Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early 90s with her GRAMMY-award winning albums, 'Nick of Time' and 'Luck of the Draw,' which featured hits such as, "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." With ten GRAMMYs under her belt and a long history of social activism, she tours regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule. After a brief hiatus, Raitt played over 170 shows in North America, Singapore, Australia/New Zealand, the UK and Europe in 2012/2013, recharged with a batch of great new songs to play in her live set along with the tried and true favorites that have treated her very loyal following to countless memorable shows through the years. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's nineteenth album, 'Slipstream,' is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. Released in 2012, and earning Raitt her 10th GRAMMY Award (for Best Americana Album,) ‘Slipstream’ marked Raitt's first new album in seven years, and the debut for her newly-minted label, Redwing Records. For more information, please visit www.bonnieraitt.com
Bonnie is as known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music. She has long been involved with the environmental movement, doing concerts around oil, nuclear power, mining, water and forest protection since the mid 70's. She was a founding member of MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) which produced the historic concerts, album and movie NO NUKESand continues to work on the nuke issue as well as fighting to preserve our Ancient Forests. She also continues to work on issues of social justice and human rights, as well as royalty reform and music education.
"I've been involved in many movements for social justice in my lifetime, from opposing destructive fossil fuel and nuclear energy projects to standing up for human rights and music royalty reform. As a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy, I feel that one of the most critical environmental issues of our time is banning fracking everywhere because it destroys our water, our communities and our planet."
- Bonnie Raitt