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The Guardian: Bonnie Raitt review – a blues fireball in full bloom

4 June 2023

June 3, 2023
London Palladium

Bonnie is so grateful for this rave review in The Guardian but wants to also acknowledge the crucial contributions to the success of these shows from her stellar band and crew. Knocking it out if the park every night is her longtime rhythm section, Hutch Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar(drums); new members Glenn Patscha (keys), Duke Levine (guitars), all of them singing backup as well. Equally brilliant are her sound and light team, aided by an incomparable stage and production crew. Not for a moment does she feel she got here by herself.

Review by Emma Garland

Photo by Antonio Zazueta Olmos/The Guardian

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GRAMMY Museum interview now available!

26 May 2023

Just like that, you can view Bonnie’s interview with David Wild at the GRAMMY Museum on their website, Collection:Live for FREE! ✨ Celebrating her incredible wins at this year’s #GRAMMYs, including Song Of The Year, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Performance, the #GRAMMYMuseum was thrilled to welcome 13-time golden gramophone winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree for a special benefit program on March 5, 2023. 🎶 Watch now!

Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Courtesy of The GRAMMY Museum

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Americana Music Association nomination for “Just Like That”

12 May 2023

Congratulations to all of the nominees and honorees for the 2023 Americana Music Association Awards & Honors, including Bonnie, whose own GRAMMY award-winning song “Just Like That” has been nominated for the AMA’s Song of the Year! Each year the Americana Music Association honors distinguished members of the roots music community. It’s been an important hub and springboard for many artists whose music stretches the boundaries of blues, bluegrass, country, folk, rock, Indigenous and regional roots music of all kinds. AMERICANAFEST is like “old home week” and this year it takes place Sept 19- 23 in Nashville, TN. Learn more about it here:

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On the passing of Chris Strachwitz…

9 May 2023

We are marking the sad passing this weekend of our friend Chris Strachwitz, 91, founder of Arhoolie Records, ‘an indispensable label for American Roots music, from blues and zydeco to gospel and Mexican folk, for nearly seven decades.’

No one has meant more to the preservation and appreciation of American Roots music than Chris. Through him I discovered Mississippi Fred McDowell, Memphis Minnie, Clifton Chenier, Flaco Jimenez and so many others. He was as large in personality as he was in stature—full of life and passion for the music he loved. I send condolences to his family and will treasure his memory always.
— Bonnie

Please read more about him here:

And here’s is an excerpt from the fantastic documentary made about Chris Strachwitz in 2014, [tag] This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

B/W photo: Chris Strachwitz, right, with Mance Lipscomb in a scene from the 2013 documentary This Ain’t No Mouse Music. Photograph: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy

Color photo: Chris Strachwitz in 2011. He was promoter and publisher, folklorist and film-maker, but above all a fan, who pursued his enthusiasms indefatigably. Photograph: San Francisco Chronicle/Hearst Newspapers/Getty Images

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Health Update from Bonnie

8 May 2023

Hi there,

I want to thank you all for your beautiful, caring wishes for my speedy recovery. Everything went really well. My healing is on track and I’m feeling better every day. The band and I can’t wait to get back to playing in a few weeks. I’m so sorry we had to postpone our shows and apologize to those of you who won’t be able to join us for the rescheduled dates. I so appreciate your support and hope you can come see us another time.

Happy early Mother’s Day to all the moms, and honoring our grandmas’ lineage too! Who’d we be without them? So many thanks.

Very grateful to bring good news,

See you soon!

Bonnie 💜

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Update about the May 2023 concerts

28 April 2023

Bonnie has a medical situation that requires surgery to address. The doctors say that in order for her to heal properly, they recommend she not perform for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, this overlaps our five tour dates in May, and we are very sorry to have to cancel our performance at Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend on May 14th and postpone our shows in Athens, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Please see below for more information about the rescheduled appearances.

We deeply apologize for this delay and inconvenience. It’s always upsetting to have to disappoint her fans, band, crew and our promoters, but sometimes unforeseen things just happen. Thankfully, Bonnie’s in great hands. She was so looking forward to these shows, but we’re excited to be able to resume our 2023 tour, now kicking off in Dublin, Ireland, June 1st.

Thank you for your well wishes and understanding, and we very much appreciate your respecting her request for privacy at this healing time.

* Athens, GA – rescheduled date TBD 2024
* Louisville, KY – rescheduled for June 30, 2023
* Indianapolis, IN – rescheduled for July 1, 2023
* Pittsburgh, PA –  rescheduled date TBD 2024

Please hold onto your tickets;  they will be valid for the rescheduled show date and additional information will be coming from your point of purchase.

Photo by Shervin Lainez

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On the passing of David Lindley…

9 March 2023

I’m crushed beyond words losing our beloved David Lindley. His brilliance, humor, kindness and total uniqueness will shine forever. RIP, dear friend. Thank you for the gift you will always be. My deep condolences to Joanie, Roseanne and all the family.
— Bonnie

Photo by Scott Dudelson

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In celebration of International Women’s Day…

8 March 2023

To celebrate International Women’s Day, our friends at WXPN in Philadelphia have put together a video playlist featuring performances from sessions they’ve produced for their wonderful World Cafe series, featuring a cool range of women artists over the past decade. I’m proud to be included with such a great group, including Lizzo, Brandi Carlile, Brittany Howard, Mitski, Janice Ian and many more. Hope you enjoy these performances, including my version of the terrific Bonnie Bishop-penned song, “Undone,“ from my Dig In Deep album, released in 2016 on my woman-owned, woman-run indie label, Redwing Records! Go women entrepreneurs!

Also not just for today, but may we continue to honor and help women and girls everywhere around the world be free of subjugation, exploitation, and the lack of opportunities and control over their lives and bodies. Freedom, respect, and justice for us all!

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RECAP: March 5, 2023 “A Conversation with Bonnie Raitt” at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles

6 March 2023

By Marah Eakin

During “A Conversation With Bonnie Raitt” at the GRAMMY Museum, 13-time GRAMMY winner detailed her career trajectory, history of big-name collaborations, and how her win for Song Of The Year at this year’s GRAMMY Awards was “a total surprise.”

Read the full recap here:

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‘Takin’ My Time’ Signed LP contest

2 March 2023

2023 marks the 50th Anniversary of Bonnie’s third studio album, ‘Takin’ My Time,’ Released on Warner Bros. Records in 1973, the album was produced by John Hall and features many illustrious musicians including members of the band Little Feat (Lowell George, Paul Barrere, Bill Payne) as well as Earl Palmer on drums, Taj Mahal on multiple instruments, Freebo on bass, Sam Clayton, Jim Keltner and more. The ten tracks on ‘Takin’ My Time’s reflect the crossroads of Blues, Folk, R&B, Rock and Soul that have been a signature of Bonnie’s output during her artistic career. Listen to the album here: Fan Community Members are invited to enter for a chance to win an exclusive copy of ‘Takin’ My Time’ on vinyl, personally addressed to the winner and signed by Bonnie! This LP is from the original Warner Bros. Records pressing and is notched as a promo copy.

Visit to Join the Fan Community (it’s free!) or to Log-In (if you are already a member.) Enter the contest on the Members page (once you’ve logged in.) We will be accepting entries until March 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!

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