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Sliding into the Weekend – Bonnie Raitt

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The Best of Bonnie Raitt shows off some of this musician’s phenomenal bottleneck style guitar playing.  With a birthday just around the corner, you’d never think she was close to 60, she’s got a vibrancy about her that comes out in her music.

Music was part of Bonnie’s life from early on and reviews of her work have been a mixed bag through out the years.  Struggling with substance abuse as many before her, she credited Stevie Ray Vaughan the evening after he died tragically, in helping sober herself up.

It took close to 20 years of recordings and labels before this musician was to find commercial success.  On her 10th album Nick of Time.  That is determination.

Bottleneck style guitar playing is one of my favorite sounds, some of the great blue’s players used bottles, aspirin bottles, Excedrin bottles – you name it.  That was, when those type of materials came in glass.  Now, they are made special, coming in different sizes and materials.


Rocky Mountain Slides Swamp Frog Medicine Bottle Glass Slide Standard


Rocky Mountain Slides Poncha Bullet Guitar Slide Mojo Green

Here is my Friday Line Up of Slide Players that I will make sure I listen to today! If you haven’t heard of them, check out some of my favorites.

Ry Cooder – Vigilante Man , Bonnie Raitt Live at Montreaux, Duane Allman, Sonny Landreth.

1 Comments

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Love her! She’s awesome. Wish I could play slide.

Your drawing captures her so well, Susie! Great job!

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