Taylor’s “Shower The People” Says It All

by Kevin Burton    In the great human family James Taylor got the voice. The rest of us are just making do.    That’s a favorite old saying of mine. It may be difficult to stick to it, given the thousands of talented singers we’ve heard over the years. But every time I listen to …

You Feel That Longing For A Reason

by Kevin Burton    In the title track from her 1994 album “Longing In Their Hearts” Bonnie Raitt speaks eloquently about spiritual blindness.    Really, Bonnie Raitt?    Yep.    That’s why we have called a special assembly here at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind to discuss the song and hear it twice, …

Bonnie Raitt And Stoking The Beepball Fire

by Kevin Burton    I’ve always turned to Bonnie Raitt to raise the temperature in all things beep baseball. Boy do I ever need the help just now.    I mentioned last month on Page 7 that some friends invited me to join the new USA Legends beepball team (“Let’s Hear It For Geezer Beepball,” …

For Raitt The Main Ingredient Is Blues

by Kevin Burton    An unexpected gift I received in the early 90s keeps on giving to this day.     My friend Sarah gave me a Bonnie Raitt cassette for no occasion or reason I know of.  I’m very happy she did. It’s unlikely I would have become so familiar with Raitt’s work otherwise.    …