We love Bonnie Raitt here at C&L, for lots of reasons. First, we love how she plays the slide guitar. We also love how she sings. (And incidentally, so do the people who make up the "100 Greatest" lists at Rolling Stone: She's No. 89 in their list of greatest guitarists, and No. 50 on their list of greatest singers.)
We also love that our friend Mike Finnigan -- one of C&L's original cofounders, and originator of Mike's Blog Roundup, and also one of the greatest living Hammond organ players -- plays in her band and is featured prominently.
This week, after a grueling 85-date tour in support of Bonnie's awesome new album, Slipstream, the band flew out to New York and did the teevee thang. First they appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night; then they were on The View this morning.
Here's Bonnie's interview on The View, which was surprisingly touching:
And then the performance: