Bonnie Raitt

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This flame-haired Californian blues singer rose like a phoenix with 2012's 'Slipstream'. Her first album in seven years, it became the biggest selling blues record of 2012 and won the inimitable slide-guitarist and political activist her 10th Grammy with covers of Dylan, Gerry Rafferty and Loudon Wainwright III songs alongside a few of her own, delivered variously with saloon-bar swagger and an audibly aching soul. These days, apparently even Katy Perry is a fan.

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Neil Cook

Having sat spellbound for over 2 hours, wondering about just how does she make every note sound so heartfelt, so rich in emotion, Bonnie Raitt captivated an adoring audience at the Albert Hall. Every note she sang was perfectly delivered, with apparently effortless, but emotion drenched sincerity, few could help but be moved, She repeated many times that she could believe she was playing the venue, but she was truly owning it for a night of soul, blues and R&B that no-one could better.