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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 03:33 PM
I just bought tickets for next Friday. What should I expect? I certainly know the lady can sing and play and probably surrounds herself with fine musicians.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 03:40 PM
seen her with Jackson Browne a couple times real nice show

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 03:55 PM


The second time I saw her perform. For her encore, she brought her father, (renowned stage actor and performer, John Raitt) out to sing "Oklahoma".. the band kicked into it and John Raitt proceeded to sing this song while walking back and forth on stage, Bonnie singing and smiling the whole time., Definitely one of those rare moments that stick with you forever..



Incredible venue in San Diego... Couldn't buy a date for this show...

"Hey wanna go to a concert"?

"Sure!.. Who is playing"?

"Bonnie Raitt, Red headed ball of fire Slide guitar player"

"Who"?

"Bonnie Raitt.. I've been a fan since about '77... she rocks"

"Who"?

"Ah, you'll love her. You like the blues don't you"?

"Who is playing"?

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:02 PM
Oh yeah, you'll enjoy yourself. I saw her up nice and close back in '91. I'm sure she's only seasoned with age and time.

Have a great show!!!

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:09 PM
I just found a Bonnie ticket stub from 1991 when she played the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Chris Isaak was the opener

The first time or two I saw Bonnie was probably 1976/77 and Sippie Wallace sat in and sang Women Be Wise with Bonnie. That was a treat!

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:12 PM
I saw her the 1st time back in the 70's w/Jackson browne & Little Feat..incredible show,that was.....& a few times since then..

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:14 PM
Thanx for the info fellow Music lovers.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:24 PM
I saw her back in the mid 70's, she opened for Muddy Waters at Gettysburg College, some one from the crowd asked Bonnie if she played harmonica, her reply was " No I use my mouth for other things."

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:42 PM
First off... I love Bonnie Raitt

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This was a great show. Perfect acoustics...A symphony hall, they served wine before the show. Bonnie was awesome, but I remember this show for a different reason. Keb 'mo, was the opener. Never heard of the guy, but you know how it goes, it's Bonnie Raitt...right?..so you show up early because you never know....So the lights go down and out walks this black musician carrying a resonator in one hand and a bar stool in the other... he placed the bar stool in front of the mic stand and sat and proceeded to sit, play and sing some of the most beautiful Robert Johnson like blues...(Sung by a man with some Lou Rawls mixed in) I'd ever heard. After a song or two, he acknowledged the audience by removing his hat and exposing his completely bald dome to the crowd... Someone in the crowd blurted out something... and Keb' mo responded with "What?.. I'm bald?... I told that B*tch to take a little of the top"...The crowd roared and the show took off from there...



This was a benefit show for the "Verde Valley Indian School" in the Village of Oak Creek, Az ... just minutes from "Downtown" Sedona, Az. Jackson Browne had a Son ( I believe) who was a student here and while the son attended, Jackson would call his friends who would fly in just for this performance. Situated in a small Red rock bowl on the school grounds, it was a festival that made a weekend in Sedona just sublime....

David Lindley, Shawn Colvin, Bonnie Raitt...well worth the price of admission.

Anyway, this was the most "agro" I can ever remember seeing a Rock Star (Bonnie) get while on stage. Notice on the ticket stub it clearly states "No Cameras"...Well, While Bonnie was on stage, she noticed that someone in the first couple of rows was shooting 35mm with this camera with a huge telephoto lens on it. She stops, points the guy out to security and in moments she is holding the camera in her hands... Holding it above her head and waving the camera to the crowd, she proclaimed.."Thanks for the camera!... somebody here thinks it's cool to take MY picture and the sell the image later for a profit. No credentials. No Camera. No Really thanks a lot dude!... This is a nice one, nice lens and everything. Thanks! %*$$#@@***@!.. I didn't know what to think of that, but I'll never forget it....and the show rocked.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:50 PM
Saw her last year at The Santa Cruz Blues Festival and was VERY impressed with her.
She said she had a cold, but it sure didn't effect her voice, it was crystal clear and beautiful. And like most women, she doesn't get much credit for her guitar playing, but she's a serious picker. I think what impressed me most is the wide range of genres she did, and did WELL.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:50 PM
I seen her this year at Memphis in May..she smoked it very good show..you ont be disappointed.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 04:55 PM
I saw her a number of times and she impressed each time. You will certainly have a great time. Please post a review after the show.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 05:08 PM
she puts on a grate show, enjoy
 
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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 05:09 PM
She was more blues-oriented in the earlier years. Nowadays, you'll likely hear more songs from her current album mixed in with stuff that she's done that was played on the radio back in the '90s & early '00s. The lady can sing and play and she'll have a great band. Just don't expect a blues fest.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 06:17 PM
I was given tix about three years ago, and loved it. Not only is her playing and voice good, but she has a most engaging stage presence. She tells a few stories in a conversational style that seems most sincere.

She is a little bawdy as Playallnite (hey Bob!) noted, but it's genuine, like she's lived it, and I'm sure she has. She also has the body of an 18 year old, not a bad thing! I would be very pleased if she ever guested w/ the ABB.

She does a fantastic version of Prine's beautiful Angel from Montgomery:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhe3vb0z7mY&feature=related

[Edited on 10/17/2009 by Brock]

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 06:32 PM
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I seen her this year at Memphis in May..she smoked it very good show..you ont be disappointed.


been partying a little today,Dave? LOL...what up,Bro. !!

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 06:50 PM
I had never seen her until JazzFest two years ago. Jon Cleary sat in on keys. They are old friends, and it was a great show. I'd go see her again in a heartbeat.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 06:57 PM
Saw her at what I think was her peak, 1973 at the Berkshire Music Barn (believe that's what it was called) Worked at a summer camp nearbye; three of us were going - I was driving. The girl next to me in the front seat was cutting out of work and ducked when we drove by the camp director. He always wondered why I was "chauferring" my friend in the back.

She was great (Bonnie - not my date)

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 06:58 PM
From "Jambands.com"

MG- Bonnie Raitt recently played with the Allman Bands Band at a benefit in Greenwich, CT, correct?

GA- Bonnie Raitt has been a friend of mine for years. We played this great private party at this country club. We came into play and I didn’t know Raitt was going to be there. Man, her and Susan are the only ones I can think of who do what they do.

Man, I bumped into a bunch of my buddies this on the road. I saw Jackson Browne. He has this long gray beard now. I almost didn’t even recognize him. My road manager walked up to me before our show and said, “There is a guy over here who wants to change the set and put These Days’ on it.” I said, “What?!,” when I looked over his shoulder there was Jackson Browne with this long, seven inch gray and black beard. He always had this baby face and looked like he went to the Dick Clark school [laughs]. And I am going, “Change the set? I am on my way out to sit at the organ.”

 

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I just bought tickets for next Friday. What should I expect? I certainly know the lady can sing and play and probably surrounds herself with fine musicians.


I saw her in August. She's still hot. She played a lot of her well known songs from her past, good rocker, blues, etc..and yes the backing band was tight.

 

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 10:17 PM
She stinks!












Just kidding. Didn't want to just add more of the same but I have to. I have seen her many times and always a great show. She can sing and play her ass off. Even those hits have some nice playing and are good songs. No sellout to commercial music there IMO. She made some money so good for her. You will enjoy the show.

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  posted on 10/17/2009 at 10:33 PM
You should expect a great show by an aweseome performer - lotta soul in that girl. Have seen her many times - and always walked away with a smile.

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  posted on 10/18/2009 at 11:32 AM
Saw her sometime in the 90's, in Atlanta...what I remember is her chastising someone down in the front row for smoking a cigarette....she railed on and on about how she hated cigarettes...strange.

 

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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 10:15 AM
Have seen her live a few times and never been disappointed. She always has top notch band and Bonnie can really jam on the guitar and that voice, that voice. She's a great performer to catch live. And Brock is right - she owns Angel from Montgomery (Susan does an amazing job on this one but Bonnie did it first and just kills it ... almost like Prine wrote that one especially for Bonnie)

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  posted on 10/19/2009 at 10:20 AM
Hey there sweet family,

We *almost* saw her in Cary, NC last night, but it was an outdoor venue (Koka Booth Amphitheatre) and so cold at show time (47), that we didn't go. Neither did any of our friends. I know, I know, wimpy, wimpy, wimpy

Take care and know that you are loved,

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