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Watch Bonnie Raitt’s Only Sit-In With The Grateful Dead
The acclaimed slide guitarist joined the legendary band on New Year’s Eve 1989.
Grateful Dead guitarists Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir were both known to play slide guitar on various songs within the band’s live repertoire. Listen to early versions of “Row Jimmy” for examples of Garcia’s slide playing. Some early versions of …, November 8, 2023Viewfriends concertsjerry-garcia
Review: Goosebumps, hankies and a standing ovation for an emotional but tired Bonnie Raitt in Minneapolis
It was the first theater appearance in the Twin Cities in this century for the longtime Minnesota favorite.
Bonnie Raitt is one of us. Well, almost. We sure treat her like she is. And she reciprocates. “I get emotional when I’m here,” she said on Wednesday night at the sold-out State Theatre in Minneapolis. Then the memories started …, October 12, 2023Viewconcerts reviewsjust-like-that-tour-2023 minnesota
Roots legend Raitt runs emotional gamut
Grammy-winning guitarist delivers the blues, ballads and banter at the Burt
It started with a standing ovation. And by the end of Bonnie Raitt’s sold-out concert at Burton Cummings Theatre Saturday night, the excited crowd had risen three more times for the acclaimed roots artist. Raitt, 73, is on the tail …, October 1, 2023Viewconcerts reviewswinnipeg
Bonnie Raitt leaves SOEC crowd mesmerizedThe highly-anticipated Bonnie Raitt show in Pentiton easily lived up to its expectations. The 13-time Grammy Award winner played to a sold-out South Okanagan Events Centre, Friday, combining a greatest hits show with numbers from her most recent album, Just …, September 23, 2023Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2023
Bonnie Raitt may be best known for slide, but she’s an expert fingerpicker, too
and her Americana-indebted style will improve your acoustic playing
In this video and tab lesson, we unpack the acoustic fingerstyle approach of one of America’s great songwriters, and give you ideas for how to embellish chords and use inversions. A legend in the worlds of roots, blues, folk and …September 6, 2023Viewreviews
“Bonnie allows you to play what you feel and solo the way you like – there’s room for that, and it’s really refreshing”
Meet Duke Levine, the latest guitar ace in Bonnie Raitt’s formidable live lineup
A player who found his thrill on the Telecaster, Levine is a fine instrumentalist in his own right, who has honed his chops with a number of major artists – not least Otis Rush Bonnie Raitt has been a constant …, , September 2, 2023Viewfriends interview biographyduke-levine
Fine at 50: Bonnie Raitt’s “Takin’ My Time”There are so many people in the music business who never ever get the attention they deserve (and too many who get a lot more attention than they should, but that is another story). Bonnie Raitt is at the top …, August 19, 2023Viewreviews lp mediatakin-my-time
How To Play Guitar Like Bonnie RaittBy Shawn Leonhardt for Guitar Tricks and 30 Day Singer There are a few different musical eras of the singer-songwriter and guitarist Bonnie Raitt. Some know her for her early folk and slide blues hits; in the early ’90s, she …August 13, 2023Viewfriends
Something to Gush AboutMaia Sharp, a musician who’s written songs for Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Edwin McCain, Art Garfunkel, Keb’Mo’ and more, opened the show as people were still finding their seats. Thankfully, some talkers got emphatically shushed into silence, so all could, undisturbed, …, July 4, 2023Viewconcerts reviewsmaia-sharp
Concert Review: Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival (Day 2) @ SPAC, 06/25/2023No umbrellas, no problem. Sunday’s second half of the 46th Freihofers Saratoga Jazz Festival felt as warm-summery as Saturday felt cool-swampy, when fans dodged puddles deep enough to swim across. No, no, I’m goofing, and with relief. Bonnie Raitt closed …, June 27, 2023Viewconcerts reviewssaratoga-jazz-festival
Live review: Bonnie Raitt at Bridgewater HallFresh off her shock win at the Grammys, Bonnie Raitt visited the Bridgewater Hall as part of her UK tour Perhaps the most memorable moment of the Grammys 2023 was the shock Song of the Year win. The nominees included …, June 16, 2023Viewconcerts reviews
Live Report: Bonnie Raitt brings her ‘Just Like That’ tour to Dublin’s Vicar StreetHaving won three GRAMMYs at the 65th Annual Awards in February, Bonnie Raitt shows her Irish fans she’s still on top. “It’s fun being 73, isn’t it?” As quick-witted and charismatic as ever, blues legend Bonnie Raitt neither looks nor …, June 12, 2023Viewconcerts reviewsvicar-street
The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews – BBC SoundsCerys’ weekly round up of the blues you need to hear, from all around the world and in all shapes and sizes! This week Cerys chats to 13-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt. Raised in Los Angeles, Bonnie started playing guitar …June 5, 2023Viewinterviewbbc2
Bonnie Raitt review – a blues fireball in full bloomLondon PalladiumWith typically charismatic fervour and to a star-studded audience, the master of heartbreak brilliantly honours her singular path through modern music. Guilty!” a lone voice cries out from the back of London Palladium, where blues legend Bonnie Raitt has …, June 4, 2023Viewconcerts reviewslondon-palladium just-like-that-tour-2023
How to Play Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-Winning Story-Song “Just Like That”With its character-driven narrative and fingerpicking guitar, “Just Like That” taps into Raitt’s love of the folk ballads of her songwriting contemporaries. Though Bonnie Raitt is best known as an interpreter, putting her indelible stamp on songs like John Prine’s …May 31, 2023Viewreviewsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Live Review: Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt @ Darling Harbour Theatre
An unforgettable performance by two outstanding legends!
Two weeks after Mavis Staples last visited Australia, the world completely shut down. At 80 years old, it was understandably feared that this may have been the very last chance we got to spend an evening with this certified soul …, April 12, 2023Viewreviews concertsmavis-staples australia
Live Review: Bluesfest Day Four (Sunday, 9 April)Day four of Bluesfest was another massive day of talent punctuated by the classic Bonnie Raitt Crowd participation was just as central to Mavis Staples’ performance as her genre-defining voice. Even early numbers like Handwriting on the Wall had the …, April 10, 2023Viewreviews concertsaustralia byron-bay-bluesfest
Grammy-winning song hits close to home for Bonnie Raitt’s bassist
Maui resident James Hutchinson knows firsthand the meaning of ‘Just Like That’
When Bonnie Raitt received the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for “Just Like That” in February, her band’s longtime bass player, James “Hutch” Hutchinson, was watching on TV in Los Angeles. Raitt had earlier won Grammys for Best …, , March 30, 2023Viewfriends interview awardshutch-hutchinson grammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Tim Davern: Just Like ThatA Grammy-winning song reminds Dr. Tim Davern of the life-and-death miracle of organ transplants. This past February, I was surprised and delighted that Bonnie Raitt won song of the year at the Grammys against stiff competition from several pop star …March 17, 2023Viewawardsjust-like-that song-of-the-year
‘I’m 73 and it shows’: The blues legend who beat Taylor Swift and Harry StylesThere was a twist at the end of this year’s Grammy Awards. After a parade of youthful and spangled pop stars rose to the podium for various honours, the Song of the Year prize went to one Bonnie Raitt, the …March 13, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Watch Bonnie Raitt leave B.B. King in awe with a series of stunning slide solos at the House of Blues Chicago in 2004
King once said that Raitt was the “best damn slide player working today”
B.B. King, a man who knew a thing or two about blues guitar playing, once said that – in his view – Bonnie Raitt was the “best damn slide player working today.” It’s an opinion few argued with at the …, , March 8, 2023Viewfriends reviews eventb-b-king house-of-blues
6 Things To Know About Bonnie Raitt: Her Famous Fans, Legendary Friends & Lack Of Retirement PlanA Special Benefit for the GRAMMY Museum’s Music Education Programs To celebrate her incredible wins at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, including Song Of The Year, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Performance, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome …, March 6, 2023Viewawards interviewgrammy song-of-the-year
Brandi Carlile Praises Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Ability to Speak to the Every Man’ While ‘Pushing Radical Concepts’
"Bonnie is a fantastic activist, speaker and leader. I have so much respect"
This Women’s History Month, Brandi Carlile is honoring Bonnie Raitt. Long before she was the Grammy winner the world knows today, Carlile, 41, says she stood outside of Raitt’s concert at the Puyallup Fair nearby her hometown in Washington because …, March 6, 2023Viewactivism friendsenvironment brandi-carlile activism
Bonnie Raitt: David Crosby’s favourite singer of all timeThe late David Crosby was a man famed for his hot takes. From his days in The Byrds to his final moments, expressing his opinions freely was a key part of his brand. Crosby’s thoughts came in many forms over the years. …March 5, 2023Viewfriendsdavid-crosby
Four Lessons From Bonnie Raitt’s GRAMMY WinMusic professionals and fans alike were stunned earlier this month when 73-year-old Bonnie Raitt took home the GRAMMY Award for Song of The Year. Here are some lessons you can take to heart. This year’s GRAMMY Awards nominee list was …February 24, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Defending the Grammys: Harvey Mason Jr. Makes His CaseRecording Academy CEO Mason responds to Grammys criticism — and previews a TV special celebrating hip-hop’s 50th anniversary From yet another Beyoncé snub for Album of the Year to fan-roundtable segments that some viewers found cringe-inducing, this year’s Grammys sparked …February 20, 2023Viewawardsgrammy
‘Just Like That’ Bonnie Raitt strikes a blow for the solo songwriterBonnie Raitt sat up straight with her mouth agape in surprise when she heard her name announced as winner of the Song of the Year Award at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. She looked as if the …February 12, 2023Viewreviewssong-of-the-year grammy just-like-that
Raitt Uses Grammy Win to Raise Social Awareness
Bonnie Raitt has used her surprise win at the Grammy Awards to draw attention to the issue of organ transplants
Bonnie Raitt accentuated the positive, while ignoring the negative, in her latest response on social media following the controversy which surrounded her surprise win at the 65th Grammy Awards. Raitt sent shockwaves through popular music when her “real-life” roots song …, February 12, 2023Viewawards eventsong-of-the-year grammy just-like-that
Bonnie Raitt Reveals the Emotional Story Behind Her Grammy-Winning Song ‘Just Like That’
The singer opened up about the touching responses to her win and shared the inspiration for the lyrics.
Bonnie Raitt made quite the impression at this year’s Grammy Awards, where she took home the honors for Song of the Year and Best American Roots Song for “Just Like That,” as well as Best Americana Performance for “Made Up Mind.” …February 11, 2023Viewawardsorgan-donor just-like-that song-of-the-year grammy
10 Legendary Albums You Didn’t Know Feature Bonnie RaittEven before Bonnie Raitt took home the Grammy for Song of the Year on Feb. 5, she was a decades-long hitmaker. And before that, she was an in-demand session musician, collaborating with other artists on their own hits. Raitt had …February 11, 2023Viewreviews
Bonnie Raitt says she’s ‘been so deeply moved’ by outpouring love after major Grammys win
After winning song of the year, the singer thanked those who have shared their stories and experience with organ donation.
The 2023 Grammy Awards was a night to remember for Bonnie Raitt. The singer-songwriter won song of the year for “Just Like That,” surprising audiences and even herself. Raitt, 73 — who was up against artists like Lizzo, Taylor Swift, …, , February 11, 2023Viewawards event friendsjust-like-that song-of-the-year organ-donor john-prine grammy
The 10 best Bonnie Raitt songsAcross more than 50 years in the music industry, Bonnie Raitt has stood toe to toe with the giants of rock and blues. With a smokey voice and a shock of red hair, Raitt could have easily just been another roots-infused singer …February 11, 2023Viewreviews
Top 10 Bonnie Raitt SongsBonnie Raitt was born into music on November 8, 1949, in Burbank, California. Growing up with her father, Broadway actor John Raitt, and mother, pianist and singer, Marge Goddard, performing was already in her genes. By the time she was …February 10, 2023Viewreviewsjust-like-that song-of-the-year
Just Like That, Bonnie Raitt comes rocking backYes, Bonnie Raitt has won another Grammy, and she talked to Goldmine about the album ‘Just Like That,’ reflecting on love and loss in the 21st century. My little girl, pink and white as peaches and cream is she My …February 9, 2023Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt Essentials: 11 Songs That Showcase The Breadth And Depth Of The 2023 GRAMMYs Song Of The Year WinnerFollowing Bonnie Raitt’s big night at the 2023 GRAMMYs — where she won three golden gramophones, including the coveted Song Of The Year — looks at 11 tracks that showcase the blues icon’s talent. When first lady Dr. Jill …, February 9, 2023Viewevent awardsgrammy
Bonnie Raitt’s keyboardist a ‘fierce defender and fan of Winnipeg’by Danton Unger Music has taken a Winnipeg-born keyboardist on a path stretching from New Orleans to New York and onto the stage with Grammy Award-winning artist Bonnie Raitt, but he has never forgotten his roots. A proud Winnipegger – …, , February 8, 2023Viewfriends interview awardsjust-like-that song-of-the-year grammy
Media Backlash to Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy Success
There has been a mixed media reaction to Bonnie Raitt's Song of the Year Grammy
Bonnie Raitt’s shock win in the prestigious Song of the Year category at the 65th Grammy Award, for “Just Like That,” was for many the triumph of the seemingly-lost art of crafted song-writing which reflects the trials and tribulations of …February 7, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt’s shocking Grammy win caps legendary career
The 'Something to Talk About' singer has earned 13 Grammys over 50-year career
Watch the latest video at After winning a 2023 Grammy Award for song of the year, Bonnie Raitt reveals which artists have inspired her throughout her legendary career. Bonnie Raitt took home a Grammy on Sunday for song of …, February 7, 2023Viewreviews awardsgrammy song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt facts: Singer’s age, husband, family, songs and career explainedBonnie Raitt is one of the most respected musicians of her generation. Fans were in uproar in 2023, when she was described as an “unknown blues singer” by some publications, after winning a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, …February 7, 2023Viewbiographygrammy
Bonnie Raitt on surprise Grammy win over Taylor Swift, Harry Styles: ‘I’m just bowled over’Few people were as dumbfounded as Bonnie Raitt when she won the prize for song of the year at the 65th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 5. The Bay Area-based singer beat out pop royalty like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, …February 6, 2023Viewawardsgrammy song-of-the-year
The Moms Who Lived Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-Winning Song
“Just Like That” was inspired by the story of a cardiac transplant recipient who let his donor’s mother listen to her dead child’s heartbeat.
As Bonnie Raitt tells it, the inspiration for her Grammy-winning Song of the Year, “Just Like That,” was a TV segment in which a mother listened to the beat of her dead son’s heart in a transplant recipient’s chest. “I …, February 6, 2023Viewawards eventjust-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-Winning Song of the Year Tells Story of a Mother and Her Child’s Heart RecipientOn Sunday, February 5, Bonnie Raitt took home the Grammy for Song of the Year for her self-penned song, “Just Like That.” “Just Like That” tells a story of a mother’s journey after the loss of a child, the healing …, , , February 6, 2023Viewfriends benefits reviews activismorgan-donor
Bonnie Raitt Wins Song of the Year for “Just Like That” at Grammy Awards.And “Just Like That,” Bonnie Raitt takes home Song of the Year at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, hosted Sunday night (Feb. 5). “I’m so surprised, I don’t know what to say,” Raitt said in her acceptance speech. “This …February 6, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt’s latest Grammy-winning song was recorded in a Bay Area studio
Raitt lives in both Marin County and Southern California, dividing her time
Though Bonnie Raitt now holds more than a dozen Grammy awards, she certainly seemed surprised to win song of the year at Monday night’s celebration.  When the singer and songwriter’s name was called — by none other than first lady …February 6, 2023Viewawardsmarin-county sausalito bay-area
The Meaning Behind Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy-Winning Song “Just Like That”On Sunday night (Feb. 5), Bonnie Raitt took home Grammy Awards for Best Americana Performance and Best American Roots Song. There was one award she did not expect to win – Song of the Year for her 2022 hit, “Just …, February 6, 2023Viewreviews awardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt wins Grammy for cover of Manitoba band’s songby Kayla Rosen American singer Bonnie Raitt took home three Grammy Awards this weekend, including one for a cover she did of a Manitoba band’s song. On Sunday, Raitt won the Grammy for Best Americana Performance for “Made Up Mind,” …, , February 6, 2023Viewreviews awards friendsmade-up-mind bros-landreth grammy
Stunning Win for Bonnie Raitt at the Grammy Awards
Bonnie Raitt paid a special tribute to her old friend the late John Prine after winning Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards
A sentimental ballad inspired by a mother’s real-life grief won Song of the Year at the 2023 Grammy Awards and finally gave an Americana artist true recognition as a song-writer after more than 50 years of recording and performing. Singer-songwriter …February 6, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that john-prine song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Quavo Shine a Light on Fallen Legends in Grammy Tribute PerformanceBonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Quavo, and Kacey Musgraves were among the artists to take part in tribute performances to the late Christine McVie, Takeoff, and Loretta Lynn at the 2023 Grammy Awards.  Country star Musgraves opened the medley with a …February 6, 2023Vieweventgrammy christine-mcvie songbird
Why Bonnie Raitt Deserved Song of the Year at the GrammysWhen Bonnie Raitt’s name was called by presenter Jill Biden for Song of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night, many on social media responded with confusion and even disgust. “Stop giving random people awards challenge,” wrote one user. …, February 6, 2023Viewreviews awardsjohn-prine grammy song-of-the-year
“Just Like That”: The Powerful Meaning Behind Bonnie Raitt’s Surprise Grammy WinnerWhen the Grammy Awards aired on Sunday night, there were more than a few surprises. One of the biggest surprise wins was for Song of the Year, a prestigious Grammy often considered one of the Big Four awards along with …, February 6, 2023Viewreviews awardsjust-like-that song-of-the-year grammy
Bonnie Raitt Says She Is ‘Always Really Proud to be Acknowledged’ amid 2023 Grammy Nomination
Raitt is nominated for four Grammys, including song of the year for "Just Like That"
Bonnie Raitt is just happy to be included at the Grammys this year. “It’s nice to represent the oldsters!” she joked as she talked to PEOPLE’s Janine Rubenstein and Jeremy Parsons on the red carpet at the Grammys Sunday night. …February 5, 2023Viewawardsgrammy songbird just-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt Unexpectedly Wins Song of the Year for ‘Just Like That’ at Grammys 2023
"I don't write a lot of songs but I'm so proud that you appreciate this one," Raitt said in her speech
Bonnie Raitt took home the award for Song of the Year for “Just Like That” at the Grammys. “This is just an unreal moment,” Raitt said in her speech. “Thank you for honoring me, the only academy that surrounded me …, February 5, 2023Viewawards eventjohn-prine grammy song-of-the-year
Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood and Bonnie Raitt Perform ‘Songbird’ in Christine McVie Tribute at 2023 Grammys
In a touching ode to Fleetwood's late bandmate, the trio played the 1977 Fleetwood Mac tune, one of McVie's own compositions
Mick Fleetwood, Sheryl Crow and Bonnie Raitt paid a touching tribute to Fleetwood Mac‘s late songbird Christine McVie at the 65th Grammy Awards. Fleetwood, 75, Crow, 60, and Raitt, 73, took the stage Sunday night at Arena in Los …February 5, 2023Vieweventgrammy christine-mcvie
Bonnie Raitt’s face said it all: She was shocked to win 2023 Grammys’ song of the yearA “surprised” and “totally humbled” Bonnie Raitt received the Grammy Award on Sunday for song of the year. The legendary singer appeared stunned when she won the prize for her song “Just Like That” and got a standing ovation from …February 5, 2023Viewawardsgrammy just-like-that song-of-the-year
Bonnie Raitt Talks with David RemnickYou couldn’t write a history of American music without a solid chapter on Bonnie Raitt. From her roots as a blues guitarist, she’s created a gorgeous melange of rock, R. & B., blues, folk, and country—helping to establish a new …February 3, 2023Viewinterviewgrammy
Marin’s Bonnie Raitt heads to the Grammys, recognized as a songwriter at last
Long renowned as an interpreter, she has quietly built a catalog of her own. Up for song of the year on Sunday, she talked about her nominated track, “Just Like That,” and a lifetime onstage.
Bonnie Raitt is no stranger to the Grammys, which will be awarded Sunday in Los Angeles. She has won 10 of them since 1979, and she has also been a frequent presenter and performer on the show, befitting a musician …January 31, 2023Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Inside The Life And Career Of Bonnie RaittToday, Bonnie Raitt is a music industry veteran, but once upon a time, she was just another 8-year-old kid with a Stella guitar that she got as a Christmas present from her family, according to Raitt’s website. The daughter of …January 8, 2023Viewbiography
In Clearwater, Bonnie Raitt digs deep and pulls out gem of a sold-out show
She’s not getting older, she’s getting better.
I hope I’m at least half as cool and lively as Bonnie Raitt is when I’m 73 years old. The longtime, veteran, blues-rock star brought her current, eight month-long tour to a close Saturday at Clearwater’s superb Ruth Eckerd Hall …, November 21, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsclearwater ruth-eckerd-hall
Bonnie Raitt brings the blues to Birmingham, shouts out local advocacy group on stageBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — She gave Birmingham something to talk about. On Wednesday night, a day after the 10-time Grammy winner turned 73, Bonnie Raitt brought the blues to the Magic City. And she brought a lot more, too. During …, November 10, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsmarc-cohn
Celebrate Bonnie Raitt’s Birthday By Watching Her Guest-Filled 2002 ‘Austin City Limits’ Appearance
See Bonnie welcome John Prine and more for her second 'ACL' appearance.
By Nate Todd Bonnie Raitt was born on this date in 1949. The renowned guitarist and singer-songwriter hails from Los Angeles but also has close ties with Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Austin. Texas has a rich blues tradition and …November 8, 2022Viewreviewsroy-rogers oliver-mtukudzi john-prine austin-city-limits
Best Bonnie Raitt Songs: 20 Bluesy Classics
Whether it’s an original or a song she has adopted and made her own, Bonnie Raitt’s ability to realize a lush soundscape out of words is extraordinary.
Bonnie Raitt’s lengthy career has been defined by her deft ability to occupy the liminal spaces of her life and art. Her vocals and slide guitar are forever unbound between prior iterations of herself and where she currently chooses to …, , November 8, 2022Viewlp reviews cd media
Q&A: Bonnie Raitt talks laundry, sad songs and a Houston blues legend
More than 50 years into her storied career, singer and guitar whiz Bonnie Raitt brings a new album full of sweet stories to Houston
The last time Bonnie Raitt visited Houston for a show, she was opening for James Taylor and plugging an album titled “Dig in Deep.” She hits the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land as the headliner this time with another …November 3, 2022Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt Looks Back on a Lifetime of Texas FriendsReceiving a lifetime achievement award might lead to some introspection, a look back at the milestones which made a person worthy of recognition. For Bonnie Raitt, who earned such honors from the Recording Academy earlier this year, it allowed for …, November 1, 2022Viewinterview friendstexas
Bonnie Raitt At A Heartfelt PeakAbove all, one golden attribute renders our species worth saving: a capacity for compassion, to see the world through another’s eyes, and to feel it with a shared heart. It’s the rare empathetic genius whose music can evoke, exalt and …October 23, 2022Viewreviewsjust-like-that activism
Bonnie Raitt – The Bob Lefsetz PodcastHear Bonnie’s in-depth conversation with Bob recorded last week for the latest episode of The Bob Lefsetz Podcast. When it came down to the great The Beatles versus The Rolling Stones rivalry when she was a kid, where did Bonnie …October 20, 2022Viewinterviewpodcast
John Prine Finally Gets the Send-Off He Deserved at Nashville’s Week of Tribute Concerts
"You Got Gold" shows delivered a stellar lineup of surprise guests, including Brandi Carlile, Bonnie Raitt, Margo Price, and Kacey Musgraves
TO LIVE IN Nashville is to love John Prine, so it never sat right how quarantine robbed the late singer, songwriter, and hometown hero of a proper in-person memorial when he died of Covid complications in April of 2020. Prine …, October 12, 2022Viewreviews eventjohn-prine you-got-gold
Bonnie Raitt performs as if no one has ever seen the show beforeBonnie Raitt joins host Raina Douris Bonnie Raitt has been releasing albums for over half a century. But thanks to something she learned from her father, who was a famous theater actor and singer, when Bonnie’s onstage, she never performs …, October 7, 2022Viewconcerts interviewnpr world-cafe wxpn
‘I’m more mature now’: Bonnie Raitt talks about writing deep lyrics and finding her voice
The trailblazing musician will perform in Grand Prairie on Oct. 8.
Today, Bonnie Raitt is rightfully considered one of the greatest guitarists alive, and a poignant singer-songwriter as well. But for years, the music industry had absolutely no idea what to do with her. In 1971, at age 21, she released …October 6, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt – Bullseye with Jesse ThornThe 1970s were a golden age for the record industry. LPs were flying off the racks. Labels were signing acts, polishing them up and turning them into piles of cash. It was a machine. Artists, especially solo performers, especially younger …October 4, 2022Viewinterviewnpr
Bonnie Raitt Answers the Proust Questionnaire
The award-winning musician and activist on life on the road, everyday heroes, and reaching enlightenment.
When and where were you happiest? As a kid, my summers at camp in the Adirondacks. And as an adult, when I’m onstage. What is your favorite journey? Away from chaos and toxicity to more joy and peace. What is …September 28, 2022Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples sizzle and soar at San Diego concert showcasing vital American roots musicBy George Varga There is nothing outwardly professorial in appearance or demeanor about Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, whose joint 2022 tour concluded Tuesday night in San Diego with a sold-out concert at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. But …, September 28, 2022Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt Brings a Big Heart and a Big Voice to the Bowl
Evocative Vocals and Timeless Tunes Bring a Uniquely Joyful Noise to Santa Barbara
Bonnie Raitt Brings a Big Heart and a Big Voice to the Bowl With a set list that covered her 51-year career and ranged from ballads to blues to countrified rock, Bonnie Raitt was a definite crowd-pleaser at her September …, September 26, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsmavis-staples just-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples Roar Through a Heroines’ Double-Header at the Greek: Concert ReviewBonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples Roar Through a Heroines’ Double-Header at the Greek If the planet was under threat of annihilation from beyond, and we had to present our divine or interplanetary overlords with just two musical emissaries to make …, September 25, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsmavis-staples
Bonnie Raitt Releases New Product and..”Just Like That”Raised in Los Angeles in a climate of respect for the arts, Quaker traditions, and a commitment to social activism. A Stella guitar given to her as a Christmas present launched Bonnie on her creative journey at the age of …, September 23, 2022Viewreviews biographyjust-like-that
Bonnie joins Dave Cobb on Southern Accents RadioBonnie joins Dave Cobb on #SouthernAccentsRadio Saturday, 9/17 at 4pm PT / 6pm CT to talk about her latest album, ‘Just Like That…’ and play music from some of her Americana and Blues heroes. Open Apple Music, tap Radio, and …, September 17, 2022Viewevent interviewaudio dave-cobb
How Bonnie Raitt Fine Tuned Her Style With ‘Give It Up’Stardom was never on Bonnie Raitt‘s radar. From the beginning of her career, she was mostly concerned with the craft of live performance. “I personally don’t have any ambition to be any big hot stuff,” she told Sing Out! in 1972. “I …, September 10, 2022Viewlp reviews mediagive-it-up
5 Deep Cuts From Bonnie Raitt You Should Be Listening ToThere’s something indescribable about Bonnie Raitt’s music. Whether it’s the stellar line-up of guest musicians in her recording sessions, or her own unparalleled playing and singing—whatever the x factor is, you can feel it from the second you queue up …, September 7, 2022Viewcd lp media
Duke Levine – Bonnie’s New Guitar ManAfter 29 years on the road, Bonnie Raitt guitarist George Marinelli decided to take a break. Stepping into the role will be Boston native Duke Levine. The youngest of five, Levine had older brothers with Stones and Beatles records along …September 1, 2022Viewfriendsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Concert Review: Bonnie Raitt is TimelessI first heard Bonnie Raitt’s velvety falsetto on my mom’s worn Magnavox boombox when I was 10 years old. I was immediately captivated by “Give It Up or Let Me Go,” the opening track off Raitt’s 1972 sophomore album Give …, August 25, 2022Viewreviews concertsmavis-staples just-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples in a WW BubbleWalla Walla – Two legends performed last Tuesday at Walla Walla’s newest music venue. Gospel singer Mavis Staples opened the show, followed by blues guitarist and singer Bonnie Raitt at the Wine Country Amphitheater. W3Concerts, with partners CMoore Concerts and …, August 25, 2022Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Review: Bonnie Raitt With Mavis Staples at Red Butte GardenOn Aug. 13, 2022, the Red Butte audience enjoyed a beautiful evening of advanced studies in the School of Rock. Mavis Staples enlightened us with songs from her 74-year career in gospel and soul and Bonnie Raitt delivered lessons in …, August 15, 2022Viewreviews concerts
On a hot night in Lincoln, Bonnie Raitt’s performance might have been hotterBonnie Raitt clearly loves playing Pinewood Bowl and the 2,500 or so who made it to the Pioneers Park amphitheater Tuesday clearly love her, too. Taking the stage at 8:15 p.m., with “Made Up Mind.” the first of a handful …, August 3, 2022Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Review: Bonnie Raitt gets friendly, frisky and emotional in her return to Minnesota
In her first Gopher State headline gig since 2016, the Hall of Famer gave shout-outs to many local musicians.
WAITE PARK, Minn. — Before Bonnie Raitt even sang a note at the Ledge Amphitheater on Friday night, she exposed her deep Minnesota roots. “Minnesota!” she declared when she hit the stage. “Nice to be back. What a beautiful venue.” …, July 30, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsmavis-staples just-like-that-tour-2022
REVIEW: Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples offer a night to rememberBonnie Raitt made waiting through the pandemic worthwhile. Playing at the Orpheum Theatre Saturday night, she reminded us why live music is so important and why you can’t take magic moments for granted – or embrace them through a cellphone …July 30, 2022Viewconcertsmavis-staples just-like-that-tour-2022
Before stop at Orpheum in Sioux City, Bonnie Raitt says the secret to longevity is being willing to ‘prove yourself every night’In the world of music, Bonnie Raitt considers herself a “character actor.” “I never wanted to be No. 1 or No. 2,” she explains. “You’d watch so many artists flame out after one or two hits. I wanted to be …July 30, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that-tour-2022
How does Bonnie Raitt ease the pain in fraught times? By singing songs and watching animal videosThe pain in Bonnie Raitt‘s voice was palpable over the phone. Not the I-Can’t-Make-You-Love-Me agony, but the life-as-we-know-it-is-getting-so-hard suffering. The reversal of Roe v. Wade for women’s rights, the war in Ukraine, voting rights restrictions, the murder of George Floyd, climate …, , July 28, 2022Viewcd interview lp mediajust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples bring joy to Madison in the nick of timeTreasure the legends. At first I wasn’t planning to go see Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples at Overture Hall on Tuesday night. I’ve seen both of them before, didn’t really know their new albums, it was a Tuesday night. The …, July 27, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsmavis-staples
Bonnie Raitt looks to the uplifting stories when writing songs in a trying time
Classic hits and new compositions will be part of the crossover artist’s Ravinia concert — as will old friend Mavis Staples.
An average person will live 2.2 billion seconds in their lifetime — and in just one of them, everything can change. It’s one of life’s great mysteries that gave Bonnie Raitt pause while writing her latest masterpiece, “Just Like That …July 24, 2022Viewinterviewmavis-staples
How a Quaker summer camp inspired Bonnie Raitt’s music career
Bonnie Raitt on Grammys lifetime achievement award, says she's grateful to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy while she's still touring. (April 3) AP
Bonnie Raitt returns to the Queen City July 19 at the Andrew J. Brady Music Center. Amassing 10 Grammy awards over her 50-year career, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, her authentic vocal style and virtuosic slide guitar can be found …July 18, 2022Viewinterviewcharles-brown
New album, fresh accolades fuel Bonnie Raitt’s yearAfter more than 50 years of recording, a dozen Grammy Awards and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, Bonnie Raitt has plenty of laurels to rest on. But that didn’t make the pandemic shutdown easy to live through. …July 15, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that-tour-2022
The Writer’s Block: Bonnie Raitt Makes John Prine Proud with Her Story SongsBehind the Song: John Prine “Hello in There” From an affinity for The Gift of the Magi and early 20th century short stories by O. Henry and reflecting on the loss of friend John Prine, who died on April 7, 2020, and …July 4, 2022Viewinterviewjohn-prine down-the-hall just-like-that
Paul Ingles – Talk Music With Me – Bonnie Raitt: JUST LIKE THATHost Paul Ingles A return visit to Paul Ingles’ studio by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and unofficial, but undisputed, American Treasure, Bonnie Raitt.  Who gives listeners a guided tour through her 2022 album release –JUST LIKE THAT – …June 28, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
A Call from Bonnie Raitt: A story of love, loss and inspiration | GUEST COMMENTARYMy wife Joan deeply loved Bonnie Raitt, as a musician and as a role model. Joan always saw Bonnie as a wonderfully strong, outspoken and progressive, independent woman. Growing up, I admired Bonnie Raitt as well, for her social justice …, June 23, 2022Viewactivism friends
8 Great Moments From Bonnie Raitt’s Steamy Summer Solstice Return to New York City at a New Peak in Her Six-Decade Career
"I love coming back to the Beacon," declared Raitt, opening a two-night stand at the Manhattan theater, touring behind her new charttopping album `Just Like That...'
On the evening of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, Bonnie Raitt opened a two-night stand at New York’s Beacon Theatre Tuesday (June 21) with a performance packed with its own superlatives. It was the most funky, …, June 22, 2022Viewconcerts reviewsjust-like-that-tour-2022
At Leader Bank Pavilion, Bonnie Raitt’s excellence is no surpriseBonnie Raitt is nothing if not generous, and during her 90 minutes onstage at Leader Bank Pavilion Friday night, that characteristic showed up again and again. She made sure the audience knew who was playing with her by introducing her …, June 18, 2022Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Review: Bonnie Raitt reconnects with her Philly fan base at the MannThe ‘Just Like That… Tour’ brought Philadelphia favorite Raitt to town behind her first album since 2016, and Lucinda Williams performed here for the first time since suffering a stroke in 2020. The Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams double bill …, June 16, 2022Viewreviews concertsjust-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt Inspires on Album ‘Just Like That…’Watching a human interest segment on the news in 2018, Bonnie Raitt couldn’t pull away from the story of a woman who donated her child’s organ and was about to meet the recipient of her son’s heart for the first …, , June 9, 2022Viewinterview cd lp mediajust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt – Love In ActionLove in action Bonnie Raitt is an artist who has long relied more on the very good reviews and praise of her colleagues than on cheerful sales figures. Ever since her self-titled debut in 1971, she has been praised for …June 7, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt, Blues Sister: Her Life And Times In Eight SongsWhen an icon drops her first album in six years, you sit up and take notice. Bonnie Raitt made her earliest record a half-century and more ago, in August 1971. She was 21 and could easily have been carded; the …June 7, 2022Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt’s radiance and Lucinda Williams’ determination make for a durable double bill
A review of a durable double bill of Bonnie Raitt and special guest Lucinda Williams, live at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 29, 2022.
Bonnie Raitt and special guest Lucinda Williams Live at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 29, 2022 Given the fact that any chance to see Lucinda Williams or Bonnie Raitt individually makes for an enticing opportunity, having these two …, June 2, 2022Viewconcerts reviewslucinda-williams
Spotlight On: Bonnie RaittBonnie had the pleasure of speaking with Sheroes Radio host Carmel Holtwhile on the road. Carmel is a veteran radio …May 28, 2022Viewinterview
Ryman Auditorium Designated a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Landmark
A multi-year partnership between the Ryman Auditorium and the Rock Hall was also announced, including a daytime tour exhibit.
Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, now in its 130th year, is one of country music’s most revered performance spaces. But on Thursday (May 26), the Ryman was honored for its impact on rock ‘n’ roll, when the Rock & Roll Hall of …May 27, 2022Viewconcertsryman
Listening Party: Bonnie Raitt on ‘Just Like That…’Hosted by Alison Stewart All Of It with Alison Stewart is a live daily conversation about culture and the culture in and around New York City. Follow All Of It on Instagram. Since her 1971 self-titled debut, Bonnie Raitt has …May 26, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt’s Just Like That… Expands a Legendary Catalog
Taking stock of the blues and roots hero’s extensive career ahead of her visit to the Ryman
Releasing more than 20 albums during one’s career is an extraordinary feat in itself. But to do so with the spirit and virtuosity of Bonnie Raitt is another thing entirely. The beloved singer-songwriter and guitar slinger has racked up accolade …, , May 25, 2022Viewcd lp reviews mediajust-like-that-tour-2022
Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” HutchinsonBlues and roots icon Bonnie Raitt recently released her 21st studio album, entitled Just Like That… Comprised of a mix of original songs and covers, the music is just as powerful and pensive as she has ever made. The album …, May 20, 2022Viewfriends interviewjust-like-that-tour-2022 hutch-hutchinson
Bonnie Raitt gives The Bros. Landreth something to talk about
Winnipeg brothers open tour in Hamilton on June 3
Dave and Joey Landreth were still in their early 20s when they met Bonnie Raitt backstage at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2014. They had just released their debut album under the name The Bros. Landreth and were all but …May 19, 2022Viewfriendsmade-up-mind
‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: Bonnie Raitt Knows Love (and Heartbreak)Bonnie Raitt has been a lot of things—a blues singer, a rock singer, arguably a jazz singer, occasionally a country singer, and eventually a blockbuster pop singer—and on “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” she pronounced herself the purveyor of …, , May 18, 2022Viewcd lp reviews mediai-cant-make-you-love-me
A conversation with Bonnie Raitt
All Songs Considered
Jewly Hight from member station WNXP talks with Bonnie Raitt about the folk-and-blues legend’s new album Just Like That… and how she’s navigated five decades of storied music-making. Source: © Copyright NPR – WNXPMay 8, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt: “I didn’t see anybody play slide, so I just figured it out in my room – and I put the bottleneck on the wrong finger!”The blues-rock master takes us inside her bold new album, Just Like That…, and charts her never-ending journey through the world of slide guitar Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt returns to some of her beloved musical and …May 6, 2022Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt: ‘I have never forgotten the warm bath I got in the Netherlands’Everything suddenly changed, also for blues musician Bonnie Raitt, in 2020. After more than fifty years of making music and performing, she came home just like everyone else. How did she get through the days? “I think every musician will …May 5, 2022Viewinterviewmarin-county
Learn to Play Slide Like Bonnie RaittAn in-depth look at the subtle artistic and technical elements behind her celebrated and highly emotive slide playing. Looking back on the years I spent developing as a guitarist, I often kick myself for having taken certain musicians for granted …May 3, 2022Viewreviewsslide
Bonnie Raitt extends the boundaries of her signature sound with ‘Just Like That’More than 50 years after the release of her first album, Raitt’s voice remains a subtle instrument: earthy with an ache around the edges. Its sly intimacy is, as always, a deep pleasure. Transcript DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH …, , May 2, 2022Viewreviews cd lp mediajust-like-that
The Queen of Slide on a lifetime’s commitment to music with guts and rootsBroadway babe turned blues teen with a bottle on her flipping-off finger, she lived fast ’til Prince put her right. Now, at 72, she sees clearer than ever. “John Lee Hooker was so cool at this age,” says Bonnie Raitt. …May 2, 2022Viewinterviewmagazine
Bonnie Raitt ends recording hiatus with Just Like That…This has been a good year for Bonnie Raitt. Last month, she was presented with the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music event. This month, during the Grammy Awards, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award. This month also …April 29, 2022Viewreviewsjust-like-that
Review: Another Raitt-ing BonanzaBonnie Raitt/Just Like That/Redwing3.5 Out of Five Stars Just like that, your life can change, Bonnie Raitt notes in the title track of her sumptuous new album, Just Like That… While that may signal ominous overtones for some—those living in …April 29, 2022Viewreviewsjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt Fell in Love With the Blues
The legendary singer-songwriter returns from a pandemic hiatus with a heartfelt new album
Most listeners don’t associate the singer Bonnie Raitt with Broadway musicals, but she grew up steeped in them. Her father, John Raitt, was an actor who starred in “Oklahoma!” ”Carousel” and “The Pajama Game.” Her mother, Marge Goddard, was a …April 29, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Just Like That – Bonnie RaittFolk and Tumble album reviews of the latest studio and live record releases from folk, Americana, blues, and country artists across the world. Ringing slide guitar and soulful vocals combine on ‘Just Like That’ to make Bonnie Raitt’s new release …, , April 26, 2022Viewlp reviews cd mediajust-like-that
Just Like That…Six years since her last studio album, the veteran singer-songwriter and slide guitarist returnswith a collection of robust professional rock that may inspire deep dives into her back catalog. If the young feel hard and forget fast, adults feel hard …, , April 26, 2022Viewlp reviews cd mediajust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt gives moving performance at Merrill AuditoriumConcert review WHAT: Bonnie Raitt and NRBQ WHERE: Merrill Auditorium, Portland REVIEWED: April 23 The 72-year-old singer and songwriter delivers her signature blend of sensitive folk, slow-burn blues, and catchy pop to a sold-out audience. On Saturday night in Portland, …April 24, 2022Viewconcertsnrbq just-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt visits Bull Moose record shop on Record Store Day 2022 for a Q&A!Press Herald music columnist Aimsel Ponti interviews music legend Bonnie Raitt in front of a live audience at the Scarborough location of Maine record store chain Bull Moose on Saturday, Record Store Day, before Raitt’s sold-out show at Merrill Auditorium …, , April 24, 2022Viewevent interview lp mediarecord-store-day just-like-that
Bonnie Raitt soars ‘Just Like That’ on new album and savors her fans’ feedback: ‘It’s absolutely gratifying’The new Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner is eager to hit the road again. During the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, she paid her production crew after her tours were canceled. ‘It was the right thing to do,’ she says Bonnie Raitt …April 24, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that-tour-2022
On ‘Just Like That…,’ Bonnie Raitt is a model of continuityby Jewly Hight Follow @rightbyherroots Since the start of her career, Bonnie Raitt’s performance of roadhouse rockers, pop ballads, funky sophistication and plenty else has evidenced a deep understanding of mutuality and its absence. Her new album, Just Like That…, …April 22, 2022Viewinterviewnpr just-like-that
Bonnie Raitt still giving them something to talk about: ‘I will speak my mind’Last month, at the Billboard Women In Music gala in Inglewood, Calif., Bonnie Raitt dedicated a quiet, dignified performance of John Prine’s Angel From Montgomery to the women of Ukraine. Later, during her acceptance speech for the Billboard Icon Award, …April 22, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie on CBC LISTEN q with Tom PowerGet ready to meet the artists you’re talking about, and the ones you’ll soon love. Whatever you’re into — be it music, TV, film, visual art, theatre or comedy — q is there. Expect deep insight, and big surprises. Because …April 22, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
We’ve Got A File On You: Bonnie RaittWe’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. Bonnie Raitt has, infamously, had one of the stranger career …April 22, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that prince
‘Sweet Forgiveness’ Paved the Way for Bonnie Raitt’s Just Desserts 45 Years AgoSweet Forgiveness (1977) was Bonnie Raitt’s first breakthrough album, laying the groundwork for ‘Nick of Time’ and beyond. There can be no second act without a great first one. Everybody loves a redemption story. The short version of Bonnie Raitt’s …, , April 22, 2022Viewlp reviews cd mediasweet-forgiveness
Bonnie Raitt Faces Mortality With Compassion and Hope
On her latest album, “Just Like That…,” the singer-songwriter brings new depth to songs of love and loss.
Just Like That – NYT Critic’s Pick Who would expect a Bonnie Raitt song to start like this? “Had the flu in the prison infirmary,” she sings in “Down the Hall,” from her new album, “Just Like That…,” which arrives …, , April 21, 2022Viewcd reviews lp mediajust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt on Her New Album, Recovery as a Long Game, and a Post-Quarantine Return to Touring — Just in the Nick of TimeTouring behind her new album “Just Like That,” with guests like Mavis Staples, Raitt says, “I wanted to pack the bill with some legendary performers that probably won’t be around forever — including me” Actually, she can make us love …April 21, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that-tour-2022
Bonnie Raitt takes nothing for granted 50 years in: ‘I’m just grateful this month is happening’Bonnie Raitt on Grammys lifetime achievement award Bonnie Raitt says she’s grateful to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy while she’s still touring. (April 3) The silvery forelock and inquisitive eyes that signal Bonnie Raitt is in …April 21, 2022Viewinterviewlifetime-achievement-award icon-award
Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That…
Diverse, expertly crafted and resilient - with Just Like That..., it's clear that veteran Bonnie Raitt is nowhere near running out of gas.
“You take a good look at my face / You will see my future is still bright” sings Bonnie Raitt on her first release in six years. After listening through, it’s clear she’s not bragging. At an effervescent 72 years …, , April 20, 2022Viewcd lp reviews mediajust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt Tells Apple Music About New Album ‘Just Like That…’
Musical Upbringing, What She Admires About The Current Generation of Female Artists, Time Spent with Prince, and More
Bonnie Raitt joins Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 for an in-depth conversation about her expansive career and 18th new album out this Friday, ‘Just Like That…’. She tells Apple Music about her musical upbringing growing up in Los Angeles, …April 20, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Album: Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That…
Top Raitt - after six years, a new album from the first lady of the blues
There aren’t too many musicians, male or female, who made it into Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”, and “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. Indeed, the former was overwhelmingly male, the latter included only …April 20, 2022Viewreviewsjust-like-that
Sunday Conversation: Bonnie Raitt, An American Treasure, On New Music, Dylan, Activism And MoreFollow @sbaltin It’s only April, but Bonnie Raitt has already had a massive 2022. Thus far this year Raitt has been awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement honor and the Billboard Women In Music Icon title. Of course to everyone in …April 17, 2022Viewinterviewactivism just-like-that-tour-2022 covid
LIVE: Bonnie Raitt / NRBQ @ Palace TheatreBonnie Raitt drew a full house to the Palace Theatre on Good Friday, April 15. The blues-rock legend was competing with Passover and Easter weekend but still managed to fill the venue to the brim with fans. With opening band …, April 16, 2022Viewreviews concerts
Same hair, new purpose: Bonnie Raitt is living for the ones she’s lost
With her new album, the guitar legend maintains her lifelong passion for love and justice.
Sex, soul, slide, selflessness.” Melissa Etheridge’s first four words were carefully chosen when she inducted Bonnie Raitt into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. As if to underscore that last one, she followed with a gag that …April 15, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt unveils songs from new album in Syracuse, shouts out local songwriterThe abrupt halt to touring and recording activity in 2020 left a steeping collection of song ideas on Bonnie Raitt’s back burner. After being forced to cancel all her shows, including a tour of Canada with James Taylor, Raitt decided …, April 14, 2022Viewconcerts reviewssyracuse
The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry Inducts ‘Nick of Time’ in 2022Bonnie’s album, Nick of Time, (released in 1989) has been inducted as one of 25 audio recordings for this year’s National Recording Registry! The Library of Congress will be preserving Nick of Time as a recording that helped shape our …April 13, 2022Viewawardsnick-of-time
Bonnie Raitt – WTF with Marc Maron PodcastBonnie Raitt doesn’t feel the need to slow down. With the release of her 18th studio album and the start of an eight-month world tour, the prolific singer-songwriter knows what it’s like to make the most of your opportunities. Bonnie …April 11, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie Raitt’s bandmate says they’re all ready to get onstage again, as tour comes to SyracuseLast Friday, James “Hutch” Hutchinson let his exuberance about getting back on stage with Bonnie Raitt overflow when he posted on Facebook: “If you’re up tonight at 11:30 or so, check us out on Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Afterward, Hutchinson, who …April 10, 2022Viewfriendshutch-hutchinson
Bonnie Raitt Brings a Soulful Groove to ‘Made Up Mind’ on ‘Kimmel’
Song will appear on her upcoming album Just Like That…
Bonnie Raitt appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform her recent single “Made Up Mind,” which dropped in February. Raitt showcased the mid-tempo, bluesy tune — which she self-produced — alongside her band. “Made Up Mind,” a reworking of a …April 8, 2022Vieweventjimmy-kimmel
5 songs that inspired Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt learned from the world’s greatest blues musicians – and became one of them herself. Here she reveals five tracks that helped turn her into a mean guitar slinger. Learning her craft from the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell …April 7, 2022Viewinterviewmississippi-fred-mcdowell bob-dylan aretha-franklin
Bonnie Raitt Has Something to Talk About
After snagging a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, the rocker shares with AARP what keeps her going stronger than ever
In the liner notes to Bonnie Raitt’s new album, Just Like That, she lists 14 people she loves who died in the last few years — from musical peers like John Prine to her nephew, Miles Raitt. The causes range …April 6, 2022Viewinterviewgrammy just-like-that
Bonnie on The Record Store Day Podcast with Paul MyersFrom the people who created Record Store Day, The Record Store Day Podcast with Paul Myers is an informative, record store-centric interview show featuring conversations with great guests talking about records, record stores and experiences in the physical retail space. …April 5, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that record-store-day
‘I’m living for the ones who didn’t make it’
Bonnie Raitt on her unquenchable thirst for music
As she wins a lifetime achievement Grammy at 72, the US singer who crossed blues with pop is still determined to support artists who never got their dues Bonnie Raitt’s story begins in a childhood bedroom in Burbank, California. By …April 1, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Just Like That … Bonnie Raitt Is Back With New Album, TourBonnie Raitt has spent the better part of her 72 years on this planet not just playing, recording and touring behind her classic American roots-based music, but living as an activist in support of environmental and peace movements. To say …March 28, 2022Viewinterviewjust-like-that
Bonnie talks to Bruce Headlam on Broken Record PodcastBonnie Raitt is many things—a Rock ‘n Roll Hall-of-Famer, an incredible blues guitarist, an underrated songwriter, and a fierce advocate for social justice. Bonnie was offered her first record deal as a college student in 1971 after a reporter saw …March 16, 2022Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt – Questlove SupremeWe are joined by Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt on this week’s episode of Questlove Supreme. She joins Team Supreme to discuss carrying on Blues traditions and making sure pioneers got paid. Bonnie also explains why she cannot perform a …March 9, 2022Viewinterviewpodcast
Bonnie Raitt sits inBlues legend Bonnie Raitt shares some of her favourite tracks, ahead of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Grammys. Bonnie plays songs from the likes of Howlin’ Wolf, Sippie Wallace, Shemekia Copeland, and many more. PLAYLIST Son House …March 7, 2022Vieweventbbc2
Bonnie Raitt Addresses Ukraine Crisis at 2022 Billboard Women in Music Event: ‘My Heart Is Heavy’She performed “Angel From Montgomery” before accepting the Icon Award. Bonnie Raitt, who was honored with the Icon Award at the 2022 Billboard Women in Music event held Wednesday (March 2), took two opportunities to bring up the crisis in …March 2, 2022Viewawards
The Top 17 Bonnie Raitt QuotesBonnie Raitt recently announced a new solo LP, Just Like That…, and fans are thrilled. Raitt, of course, is one of those cherished songwriters and performers that we all love and all have at least one special memory of whether …February 25, 2022Viewreviewsquotes
‘I Don’t Feel Any Urgency to Finish’
Bonnie Raitt on Her Groundbreaking Career
For more than fifty years, she’s seamlessly melded music and activism, inspiring contemporaries and newcomers alike with her guitar-playing prowess. Bonnie Raitt resides among the redwoods. She had always dreamed of living in Northern California like one of her heroes, …, February 25, 2022Viewphotography interviewicon-award
Bonnie Raitt – Nick of TimeEach Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 blockbuster comeback, a genre-fluid album about love, disappointment, and aging. In …, , January 16, 2022Viewcd reviews lp medianick-of-time grammy
Any Day Woman: 50 Years of Bonnie Raitt
With her eponymous 1971 debut, the California-born guitar legend was disrupting the template the others were establishing from the very start
Bonnie Raitt is as organic as rubbing two sticks together. And while both can produce a spark, the album catches fire with much greater ease. Released 50 years ago this season and brimming with unstoppable style, the album is a …, , December 12, 2021Viewreviews cd lp mediabonnie-raitt
Bonnie Raitt to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From Recording AcademyShe will join the rest of the 2021 Special Merit Award recipients, which were announced nearly a year ago. The below article was updated on Tuesday, Jan. 18, to reflect the new show date and location. The 72-year-old Raitt just …December 9, 2021Viewawards
Blues legend Bonnie Raitt’s Minnesota-made debut album turns 50Here’s something to talk about: Before becoming one of the best blues guitarists in the biz, winning 10 Grammys, and entering the Rock and Roll of Fame, Bonnie Raitt began her recording career right here in Minnesota. In 1971, Raitt …, , November 16, 2021Viewcd reviews lp medialake-minnetonka willie-murphy spider-john-koerner
NPR Music Listening Party: John PrineNPR turns 50 this year, and we’re marking it by looking back on some other things that happened in 1971. It was that year that songwriter John Prine released his debut album. Prine died in 2020. For its 50th anniversary, …September 23, 2021Viewinterviewangel-from-montgomery john-prine
Five Reasons Bonnie Raitt is a Guitar LegendHere’s why the blues guitar phenom continues to be a leading light. B.B. King called her the “best damn slide player working today.” Indeed, with a glass slide on the second finger of her left hand, Bonnie Raitt coaxes a …September 7, 2021Viewbiographymississippi-fred-mcdowell muse fender stratocaster
Bonnie Raitt: favorite songs from each albumAs I’ve done before for Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed and Stevie Wonder, I am currently sharing a song a day, on Facebook, from each Bonnie Raitt album in chronological order. I started with her self-titled 1971 debut album …August 25, 2021Viewreviews
A Guide To: Bonnie RaittIn the glow of Bonnie Raitt’s lifetime as a universally adored stateswoman of blues-rock, it’s a little strange to think that her records were once on a downward slide from critical acclaim to the bargain baskets. After her exciting emergence …June 28, 2021Viewbiography
How Bonnie Raitt Built on Her Comeback With ‘Luck of the Draw’It wasn’t unreasonable to wonder how Bonnie Raitt could follow up her long-awaited breakthrough on 1989’s Nick of Time. Even Bonnie Raitt wondered. So, rather than heading to a gala ceremony where she’d win a slew of Grammy Awards, including …, June 25, 2021Viewlp reviews medialuck-of-the-draw
Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Appear on ‘No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where We Belong)’“The song and the music video are also like prayer offered in ceremony, asking for strength, justice, and preservation” — Winona LaDuke Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls are among the many voices featured on “No More Pipeline Blues (On this Land Where …April 20, 2021Viewactivismpipeline
Top 10 Bonnie Raitt SongsBonnie Lynn Raitt was born on November 8, 1949 in Burbank, California. Her parents were both in the entertainment industry.  Her father, John Raitt was a headline singer in Broadway musicals like Carousel and Oklahoma, and her mother Marge Goddard …April 8, 2021Viewreviews
Album ReCue – Bonnie Raitt: 1971Leading up to WFUV’s 1971 Throwback Thursday on March 25 — dedicated to albums celebrating their 50th anniversary this year — all month on “Album ReCue” we’ll be taking a deep dive into some of the ’71 releases that mean …March 1, 2021Viewreviews
Bonnie Raitt Bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson – Off The Road – HPR’s All Things ConsideredToday our Off the Road series welcomes longtime Bonnie Raitt bassist, and sometime Maui resident James “Hutch” Hutchinson. All Things Considered Honolulu Host Dave Lawrence continues the interview series, which features hours of interviews and exclusive musical performances connecting with artists around the world during the …February 12, 2021Viewfriends
Bonnie Raitt joins Tanya’s Table PodcastOakland-based celebrity chef Tanya Holland is back for another sit-down at “Tanya’s Table,” a podcast that puts cultural, culinary and social issues on the front burner. Bay Area chef Tanya Holland is drawing on the comfort of a home-cooked meal …February 2, 2021Viewinterviewpodcast
‘I’m a song catcher’: 60 years of Arhoolie Records, the label for a lost AmericaNow 89, one-time refugee Chris Strachwitz presides over one of the greatest US labels, having removed the stigma from working-class music like blues and zydeco to give a voice to the ignored. The ripple effect of Chris Strachwitz in the …, December 9, 2020Viewevent friendsarhoolie chris-strachwitz mississippi-fred-mcdowell
Bonnie Raitt honours songwriter Shirley Eikhard for ‘Something to Talk About’Shirley Eikhard joins singer Bonnie Raitt and reveals the true story behind her hit song ‘Something to Talk About’ on The Morning Show. Global News – The Morning Show with Jeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie – October 6 2020 “I …, , October 6, 2020Viewawards event friendsshirley-eikhard something-to-talk-about
Bonnie Raitt: Nick of TimeAlbum ReCue, a part of FUV’s EQFM initiative, takes an on-air and online look back at influential releases by women that altered our perspective not only of the artist, but her invaluable impact on music history. Above, listen to a …September 28, 2020Viewreviews
Bonnie Raitt Rebounds in the ‘Nick of Time’
REVIEWS: Album Rewinds
Few career triumphs were as deserved as Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 breakthrough with Nick of Time, her tenth album and first under a new contract with Capitol Records. Her artistic credentials had been established over nearly two decades on stage and …, , September 16, 2020Viewlp reviews cd medianick-of-time
Bonnie Raitt on the Power of LiveThroughout her career, Bonnie Raitt has gained renown for her dynamic live performances as well as her commitment to addressing social injustices. These efforts have continued during the era of the coronavirus pandemic, even as the disease has taken a …July 15, 2020Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt on Angel From Montgomery while on DebatableBonnie Raitt shares her reaction to hearing John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” for the first time and how she instantly knew she would perform it. For as long as music has been shared, it has also been debated. Alan Light, veteran music …April 14, 2020Viewinterviewangel-from-montgomery john-prine
Bonnie Raitt Dedicates Performance of ‘Home’ to John Prine After His Death: ‘Still So Heartbroken’
"God bless you, to that Angel from Montgomery. This one's for John," Bonnie Raitt said
Bonnie Raitt is mourning the death of her close friend and collaborator, John Prine. The country-folk singer and songwriter, who was behind classics such as “Angel from Montgomery,” died on April 7 following a battle with the novel coronavirus. He …April 11, 2020Viewfriendsjohn-prine
An audience with Bonnie RaittRock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt always wanted to play into her 70s like her jazz and blues heroes. “I figured if I kept my chops,” Raitt told me some years ago, “maybe I’d be lucky to be …March 20, 2020Viewinterview
Bonnie RaittAmerican country blues singer-songwriter Bonnie Lynn Raitt has been making high-class music across five decades, amassing a host of awards and selling albums to a constantly growing band of followers who adore her gritty lyrics, superb guitar playing and lived-in …February 11, 2020Viewbiographyamericana 1970s female blues
Bonnie Raitt, Rosanne Cash honor Mavis Staples at SFJazz galaCharlie Musselwhite, the veteran blues harp player and bandleader, said Mavis Staples saved him when he was suffering from tuberculosis in the late 1960s. “Listening to the Staple Singers — and the way Mavis went through me — healed me,” …, , January 31, 2020Viewawards concerts friendsmavis-staples
RIP Marty Grebb
January 2, 2020 was a sad day in the musical world – marked by the untimely passing of Marty Grebb.
Grammy Awards 1990© Heather Harris What a tragic beginning to a new year. I’m still stunned at the news of my longtime friend and musical collaborator, Marty Grebb’s sudden passing. I pray he is truly ’smooth sailin,’ free from his …January 3, 2020Viewconcertsmarty-grebb
Bonnie Raitt Remembers Record Exec Joe Smith, Who Signed Her Twice: ‘He Really Nurtured Me as an Artist’“So sorry to mark the passing of my friend and record company mentor, Joe Smith. For signing me to Warner Brothers Records in 1971 and then to Capitol Records in 1989, I owe both my start and later career breakthrough …December 12, 2019Viewconcertsjoe-smith
Bonnie Raitt: Mistress of the BluesCall her the Queen of Interpretation, Madame Grammy or even Mistress of the Blues. Back in 1995, I had a chance to sit down with Bonnie Raitt, the redheaded California native when she was at the very top of her …December 3, 2019Viewconcerts
MUSICIANS ON MUSICIANS Bonnie Raitt & Brandi Carlile“She illuminated the path I could have,” Carlile says as she sits down with her hero for the first time. “She taught me I could lead and not apologize.” On a recent L.A. afternoon, Brandi Carlile is talking about the …November 2, 2019Viewinterviewmagazine
Ed Cherney, Grammy-Winning Engineer for Bonnie Raitt & The Rolling Stones, Dies at 69Ed Cherney, a Grammy and Emmy-winning engineer, who worked on such seminal works as Bonnie Raitt’s Nick of Time, Eric Clapton’s “Tears in Heaven,” The Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon, Willie Nelson’s My Way and hundreds more, died Tuesday (Oct. 22) from …October 22, 2019Viewfriendsengineer
Mark Knopfler and Bonnie Raitt at Madison Square Garden NYThe Iconic Holy Temple of Rock and Roll, as Billy Joel once described Madison square Garden, was to be our final destination of this very special tour. The last time we came here was as Dire Straits in February 1992 …, September 25, 2019Viewconcerts reviewsmark-knopfler madison-square-garden
Bonnie Raitt: The Metro interview
We spoke with the legendary musician ahead of her show at MSG this week with Mark Knopfler.
Bonnie Raitt understands that she has been running herself pretty thin these days. In the time since releasing her last album, “Dig in Deep,” in 2016, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, legendary songwriter and singular guitarist has been …September 23, 2019Viewconcertsamericana
Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, and Alison Krauss help pack the Outlaw Fest at the Mann with a 7-hour music extravaganzaEverybody loves Willie Nelson, and why wouldn’t they? The pigtailed 86-year-old makes American music that weaves together country, gypsy jazz, Sinatrian saloon songs, and the blues. He’s a genius sui generis interpreter of other people’s songs, and has written some …September 14, 2019Viewconcerts
Americana Awards 2019: Brandi Carlile, John Prine win big at the RymanIt’s Brandi Carlile’s world. We’re all just livin’ in it.  The Highwomen-singing, Tanya Tucker-producing, ovation-earning songwriter brought home Artist of the Year at the 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony Wednesday night. Carlile led an all-women Artist of the Year …September 12, 2019Viewawards
Outlaw Music Festival features plenty of toe-tapping performances, stellar sets
Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss and Osborne Brothers shine during Saturday's stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Willie Nelson’s beat-up blonde guitar, a Martin classical acoustic named Trigger, has been on tour with the country icon since 1969. It shows. The guitar is battered, lined with scratches and grooves, and has a hole above the bridge. Nelson, …September 8, 2019Viewconcerts
Bonnie Raitt brings flavor to Bohemian Nights at NewWestFestOld Town Fort Collins welcomed legendary blues/rock musician Bonnie Raitt Saturday night as part of the three day Bohemian Nights Festival presented by NewWestFest. Blues and Rock singer Bonnie Raitt headlined the second night of the Bohemian Nights Festival after …, August 20, 2019Viewconcerts event
Bonnie Raitt’s Lake Minnetonka BeginningBonnie Raitt’s Lake Minnetonka Beginning Bonnie Raitt is best known for her hits “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” But back in 1971, she was a 21-year-old kid with a friendly streak, guitar chops, and …July 24, 2019Viewinterviewwillie-murphy freebo enchanted-island lake-minnetonka maurice-jacox spider-john-koerner eugene-hoffman
Inside The 50th Annual Songwriters Hall Of Fame with John Prine and moreJohn Prine is being inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame At the 50th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night, two of its newest honorees, John Prine and Justin Timberlake, both of different generations, described the common …, June 14, 2019Viewfriends awardsjohn-prine angel-from-montgomery
I Am (Not) a DivaWhat comes to mind when you hear the word “Diva”? We’ve found that it’s a word that can go both ways—as praise for an accomplished and magnetic performer, or as a put-down to someone seen as pompous or high-strung. We’re …June 5, 2019Viewconcerts
2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 4 Highlights: Van Morrison and Bonnie Raitt Bring Down the HouseThe 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival brought out the big veteran guns on Sunday (April 28), with career-spanning sets from everyone from Bonnie Raitt and the Indigo Girls to Van Morrison It’s 50th Anniversary of Jazz Fest Storytime …, April 29, 2019Viewconcerts event
30 Years of ‘Nick of Time’: How Bonnie Raitt’s ‘Underdog Record’ Swept the Grammys & Saved Her CareerBefore Nick of Time became perhaps the biggest Cinderella story in Grammy history — as well as the cement to Bonnie Raitt’s now-unshakeable legacy as a singular song interpreter and advocate for the blues tradition, and the soundtrack to so …, , March 21, 2019Viewreviews awards cd medianick-of-time
James Taylor, a master, lets Bonnie Raitt ‘steal the show every night’
Even the headliner at Rupp Arena knew who really ruled the evening.
As he got down to business on Wednesday with a near-two hour, hits-laden show full of sublime and unavoidably sentimental tunes spanning over five decades, James Taylor remarked to the audience of 7,200 that one of the greatest pleasures of …, February 28, 2019Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt provide comfort and joy at TaxSlayer showMOLINE — If there are two more beautiful, humble, generous, and enduring souls in the pop music business than James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt, I can’t think of any offhand. The two staggeringly talented veterans — he’s 70 and she …, February 23, 2019Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
Review: Veterans Taylor, Raitt deliver exquisite showAt 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, James Taylor took the stage at Pinnacle Bank Arena to introduce “my favorite performer,” Bonnie Raitt. Three hours later, Raitt and Taylor were again onstage together, closing an exquisite concert by the two veterans who are …, February 20, 2019Viewconcerts reviewsjames-taylor
Soft rock legend James Taylor brings chill factor to BOK CenterJames Taylor has of course seen fire and rain. He saw chill in Tulsa. Fans at BOK Center chilled out Monday night in the presence of a legendary singer-songwriter who put the crowd between a soft rock and a mellow …, February 19, 2019Viewconcerts reviewsjames-taylor
Rock Candy: James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at Verizon ArenaIf you came of age in the cultural crucible of the late 1960s, like most of the crowd at Verizon Arena last Friday night, James Taylor is the embodiment of the singer-songwriter. With the release of his second album in …, February 18, 2019Viewconcerts reviewsjames-taylor
James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt play to each other’s strengths at Erwin CenterOn paper, it’s not necessarily obvious that James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt would be such compatible touring partners that they’d spend a couple of years on the road together. She’s grounded in blues, funk and soul; his core is folk, …, February 14, 2019Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
In Columbia, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt Showed They’re Aging With EaseJames Taylor, Bonnie Raitt; Colonial Life Arena, Columbia; Feb. 8, 2019 James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt are legendary performers, but neither has been particularly culturally relevant for nearly 30 years. And it would appear that suits them just fine. It …, February 12, 2019Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
Bonnie Raitt on Aretha Franklin: ‘The Most Influential Artist in My Life’
How the Queen of Soul shaped Raitt’s musical identity – and taught her how to deal with love and betrayal
By Patrick Doyle Raitt and Franklin, who sang together in 1993 Mark Zaleski/AP/REX/Shutterstock / Jeffrey Davy/REX/Shutterstock I am so saddened by the loss of our beloved Queen of Soul, Aretha. She has always been my favorite and the greatest singer I’ve ever heard. Along with Ray Charles, she has been the most influential artist in my life. She brought the raw passion and beauty of gospel and the deepest blues, irrepressible rhythm to every note she sang. In songs like …August 16, 2018Viewfriendsaretha-franklin
James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt serenade KeyBank CenterBy Ben Siegel James Taylor’s soothing simplicity satisfies at KeyBank Center Like a scoop of ice cream on an oppressive summer night, James Taylor is a magical salve. He always makes our lives seem a little easier, a little calmer, …, July 2, 2018Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
How sweet it was: James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt charm the Big Gig crowdBy Lori Fredrich It’s not often you experience a show put on by two musical veterans whose combined experience comprises nearly a century. But last night’s American Family Insurance Amphitheater show featuring James Taylor and special guest Bonnie Raitt offered …, June 29, 2018Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt deliver playful, electric show at the ‘X’
REVIEW: Following her surgery, they have an emotional show at the X.
This rarely happens at a big-time arena concert: The headliner comes out at the beginning and introduces the equally famous opening act. James Taylor made an exception on Friday at Xcel Energy Center, taking the stage to welcome “my dear …June 22, 2018Viewconcertsjames-taylor
Pop Quiz: Bonnie Raitt reveals the song that makes her shiverBy Aidin Vaziri Bonnie Raitt, whose hits include “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Something to Talk About,” will spend most of this year away from her Marin County home, playing a mix of solo shows and stadium co-headliners …, March 17, 2018Viewinterview benefits
Bonnie Raitt interview: Catching up with the Northern California music legend
Singer-songwriter-musician Bonnie Raitt has concerts set in San Jose and Oakland.
By Jim Harrington | | Bay Area News Group More than 40 years after scoring her first hit with 1977’s “Runaway,” Bay Area music legend Bonnie Raitt is still making some of the most intriguing and engaging music of …March 13, 2018Viewinterview
International Folk Alliance Kicks Off 30-Year Celebration With Awards ShowWritten By Lynne Margolis The most moving moment of the awards show that kicked off the 30th annual Folk Alliance International conference Wednesday night in Kansas City, Missouri, was a 49-year-old concert clip featuring an artist who passed away five …February 15, 2018Viewawardspeoples-voice-award
Turning The Tables Listening Party: Women Of Roots And AmericanaOn this episode of World Cafe, we discuss Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 release Nick of Time. In July , NPR Music published Turning The Tables, its list of The 150 Greatest Albums By Women released during the “classic album era,” defined …December 1, 2017Viewreviewsnick-of-time
Little Kids Rock Honors Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt
Who Likens Cutting Music Education to a ‘Criminal Act’
by Rob LeDonne Little Kids Rock founder David Fish said it best: "The world is a f--ked up place right now," he noted on stage at New York's Playstation Theater last night. "But in these days of discord, dissonance and distraction, I'm constantly reminded by a truth that is as old as the human family itself: music can bring people together in ways that virtually nothing else can." Honoree Bonnie Raitt speaks onstage during the Little Kids Rock Benefit 2017 …, , October 19, 2017Viewconcerts benefits awardslittle-kids-rock
Bonnie Raitt ‘savors every moment’ at Alberta Bair TheaterBy Jaci Webb   With all her swagger and soul, Bonnie Raitt won over a packed house Wednesday at the Alberta Bair Theater, giving her first performance here in over two decades. Raitt praised the venue and the fans, who …September 7, 2017Viewconcerts
Review: James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt deliver summer night delight at DTEBy Gary Graff,, @GraffonMusic on Twitter INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP -- “You got your hands on the right ticket,” James Taylor told the DTE Energy Music Theatre crowd at the start of his concert there with Bonnie Raitt on Tuesday night, Aug. 8. And it was certainly hard to argue otherwise. A pair of veteran, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted performers, each packing a lengthy repertoire of enduring material, is, after all, the perfect formula for a summer amphitheater show. …, August 9, 2017Viewconcerts reviewsjames-taylor
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt Make a Perfect Fit at Toyota CenterBy Jack Gorman James Taylor, Bonnie RaittToyota CenterAugust 1, 2017 Houstonians had other entertainment options other than live music on a Tuesday night, with the red-hot Astros barreling towards the playoffs and playing at Minute Maid just up LaBranch Street …, August 2, 2017Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
Bonnie Raitt draws from a lifetime of musicBonnie Raitt’s “Unintended Consequence of Love,” which opens her latest album, “Dig in Deep,” is obviously sung from the perspective of a woman challenging her drifting partner to reengage in their relationship. Though, as written, the song also sounds like …July 31, 2017Viewinterview
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt make a pretty good pair at PPG Paints ArenaScott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “You’re still sexy!” It was just a lone voice from the crowd, directed not at New Kids on the Block — that was two weeks ago — but James Taylor, who brought a churning urn …, July 16, 2017Viewreviews concertsjames-taylor
Taylor and Raitt strike a harmonious note in Newark
The veteran singer-songwriters share a bill, and the stage, at the Prudential Center.
by Jay Lustig, Special to The Record © Michael Karas / James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt’s first show together was in 1970, at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. He headlined and she, still a junior at Radcliffe College, opened. …, , July 7, 2017Viewvideo concerts reviews mediajames-taylor newark
Review: James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt dazzle Tanglewood crowdBy Chris Dondoros Special to The Republican As any concertgoer who has watched James Taylor perform at Tanglewood over the course of his four-decade relationship with the venue may know all too well, it isn’t truly summer in the Berkshires …, , July 5, 2017Viewconcerts friends reviewsjames-taylor tanglewood
‘In this moment:’ James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt will take the stage at TanglewoodBy Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle LENOX — At some point during his Tanglewood shows on Monday and Tuesday night, James Taylor will bring on a surprise guest to share the spotlight before a capacity crowd of about 18,000 …July 1, 2017Vieweventjames-taylor tanglewood
Bonnie Raitt Live in Edmonton June 17th 2017by acidica        Saturday night I went to the Bonnie Raitt show at the Jubilee Auditorium here in Edmonton. This was my second time seeing Bonnie in concert. The first time I saw here was in 1998 when she opened …, June 22, 2017Viewreviews concerts
Road warriors James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt team up this summerBy Leanne Italie, The Associated Press NEW YORK — James Taylor might just be the happiest road warrior touring today, so what makes him happier? Bringing on old friend Bonnie Raitt this summer for concerts that include the ultimate in …June 12, 2017Viewinterviewjames-taylor
Living legend Bonnie Raitt slides into VancouverStuart Derdeyn   Bonnie Raitt June 19, 8 p.m. | Queen Elizabeth Theatre Tickets and info: From $79.50 at     Bonnie Raitt wants to set the record straight. It seems somewhat unnecessary. When you have 10 Grammy Awards …June 10, 2017Viewinterviewcanada
ROCKINGHAM: Bonnie Raitt still bringing on those tears … like a poster of an old rodeoI last saw Bonnie Raitt 19 years ago in Vancouver. I remember it well. Her version of “Angel from Montgomery” was so moving it brought tears to my eyes. At the time, I thought it probably had to do with …, June 7, 2017Viewconcerts reviewscanada
Bonnie Raitt learned her craft from country blues greatsBy Nick Krewen The singer-songwriter, who will return to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on June 9, says she wasn’t aware of how much impact she’s made during her career. A master of the Stratocaster, 10-time Grammy Award …June 3, 2017Viewinterviewcanada
Veteran musician Bonnie Raitt says the secret to her longevity is staying in the grooves she loves
Blues, rock and roots legend Bonnie Raitt plays Centennial Hall Saturday in support of her latest album, Dig in Deep. Royal Wood is also on the bill.
Forty-seven years later and Bonnie Raitt is still rocking. The 67-year-old blues, rock and roots star whose music, voice and guitar prowess continue to inspire new generations of performers, is at Centennial Hall Saturday with special guest Royal Wood. Hers …June 2, 2017Viewinterviewcanada
Bonnie Raitt charms NAC audienceLynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen Like most touring artists, blues legend Bonnie Raitt has a recent album to promote – the excellent Dig In Deep – but she did a lot more than flaunt a batch of new songs during a …, June 2, 2017Viewconcerts reviewscanada
Bonnie Raitt: Queen of Bottleneck Guitar (and run-on sentences)
Bonnie Raitt plays the Centre in the Square in Kitchener June 7.
Waterloo Region Record She’s as down-to-earth and humble as you might imagine, as thoughtful and intelligent as the blues-roots-rock hybrid she’s been playing for almost 50 years. But the most distinctive thing about Bonnie Raitt is that she talks in …June 2, 2017Viewinterviewcanada
Bonnie Raitt still giving them ‘Something To Talk About’
Bonnie Raitt will perform in Hamilton June 6.
Back during the height of her career — shortly after she swept the 1990 Grammys with her breakthrough album “Nick of Time” — Bonnie Raitt found herself inundated with demo tapes from aspiring songwriters. So much so, that Raitt used …May 27, 2017Viewinterviewcanada eikhard
How Bonnie Raitt’s pursuit of the blues led her to world musicThe phrase “world music” was first coined as a marketing term about 30 years ago. Initially it was just a way to organize music from around the globe so people could find it and buy it. Since then, a lot of …May 25, 2017Viewinterviewafropop world-music
James “Hutch” Hutchinson – Groove RoyaltyJames “Hutch” Hutchinson is respected far and wide for his musical versatility and long experience playing with top-tier acts. After taking some classes at the Berklee College of Music while gigging in bands around Boston, the 17 year old decided …May 18, 2017Viewfriendshutch-hutchinson
The Last Word: Bonnie Raitt on Blues Heroes, Father John Misty, Trump ‘Dismay’
Singer-songwriter also talks growing up Quaker and the “twisted sense of humor” she shares with fellow musicians
Bonnie Raitt was a little nervous before she and James Taylor played Boston’s Fenway Park in 2015, a venue bigger than she’s used to performing at. “The sound was great. I saw what a difference those high-def screens make. There wasn’t …May 12, 2017Viewinterview
Recharged Bonnie Raitt digs in deep for latest tour
She kicks off a North American tour with a stop in Montreal at L’Olympia on May 31.
There’s just no stopping Bonnie Raitt. The level of consistency she brings to just about every album and concert is almost unparalleled in a business where so many artists of her era have ceased to create new music, opting instead …May 10, 2017Viewinterview
Southern Documentary Project ‘Shake ‘Em On Down’ focuses on Fred McDowell’s bottleneck blues with Bonnie RaittShake ‘Em On Down: The Blues According to Fred McDowell A Documentary Film by Joe York & Scott Barretta B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf. When it comes to Delta blues, there’s no shortage of well-known names to …, April 18, 2017Viewfriends moviesdick-waterman mississippi-fred-mcdowell
Almost 50 years and 20 albums on with Bonnie RaittBy Anna Wilson Trying to track both the recording and touring history of Bonnie Raitt is like trying to track the history of the British monarchy – it’s extensive, involved and incredibly successful.   The American blues singer has toured …April 3, 2017Viewconcertsaustralia dig-in-deep-tour
Bonnie’s the boss: Raitt rocks out the Blaisdell Concert Hall Success is a wonderful thing, but too much success can be a curse of sorts. When veteran musical artists who are defined by their hits go out on tour, they are often beholden to those signature songs. Led Zeppelin lead …, March 26, 2017Viewconcerts reviewshawaii
Touring Hawaii, Bonnie Raitt Shares Roots in Activism and Philanthropy on HPR’s ATCBy Dave Lawrence For decades, Bonnie Raitt has mixed her passion for music with philanthropy and activism. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend is continuing the tour for her 2016 release Dig In Deep with dates Friday at …March 23, 2017Viewinterviewhawaii
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF TOM HAYDEN: A COMMITTED MANREMEMBERING TOM HAYDEN Jane Fonda Tom died last October surrounded by people who loved him. For the last 4 months, Tom’s widow Barbara Williams, Troy Garity, my son with Tom, and I have been working together to create a memorial …, March 2, 2017Viewactivism eventtom-hayden jane-fonda
Bonnie Raitt comes full circle in return desert engagementBruce Fessier , The Desert Sun Many activists from the 1960s and ’70s grew up never trusting anyone over 30. Not Bonnie Raitt. Raitt, 66, one of just a handful of artists to make Rolling Stone’s list of top 100 …February 15, 2017Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt Performs For Mavis Staples At 39th Annual Kennedy Center HonorsThe annual ceremony, which was hosted by The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert and attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Dec. 4, paid tribute to the 2016 honorees: pianist Martha Argerich, rock legends the Eagles, actor …, , December 27, 2016Viewawards event friendskennedy-center-honors
Mighty Tight Woman
Forty-five years after her debut, Bonnie Raitt still sings where she stands
Issue 95, Winter 2016 I was halfway through college in South Florida when somebody burned me a copy of Luck of the Draw, Bonnie Raitt’s album released in 1991, by then a decade old. Trying not to disturb my roommates, …December 22, 2016Viewinterviewjewly-hight visions-of-the-blues
Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz and Joel Rafael Donate over $85k to Standing RockJackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, Joel Rafael and John Trudell’s Bad Dog donated over $85k to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe this week from proceeds and donations from their November 27 benefit concert at the Prairie Knights Pavilion in …, , December 14, 2016Viewactivism concerts benefitsactivism standing-rock
Bonnie Raitt, the blues diva, delivers in New OrleansBy Doug MacCash Blues diva Bonnie Raitt’s performance at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on Saturday night (Nov. 5) was impeccable. Her voice was clear and penetrating, yet emotionally quavering. Her electric slide guitar was sharp yet supple, her acoustic …, November 7, 2016Viewreviews concerts
“I Can’t Make You Love Me” : A 25th Anniversary Oral History
The Backstory Of A Modern Standard
by Ryan Leas The year Bonnie Raitt turned 40, she became a pop star. Judging against most people’s careers, Raitt had already lived a pretty full life. There were a bunch of records in her discography; she had been dropped by Warner Bros.; she had gotten sober. She already had a story. Having been performing and releasing music since the early ’70s, she had gradually accrued devoted fans and critical praise, though little commercial success on a mainstream level. It’s …, October 27, 2016Viewreviews interviewi-cant-make-you-love-me
Bonnie Raitt talks backby: Alison Fensterstock Bonnie Raitt scooped up her tenth overall career Grammy award, for best Americana album, with 2012’s Slipstream, her first studio release since 2005. Celebrated by critics as one of the finest in her 40-year career, the project …October 25, 2016Viewinterviewmagazine
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony a huge successBonnie Raitt inducted into Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame Last night we were thrilled to induct three giants of American music into the third annual Austin City Limits Hall of Fame: B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson. The …October 13, 2016Viewawardsaustin-city-limits-hall-of-fame
Bonnie Raitt Goes to Bed-Stuy
The singer pays a visit to Bar LunÀtico and hears an old friend play a tip-jar set.
By Nick Paumgarten “I’ve never even been to Bed-Stuy before,” Bonnie Raitt said. She was at the deep end of Bar LunÀtico, which is owned by her friend Richard Julian, a singer and songwriter. A few years ago, Julian, amid …October 12, 2016Viewinterviewnew-york
Recognizing Bonnie Raitt in the nick of timeCindy Lange-Kubick | Lincoln Journal Star The customer wore granny glasses and a floppy hat and Sydney Lynch — the woman whose rings the woman was eyeing at a San Francisco art fair — had no idea who she was. …September 11, 2016Viewinterviewring
Bonnie Raitt “the Great” radiant at Red RocksBonnie Raitt “the Great” radiant at Red Rocks By Colleen Smith Bonnie Raitt’s birthday falls on Election Day, so it was no surprise that last night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Raitt continued her hallmark activism with several progressive political statements. …, September 9, 2016Viewconcerts reviewsred-rocks-amphitheater
Bonnie Raitt gives ’em something to feel good aboutL. KENT WOLGAMOTT Lincoln Journal Star Bonnie Raitt sat on a stool in the middle of the Pinewood Bowl stage Tuesday, getting ready to play an out-there version of J.B. Lenoir’s “Round and Round.” But before she could kick off …, September 6, 2016Viewconcerts reviewsdig-in-deep-tour
Bonnie Raitt gets emotional over Minnesota in gracious, spirited concert
She showed love for Prince and a host of local musicians.
On the last night of the Minnesota State Fair for 2016, Bonnie Raitt set two grandstand records. She established a mark for the most appearances by a female performer — eight. She set a new record for name-dropping of Minnesotans. …September 6, 2016Viewreviewsminnesota
Bonnie Raitt looking forward to playing Pinewood BowlL. KENT WOLGAMOTT Lincoln Journal Star Bonnie Raitt wanted to know about Pinewood Bowl. Told that the amphitheater in Pioneers Park was built after World War II, is now surrounded by trees, but has only been used for concerts for …September 2, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep-tour
Bonnie Raitt returns to Minnesota, a place she considers her ‘second home’
Bonnie Raitt, who made her first album in Minnesota, returns to the State Fair.
Bonnie Raitt has long considered Minnesota her second home. She recorded her first album here in 1971. Her brother Steve lived here for three decades. She’s skied on countless Minnesota lakes. And she’s performed in various venues from the University …September 1, 2016Viewinterviewminnesota
Bonnie Raitt still rules the world — and Meijer Gardens — with exquisite, inspiring displayThe Grammy-winning guitarist and singer wowed a capacity crowd in her return to Grand Rapids, with another legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson, adding to the star-studded night. The inimitable Bonnie Raitt sets the bar remarkably high whenever she tours, unfurling spellbinding …, September 1, 2016Viewreviews concertsrichard-thompson
Dancing A Deep Circle
Bonnie Raitt finds lyricism in life’s loves
Regardless of the genre they ultimately become associated with, most musicians worth their salt can cite a varied list of influences that helped create the performer they’ve become. And surely Bonnie Raitt’s list is as eclectic as they come. Considering …August 16, 2016Viewinterviewravinia magazine
Bonnie Raitt Just Keeps Getting BetterBy Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News   Only so long you can keep this charade Before they wake up and see they’ve been played Too many people with their livin’ at stake Ain’t gonna take it. The comin’ round is …August 16, 2016Viewreviews
Bonnie Raitt digs in deep and wide at New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Grammy winner showcases her new album and more in New Jersey.
Engaging in occasional acts of “surprise the band,” to use Bonnie Raitt’s exact words, actually keeps everyone at a concert on their toes. At the top of the list would have to be the more casual fans who attended her …, August 14, 2016Viewreviews concertsrichard-thompson
A Love Letter To My Other Womanby Joe Galliani, aka the Creative Greenius Follow @creativegreeniu This is my love letter to Bonnie Raitt – the other woman in my life. I am here in Santa Barbara with Deb, celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary, having driven up …, , July 30, 2016Viewactivism concerts friendsfan climate
Bonnie Raitt On World CafeRight from the beginning, Bonnie Raitt has had an ear for great songs. Over the years. she’s mined the work of John Prine, Jackson Browne, John Hiatt, Paul Brady and others. When she couldn’t find the right songs, she’d write …, July 27, 2016Viewevent interviewnoncomm
Blues Queen Bonnie Raitt Dishes Out Fiery “Love Sneakin’ Up On You” Duet With Andra DayABC’s Greatest Hits, 2016 It’s always a great day when queen of the blues Bonnie Raitt takes the stage, and it’s even better when she does it with a song we’ve always loved! Last week saw Raitt perform on ABC’s …, , July 26, 2016Viewreviews event friendsandra-day duets
Throwback Thursday: Bonnie RaittEvery Thursday, we dig through the Paste Cloud archives to revisit some of our favorite old concert videos and audio. This week, we’ve got material from Bonnie Raitt. Bonnie Raitt: Live at Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA 1989 More Bonnie …, July 14, 2016Viewconcerts video media
Bonnie Raitt did what she does best at Hammersmith Apollo – reviewby James Lachno American singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt is one of the most consistent and acclaimed country performers of the past five decades. Here, on her first UK jaunt in three years, the 66-year-old demonstrated that she’s keeping on …, June 2, 2016Viewconcerts reviews
Bonnie Raitt on The Music Show
with Andrew Ford on RN
Legendary R’n’B musician and one of the most important slide players on the blues circuit. Bonnie Raitt is a multi award winning blues and roots musician but eschews pigeonholing. Her new album Dig in Deep includes covers of INXS and …May 22, 2016Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt And The Ghosts Of The Ryman Auditorium
Spirits in the rafters and slide-guitar magic in Nashville
by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib “You know there are ghosts in there. They don’t tell you about the ghosts when you take the tour.” In the back of a taxi in Nashville, I am listening to a story from an eager taxi …, May 10, 2016Viewreviews concerts
Diggin’ Deep with Bonnie Raitt
Legend, Activist, Musician
by Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: You’ve done so much with conservation. You’re a heroine for so many who work in conservation, and with endangered species. You donate so much of your time. Is there something that makes it personal for …April 26, 2016Viewinterviewmagazine
15 minutes with Bonnie RaittGRANT SMITHIES Bonnie Raitt: “Our political system is broken, and I’m mad about it”. Now 66, Bonnie Raitt is an American blues singer and bottleneck slide guitarist, based in LA. Her 20th album Dig In Deep has just been released …April 24, 2016Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt and the Fugitive Emotions Evoked by Slide GuitarBy Paul Elie Bonnie Raitt has dodged the crush of fame that did in the Eagles; she has beaten the devils that snared Warren Zevon, found the third act that eluded Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, tended to her vocal …, April 9, 2016Viewreviews concertsnew-york dig-in-deep-tour
Bonnie Raitt: 2016by Rita Houston In the midst of a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, Bonnie Raitt sat down for a talk with me backstage. Always energetic, positive and engaged, Bonnie Raitt is a dream interview (and also …April 8, 2016Viewinterview
At 66, Bonnie Raitt still lives for those ‘ecstatic moments’ that happen on stage.Bonnie Raitt wanted a career in social justice — then she fell in love with music by Michelle Lanz and Elizabeth Nonemaker | The Frame Even at the start of her career, Bonnie Raitt says she was “aiming for the …April 5, 2016Viewinterview
With Bonnie Raitt, There’s Always One Thing to Hold on ToKate Dries I knew I was going to cry during Bonnie Raitt’s show, I just didn’t know how much. It settled at somewhere around four or five times during a two-hour set, which I’ll assume for my own benefit is …, April 4, 2016Viewreviews concertsdig-in-deep-tour
Bonnie Raitt Gets Spring Fever: 5 Takeaways From Her Joyous Show at NYC’s Beacon Theaterby Thom Duffy Bonnie Raitt had gone for a walk in the park — New York’s Central Park — on this spring day, the singer told her audience at the first of her two sold-out shows Friday (April 1) at …, , April 2, 2016Viewreviews concerts interviewnew-york dig-in-deep-tour
Headstock – Bonnie Raitt
The queen of slide on the revelation of acoustic blues, finding the right guitar and why it pays to know when you’ve had enough
Words Julian Piper  Portrait Marina Chavez “Early on, I knew if I could keep my act together, not die from taking drugs or drinking too much, then I might have some hope of a long career.All the people I looked …April 1, 2016Viewinterviewmagazine
Last Best Show: Bonnie Raitt at the OrpheumLast Best Show: Bonnie Raitt at the Orpheum “Ah spring! Are your juices flowing yet?” asked Bonnie Raitt at the start of her sensational show Tuesday night at the Orpheum. “No? Well, get ready. Here we go.” Raitt smiled, raised …March 30, 2016Viewconcerts
Concert review: Bonnie Raitt digs in deep at Heinz HallBy Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Rosemary Welsch interviews Bonnie Raitt Before the show Bonnie sat down with WYEP’s Rosemary Welsch to talk about her career, influences, and her new album “Dig in Deep.” “A lot of people have been …, , March 24, 2016Viewconcerts reviews interviewdig-in-deep-tour
Dealing with loss helped Bonnie Raitt tackle songwritingBy MESFIN FEKADU The Associated Press   NEW YORK (AP) — After back-to-back tours and albums, Bonnie Raitt said finally finding time to deal with the deaths of her father, mother and brother helped her break writer’s block and craft …, March 23, 2016Viewinterview photographydig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt says songwriting is meditation but ‘touring pays the bills’Bonnie Raitt has great taste in songs, and a voice that brings those songs — and the artists who wrote them — to a new level of appreciation. Over a four-decade career, she’s offered definitive versions of tunes by the …, , March 21, 2016Viewcd lp reviews mediadig-in-deep
Raitt On!Bonnie Raitt delivers the right stuff with new album, “Dig In Deep” By Carol Anne Szel Bonnie Raitt says what I can’t say, yet feels the way I feel. She’s like the friend you were telling all your secrets to, …March 17, 2016Viewinterviewmagazine
Bonnie Raitt On Her Legacy of Playing Hard, Working HarderThe Pitch by Alex FrankContributor Bonnie Raitt has won 10 Grammys and sold millions of albumswithout wavering from her artistic instincts and integrity. After nearly five decades of combining blues, country, and folk into a signature mix, Raitt shows no signs of …March 17, 2016Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt shows sold-out Richmond crowd she’s still at the top of her game
Thursday Night at the Carpenter Theatre
BY HAYS DAVIS Special correspondent If Bonnie Raitt’s late-’80s success seemed particularly sweet nearly 20 years into her career, Thursday night’s show at the Carpenter Theatre was evidence that her late-blooming popularity has never waned. Along with the Richmond performance …, March 11, 2016Viewreviews concertsdig-in-deep-tour
Listen to Bonnie Raitt on The Strombo Show – March 6, 2016The Strombo Show runs the gamut this Sunday night, keeping the spirit of radio alive by delivering the best records in the best order. It’s a show for music lovers by music lovers, ranging over three hours of commercial-free music …March 7, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
The Lenny Interview: Bonnie Raitt
The prolific singer-songwriter on love, loss, and having the best time of her life.
By Brittany Spanos As I morphed into a preteen and began forming my own taste in music — which meant anything that my family did not love — Bonnie Raitt was one of the few artists I could never turn …March 4, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Digs In Deep With Her 20th Release!
Watching the Kennedy Center Honors is my yearly ritual. Thus far, two blues giants have been honored on that night, B.B. King in 1995 and Buddy Guy in 2012.And Bonnie Raitt is the one musician who was enlisted to fete …March 1, 2016Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt: Slide Guitar Legend Digs in Deep and Speaks Out About Fair PayBlues legend, accomplished guitarist, and Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) member Bonnie Raitt was fortunate to have early opportunities to play with legends of the genre. Throughout her career, the singer songwriter has never been shy about standing up for …February 29, 2016Viewinterviewamerican-federation-of-musicians magazine
Bonnie Raitt in Magnetic Form Once Again with ‘Dig In Deep’No one sounds like Bonnie Raitt. No one ever has, no one ever will. Bonnie RaittDig In DeepRedwing[Download Here | Stream Below] Across her five decades long career, the combination of Raitt’s soulful, crystalline voice, virtuoso slide guitar prowess, and …February 29, 2016Viewreviewsdig-in-deep
How Bonnie Raitt Overcame Loss for Her First LP of New Songs in a Decade
“I needed to take some time to sit down and fall apart,” singer-songwriter says
“I love that double-time shit!” says Bonnie Raitt, grinning behind a piano. The singer-guitarist has just led her longtime band through a furious impromptu take on Ray Charles’ “Mess Around.” Raitt, 66, has a reputation as a tenacious perfectionist, but today …February 26, 2016Viewinterview
Parting Shots: Bonnie Raittby Dean Budnick Bonnie Raitt has just released her 20th album, the spirited, engaging Dig in Deep. Her follow-up to 2012’s Grammy-winning Slipstream, Dig in Deep captures the vibrant, joyous energy of Raitt’s touring band and directly reflects her outlook through …February 26, 2016Viewinterviewmississippi-fred-mcdowell dig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt is riding a creative burst after recent personal lossesby Randy Lewis Some musicians can steal a show. But in the case of Bonnie Raitt’s recent run of appearances surrounding the Grammy Awards, it was less a case of theft than a claim of ownership. There she was confidently …February 25, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt on Time, Loss and Renewal on ‘Dig in Deep’By NATE CHINEN “The Ones We Couldn’t Be,” the final track on Bonnie Raitt’s soul-rattling new album, “Dig in Deep,” is a rueful hymn to what might have been. “My glass is raised for all the ways/We tried to get …February 23, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt Picks Her 10 Favorite Duetsby David Ritz The blues artist estimates that she has guested on more than 100 songs. Her shortlist of the most unforgettable — with apologies to those left off the list. “I’m in the Mood,” with John Lee Hooker (1989)This …, February 22, 2016Viewvideo interview mediaduets
Bonnie Raitt digs in deep, in music and conversation
The 10-time Grammy Award winner’s new album is one of her best to date, and that’s saying a lot. She discusses ‘Dig In Deep’ and her rich career.
By George Varga | Feb. 20, 2016 Bonnie Raitt was a precocious 21-year-old blues devotee when she recorded her self-titled debut album in 1971. Today, 10 Grammy Awards and 19 often splendid albums later, she remains a tireless champion of …February 20, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt on Channeling the ‘Dark Stuff’ For Her New Album and Why She Likes That Bernie Sanders Is Putting Hillary Clinton’s ‘Feet to the Fire’In 2010, Bonnie Raitt was struggling with the loss of her brother and both of her parents. Now, 40-plus years into her career, she has channeled ‘the dark stuff’ into her most personal album. Before B.B. King‘s May 2015 death, …, , February 19, 2016Viewcd interview photography mediadig-in-deep
First Listen: Bonnie Raitt, ‘Dig In Deep’                Bonnie Raitt’s new album, Dig In Deep, comes out Feb. 26. A few years back, both Adele and Bon Iver invoked Bonnie Raitt‘s adult-pop sophistication with their wistful covers of Mike Reid and Allen …, February 18, 2016Viewreviews cd mediadig-in-deep
Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt Helm B.B. King Grammy Tribute
Pair trade vocals, solos with Gary Clark Jr. on aching performance of “The Thrill is Gone”
Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and Gary Clark Jr.  helmed a six-string salute to blues great B.B. King with a performance of “The Thrill is Gone” at the 58th Grammy Awards Monday. The breakout country star and blues hotshot opened the performance, trading vocals, …, February 16, 2016Viewevent friendstribute bb-king
Americana acts salute Glenn Frey, Eagles, at TroubadourBeyond the many individual inspired renditions of Eagles songs delivered Saturday at the Americana Music Assn.’s tribute to Glenn Frey, perhaps the biggest service the assemblage served up was the opportunity to hear those songs with fresh ears. Divorced this …, February 14, 2016Viewreviews eventglenn-frey
Bonnie Raitt, Lee Ann Womack and Others Salute Glenn Frey at Troubadour Tribute2/14/2016 by Chris Willman The loss of Glenn Frey is a heartache worth at least two nights. In advance of Monday’s Grammy telecast salute to the Eagles’ co-frontman, the Americana Music Association presented its own tribute to the singer Saturday …, , February 14, 2016Viewconcerts friends eventtribute
Bonnie Raitt: One Life To Live
The changes aren’t drastic on her new album Dig In Deep, but they reveal how she’s taking charge of her music.
“I Knew,” the third song from Bonnie Raitt’s new album, Dig In Deep, begins with her longtime band punching out a funky groove, but the singer’s slide guitar hovers uncertainly, as if pondering its next move. The red-headed singer’s huge …February 9, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep magazine
Americana Music Association UK Produces First Awards ShowThe UK Americana Awards, slated to be an annual event, closed out two days of festivities at this year’s Americana Music Association UK conference. In a night celebrating the vibrant Americana scene, an audience of guests, AMA-UK delegates, members of …, February 5, 2016Viewinterview eventamauk
Bonnie visits Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4The American blues singer talks about Starting In Music, Influences, Sippie Wallace, Woman Guitarist, Slide Guitar, Digging Deep Lp, Family Loss, Covers and plays “Women Be Wise” , a Sippie Wallace blues classic, Live in The Studio. Source: © Copyright …February 5, 2016Viewinterviewbbc-radio
Bonnie had a fantastic chat with Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2. Have a listen!Bonnie had a fantastic chat with Simon Mayo on his Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2. Bonnie Raitt is live in the studio talking to Simon about her twentieth studio album, ‘Dig In Deep’ as well as her UK tour …February 2, 2016Viewinterviewbbc-radio
Inside the mind of Bonnie RaittThe first lady of slide-blues is back with a new album that blasts politicians and laments lost love. “I wanted to write,” she tells us, “about how pissed off I was…” It’s funny,” drawls Bonnie Raitt. “I’m reading a book …January 15, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt Talks About ‘Dig In Deep,’ Life on the Road, Hijacked Elections and the ‘Wrenching Awareness’ of Wisdom With Age“The kind of music I do is not for sissies,” quips Bonnie Raitt, the veteran multi-Grammy-winning singer, whose blues-rock slide guitar is as fiery as her red mane. “I mean, I love singing heartbreak ballads, and really intelligent singer-songwriter songs,” …January 8, 2016Viewinterviewdig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Graham Nash Continue No Nukes Advocacy As Paris Climate Talks Wind DownBonnie Raitt—who co-founded Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and others—has roundly rejected pro-nuclear-power arguments heard during the Paris climate talks. A longtime environmental activist, Raitt reacted to recent commentaries in the New York Times …December 11, 2015Viewactivismactivism muse
Eric Kaz: Rocked by Bonnie Raitt, Jimi Hendrix, Rick Danko, MoreEric Kaz tells me his new collection of songs — which he hopes to have available in January at — represents a milestone. “This was the first time in my recording career that I’ve been completely satisfied with my …November 22, 2015Viewfriendseric-kaz
BONNIE RAITT CROWD-PULLER AT NEW BLUES FESTIVAL IN THE NETHERLANDSSuperstar Bonnie Raitt is the big crowd-puller during the first Holland International Blues Festival on 3 and 4 June 2016. Next spring, artists and aficionados will gather at the Woodstock-like festival site in Grolloo in the Dutch province of Drenthe …November 20, 2015Viewconcertsfestival
Bonnie Raitt’s BluesNovember 9, 2015 Bonnie Raitt’s 66th birthday was yesterday. The singer-guitarist (she qualifies as bandleader, songwriter and activist, too) was born in Burbank, CA on November 8, 1949, the daughter of the late Broadway actor John Raitt, whose major credits …November 9, 2015Viewinterviewdick-waterman son-house mississippi-fred-mcdowell kim-wilson
Bonnie Raitt is the queen of blues-flavoured country rock
but there’s an acoustic side to her playing, too…
Words: David Mead   /  Portrait: Marina Chavez Every concert Bonnie Raitt plays features at least one acoustic performance – check out her mesmerising duet with Richard Thompson singing Dimming Of The Day, for instance – and so, with a new …November 1, 2015Viewinterviewjay-lichty guitar
BONNIE RAITT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘DIG IN DEEP’Bonnie Raitt Announces New Album ‘Dig In Deep’, Out Feb 26 (Redwing Records) BONNIE RAITT . October 22, 2015 On February 26, 2016, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt will release ‘Dig In Deep’, her twentieth album, on …October 21, 2015Viewcd mediacd dig-in-deep
Bonnie Raitt Guests With Mavis Staples & Joan OsborneOn Friday night Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne kicked off the 34-date Solid Soul Tour at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Opening night of the co-headlining tour came to a climax when the pair brought out special guest Bonnie Raitt …, September 27, 2015Viewconcerts friendsmavis-staples
KAABOO Del Mar heats up with ‘girl power’ Friday
No doubt about it: Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani & Nicki Bluhm give welcome musical boost to fledgling festival’s opening day.
By George Varga DEL MAR — Sisters were definitely doing it for themselves Friday at KAABOO Del Mar, to paraphrase the title of a still-potent 1985 hit by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox. Indeed, it was barely mid-afternoon at the …, September 19, 2015Viewconcerts reviewskaaboo
Bonnie Raitt returns to desert for Fantasy Springs showXochitl Pena, The Desert Sun It’s been a busy two-and-a-half years since Bonnie Raitt graced a Coachella Valley stage with her slide-guitar skills and venerable talent. The 10-time Grammy winner was fresh off her latest win earning Best Americana Record …, September 9, 2015Viewconcerts interview
First Steps: Bonnie Raitt ‘Bonnie Raitt’: Roots Music in the Makingby Brian Miller Bonnie Raitt’s self-titled 1971 debut album showed more than promise: why she’s now one of the top female blues/roots artists was evident in every track. She’s been called the best slide guitar player alive today. She’s been …May 27, 2015Viewbiography
Doheny blues fest pays tribute to B. B. KingThe death of blues music great B.B. King just days before the arrival of the 18th edition of the Doheny Blues Festival meant that the annual celebration in Dana Point would likely find a number of performers offering fitting tributes …, May 18, 2015Viewconcerts reviewsdoheny-blues-festival
Bonnie Raitt Remembers B.B. King: ‘He Was a God’
Singer-songwriter remembers her long friendship with the blues legend
Blues guitarist B.B. King passed away Thursday at the age of 89. Here, Bonnie Raitt pays tribute to her friend, collaborator and inspiration. B.B. was a god from the first time we all heard him. You listen to those early recordings with …May 16, 2015Viewfriendsb-b-king tribute passed-away
Sideman- The Hutch Hutchinson InterviewOur interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson, studio & ‘live’ bassist, & longtime Bonnie Raitt Band member. We experimented with Skype to bring you this long-distance interview with Hutch at his home in Los Angeles. And for the most part, we …April 8, 2015Viewinterviewhutch-hutchinson
Bonnie Raitt played Olivia Cruisesby Jenny BlockContributor The scene reads a bit like a fantasy that nearly every Bonnie Raitt fan has dreamt up — a small, intimate venue, where every seat is an amazing one. Bonnie Raitt and two stellar musicians take the …November 25, 2014Viewconcerts
I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis StaplesFollow @JoshhTerry “It feels so good to be 16,” joked Mavis Staples towards the end of her star-studded tribute show, “I’ll Take You There – Celebrating 75 Years Of Mavis Staples.” Though she was kidding, even as a septuagenarian the iconic soul …, November 20, 2014Viewevent friendsmavis-staples don-was
James Taylor to perform at Fenway Park on aug.6 with Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt will be Taylor’s very special guest for the evening.
by Rick Doyle James Taylor is coming to America’s Most Beloved Ballpark. Taylor and his all-star band will perform a concert Aug. 6, 2015, at Fenway Park. Tickets to the concert go on sale Friday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. …November 13, 2014Viewconcerts
S.F. Symphony review: Spectacular celebration of Thomas’ 20 yearsBy Joshua Kosman It’s been 20 years, and Michael Tilson Thomas is still coming up with new ways to enliven the old tradition of the San Francisco Symphony Opening Gala. On Wednesday night in Davies Symphony Hall, he did it …September 4, 2014Vieweventsan-francisco-symphony
Nick Of Time – Track by Track 25th Anniversary
Bonnie Raitt found multi-platinum success with the 1989 release of 'Nick of Time.'
In 1989, Bonnie Raitt was newly sober and newly signed to Capitol Records. At 39, the blues singer and guitarist was a respected veteran of the California music scene with eight albums under her belt, two of them having gone …, , July 16, 2014Viewcd lp reviews medianick-of-time
Raitt brings legendary chops to festival openerby: Jen Zoratti BIRDS HILL PARK — Back in 2009, when the Winnipeg Folk Festival announced it would be expanding to a five-day format to accommodate the tour routing of Britpop icon Elvis Costello, it seemed like a ballsy move. …July 9, 2014Viewconcertswinnipeg amy-helm
Blues queen Bonnie Raitt fuses eclectic sounds of Sioux City’s Saturday in the ParkSIOUX CITY | This year’s Saturday in the Park may have been one of the hottest – and coolest. Sitting in sweltering sun most of the day, music fans were fried, sautéed, baked and broiled. “Are you cooked yet?” Bonnie …, July 5, 2014Viewconcerts reviewssaturday-in-the-park
Bonnie Raitt heats up Fair St. LouisBonnie Raitt has performed in St. Louis often enough in her long career to know what summers can be like. As she strolled onstage Friday night at Fair St. Louis amid exceedingly pleasant temperatures, she enthused, “Man, are we glad …, July 5, 2014Viewreviews concertsmike-finnigan
10 Questions With George Marinelli
“I look at the guitar as another way of singing.”
by Ted Drozdowski Nashville’s George Marinelli is best known as a sideman. He’s played guitar with Americana icon Bonnie Raitt since 1993, and before that he was an original member of the literate hit-making outfit Bruce Hornsby & the Range. …June 25, 2014Viewinterviewgeorge-marinelli
New book celebrates Mill Valley’s ‘Legendary Locals’By Paul Liberatore After 20 years in Mill Valley, journalist Joyce Kleiner knew her idyllic little village in the redwoods was special, the hometown of rock stars and writers, artists and eccentrics, poets and politicians, activists, actors and famous folks …, May 22, 2014Viewinterview biography
Bonnie Raitt and her able team closed a two-year tour with holiday cheer, at the Saenger Saturday night“Thank you for packing this place,” Bonne Raitt told the crowd at the Saenger Theatre. “We’re going to pack you with as much joy as you can stand.” The bottleneck guitar goddess, in a festive green velvet shirt festooned with …, December 8, 2013Viewreviews concertsnew-orleans allen-toussaint
Bonnie Raitt talks Americana, going on the ‘song hunt’ and her lifelong love for New OrleansBonnie Raitt plays the Saenger Theater Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Blues guitar wizard Bonnie Raitt started her most recent tour promoting “Slipstream,” her Grammy-winning 2012 album, at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2012. On Dec. 7, she …November 30, 2013Viewinterviewnew-orleans
Review: Bonnie Raitt shines in a night of blues, rock and folk at The GrandBy Chris Sikich The legendary Bonnie Raitt filled the intimate confines of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House with her signature mix of rock, blues and folk Tuesday night. For nearly 90 minutes, she delivered one knockout song after another, warming everyone …, November 29, 2013Viewconcerts reviewspaul-brady
A look back: Bonnie Raitt gets memorable welcome to Chapel Hill in 1973By Eddie Huffmann, Special to Go Triad November 21, 2013 One fall day in 1973, Bonnie Raitt walked up Henderson Street in Chapel Hill to a curious sight outside the record store where she was scheduled to meet fans and …November 21, 2013Vieweventmeet-and-greet
Bonnie Raitt breaks through (Again)
The redheaded singer-slide guitarist who once idolized and emulated blues legends s now one herself.
By Lori Hoffman • In the late 1960s-early 70s Bonnie Raitt was a young artist on the college/folk music circuit who idolized the African American blues legends whose music she emulated — people like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sippie Wallace, …November 20, 2013Viewinterviewmagazine slipstream
Bonnie Raitt still smoldersNo one, particularly from her generation, sings the words “rock me, baby” quite like Bonnie Raitt. It’s more like private pillow talk rather than a song lyric. When she uttered that line, at least a handful of times, at the …, November 19, 2013Viewconcerts reviewsmarc-cohn
Happy Birthday Bonnie Raitt!Lydia Hutchinson | November 8, 2013 Let’s just put aside for a moment the fact that Bonnie Raitt is one of the most important musicians of this century, showing the world that a woman can wield a guitar while holding …November 8, 2013Viewevent
The Leonard Lopate Show – Bonnie RaittBonnie Raitt discusses her success as an independent artist for the first time in decades. Last year, she released Slipstream on her own label and made her biggest debut in over 20 years, won the Grammy for Best Americana Album …November 5, 2013Viewinterviewslipstream
Interview: Bonnie RaittWith 19 albums and 10 Grammy Awards to her name, it may be easy to think Bonnie Raitt is somehow beyond reach. Not so. In addition to being a hugely accomplished singer-songwriter and guitarist, Bonnie Raitt is friendly, down to …October 13, 2013Viewinterviewminnesota mavis-staples
Bonnie Raitt’s emotional triumph in Marin CountyBy Paul Liberatore | | AFTER BEING ON the road for most of the past two years, an emotional Bonnie Raitt sang her heart out for a sold-out hometown crowd Wednesday night, her first show in the Marin Veterans …, October 10, 2013Viewconcerts reviewsmarin-county
Bonnie Raitt winningly kicks off WavelengthAlthough the OC Fair ended Aug. 11, Pacific Symphony’s Wavelength Festival of Music has provided one more weekend of concerts, extending Pacific Amphitheatre’s summer schedule via four eclectic performances. Night 1 played out Thursday with singer-guitarist Bonnie Raitt headlining a …, August 23, 2013Viewconcerts reviewskeb-mo-2
Bonnie Raitt, recharged, returns to O.C. on Thursday
Bonnie Raitt plays the Pacific Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 22, to open the Wavelength Festival.
There’s not much that singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt loves more than making music, whether it’s recording new songs in the studio, heading out on the road to play live, or sitting in with her many musician friends to add a backing …August 17, 2013Viewinterviewhiatus
Bonnie Raitt • 29 juni 2013 • Laeiszhalle Hamburg Germany– By Markus Hagner & Photo’s © – Bonnie Raitt returned finally after 7 years in 2013 to Germany for a 3 date mini tour. Her tour start was in Hamburg in the luxurious Laeiszhalle in Hamburg. The shows were …, July 2, 2013Viewreviews concerts
Queen of the Blues
Bonnie Raitt still reigns supreme after four decades
BY STRATTON LAWRENCE Special to The Post and Courier The instinct to help people is ingrained in Bonnie Raitt’s DNA, likely somewhere near the gene that gives her the ability to play a mean blues guitar and sing like a …May 16, 2013Viewinterviewmagazine
To everything, there is a season
By Graham Reid When Bonnie Raitt’s most recent album Slip Stream – her first in seven years – picked up a 2013 Grammy for best Americana album, it was yet another rung on her increasingly high ladder. Her 10th Grammy …March 29, 2013Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt Video Q&A: ‘Slipstream,’ Feminism, Katy Perry, PlansWatch the blues-rock legend discuss her 2012 success, fans Katy Perry & Adele, feminism, launching her own label and more. Bonnie Raitt – singer, guitarist, Grammy winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer – has seen her share of great …December 28, 2012Viewinterviewbillboard
Bonnie Raitt On World Cafe
Bonnie Raitt’s new album is titled Slipstream.
Bonnie Raitt is a blues-rock legend with nine Grammys and five platinum albums under her belt. Her rootsy and passionate take on everything blues — combined with her intimate understanding of composition, deft slide-guitar skills and soulful vocals — helped …, December 26, 2012Viewconcerts interviewslipstream
Bonnie Raitt Takes a Victory LapBy John Jurgensen Bonnie Raitt has been going flat out since the release last spring of her 16th studio album “Slipstream.” After some 70 concerts in support of the album, last week she stopped by the New York office of the …December 10, 2012Viewinterviewredwing
Keep a Child Alive’s Black Ball “REDUX” Raises $2.9 Million for HIV Treatment and Care in Africa and Indiaby Keep a Child Alive   Benefit honored Oprah Winfrey and Angelique Kidjo at Harlem’s Apollo Theater with emcee Whoopi Goldberg Featured performances from Grammy Award-winning artists Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Angelique Kidjo and Bonnie Raitt with special guest Brittany …December 7, 2012Viewbenefitsalicia-keys
Bonnie Raitt pulls out all the stops for Saenger showMOBILE, Alabama — “I’m emotionally a mess,” Bonnie Raitt told a packed house Friday night at the Mobile Saenger Theatre. “I just don’t want this tour to end.” They could sympathize. To judge from their energetic appreciation throughout the show, …, October 27, 2012Viewreviews concertsmaia-sharp
Bonnie Raitt was lost in songs during soul-soaked concert performance at Verizon Theatre
Bonnie Raitt brought with her four stellar musicians to a soulful two-hour concert.
by Mario Tarradell / Music Critic GRAND PRAIRIE – Bonnie Raitt closed her eyes, lost in song, as she absorbed the blues grandeur of Bob Dylan’s “Million Miles.” She soaked up the tune’s passion, then transferred it to a loving …, September 30, 2012Viewreviews concerts
Harvey Wasserman : Bonnie Raitt Lights Up the World
Bonnie has balanced an astonishing musical range with a message and a way of carrying herself that are firmly rooted in her Quaker heritage.
By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog Adversity can debilitate and defeat a lesser soul. But for those with the inner strength to make the climb, new heights can beckon. Along the way — especially for a musician — it …September 18, 2012Viewactivismharvey-wasserman
2012 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show
Listen to the 2012 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards Show
Folk Alley and NPR Music returned to Nashville to present a live webcast of the Americana Music Association’s 11th Annual Honors and Awards ceremony from historic Ryman Auditorium. The event featured live performances by this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients – …September 15, 2012Viewawardsamericana-music-awards audio
Focus On: Bonnie Raitt – 2012 Americana Music Association Keynote Interview
Ann Powers’ interview with Bonnie Raitt
In Nashville for the Americana Music Awards (where she was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance), Bonnie Raitt sat down with Ann Powers for a long conversation about the Blues, her storied history as a performing songwriter and all …September 15, 2012Viewinterviewamericana-music-awards audio
Bonnie on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! – NPR QuizWait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! for September 8, 2012 Not My Job: Legendary musician Bonnie Raitt answers questions about legendary waste management expert Donnie RaittBonnie Raitt, legendary musician, answers three questions about Donnie Raitt, who worked at the Des Moines, Iowa, …September 8, 2012Vieweventnpr
State Fair Grandstand review: Pure Bonnie Raitt, from the bottom of her heart“Welcome to our soul sister extravaganza.” So said Bonnie Raitt when she took the stage with her band following a revved-up revival meeting of an opening set by gospel great Mavis Staples. And what Raitt delivered at the Minnesota State …, August 25, 2012Viewconcerts reviewsminnesota
Rock’s redhead earns blue ribbonBonnie Raitt hit the grandstand stage at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday night with something to talk about. First, she saluted her opening act, Mavis Staples, calling her a national treasure. (Agreed, especially after Staples’ soul-stirring set.) Then, Raitt …, August 24, 2012Viewreviews concertsjohn-koerner willie-murphy minnesota
Hutch Hutchinson: Groove GathererBy BILL LEIGH Most music fans know Petty’s Heartbreakers and Bruce’s E Street Band—but the truly knowledgeable rank Bonnie Raitt’s band among the finest rock and rhythm units working today. Listeners who love Raitt’s gritty, evocative voice or shiver at the …August 1, 2012Viewinterviewbass-player
Bonnie Raitt: A Brand-New Model For A Classic Sound
Bonnie Raitt’s latest album, Slipstream, is the first release on her own Redwing Records label.
This April, roots-rock singer-guitarist Bonnie Raitt released her first album in seven years, Slipstream. It’s classic Raitt, mixing bluesy slide-guitar riffs with her soulful voice and a pop-friendly sensibility. The delivery system, however, is brand-new. After years of working with …, June 16, 2012Viewcd interview mediaslipstream
Bonnie Raitt’s colorful blues Just hours before the first full-scale concert of her current tour, Bonnie Raitt stood high above the stage and reflected on the job she’s held for more than four decades. “I think it’s as important to enjoy recording and being …June 5, 2012Viewinterview
Bonnie Raitt Captivates in Chicago
Plays a mix of covers, old and new material for the first of two sold-out shows
“I should go away more often,” Bonnie Raitt told the hooting-and-hollering crowd at the Chicago Theatre on Saturday eveni