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‘Bonnie Raitt Heads to the Grammys, Recognized as a Songwriter at Last’ — The New York Times

31 January 2023

“Long renowned as an interpreter, she has quietly built a catalog of her own. Up for song of the year on Sunday, she talked about her nominated track, ‘Just Like That,’ and a lifetime onstage.” — Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Read the full feature here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/31/arts/music/bonnie-raitt-grammys-just-like-that.html

Photo: Peter Fisher for The New York Times

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JUST ANNOUNCED! September & October concerts in Canada and the U.S.

30 January 2023

Bonnie Raitt will return to Canada with her first headlining tour of the country since 2017. Joined by Special Guest Royal Wood on nine dates, the Just Like That…Tour 2023 will make 11 stops in Canada including Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto! Raitt and her band will make a dip back into the U.S. for dates in the mountain west and then wrap up the fall tour leg with shows in the midwest. Special guests for the rest of the tour to be announced.

Fan Presale and Special Benefit Seat sales will begin on Tuesday, January 31 at 10am local time.

To access presale tickets, please log in here or register for Bonnie’s FREE Fan Community and once logged in, head to the tour page!

‘JUST LIKE THAT…’ 2023 TOUR DATES

*NEW* DATES JUST ANNOUNCED

02-Sep     Royal Theatre                                                                                Victoria, BC 

03-Sep     Queen Elizabeth Theatre                                                               Vancouver, BC

06-Sep     First Interstate Center For The Arts                                             Spokane, WA

8-Sep      KettleHouse Amphitheater                                                            Bonner, MT  

9-Sep      Theater at the Brick                                                                      Bozeman, MT 

12-Sep     The Monument                                                                               Rapid City, SD

13-Sep     Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts                                   Colorado Springs, CO 

17-Sep     The Santa Fe Opera Theater                                                         Santa Fe, NM 

22-Sep     South Okanagan Events Centre *                                                   Penticton, BC

24-Sep     Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium *                                         Edmonton, AB

25-Sep     Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons *                                Calgary, AB

27-Sep     TCU Place *                                                                                   Saskatoon, SK

28-Sep     Conexus Arts Centre *                                                                    Regina, SK  

30-Sep     Burton Cummings Theatre *                                                          Winnipeg, MB  

02-Oct     Thunder Bay Community Auditorium *                                        Thunder Bay, ON

05-Oct     Centennial Hall *                                                                            London, ON  

06-Oct     Massey Hall *                                                                                  Toronto, ON 

08-Oct     The Chicago Theatre                                                                     Chicago, IL 

10-Oct     The Riverside Theater                                                                   Milwaukee, WI

11-Oct     State Theatre                                                                                 Minneapolis, MN
* With Special Guest Royal Wood

The remaining dates are with Special Guest TBA. 

ON SALE NOW

10-Mar   Fantasy Springs Resort Casino                                                    Indio, CA

11-Mar   Chumash Casino – Samala Showroom                                          Santa Ynez, CA

14-Mar   Long Beach Terrace Theater *                                                     Long Beach, CA

15-Mar   Venetian Theatre at The Venetian                                                  Las Vegas, NV

17-Mar   Venetian Theatre at The Venetian                                                  Las Vegas, NV

18-Mar   Venetian Theatre at The Venetian                                                  Las Vegas, NV

21-Mar   Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium *                                                    Santa Cruz, CA

22-Mar   SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center *                                Sacramento, CA

28-Mar    Blaisdell Concert Hall ^                                                             Honolulu, HI 

31-Mar    Maui Arts & Cultural Center ^                                                    Kahului, HI

* [With Special Guest Roy Rogers (solo)]

^ [With Special Guest John Cruz]

05-Apr   Palais Theatre (With Special Guest Mavis Staples)                       Melbourne, AUS

07-Apr   Darling Harbour ICC (With Special Guest Mavis Staples)               Sydney, AUS

09-Apr   Bluesfest Byron Bay                                                                   Byron Bay, AUS

10-Apr   Bluesfest Byron Bay                                                                   Byron Bay, AUS

14-May   Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend                                             Miramar Beach, FL

17-May   The Classic Center Theatre #                                                          Athens, GA

19-May   Louisville Palace +                                                                    Louisville, KY

20-May   Murat Theatre at Old National Centre +                                     Indianapolis, IN

23-May   Heinz Hall +                                                                              Pittsburgh, PA

# [With Special Guest Maia Sharp]         

+ [With Special Guest NRBQ]  

1-Jun      Vicar Street                                                                               Dublin, IE

3-Jun      Palladium                                                                                  London, UK

6-Jun      Pavilion Theatre                                                                         Bournemouth, UK

7-Jun      New Theatre                                                                             Oxford, UK

9-Jun      Sage One                                                                       Gateshead, UK

11-Jun     Royal Concert Hall                                                                  Glasgow, UK

14-Jun     Bridgewater Hall                                                                     Manchester, UK

15-Jun     Symphony Hall                                                                        Birmingham, UK

17-Jun     Black Deer Festival, Main Stage                                               Kent, UK

24-Jun  Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater “                                         Chautauqua, NY 

25-Jun  Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at SPAC                                     Saratoga Springs, NY 

27-Jun  Rochester Jazz Festival – Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre             Rochester, NY 
“ [With Special Guest Chris Smither]

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On the passing of David Crosby…

21 January 2023

Beyond words, my sadness at saying goodbye to my dear friend. David’s brilliance and uniqueness as a singer, songwriter and guitarist will always set him apart and among the very best. There was no one like him, on or off stage.

Thank you, David, for all you gave us. For all the years of our shared music, activism and friendship. Yours was a life truly well lived.

My deepest condolences to Jan, Django, James and all the family. I know he will live on in our hearts and his music forever.  — Bonnie

Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

“Here It’s Almost Sunset” by David Crosby from the album Sky Trails https://youtu.be/DSPKWbTncMI

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On the passing of Renee Geyer…

17 January 2023

Shocked and so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of another friend and one of the greatest singers I’ve ever known, Australia’s incomparable Renee Geyer. Her husky, powerful and deeply soulful voice and phrasing has blown me away since I first heard her back in 1980 in LA, while making her So Lucky album with producer Rob Fraboni, and the Bump Band, consisting of legendary keys player, Ian McLagan, drummer Ricky Fataar, guitarist Johnny Lee Schell and bassist Ray Ohara. I was so knocked out I enlisted Rob and that band to play on my next album, Green Light, in 1981.

Whether through decades of her own albums and live shows, joining in on records with Sting, Jackson Browne, Hamish Stuart or my own, “Spit of Love,” with her impossibly low growl, unearthly high swoops but mostly, staggeringly great singing, there was no one like her. She was feisty, fiercely independent and faced a lot being a strong woman in this music business. She was also my good friend and will remain an inspiration and in my heart always. My condolences to her family and friends. –Bonnie

For more about Renee, her life and music:
https://www.smh.com.au/culture/music/acclaimed-australian-musician-renee-geyer-dies-aged-69-20230117-p5cd79.html

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On the passing of Dave Woodford…

30 December 2022

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

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On the passing of Shirley Eikhard…

16 December 2022

I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Shirley Eikhard, the wonderful Canadian singer/songwriter who wrote my hit song, “Something to Talk About.” My condolences go out to her family and friends. You can read about her life and music here. Another one, gone too soon. I will be forever grateful for our beautiful connection and friendship. — Bonnie https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2022/12/15/canadian-songwriter-shirley-eikhard-who-penned-something-to-talk-about-dies-at-67.html

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Giving Tuesday 2022

29 November 2022

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 

International Rescue Committee https://www.rescue.org/

World Central Kitchen https://wck.org/

Amnesty International https://www.amnesty.org/en/

Doctors Without Borders https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

International Rivers https://www.internationalrivers.org

Honor the Earth https://honorearth.org/

Earthjustice https://earthjustice.org/

ProPublica https://www.propublica.org/

Enriching Lives Through Music https://elmprogram.org/

Aid Still Required https://www.aidstillrequired.org/category/haiti/

Proyecto Titi  https://www.reworld.eco/

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A message from Bonnie

23 November 2022

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)
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Bonnie will join Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend on May 14, 2023!

22 November 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.

Visit brandicarlilesmothershipweekend.com to learn more and register for the
pre-sale today! Pre-sale begins 11/29, so please register for it before then.

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‘Just Like That…’ nominated for four GRAMMY® Awards!

15 November 2022

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 Like That…’ is out now, in all formats!
https://lnk.to/justlikethat_br

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