Bonnie Lynn Raitt (born November 8, 1949) is an American blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist.
The 1990s Raitt would have more success with her albums yielding such massive hit singles such as “Something to Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.” In 2000 she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She won a Grammy in 2013 for her 16th studio album titled “Slipstream” for Best Americana Album.Here are five things you likely don’t know about Bonnie Raitt.She’s not your typical pop songstress, instead Bonnie Raitt is the consummate blues singer-songwriter.Her parents were musicians; her father performed on stage and in films.I live in Northern California, in Marin County, and there are many beautiful choices of hikes to take.
I was 24 [when it came in] and you can sort of see it on album covers. I like the control, and this way if we’re messing up, at least it’s our own fault. Email really helps me stay in touch with friends and save my voice.
On the album is her co-write with guitarist George Marinelli Down to You, which sounds like it slipped out of a Stones' Exile on Main St session ("Oh yeah, we can do that Ronnie 'n' Keith thing") but there is also the stunning ballad You Can't Fail Me Now, written by Loudon Wainwright and producer Joe Henry. Joe and Loudon had written that for the Knocked Up soundtrack and Loudon cut it for his album Strange Weirdos, but I heard it on Joe's Civilians album.
Sometimes there's a melody that's just so out of the park, and the line about 'mercy is just a warning shot across the bows' - c'mon, get outta here.
Later she gained notice for her bottleneck-style guitar playing.
Raitt says she played "a little at school and at [a summer] camp", Camp Regis-Applejack, in New York.
The newspaper also added that people who claim to be close to the couple are “convinced” an engagement is inevitable. Fans were simultaneously mourning and celebrating the news. Many other fans were crushed because they hoped to marry her...