Day Tripping: November 8

Something to Talk About

By David Gans — originally posted to Flickr as Bonnie Raitt, CC BY-SA 2.0,

From almost the moment she was born in 1949, Bonnie Rait was surrounded by music. Her mother was a pianist and her father performed in musical theater. Intimidated by her mother’s skills, Bonnie chose to pursue guitar instead of piano.

She never took a lesson, preferring to learn by mimicking folk musicians. While in school at Harvard taking African…



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Stuart Englander

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