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Both of these albums were multi-platinum successes. Raitt's collaboration with Was would amicably come to an end with 's live release, Road Tested. Released to solid reviews, it sold well enough to be certified gold. The song was written as a duet with Bryan Adams and Bonnie Raitt for her Road Tested tour, which also became one of her albums. The original demo version of the song appears on Adams' single "Let's Make a Night to Remember".
Her work with Froom and Blake was released on Fundamental in Silver Lining was released in In the US, it reached number 13 on the Billboard chart and was later certified Gold.
All three singles charted within the top 40 of the US Adult Contemporary chart. On March 19, , Bonnie Raitt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the recording industry, located at N. Vine Street. Souls Alike was released in September In the US, it reached the top 20 on the Billboard chart. Bonnie Raitt and Friends , which was recorded live in Atlantic City, NJ on September 30, , features never-before-seen performance and interview footage, including four duets not included in the VH1 Classic broadcast of the concert.
Raitt also sang " Dimming of the Day " with Richard Thompson. This show, along with another one with Raitt and her band in October , is archived on the Prairie Home Companion website.
Raitt appeared in the documentary "Reggae Got Soul: The Story of Toots and the Maytals ," which was featured on BBC and described as "The untold story of one of the most influential artists ever to come out of Jamaica". In April , Raitt released her first studio album since , entitled Slipstream.
The album was described as "one of the best of her year career" by American Songwriter magazine. Grebb had played on some of their albums. In February , Raitt released her seventeenth studio album Dig in Deep. The album charted at number 11 on the US Billboard chart  and received favorable reviews. Raitt cancelled the first leg of her spring-summer touring schedule due to a recently discovered medical issue requiring surgical intervention.
She reported that a "full recovery" is expected and that she planned to resume touring with already-scheduled dates in June Raitt used alcohol and drugs, but began psychotherapy and joined Alcoholics Anonymous in the late s. She has said "I thought I had to live that partying lifestyle in order to be authentic, but in fact if you keep it up too long, all you're going to be is sloppy or dead".
She has credited Stevie Ray Vaughan for breaking her substance abuse, saying that what gave her the courage to admit her alcohol problem and stop drinking was seeing that Stevie Ray Vaughan was an even better musician when sober. I just have more focus and more discipline, and consequently more self-respect.
Raitt has taken sabbaticals, including after the deaths of her parents, brother and best friend. She has said "When I went through a lot of loss, I took a hiatus. They announced their divorce on November 9, ,  with a causal factor appearing to be that their careers caused considerable time apart. Raitt's political involvement goes back to the early s. Raitt's web site urges fans to learn more about preserving the environment.
She was a founding member of Musicians United for Safe Energy in and a catalyst for the larger anti-nuclear movement , becoming involved with groups like the Abalone Alliance and Alliance for Survival.
In at the urging of Dick Waterman, Raitt funded the replacement of a headstone for one of her mentors, blues guitarist Fred McDowell through the Mt.
Zion Memorial Fund. President George W. She was quoted as saying, "We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people! In , Raitt signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock , a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.
She has visited children in the program and sits on the organization's board of directors as an honorary member. Raitt's principal touring guitar is a customized Fender Stratocaster that she nicknamed "Brownie". This became the basis for a signature model in Raitt was the first female musician to receive a signature Fender line. My brown Strat—the body is a '65 and the neck is from some time after that. It's the one without the paint, and I've used that for every gig since From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Associated Press. Retrieved December 24, O, The Oprah Magazine. July Bonnie Raitt. Archived from the original on February 13, While growing up, though passionate about music from the start, she never considered that it would play a greater role than as one of her many growing interests. In the late '60s, restless in Los Angeles, she moved east to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Raitt was already deeply involved with folk music and the blues at that time. Exposure to the album 'Blues at Newport ' at age 14 had kindled her interest in blues and slide guitar, and between classes at Harvard she explored these and other styles in local coffeehouse gigs.
Three years after entering college, Bonnie left to commit herself full-time to music, and shortly afterward found herself opening for surviving giants of the blues. Word spread quickly of the young red-haired blueswoman, her soulful, unaffected way of singing, and her uncanny insights into blues guitar.
Warner Bros. Her interpretations of classic blues by Robert Johnson and Sippie Wallace made a powerful critical impression, but the presence of intriguing tunes by contemporary songwriters, as well as several examples of her own writing, indicated that this artist would not be restricted to any one pigeonhole or style. Over the next seven years she would record six albums.
A compilation of highlights from these Warner Bros. All of these Warner albums have been digitally remastered and re-released. In between sessions, when not burning highways on tour with her band, she devoted herself to playing benefits and speaking out in support of an array of worthy causes, campaigning to stop the war in Central America; participating in the Sun City anti-apartheid project; performing at the historic No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden; co-founding MUSE Musicians United for Safe Energy ; and working for environmental protection and for the rights of women and Native Americans.
After forging an alliance with Capitol Records in , Bonnie achieved new levels of popular and critical acclaim. Within weeks, 'Nick of Time' shot to number one it is now certified quintuple platinum. After all the awards and honors and decades of virtually non-stop touring under her belt, Bonnie continued her activism and guesting on numerous friends' records, including Ruth Brown, Charles Brown, Keb' Mo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Bruce Cockburn, as well as tribute records for Richard Thompson, Lowell George, and Pete Seeger.
She picked up another Grammy in for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for her collaboration on "SRV Shuffle" from the all-star 'Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan', and continued her "dual career," performing with her father, John, in concerts as well as on his Grammy-nominated album, 'Broadway Legend', released in In , she returned to the studio with a new collaborative team to create Fundamental, one of her most exploratory projects, signaling her growing desire to "shake things up a bit.
After the Fundamental tour, she went back into the studio with her veteran road band to record 'Silver Lining', released in Featuring Bonnie's stunning interpretation of the David Gray-penned title track, the Grammy-nominated "Gnawin' On It," and the hit single "I Can't Help You Now," 'Silver Lining' was considered by many critics to be one of the best albums of her career.