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October 14, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Bonnie Raitt was born to play Benaroya Hall. Her father was a Broadway singer, and her mother was his musical director, so it was no surprise Raitt started her concert Sunday with an opera joke.
“We’re going to do some Wagner,” she said. “The reggae versions.”
Instead, Raitt played a sublime two-hour concert Sunday evening, mixing blues burners and plaintive ballads. The show earned her several well-deserved standing ovations, and much applause for her stellar four-piece band. (more…)
October 11, 2013 at 12:07 PM
When Bonnie Raitt comes onstage at Benaroya Hall this Sunday, she’ll almost certainly put on a concert that will look effortless. Raitt has a voice as clear as it was 40 years ago when she dropped out of Harvard to learn the blues from Son House.
During those four decades, she has been on the road constantly. Her current tour started last fall after the release of “Slipstream,” one of her biggest albums in years. Her Seattle show comes after months of playing these same songs (along with her well-known hits, and standards like John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery”). (more…)
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