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Bonnie Raitt 002

Look closer for four song lyrics and one title:  I was in a daze, movin’ in the wrong direction (Not the Only One); Turn down the lights (I Can’t Make You Love Me); Named after my mother (Angel from Montgomery); Dream about you every night (Something to Talk About); Have a Heart

Bonnie Lynn Raitt

Bonnie Raitt was born on November 8, 1949 in Burbank, California.

Bonnie is an American blues singer, songwriter and slide guitar player. During the 1970s, Raitt released a series of roots-influenced albums which incorporated elements of blues, rock, folk and country.

In 1989 after several years of critical acclaim but little commercial success she had a major return to form with the release of her album Nick of Time. The following two albums Luck of the Draw (1991) and Longing in Their Hearts (1994) were also multi-million sellers generating several hit singles, including “Something to Talk About”, “Love Sneakin’ Up on You”, and the ballad “I Can’t Make You Love Me” (with Bruce Hornsby on piano).

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time and number 89 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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Benefit History

Bonnie is as known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music. She has long been involved with the environmental movement, doing concerts around oil, nuclear power, mining, water and forest protection since the mid 70’s. She was a founding member of MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) which produced the historic concerts, album and movie NO NUKES and continues to work on the nuke issue as well as fighting to preserve our Ancient Forests. She also continues to work on issues of social justice and human rights, as well as royalty reform and music education.

Activism on Tour

At nearly every concert, Bonnie works with The Guacamole Fund to offer terrific, hand-selected seats to benefit local non-profit organizations working on issues of safe and sustainable energy, environmental protection, peace with justice and beyond. These limited tickets go on-sale in advance of the general on-sale for each date. To stay informed about when special benefit seats will go on-sale, please join The Guacamole Fund mailing list, as well as our own.

Whenever possible, The Guacamole Fund coordinates the presence of non-profit organizations at Bonnie’s concerts to share information with concertgoers. Please visit to learn more about the grassroots efforts underway in your community!


The artwork:

Each illustration is tied to a non-profit fund raiser. One of the first prints of this Bonnie Raitt illustration was sold in a silent auction at “Starry Nights,” a benefit for less fortunate kids to have a chance to go to summer church camp.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done in graphite and these Prisma Colors: Peacock Blue for how enjoyable it is to see a Bonnie Raitt concert, Poppy Red for how bright her career, life, social activism and music have always been and Sunburst Yellow for those shining moments when the world embraced her work and she burst into the popularity and the credit she deserves.
Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing done in July of 2015 – ©Tobin Signs/Look Closer Illustrations
DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit:

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)
11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 100)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
(Free shipping)

Bonnie 002

One hundred fifteen non-profit partners on her website.


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