Bonnie Raitt Tickets

Critics’ favorite for nearly two decades, Bonnie Raitt’s early music contributions largely comprised traditional blues and roots genres, slide guitar riffs and her feminist stance on a variety of subjects. However, it was not until her 1989 record, ‘Nick of Time’ that the legendary singer achieved commercial success, making it to the top of the music charts across the country. Since then there has been no looking back for the artist who has produced hit after hit over the decades and went on to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. 


Bonnie Raitt


Blues, Pop, Folk-rock, Country

Hit Songs:

No Way to Treat a Lady,’ ‘Nick of Time’

The Beginning

Bonnie Raitt, the daughter of the Broadway star John Raitt, began playing the guitar at the age of twelve. She soon developed a liking for the blues genre. In 1967, she relocated from Los Angeles to Radcliffe for studies. However, she dropped out of the university and shortly afterwards was seen playing at local blues and folk clubs. It was during one of her performances at a bar that she caught the attention of the blues artist and manager, Dick Waterman. Having gauged her potential, Waterman signed her to play along legendary blues artists as Sippie Wallace and Howlin’ Wolf. Bonnie soon became a well known name in the Philadelphia and Boston music circuit. Eventually she was signed by the renowned record label, the Warner Bros.  


Bonnie Raitt made her debut with her self-titled album that largely consisted of carefully selected covers. Her modern interpretation of songs like Del Shannon’s ‘Runaway’ and various others by artists including John Prine and Ric Kaz impressed the critics a great deal. But despite receiving recognition from the media, Raitt struggled to achieve commercial success.

Commercial Breakthrough

The first commercial breakthrough for Bonnie Raitt came with the 1977 album, ‘Sweet Forgiveness.’ The record consisted of a heavy rhythm and blues version of the song ‘Runaway’ which was a huge hit. This success of the single prompted a bidding war for a contract with the rising star between two of the country’s most prestigious record labels, the Columbia Records and the Warner Bros. Eventually she was signed by the latter.

Commercial acclaim continued for Bonnie when she organized the Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts at the Madison Square Garden, New York. Other prominent co-founder artists featured in the show included names like Bruce Springsteen, The Doobie Brothers and James Taylor.

Bonnie’s next contract was with the Capitol Records under which she released the album that would place her among the top female musicians in the US. Titled ‘Nick of Time’, it earned the singer three Grammys. The record topped the music charts and sold around four million copies.

During the 90s, Bonnie produced a number of albums including ‘Longing in Their Hearts,’ ‘Fundamental’ and the Platinum certified, ‘Luck of the Draw.’ She won another Grammy for her collaborative tribute album to Stevie Ray Vaughn with friends Pete Seeger and Keb’ Mo.

Recent Years

In 2003, Bonnie Raitt came up with her greatest hits compilation album, ‘The Best of Bonnie Raitt on Capitol 1989-2003.’ This was followed by another collaborative venture ‘Bonnie Raitt and Friends,’ in which she recorded performances alongside Alison Krauss, Ben Harper and Keb’Mo.

The year 2012 saw the release of Bonnie’s sixteenth studio album ‘Slipstream.’ It won a number of awards including a Grammy in the category of ‘Best Americana Album.’ During her over forty decades’ career, Bonnie has treated the fans with outstanding live performances. She is also recognized for the numerous shows she holds to raise funds for charity causes.

The legendary musician whose songs have been covered by famous contemporary artists like Katy Perry and Adele has now embarked on a live tour, for which Bonnie Raitt tickets are up for sale. Like all her previous contributions to the music world, this tour is expected to be another fun-filled event, packed with amazing guitar riffs, soulful vocals and touching lyrics. 


Did you Know…

  1. In 1995, Bonnie Raitt became the first female musician to have the guitar instrument named after her.
  2. Bonnie ranked on number fifty on the ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Time’ list by the Rolling Stone magazine.
  3. She also ranked on the 89th spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.’
  4. Raitt was married to the actor Michael O’Keefe between 1991 and 1999.
  5. Bonnie is a member of the No Nukes Groups that stands against nuclear power expansion.