In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bonnie Raitt commented "I'm sure I would be considered a more significant artist if I was a singer-songwriter.' She also spoke about how she finds songs to record - evidently, her kitchen CD player gets a workout.
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From the interview:
The Wall Street Journal: As you're looking for songs to record, do you have an organizing system?
Did you ever wish songwriting was a bigger part of your identity?
No, it didn't even occur to me. I had higher standards than the stuff I could come up with. When you're starting with Randy [Newman] and Jackson [Browne] and John Prine and Mose Allison, the bar is raised pretty high. I grew up with a dad [Broadway star John Raitt] who sang other people's music, and I loved Aretha and Ray Charles, who were primarily interpreters of other writers. When you find a song that you love, you just have to do it—why would I try to match it? When I wrote more of the songs in the '90s—"Nick of Time" and other songs I was surprised I came up with—it was because nobody else was saying what I wanted to say.
Read the full article here.
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