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One of the many things audiences have always loved about Bonnie Raitt is that she’s s a strong and unique artist who has played different genres of music through the years, but always with a core of blues, soulfulness and total realness. Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards, has been inducted into the Hall Of Fame, received a Lifetime Achievement Award and is considered to be one of the best singers and greatest guitarists of all time. Beginning in the early 1970’s she continues to record, perform and to be a strong voice for political activism.
Ten years ago Lorraine Gervais & Brielle Nielson discovered that they shared a love for all things Bonnie Raitt and decided to produce a show at the Center for the Arts as a tribute featuring some great local singers and musicians. They played to a sold out crowd on that first concert in 2007 which spurred them on to produce different musical genre tributes thru the continuing years. For this new show on November 18, many of the same artists will be coming together again onstage to perform some of Raitt’s best loved songs, from Love ‘Sneaking Up On You’, ‘Nick Of Time’, ‘Cry Like A Rainstorm’, ‘Something To Talk About’ and many more. This will be a night full of funky dance grooves to soulful ballads and everything in between.
Lorraine (Lolo Gervais band) & Brielle (SF Symphony Chorus) will be joined once again on vocals by Kate Haight (recently in starring role in “Chicago”) with strong lead vocals and 3 part harmonies. Bob Villwock (who’s flying back from Austin for this show) will be playing keys along with Jacob Aginsky, Steve Wall and Ray Sayre will both play guitar along with a special guest, Charlie Faber will play bass and Mark McCartney will be playing drums.
Buy your tickets early for this night of dancing, singing along and celebration in tribute of one of our most beloved musical legends!