Blues Legends Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal at the Greek
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A dazzling who's who of Hollywood and Broadway talent will come together for this special benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse to help raise money to assist with relief efforts in the Philippines following November's devastating typhoon. Performers donating their time and remarkable talents include Lea Thompson (Cabaret, NBC's Caroline in the City), Loretta Devine (Dreamgirls), Sam Harris (The Producers), Nicole Parker (Wicked), Gwen Stewart (Rent), Valerie Perri (Evita, Gypsy) and many more. Proceeds will support the American Red Cross' Typhoon Appeal and its efforts to assist overseas as the people of the Philippines begin to recover and rebuild. Please see the full event description for a complete list of scheduled performers. Learn More
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Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal--two leading lights of modern blues--are joining forces for their first-ever tour together -- the "BonTaj Roulet" tour.
These shows will feature Bonnie and Taj on stage alone and together. Bonnie, backed by her dazzling group, and Taj, with the six-piece, Grammy-winning Phantom Blues Band, will play full sets separately, before closing each night with a collaborative, blow-out performance. In addition to the glorious sounds, these two socially conscious artists will also be using the tour to make a difference. The BonTaj Collective Action Fund will utilize several initiatives to raise money for a variety of causes including environmental protection, social justice and blues/music education.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is an institution in American music--a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter. She is the recipient of nine Grammy awards and her most recent studio album was 2005's Souls Alike, followed by VH1 Classic Decades Rock Live! Presents Bonnie Raitt and Friends, a DVD/CD released in 2006.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal will be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in May. His work--including last year's studio album, Maestro, featuring guest appearances from Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and Ziggy Marley-- incorporates music from around the globe, from West Africa and the Caribbean to Latin America, the Hawaiian Islands and much more. He has been awarded two Grammys for his music. "This tour is just what the doctor ordered," says Bonnie. "Taj and I have so much in common, but there's so much unexplored territory between us. It's been a long time coming, and now is the right time." "We've been like ships passing in the night," adds Taj. "Some of my musicians used to play with Bonnie, we have so many of the same friends--this is really an opportunity to combine some forces and play some great music."