Bonnie Raitt, one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time, will headline the Deni Blues & Roots Festival.November 16, 2012 2:06pm
With the release of her 19th album, titled Slipstream, Grammy winner Bonnie Raitt is starting anew.
The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years, and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career.
More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music.
The nine-time Grammy winner was named as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Singers of All Time’.
Raitt was already deeply involved with folk music and the blues by the 1960s, and used her time at university to further explore an interest in blues and slide guitar she developed as a 14 year-old.
Three years after entering university, Raitt left to commit herself full-time to music, and shortly afterward found herself opening for surviving giants of the blues.
From the likes of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sippie Wallace, Son House, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, she learned first-hand lessons of life as well as invaluable techniques of performance.
Raitt’s hit songs include Something To Talk About and Love Sneakin’ Up On You.
Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray, who enjoyed a decorated career with Fitzroy Lions, is putting his medals from his playing days on display to help raise funds for Arcadia Country Fire Authority.
The Australian Cricket Association has made the decision to postpone the Masters events scheduled for Yarrawonga this weekend in light of the serious injury to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
On Saturday voters will head to the polls to decide what shape the new Victorian Government will take. The Riv asked each of our six candidates to provide 300 words on what their number one issue is for the seat of Murray Plains.
Rochester Elmore District Health Service’s board of management chair Tim Fulton has presented Gayle McConnell and Heather Oliver with long service awards.
Local recovering after workplace injury
Here's a fundraising idea that's hard to beat.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
The falling water level at Lake Eppalock is causing concern, dropping at an alarming rate according to residents.
Moira Shire's best take on former Australian greats for local masters exhibition match.
Deniliquin business Charlie Carp attracts international interest.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
Dr John Alexander is 101-yrs-old and has many fond memories of working with the Benalla migrant camp residents from its opening in 1949.
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- Charges laid over Benalla Golf and Bowls Clubs thefts.
- Benalla annual sheep sale bouyed by good season.
- How-to-vote cards tampered with.
- Yooralla CEO resigns after investigation of sexual abuse of disabled clients by Yooralla workers.
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