Bonnie Raitt's Cinderella Story Came In the Nick of Time
... (The Blues) Bonnie Raitt
describes the success of 1989 album Nick Of Time as "Cinderella story," after it marked the end to a difficult decade in her career. The Grammy-winning release was her first with Capitol Records after she'd been dropped by her former label in 1983. But Raitt tells the Edmonton Journal: "I wasn't expecting it, nor did I necessarily need it. I wasn't profoundly unsuccessful or coming from the depths of despair or having ruined my career or my health or any of that. "I was just licking my wounds and dealing with finding some other people and waiting for the climate to open up again." She says of her Grammy Awards experience: "They were an incredible validation and a wonderful nod from my peers. It felt unreal and wonderful to be able to tour in places and to larger audiences than I had -- except as an opening act." more. The Blues Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright The Blues Magazine - Excerpted here with permission. Bonnie Raitt's
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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The String Cheese Incident, Robert Earl Keen, Bettye LaVette, The Felice Brothers, Jerry Douglas, The Wood Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Miller and More
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Bonnie Raitt continues "Slipstream" push
... Following a summer of European performances, iconic blues songstress Bonnie Raitt
has tacked more "Slipstream" shows onto her impending North American trek. The Grammy-winning musician has a one-off concert Thursday (8/22) in Costa Mesa, CA, after which she'll begin the official outing Oct. 3 in Paso Robles, CA. Since last check, another 15 stops have been scattered throughout the fall itinerary, which now hits 26 major markets through early December. Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples and Paul Brady each have a place on the bill in select cities. Bonnie Raitt
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Bonnie Raitt (November 8, 1949)
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Bonnie has long been involved with the environmental movement, doing concerts to support Forest, Oil, Mining and water protection since the mid-'70s. Her tour bus runs on biofuel.
As one of the founding members of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, she continues to work for increased recognition, health benefits and royalty reform for the pioneer generation of R&B artists to whom we owe so much.
Her father is the celebrated Broadway singer John Raitt (Carousel, Oklahoma!, The Pajama Game) and her mother is the accomplished pianist/singer Marge Goddard.
Early in her career, she opened for various Blues legends. From Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sippie Wallace, Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker she learned first-hand lessons of life as well as invaluable techniques of performance.
She won four Grammy Awards in 1990, three for her Nick of Time album and one for her duet with John Lee Hooker on his breakthrough album The Healer. The double platinum Longing in Their Hearts, released in 1994, featured the hit single "Love Sneakin' Up On You" and was honored with a Grammy for Best Pop Album.
On March 6, 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (thanks, Amy - Chicago, IL, for all above)
Raitt has a great deal of festival appeal - she's played the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Indy Jazz Fest and the Bonnaroo festival. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
She was married to the actor Michael O'Keefe from 1991-1999.
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