Live Music

Publicity shot of Bonnie at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, near Schwenksville, PA, August 1971
© David Gahr /Getty Images

Incredible Bonnie...1975 © David Gahr /Getty Images
Dick Waterman - Avalon Productions

Bonnie Raitt
Dick Waterman - Avalon Productions

Warner Bros. 1977

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Program 1970

Philadelphia Folk Festival Book

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Philadelphia Folk Festival Book

Smiling Banjo - A Half Century of Love and Music at the Philadelphia Folk Festival

— 8/29/1970

01 Woodstock
02 Finest Lovin’ Man
03 I Ain’t Blue

— 8/28/1971

04 Blue Bird
05 Finest Loving Man
06 Any Day Woman
07 talking/tuning
08 Big Road
09 I Ain’t Blue
10 talking/tuning
11 Walking Blues
12 Blender Blues

— 8/25/1972 (some hiss)

13 Intro/tuning/Under The Falling Sky
14 Too Long At The Fair
15 Love Me Like A Man
16 You Got To Know How
17 talking
18 Kokomo Blues

Soundboard Recording



This soundboard recording contains one of Bonnie earliest public performances on a bigger stage if not the first?

Bonnie Raitt, Philadelphia Folk Festival, circa 1971 © Wanda Fischer

July 22, 1972

Bonnie Raitt, 1971 - Warner Bros record store poster for her debut album.


Steve Goodman, City Of New Orleans, Philadelphia Folk Festival, 1970


Slide show of Photos taken by Steve Ramm at the 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975 Philly Folk Festival.
music: 1) Acoustic Traveller – John McEuen 2) Coleman Meets Killoran – Frankie Gavin & De Dannan 3) Sleepers Awake – Michael J. Miles

Ever wonder why our home at the Philadelphia Folk Festival is called the Old Pool Farm? No it isn't because we go swimming in the Perkiomen! Meet Abe Pool (and his sister Maud Godshall) who invited us to hold our Festival there after we outgrew our old home in 1971. In 1972 Abe and Maud were our cover models for the program book.

Bonnie Raitt - Nobody's Girl (CD)

01- Any Day Woman
02- Women Be Wise
03- Love Me Like A Man
04- Angel From Montgomery
05- El Salvador
06- Write Me A Few Of Your Lines-Kokomo Blues
07- The Roads My Middle Name
08- Nobody’s Girl
09- Thing Called Love
10- Nick Of Time

Christic Institute Benefit – 11-16-1990
with Johnny Lee Schell
High Live HL 2922 (German label 1994)

Additional Info

Also released as part of 3 disc set Springsteen, Raitt and Browne.

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