Bonnie Raitt

Guitarist Bonnie Raitt, Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, plays everything from gritty blues and funk to chart-topping pop. Her songs have even appeared on Disney movie soundtracks. Raitt has shared the stage or studio with Jackson Browne, Ruth Brown, Fred McDowell, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Houston's own Sippie Wallace. Her albums (18 to date) include the quintuple platinum Nick of Time (1989, Capitol Records), which spawned the title single and the classic "Too Soon to Tell," and the seven-times-platinum Luck of the Draw (1991, Capitol Records) produced one of Raitt's biggest hits, the rocking "Let's Give Them Something to Talk About" and love-gone-wrong anthem "I Can't Make You Love Me." Her more recent releases include 2005's Souls Alike and this summer's Bonnie Raitt and Friends with guests Norah Jones, Keb' Mo' and Alison Krauss. All her red hair and sass usually overshadows her guitar skills, but in her live performances she's able to showcase her formidable finger work and remind fans that she is, first, a blues musician. All that pop singer stuff came later.


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