Rolling Stones Elysa Gardner praised her feisty courage. That same magazines Greg Kot said she glowed with a hard-won grace. Robert Christgau, late of The Village Voice, called her boring. Alack, Bonnie Raitt is probably worthy of all of this and more. She has been a barefoot Boston folkie, an anti-nukes activist, a glassy-eyed sauce-monster, and the wife of a Buddhist priest. Shes also got an awesome, whiskey-soaked alto and is the best female rockyrow guitarist ever to walk the earth. The slide! The bottleneck! Man, its cool. You either love her ´cuz shes got nine Grammies and youre impressed by that kind of thing, or else ´cuz youve got good taste and you loved her cover of Del Shannons Runaway way back in ´77, or ´cuz youre some kind of mutant and never got sick of that sickeningly sweet video for You Got It (from Boys On The Side remember?). But the main thing is that you love her, you do, and you know it. To catch Raitt in all of her oft-gooey glory, head to Seminole Hard Rock tonight (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Tickets run $45 - $80. Visit www.Ticketmaster.com.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2007