“This is from the Bonnie Raitt album I played on, Green Light, in 1982. It was originally done by NRBQ, who Bonnie really turned me on to. I remember her tour manager didn’t like them much, but she struck a deal with him saying she’d give the band and crew a day off in New Orleans for each gig he booked NRBQ as her opening act. He promptly went and booked them for 17 shows!
“We had a real blast in New Orleans, and Bonnie surprised me by flying my wife in from Los Angeles. She’s a wonderful person and a great guitarist, there’s a really authentic blues feel to what she does. She’s a real star and she shines a bright light on others, she does a lot to give less successful musicians a leg-up.”