Doheny Blues Festival closes with superb performance !
Topic Bonnie Raitt

Posted by Soulman on May 24, 2008 11:56 pm GMT + 1

The Orange County Register
May 19, 2008

Doheny Blues Festival closes with superb performance !

With a bright full moon positioned over the waters of the Pacific, Bonnie Raitt brought a magical close to the 11th annual Doheny Blues Festival on Sunday night.

Her 90-minute set capped more than two dozen performances that played out at the two-day festival staged at Doheny State Beach over the weekend. For those, and I count myself in that camp, who had only seen the 58-year-old singer-guitarist play in an indoor venue, watching Raitt perform at an outdoor event was a decidedly different affair.

Her trademark skills as a slide guitarist and nuanced vocalist were on display, but there was a casual attitude that goes with being at a blues fest that found Raitt inviting a fan on stage at one point and bantering back and forth with members of the crowd. Indeed, at one point when one fan yelled out a request for a favorite song, Raitt good-naturedly replied, "I can't play them all. I've been around too long."



However, few in the capacity crowd seemed anything but thrilled with the song choices and their presentation in Dana Point. Whether performing radio favorites such as the upbeat blues-rock of "Thing Called Love" and "Something to Talk About" or bringing many in the audience to tears with the beautiful "I Can't Make You Love Me," her set was truly outstanding.

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Source: The Orange County Register



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