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 ...
Raitt returns the love with long set at Kalamazoo's State Th
Raitt returns the love with long set at Kalamazoo's State Theatre by Mark Wedel | Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette
Sunday March 01, 2009
KALAMAZOO -- Bonnie Raitt gave her all for a sold-out State Theatre Saturday night.
It seemed at the end that Raitt didn't want to stop singing. And the audience, giving her standing ovations after each song of her encore, didn't want her to stop. Raitt and her band kept going until after 11 p.m.
2009 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup Posted by Keith Spera, Music writer, The Times-Picayune
December 16, 2008
Producers of the New Orleans Jazz Fest announced the lineup for the 2009 festival this morning. The festival is April 24-26 & April 30-May 3.
The big acts this year include Wynton Marsalis, the Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Sugarland, Tony Bennett, The Neville Brothers and Bonnie Raitt.
Jackson Browne & Friends - Benefit for Hurricane Relief
Jackson Browne & Friends Will Play November 29 Benefit Concert at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for Hurricane Relief Efforts in Cuba, Haiti and Texas' Gulf Coast
Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez and Ry Cooder are scheduled to perform. Jackson will be performing with his full Time the Conqueror World Tour band. This will be Jackson’s last performance in Southern California until the summer of 2009.
Bonnie Raitt & Blind Boys of Alabama Close Summer Concer
Bonnie Raitt and the Blind Boys of Alabama Close the Summer Concert Series at Ironstone by Carol Swartzlander
Murphys, CA....Although a chill filled the night air in Murphys Saturday night, it quickly warmed up as the Blind Boys from Alabama hit the stage at the Kautz Ironstone Ampitheather. The group, who has been together 60 years, warmed the audience for headliner Bonnie Raitt. Both the Blind Boys and Raitt had the audience on their feet most of the night, as they sang songs from their latest CD releases, as well as old favorites. Saturday night's concert wrapped up the summer concert series at the Ironstone venue........
Seva's 30th celebrated by lineup full of stars Joel Selvin, Chronicle Senior Pop Music Critic
Monday, September 29, 2008
Clown/activist Wavy Gravy will be long remembered for "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000," but his enduring contribution takes place around the world from Woodstock, where he saves eyeballs in the Third World.
Raitt rips it up at Britt By Bill Varble - Mail Tribune
September 02, 2008
Bonnie Raitt allowed as how it was nice to be back — especially without the chainsaws. That was a reference to 1996, when Raitt and Jackson Browne played a benefit for environmental groups at the Britt Pavilion, although it wasn't a Britt show, and were greeted by the angry snarl of chainsaws fired up by protesting timber industry supporters.
The only roar at Britt Monday night was applause.
Raitt is as committed to green causes as ever. Her t...
New Book Honors Blues Women Sunday, 24 August 2008
T'ain't Nobody's Business if I Do: Classic Blues Women Old and New gives blues women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith and newer artists such as Bonnie Raitt the credit they deserve in a genre where blues men tend to garner the most attention.
The first classic blues record was recorded by a woman, Clara Smith, in the 1920's.
Yet, many books about the blues barely mention the blues women.
Raitted No. 1 Bonnie sings the blues The Truro Daily News 11/8/08
BIBLE HILL — As nine-time Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt took to the stage at the Dutch Mason Blues Festival Saturday night thousands of people were on their feet and cheering at the top of their lungs.
Blues superstar Bonnie Raitt gave the approximately 10,000 Dutch Maso...
Singing Legends Team Up For Obama Tribute Song and Video
"Yes We Can" - Tribute to Obama By Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt
Sunday, July 13, 2008
"Yes We Can" is the new musical and video tribute to Senator Barack Obama for President by Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt. I was asked to co-produce and distribute the video on behalf of Maria Muldaur and Joel Jaffe of Studio D Recording in Sausalito , CA. It's not to be confused with the first great "Yes We Can" video and song by Will-I-Am, which is a terrific and pioneering work of its ow...
Blues singer Raitt headlining Dutch Mason Blues Festival
Rock, blues singer Raitt headlining Dutch Mason Blues Festival MONIQUE CHIASSON
The Truro Daily News
BIBLE HILL – Nine-time Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt will perform in Bible Hill this summer.
The famous rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter, who has released 18 albums, will perform a 90-minute show Aug. 9 during the Dutch Mason Blues Festival Aug. 8 to 10 at the Nova Scotia Provincial...
Music Review: Eric Bibb - Get Onboard - with Bonnie
Music Review: Eric Bibb - Get Onboard
Written by Pico
Published March 14, 2008
He's the son of folk singer Leon Bibb, nephew of Modern Jazz Quartet founder John Lewis, and was directly exposed to several legendary performers like Pete Seeger and Bob Dylan growing up. It would seem that Eric Bibb was destined to go down a similar path as his father, but it took a while. He was in his mid-forties when he finally put aside songwriting and music teaching for others long...