When you first see Bonnie Raitt with her flaming red hair and the sweet shape of her face, you would expect a Celtic ballad to come from her lips. But what you are more likely to get is the blues that are as down and dirty as it gets. There is no prancing around the stage and vocal acrobatics, she just stands or sits and sings it like it is.
Most people know Raitt from her more commercial hits such as "I Can't Make You Love Me" and “Right Down the Line." Although I’ve always loved the blues, I knew she didn’t consider herself to only be a blues singer. And I felt whatever it took for her to be successful was fine by me. Besides, she really did a great job on the more commercial tunes too.
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