Hear Americana Awards on NPR Music now!
On September 12th, Bonnie was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance by the Americana Music Association, an artist advocacy group whose mission is to fight for those artists that honor great American roots music traditions and to enhance the community to promote music of integrity locally, national and internationally. During her acceptance speech, Bonnie said "It means the world to me because I'm the daughter of a performer who played until he was 87 years old and he made every night like opening night," referencing her beloved father and Broadway legend, John Raitt.
NPR Music has posted a stream of the entire Awards show that will be available to listen to until early December 2012. LISTEN NOW!
Within the stream available at NPR, Bonnie appears at 49:15 (presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting to Richard Thompson,) at 83:44 receiving her own award, and performing at 138:30 (first with songwriter Al Anderson on "Not Cause I Wanted To" from Slipstream, then with songwriter John Hiatt on "Thing Called Love," and finally in collaboration with all of the evening's performers and incredible house band led by Buddy Miller and Don Was in tribute to the late Levon Helm, on "The Weight.")
The Awards were broadcast live on NPR.ORG, as well as on the AXS TV channel on Sept 12th. There will be future airings on AXS TV, details of which are forthcoming. And finally, there will be a special episode of AUSTIN CITY LIMITS dedicated to the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards airing on PBS-TV on November 10th!
NPR Music has also posted a stream of Bonnie's keynote interview with Ann Powers! LISTEN NOW!