I want to mark the sad passing on December 20th of my friend and former sax player, Dave ‘Woody’ Woodford, who was a valued member of our touring band from 1979 through 1985. An extraordinary player, Dave brought great fire and soul to every show and was as much fun to hang with offstage as he was on.
My deep condolences go out to his wife Sharon, daughter Justine and her mom Caryl, and all the Woodford family. I’m so grateful for the time we had together and for the great memories and music we will remember him by. -Bonnie
GivingTuesday “reimagines a world built upon shared humanity and generosity.” In that spirit, we are sharing a handful of effective organizations that Bonnie lends her support to during the year. – BRHQ
I want to thank all our fans for showing such great passion and appreciation for both our shows and the new album these last 8 months. Thanks to you, we got to share one of the most rewarding, successful and fun tours ever, with the added gift of not having had to cancel any shows due to Covid!
I want to thank my dear special guest/friends NRBQ, Mavis, Lucinda, Marc and their bands & crews for bringing so much magic to each show.
And to my incredible band, crew, our Redwing Records home team and all the folks who worked so hard on booking, production, promotion, PR, socials, website, ticketing, art/design, travel, accounting, merch, and the non-profit organizations that joined us nearly every night — thanks to every one of you for helping to make this an absolutely banner year for Just Like That…
Wishing you all a very healthy, happy holiday season and we look forward to picking our tour back up when we resume in March 2023. Excited to take the show outside the states and hit some of the cities and festivals we missed this year!
We have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, and sharing our blessings with so many in need for me will be the best start to this ‘giving season’.
Many thanks again for our incredible year~ Bonnie
Photo by Noah Riffe/Lincoln Journal Star (August 2, 2022)
We’re excited to share that Bonnie will be joining Brandi Carlile, Hozier, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Mavis Staples and more for “Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend”, May 12-14, 2023 in Miramar Beach, FL. We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a 3-Day Music Vacation filled with Mom-ents, like the sound of the ocean, toes in the sand, long brunches (with Mom-osas!), perfect sunsets, and intimate music filled evenings. You’ll enjoy curated activities, unforgettable adventures, and plenty of relaxing beach time during the day before you cozy up with your favorite people in your reserved Cove each night for a musical journey under the stars. Mothership Weekend is Mother’s Day reinvented.
Congratulations to all of the nominees for the 65th GRAMMY® Awards! Bonnie and all of us at BRHQ are incredibly proud that her album ‘Just Like That…’ has earned four GRAMMY® nominations at today’s announcement.
We are pinching ourselves over here at Redwing Records and we’re so grateful to everyone who loves this album and has helped spread the word. Bonnie wants to send out a special thank you to all those members of The Recording Academy who voted for her nominations.
And to all her fellow musicians, songwriters and her brilliant engineer, Ryan Freeland, for helping make this album as special as it is. Thanks everybody! — BRHQ
JUST ANNOUNCED! Bonnie’s ‘Just Like That…” Tour will continue in 2023 with stops in the U.S. (including the West Coast, Midwest and Hawaii,) Ireland and the UK! The Fan Presales for these shows will begin tomorrow November 15th at 10am local time at bonnieraitt.com. Register for the FREE Fan Community to gain access to these presales (that include some of the best seats in the house.) Visit the Members page to get ready for tomorrow!
In an interview with Jesse Sendejas for the Houston Press ahead of her shows in Texas this week, Bonnie reflected on her music career so far, the process of writing and recording her latest album, and many of the Texans who helped support her over the years. She wants to be sure and include her dear friend and brilliant guitarist, songwriter and producer, Stephen Bruton, who sadly passed away in 2009.
“None of us wanted to be put in a box, and that’s one of the reasons I always felt so comfortable in Texas,” she said. “It was… really the home of some of the funkiest music and… soulful songwriting.”
Hear Bonnie’s in-depth conversation with Bob recorded last week for the latest episode of The Bob Lefsetz Podcast. When it comes down to the great Beatles versus Rolling Stones rivalry, where does Bonnie land? You’ll have to listen to find out! Hear the episode on all podcast platforms linked below:
Q: When and where were you happiest? A: As a kid, my summers at camp in the Adirondacks. And as an adult, when I’m onstage. Read more of Bonnie’s responses to The Proust Questionnaire in the October 2022 issue of Vanity Fair, also available online at https://bit.ly/3SXOHrB.