Bonnie Raitt is a legendary singer who has brought countless fans to their feet during her
illustrious career. She's been in the business since the 1970s, and has been singing since she was a child. She gained international
success in the 1990s with the release of her album, Nick of Time. Her next two albums were also extremely popular, selling
millions of copies worldwide. She's best known for songs like "Something to Talk About," "Love Sneakin' Up on You" and "I
Can't Make You Love Me."
Her music has not only become a favorite of fans, but has been praised by critics and her peers.
She has won nine Grammy Awards and was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and
No. 89 on the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. There's nothing this talented singer and performer can't do,
and you won't want to miss seeing her in person. She's currently on tour, promoting her latest music and performing some her
greatest hits. She will be making stops in Jacksonville, Clearwater and Panama City, Florida and New Orleans.
only has Bonnie Raitt always had a passion for music, but she has always had a passion for political activism. Her involvement
in politics began in the early 1970s when she dedicated her album, Give it up, to the people of North Vietnam. She has also
become involved in the search for alternative energy, founding the group Musicians United for Safe Energy. She has also been
involved in anti-nuclear movements and the Abalone Alliance. Raitt also has a heart for children. She is the official supporter
of Little Kids Rock, which is a non-profit organization that helps to provide free musical instruments to children in public
About the Artist
Bonnie Raitt was born into a musical family in the late 1940s. Her father was
famed Broadway performer John Raitt and her mother, Marge Goddard was an accomplished pianist and singer. Raitt grew up in
Los Angeles, with a healthy appreciation for the arts and a passion for social and political issues. When she received a Stella
guitar for Christmas one year, her musical interests went from hobby to career. She became extremely passionate about the
instrument and was soon writing her own songs that had a blues-rock feel to them. She entered college at Harvard University
in the 1960s during the height of the Civil Rights Movement and the turbulence surrounding the war. Raitt immersed herself
in this scene, soaking up inspiration for her music.
Three years into college, she left to pursue her musical passions
full-time. She began opening for veteran blues singers like Fred McDowell, Sippie Wallace and Son House. She gained first-hand
knowledge about the lifestyle of a blues musician and how they ran their lives. She learned many musical techniques that she
still employs today. Word spread about this redheaded blues singer with a soulful voice, and Raitt was soon recording and
releasing her very own albums. Over the next several years she released six albums and earned three Grammy nominations. Raitt
hit it big in the late 1980s and early 1990s, earning her first Grammy Awards and gaining a large following of devoted fans.
It was during this time that she released her best-selling single "Something to Talk About."
Since then, the singer
has released several more albums and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She continues to receive awards and
accolades for her unique style and foot-tapping songs. She knows how to stir the souls of her audience, while still giving
them a rockin' good time. She's currently on tour, performing music from her 19th studio album, Slipstream as well as a plethora
of her greatest hits. It is obvious that this talented musician still has a lot of career ahead of her.
Many bands and artists find it difficult to break into the music business. They struggle for years, touring
relentlessly and hoping to catch the eye of a music producer or executive. And while Bonnie Raitt definitely paid her dues,
she seemed to always be in the right place at the right time. After leaving college to pursue her dream of becoming a singer,
she found herself surrounded by blues legends like Sippie Wallace, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hookers. She learned the ropes
and even opened for these iconic performers. With the help of her famous friends, word got out about the talented red-headed
blues singer who was setting stages on fire all across the East Coast. She soon found herself signing with Warner Bros. Records
and releasing her debut album. She made a critical first impression, that has allowed her become one of the most popular blues
singers in the world.
She's performed with virtually every blues legend in the world, and
has become an icon in her own right. Her powerful voice is nothing short of amazing. Every note and every lyric is full of
emotion and honesty. She still has as much youthful vigor and stage presence as she had at the beginning of her career, and
with lights and a great backup band, fans get a memorable concert experience that will have them singing and dancing all the