Bonnie Raitt Performs This Sunday at Bass Concert Hall
With 18 albums, nine Grammy awards, and her passionate committment to music education, Bonnie Raitt is the blues guitarist who’s got it all.
Raitt is the daughter of Broadway singer John Raitt and pianist/singer Marge Goddard. It’s a combination of being raised to support the arts, music and social activism that made her the individual she is today. She was involved with folk and blues music during the 60′s, and decided to dedicate herself full-time to music after she entered college. Raitt travelled across the country to open shows for blues legends like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Word spread about the firey-haired blueswoman who played a mean guitar, and by 1971 she released her self-titled debut album on the Warner Bros. label.
Throughout her career, Raitt has always found time to involve herself in many social causes. She’s a co-founder of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, which works to obtain royalties, improve financial conditions, and foster recognition of R&B artists who were pioneers of all the great music we know today.
So, here’s a great tip for a Mother’s Day present: Take Mom to see Bonnie Raitt at Bass Concert Hall. The show is Sunday night at 8 p.m. Visit the UT Performing Arts Center website for details and ticket information.