Purple Jacket Bonnie Raitt 8791 (final) Photo By Shervin Lainez

STEREOGUM – We’ve Got A File On You: Bonnie Raitt

22 April 2022

By Ryan Leas
Bonnie Raitt has, infamously, had one of the stranger career trajectories out there. Way back in the beginning of the ’70s, she quickly garnered the respect of older musicians and the interest of labels thanks to her guitar playing and her ability to dig into blues and folk standards. Across that decade and into the ’80s, she built up a loyal following, but never crossed over to runaway mainstream success — that is, until she was 40 and a whole new chapter of her career began with Nick Of Time.


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