.m. at www.bonnieraitt.com. Presale tickets are also available through the Jade Presents App Powered by Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops, starting Thursday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., password protected, online only. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, April 28, at 11 a.m. Purchase tickets at JadePresents.com, at the Tickets300 box office (300 Broadway, Fargo; open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or by calling (866)300-8300. Additional fees may apply.
Honor the Earth has actively opposed new fossil fuel infrastructure in the northern Great Plains region, including pipelines, oil extraction and mining projects, and advocates for transition to sustainable, renewable energy production and a culturally-based economy. The organizing work around the pipeline protests at Standing Rock is ongoing as there are over 700 water protectors still facing charges in the North Dakota court system. Honor’s work in ND continues with a spotlight on anti-racism education and civil rights advocacy with a keen interest in renewable energy and local food systems. Honor the Earth has hosted over one hundred benefit concerts, including many with the Indigo Girls, Ulali, Medicine for the People, Bonnie Raitt, John Trudell, Indigenous, Keith Secola and Jackson Browne, and works to support the restoration of Native culture and ecosystems in partnership with communities throughout North America.
Bonnie Raitt plays the soundtrack of our lives. Her honesty, her warmth, her been-there, felt-that songs seem to be ripped from the
Bonnie Raitt plays the soundtrack of our lives. Her honesty, her warmth, her been-there, felt-that songs seem to be ripped from the pages of our own diaries. Listening to her music feels like sitting down with an old friend when the blues hit hard, but the company we’re in is the best medicine.
Twenty albums, 10 Grammys, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, countless gigs and other recognition … Bonnie’s life has been a life of music. Since she was given her first guitar at the age of eight, her path was made evident. Encouraged by her parents, the Broadway star John Raitt and her pianist mother, Marge Goddard, Bonnie dove into the blues, folk and protest scene in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she was attending college. Honing her remarkable vocals and nuanced slide guitar work in area coffeehouses, she was blessed to be a able to open for and learn from some of the giants in the blues world – she counts Sippie Wallace, John Lee Hooker, Son House and Muddy Waters as mentors in music and in life.
Her dedication and passion is not only the blues, but to the art of the song. Her covers of songs by the likes of John Hiatt, Michael Hutchence, T-Bone Burnett, Sippie Wallace and John Prine are often viewed as definitive versions. Her slide work has earned her inclusion in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, and her own self-penned tunes reach deep with their honesty and emotional impact.
A dedicated activist, Bonnie’s interests include the anti-nuclear movement, and a program that connects young people with their musical roots. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, which works to improve royalties and the alleviate financial hardship for soul and R&B artists whose work – and deserved remuneration – too often gets swept under the carpet.
Her newest album, Digging In Deep, is a celebration of new songs – originals and covers – and the amazing alchemy she loves about playing with her touring band. Ricky Fataar, George Marinelli, James “Hutch” Hutcherson, and Mike Finnegan play with intuition, finesse and an undeniably funky groove. With this record, Bonnie has, once again, told the stories of our lives with songs that dance us through our blues.