Bonnie Raitt is an American blues singer and guitarist. In 1971, Raitt released her self-titled debut album.
Following this, she released a series of critically acclaimed roots-influenced albums that incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk, and country.
She was also a frequent session player and collaborator with other artists, including Warren Zevon, Little Feat, Jackson Browne, The Pointer Sisters, John Prine, and Leon Russell.
When did Bonnie Raitt come out?
Word quickly spread about the young redhead blueswoman, her soulful, unaffected singing, and her uncanny insights into blues guitar. Bonnie Raitt, her debut album, was released in 1971 by Warner Bros.
Her interpretations of classic blues by Robert Johnson and Sippie Wallace made a strong critical impression, but the presence of intriguing tunes by contemporary songwriters, as well as several examples of her own writing, indicated that this artist would not be limited to any one pigeonhole or style.