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This is an exception to the rule, and as a real bonus is a showcase of a blues singer and guitarist at the top of her powers vocally and musically.
She obviously enjoyed herself at the concerts recorded, and so did the backing band and guest artists, who are superb. I have little to add to the glowing reviews already given for this album other than to say BUY IT WHILE IT'S STILL AVAILABLE!
When the project was put together, Bonnie called on a number of friends, with whom she had shared the stage many times before and whose songs, having found a whole new interpretation in her performance, had become staples in her live repertoire long ago. And they all came: R&B legends Ruth and Charles Brown ("The jewels in our crown up here," Raitt commented when introducing them on stage), as well as rockers Bryan Adams, Kim Wilson, Bruce Hornsby and Jackson Browne; in addition to her seasoned stage band, led by Ricky Fataar (drums) and "Hutch" Hutchinson (bass), without whom, to this day, a Bonnie Raitt live appearance is simply unthinkable. And as always, Bonnie was deeply appreciative of everybody who showed up for the occasion: "Special thanks ... for coming to add so much to this long awaited project.Read more ›