Raitt the Great
Concerts & Clubs / You’ve got to love Bonnie Raitt. It took her 20 years to become an overnight success, beginning with 1990’s Nick of Time. Raitt works tirelessly on social causes including voting, women’s rights and rainforest preservation, and somehow still managed to turn out her 19th solo album last year, Slipstream.
Raitt was a privileged LA child of Broadway star John Raitt (Oklahoma, Carousel), but she paid her dues the old fashioned way, opening for blues greats including Muddy Waters and Johnny Lee Hooker. Playing alongside the masters, Raitt became an unquestionably awesome guitarist, one of the few women known for her prowess on the instrument. Add her gut-grabbing voice and a superb sense of storytelling, and it is obvious how Raitt has earned nine Grammys and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Raitt continues to collaborate with monumental musicians, from Norah Jones to world beat icon Oliver Mtukudzi. She has recorded and toured with Hawaii part-timers Willie Nelson and Taj Mahal.
A stellar artist and human being, you will lose your blues at Raitt’s likely sellout show. John Cruz opens.