Raitt remembers Bruton in Austin
As fate would have it, Bonnie Raitt was scheduled to play in Austin on Sunday night, a day after her former guitarist and longtime Austin music fixture Stephen Bruton passed away following a long battle with throat cancer.
Longtime Austin music journalist Michael Corcoran (who wrote the best of the Bruton obituaries I’ve found on the web) attended, and reviewed the show for the Austin American-Statesman. The review seemed worth sharing; you can find it HERE.
(quick addendum: former ND contributing editor Joe Nick Patoski also has a real nice remembrance of Bruton on his blog site — also worth checking out his thoughts just below that on Bud Shrake and Poodie Locke, both of whom passed away last week as well.)
Corcoran mentions Raitt’s emotional version of Bruton’s “Too Many Memories” at last night’s show. Here’s Stephen performing it himself in Austin, with the Tosca Strings: