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Bonnie Raitt performs as if no one has ever seen the show before
Whether singing stories she wrote herself or those written by others, Bonnie Raitt is a brilliant storyteller.
- "Made Up Mind"
- "Love Letter"
- "Livin' for the Ones"
Bonnie Raitt has been releasing albums for over half a century. But thanks to something she learned from her father, who was a famous theater actor and singer, when Bonnie’s onstage, she never performs like she’s been doing it for 50 years. But whether she’s singing stories she wrote herself or ones written by other people, Bonnie is a brilliant storyteller. Her new album, Just Like That, is a combination of both. In this session, Bonnie joins me for a wide-ranging conversation about the making of the album, about storytelling, and what it was like getting back on the road for her current tour.
You’ll also find out what kinds of stories and characters Bonnie likes to inhabit the most when performing. And you’ll hear her perform live, songs from Just Like That as well as an old favorite.