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New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village Musicians’ Village, a cornerstone of the
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) post-Katrina rebuilding effort, is designed to both construct a community and preserve a culture. Conceived by New Orleans natives Harry Connick, Jr. and Branford Marsalis, Musicians’ Village will provide a home for both the artists who have defined the city’s culture and the sounds that have shaped the musical vernacular of the world.
HART Fund In 2001, The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund through which The Blues Foundation provides assistance to Blues musicians and their families in times of great financial need due to medical emergencies.
Donations to the HART Fund are dedicated 100% to artist relief efforts. Disbursements began in 2003 and have been used to pay medical bills, obtain needed medical care and assist with funeral expenses.
In late 2005, contributions were temporarily earmarked to provide some financial relief for blues musicians severly impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
Over the years, contributions have been made by our members and other donors and donations have also come from specific benefit events.
Women’s Bean Project
Our Mission: "To teach, through employment in on-site businesses, workplace competencies for entry-level positions to women who come from backgrounds of chronic unemployment or poverty."
Our Vision: Women’s Bean Project strives to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training opportunities.
With this stepping stone toward success, the women will be able to support themselves and their families, and create stronger role models for future generations.
New Orleans Habitat for Humanity
To build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives
To eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
New Orleans Musicians Clinic The Mission of the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation is to keep music alive by sustaining New Orleans musicians and tradition bearers in body, mind and spirit. We do this through providing access to health and social services through the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic, regardless of musicians’ ability to pay, and by fostering cultural opportunities that advocate for and support this effort.
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Raitt, Taj Mahal Bring Rockin’ Blues to the Bowl
Raitt, Taj Mahal Bring Rockin’ Blues to the Bowl The double bill of innovative music sends fans dancing in the aisles
By L. Paul Mann, Noozhawk Contributor | Published on 09.22.2009
The blues genre was alive and well at the Santa Barbara Bowl on a sultry September Saturday night. A double bill of blues innovators Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal nearly filled the house.
A mostly mature crowd was anything but sedate as the audience responded with loud cheers, singing and dancing throughout the show.
Henry St. Clair Frederi...
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Review: Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Live review: Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre By Jeremy Simon
September 2, 2009
Bonnie Raitt’s stunning voice nearly obscured her guitar work at her split bill with Taj Mahal at Red Rocks on Sunday. Photos by Mateo Leyba.
Nearly 40 years ago, Bonnie Raitt opened up for Taj Mahal. Sunday night at Red Rocks, Taj returned the favor, in a sense. Not that either of them need much i...
Posted by Soulman on Oct 17, 2009 7:44 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 0 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal at the Santa Barbara Bowl
Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal at the Santa Barbara Bowl The BonTaj Roulet Tour Let the Good Times Roll
by Charles Donelan
September 14, 2009
Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal dished out solo sets before jamming together during their Saturday-night Bowl show.
The Bowl was jumping on Saturday night for the Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal double bill. Both are veteran artists wit...
Posted by Soulman on Oct 16, 2009 9:02 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 0 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
Raitt rates multiple ovations at Tent
Raitt rates multiple ovations at Tent By Doug Fraser email@example.com
August 15, 2009
HYANNIS – If you were from Mars and had no idea why Bonnie Raitt sold multiple platinum records and had garnered nine Grammys, or why she sold out the Melody Tent almost as soon as tickets went on sale this spring, you only had to listen to her sing “Angel From Montgomery” at the tent last night.
Raitt’s voice is sure-footed. It can soar effortlessly and put emotion into even a spoken verse. It’s stripped-down, ...
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Bonnie Raitt's blues act ages gracefully
Bonnie Raitt's blues act ages gracefully By Dave Tianen of the Journal Sentinel
Mar. 3, 2009
Later this year, Bonnie Raitt will turn 60. She has, indeed, become the kind of blues matriarch she has spent much of her professional life honoring.
Monday, she opened a two-night stand with Jonny Lang at the Northern Lights Theater. At one point in the middle of her set, she stopped for a few moments to reflect on the advantages and gifts of seniority. You're done struggling to establish a persona and you have the confidence ...
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The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Tour Comes to DVD
The Rolling Stones - The Biggest Selling Tour of All-Time Comes to DVD June 12th!
BURNABY, BC, June 11 /CNW/ -
WHO: The best selling concert tour of all time, A Bigger Bang, is coming to living rooms across the country as one of the most ambitious music DVD sets in history. The Rolling Stones and Best Buy are joining forces to release The Biggest Bang, a four-DVD set featuring seven hours of content including two full length concerts, two behind-the-scenes documentaries and classic favorites such as, "Honky Tonk Women," "Sympathy for the De...
Posted by Soulman on Oct 22, 2007 8:22 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 1 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
Bonnie Raitt's biofuel tour bus is something to talk about
Bonnie Raitt's biofuel tour bus is something to talk about
By DAVE FORSTER, The Virginian-Pilot
© April 22, 2007
CHESAPEAKE - Singer Bonnie Raitt stopped in Hampton Roads this weekend, brought her act to a crowd in Portsmouth and left with about 600 gallons of soy bean juice.
That's how much biodiesel it took to fill up her fleet of two buses and three tractor-trailers at Domestic Fuels & Lubes in Chesapeake.
Green-minded entertainers are nothing new. Buddy Ivey, a sales manager for Domestic Fuels, said he gets about one call a month from travelin...
Posted by Soulman on Oct 15, 2007 9:50 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 0 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
Crosby,Stills,Nash&Young return w a protest-heavy tour
By BEN WENER
Orange County Register
Let's not mince words.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young have reunited for their third tour this decade, having ended a decade-plus period of dormancy in late 1999 with the sweet, aptly titled album "Looking Forward."
This time out, however, the quartet of 60-somethings has rallied around a decidedly strident work, Young's "Living With War," easily the most bluntly outspoken response to the president and the Iraq war yet recorded. Slammed out in a six-day rage, the disc's nine straightforward anthems (and choir rendition of "America the Beautiful") ...
Posted by Soulman on Aug 10, 2006 7:34 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 0 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
Raitt's concert something to talk about
JOSEF WOODARD, NEWS-PRESS CORRESPONDENT - February 16, 2006 11:55 AM
Catching Bonnie Raitt at the Arlington Theatre,as a full house did for a generous Valentine's Day concert of musical kindness, is bound to trigger nostalgia for some. Longtime locals will remember hearing her in this special venue, going back to the "prehistoric age" of the late 1970s, when she was a cult and critical favorite.
That was long before she became a "comeback" sensation and a representative voice for aging baby boomers with her late-blooming hit 1989 album "Nick of Time."
By this point, s...
Posted by Soulman on Feb 19, 2006 11:42 pm GMT + 1 ( View Comments | 0 ) | ( Read More ) | ( Print ) |
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Green Highway Co-Creators: Bonnie Raitt & Kathy Kane Welcome to
This site is the online companion to the exciting and informative Green Highway component of
Green Highway! Bonnie Raitt's 2005-2006 Tour. Plan to arrive at the venue early enough to explore the information tables and displays provided by our Partners and Non-Profit friends. Come learn about how the trucks and buses on tour are running on , and how 30 of the 39 shows are being offset with Biodiesel ! Wind Power Nuclear Information and Resource Service Rainforest Action Network National Biodiesel Board
The Songbird Foundation A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that educates and motivates people to make sustainable choices to preserve migratory songbirds. One of the greatest threats to migratory songbirds is the surge in aggressive sun-grown coffee. Bonnie:"I support and their efforts to promote Songbird Safe coffee that is shade and sustainably grown. When we protect the forest for the songbirds, we are protecting the forest for all, including ourselves." The Songbird Foundation Northwest Shade Coffee Campaign Migratory Bird Center Song Bird Coffee
Defending the Planet One Beat at a Time
Rock the Earth is a not-for-profit, national public interest environmental organization dedicated to protecting and defending America's natural resources through partnerships with the music industry and the world-wide environmental community.
Farm Aid The mission of Farm Aid is to keep family farmers on their land. Family farmers are our only guarantee for fresh, local food. Our goal is to bring together family farmers and citizens to restore family farm-centered agriculture. Family farmers ensure safe, healthful food, protect natural resources, and strengthen local economies.
Seva Foundation At the heart of Seva's vision is a growing perception that western technology and skills must be used in ways that are sustainable and that can be shared with those who do not have access to capital and resources. We call this compassionate capitalism.
Reverb Organization Reverb is a non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness and support for the environment through building upon the powerful connection between musicians and their fans.
Founded in 2004 by Lauren Sullivan and her husband, Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner.
Our approach is dual-pronged: educating, inspiring and activating music fans while “greening” artists’ tours and the music industry at large.
The Guacamole Fund The Guacamole Fund is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax status. It assists environmental, social change, cultural and service organizations by facilitating, organizing and producing benefit concerts, rallies, special ticket sales, receptions and media campaigns. These activities serve to publicize and raise consciousness about issues that are important and timely to the social change and environmental process, as well as raise funds.
Center for Biological Diversity Our Mission
Combining conservation biology with litigation, policy advocacy, and an innovative strategic vision, the Center for Biological Diversity is working to secure a future for animals and plants hovering on the brink of extinction, for the wilderness they need to survive, and by extension for the spiritual welfare of generations to come.
Join us in the fight to keep the wild alive !
Rainforest Action Network Rainforest Action Network protects forests and the rights of their inhabitants by campaigning to break America oil addiction, promote sustainable logging, and bring green ethics to Wall Street.
Greenpeace Greenpeace is a global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace.
Solartopia Along with wind, solar and bio-fuels, Solartopian energy comes from the waves, currents, rivers and tides; from the geothermal heat beneath the earth's crust; from the interplay of solar-heated water at the oceans' surface and the frigid deep.
End Hunger Network Bonnie: "How unthinkable that, in a country of such bursting plenty, so many people are facing ongoing hunger and poverty.
If we are truly each other's keepers, let's support school lunches, food stamps, neighborhood garden projects, and so many other wonderful programs working to put an end to this cruel and needless blight once and for all.
We can do it and I'm proud to help!"
Stop Global Warming This is a movement about change, as individuals, as a country, and as a global community. Join the 1,088,501 supporters of the Stop Global Warming Virtual March, and become part of the movement to demand our leaders freeze and reduce carbon dioxide emissions now. We are all contributors to global warming and we all need to be part of the solution.
Dream Foundation - Adopt a Dream The mission of Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families during the end of life’s journey.
Dream Foundation helps adults find peace and closure with the realization of a final wish.
I support Public Citizen -- I hope you will, too. Bonnie Raitt I know that the work Public Citizen is doing today is critical to our future. Please join me in supporting Public Citizen and make a generous contribution now. -- Bonnie