Bonnie profiled on CNN #Music Monday

Bonnie Raitt's colorful blues

by Mark Morgenstein, CNN

(CNN) -- Just hours before the first full-scale concert of her current tour, Bonnie Raitt stood high above the stage and reflected on the job she's held for more than four decades.

"I think it's as important to enjoy recording and being on the road as much as we do or otherwise I'd be crazy after 42 years to still be schlepping around in a bus," she said.
While Raitt has performed on and off since 2005, she put her recording career on hold for seven years to deal with the deaths of her parents and her older brother as well as other issues.

"The time that I really was off I wanted to literally be off, not thinking of what my next project was going to be," Raitt recalled. (Continued...)