Bonnie Raitt at Newcastle

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I have been a lifelong fan of Bonnie Raitt and went to see her for the fourth time at City Hall Newcastle on Monday.As usual she was brilliant, obviously loving every minute of it and who wouldn't with a band like hers.

Two things struck me while I was there, we were two rows from the front and consequently the sound was not perfect, bass and keyboards a bit prominent with a bit of bass boom and at times on the louder stuff it got a bit messy. If my HiFi sounded like that it would go in the bin, but do you know what? It didn't matter one bit. The feel and emotion plus the sheer musicianship of the people on stage made up for it all.

The other thing was that I was watching her sing some of the moving blues songs like "Angel from Montgomery" and I thought about her simple heartfelt delivery and exquisite phrasing which only comes from years of experience. Singing from the soul, no screeching vocal pyro technics, just beautiful honesty with a voice that could break your heart and I wished that all these talent show singers who take a song and strangle it to death could be made to listen to people like Bonnie Raitt and maybe understand that "less is more"

 

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I was there and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only went on a whim, like some of her songs over the years but own zero albums . Having a trawl on Spotify of her material. Some of her songs were featured on the BBC series Case Histories and that prompted us to go.

 
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as good as it ever gets..... IMHO

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Sumdumgi

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as good as it ever gets..... IMHO

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Awesome song, just awesome. Like both George Michael and Prince's version too.

 

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Wish I'd been there, as I like her stuff too:(. Glad you both enjoyed it. :^

 

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