Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt coming to Grand Casino Hinckley
Topic Bonnie Raitt
Posted by Soulman on Oct 22, 2007 5:56 pm GMT + 1
Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt coming to Grand Casino Hinckley June 29
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
HINCKLEY, Minn. – Grand Casino Hinckley announces “An Evening With Bonnie Raitt.” Raitt will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 29, at the Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater.
Tickets are $39, $49 and $56 and go on sale Thursday, May 17 at noon. To purchase tickets, visit the Grand Casino Hinckley or Grand Casino Mille Lacs box offices, call Ticketmaster at 651/989-5151, contact any Ticketmaster outlet, or visit www.grandcasinomn.com.
About Bonnie Raitt
Born into a musical family, Bonnie Raitt is the daughter of John Raitt, a Broadway singer, and Marge Goffard, an accomplished pianist and singer. Raitt’s career has been widely successful whether she focused on performing benefit concerts, producing her eighteenth album, or devoting herself to speaking out in support of an array of causes.
Raitt started her independent life as a Harvard student majoring in Social Relations and African Studies. Three years into her college career, she left to pursue a full-time music career – and that’s exactly what she did. Raitt started by opening for Blues musicians like Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. Her soulful way of singing and playing Blues guitar landed her a deal with Warner Bros., and in 1971, Raitt released her debut album, Bonnie Raitt.
Over a course of 36 years, Raitt has landed nine Grammy awards and several nominations for albums like Give It Up, Home Plate, Sweet Forgiveness, The Glow, and Nick of Time. Her album, Luck of the Draw, was released in 1991 and brought even more success with two hit singles – “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”
In March of 2000, Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with a welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame with her father. The next stage of Raitt’s life represented personal challenges followed by continued success. Her album Silver Lining was released in 2002 and was considered to be one of the best albums of her career. Raitt lost both her father and mother within a year’s time and has supported her older brother who had a form of brain cancer and is now in remission.
Although the last few years were a struggle, they were also defining experiences that led to her eighteenth album – Souls Alike, which she also produced. The Grammy-nominated lead single, “I Will Not Be Broken” reflects Raitt’s mindset during the making of this record.
Raitt continues to devote herself to appreciation and perception of music. Throughout her career she co-founded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, initiated the Bonnie Raitt Guitar Project with the Boys and Girls Club of America, and most recently participated in a New Orleans Jazz Fest to help rebuild the city.