Bonnie Raitt is a blues rock singer and songwriter. In the '70s, Raitt created a cult-like following with her bluesy elements of rock, folk and country music. By the '80s, she was a star in pop culture with dozens of accomplishments and albums to her name. Growing up a Quaker to becoming a blues rock star was a big jump for Raitt. She attributes her shot at fame to Dick Waterman. Waterman was a blues promoter who was introduced to Raitt when she attended Harvard University. Waterman helped the singer land an opportunity to help out on tour with the Rolling Stones.
From Cult Fandom to Commercial Success
Raitt was introduced to music at a young age. Her father was a Broadway star and her mother a classical pianist. Despite selling out shows and garnering new fans every time her songs were played on the radio, Raitt at first struggled to find commercial success. It wasn't until 1989 with the release of her 10th album that Raitt finally achieved the commercial success she'd been seeking. In 2000, Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2002, the blues singer earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. During her career, Raitt has earned 10 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Nick of Time in 1990. Bonnie Raitt is also listed in Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of all Time at number 50.
Where can I buy Bonnie Raitt tickets?
If you're a fan of blues, folk and country music, you can get tickets for Bonnie Raitt at StubHub. With its FanProtect guarantee, StubHub is a safe, online marketplace for ticketing to various events.
Who are the band members of Bonnie Raitt?
Bonnie Raitt has had many of the same band members for decades. James "Hutch" Hutchinson plays bass guitar, Ricky Fataar plays the drums, Mike Finnigan plays keyboard and George Marinelli plays the guitar.
Does Bonnie Raitt still tour?
Yes, the country folk star still tours. In early 2019, she had to cancel some tour dates due to a medical issue, but after recovering, she assured fans she'd continue with the rest of her tour dates and plans for the future.
Is Bonnie Raitt touring in 2019?
Yes, Bonnie Raitt is on tour with the Outlaw Music Festival. The festival is headlined by Willie Nelson. Bonnie Raitt is one of Nelson's special guests as well as Allison Krauss and the Brothers Osborne.
What should I expect at a Bonnie Raitt concert?
Whether seeing Bonnie Raitt live for the first time or as a special guest during a music festival, you'll be soothed and amazed by her soulful singing and amazing guitar skills.
Is Bonnie Raitt coming to a city near me?
Bonnie Raitt is visiting many cities on her 2019 tour with the Outlaw Music Festival. Scheduled tour dates include locations in Gilford, N.H., Raleigh, N.C., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Cincinnati, Ohio, Indianapolis, Ind., Philadelphia, Penn., and Virginia Beach, Va.
What artists are similar to Bonnie Raitt?
Bonnie Raitt has a very soulful sound. Other singers reminiscent of Raitt include Joni Mitchell, Susan Tedeschi, James Taylor, Annie Lennox and Joss Stone.
What should I expect from a Bonnie Raitt setlist?
When Bonnie Raitt takes the stage during the Outlaw Music Festival, you should expect her to play an approximately 40-minute set including a mix of new and old music. Willie Nelson and Bonnie Raitt are friends in real life, and it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibilities for the two superstars to take the stage together for one or more songs at the festival.Back to Top
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