Bonnie Raitt was born in Burbank, Calif., to Broadway star John Raitt. She got her start in the early '70s as a blues-based singer-songwriter who covered many of the era's up-and-coming folk and country stylists. She's also a hell of a guitar player. Her 1972 album, 'Give It Up,' was a masterpiece in subtlety and interpretation. But even though she was a hit with critics and developed a growing fan base over the years, it wasn't until 1989's 'Nick of Time' rocketed her to the top of the charts. The album hit No. 1, won a Grammy for Album of the Year and suddenly Raitt was the queen of music. Her next two albums both went multi-platinum. Since then, she's become rock royalty, a singular voice whose respect for the past matches her own influence on a new generation of singer-songwriters, and not just female ones.
Bonnie Raitt to Cover Two Bob Dylan Songs on Upcoming Album
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bonnie Raitt has been away from the mic for way too long, something that will change with the forthcoming release of ‘Slipstream’ on April 10. It will be her first new album in seven years.