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"I'm committed to making it my business in the BMC to take a stand and use our resources to fight for change. This can't just be about music, this can't just be about lifting ourselves up; this can't be just about Instagram photos and vanity," he said. "It has to be about helping somebody. It has to be about encouraging people who are influenced by the work that we do. I'm holding everybody in this room accountable."
Raitt grew up in Los Angeles to parents who both worked in the arts; her dad was a Broadway star and her mom a pianist. Later, she headed east to attend Harvard where she majored in Social Relations and African Studies. Here she met promoter Dick Waterman, who introduced her to the famed Delta Blues singer Son House. During her college days, a worn vinyl copy of Blues at Newport served as her education outside the classroom; Raitt honed her sound playing the coffee houses and folk clubs in the New England area. At 21 years old, she signed a record deal with Warner Bros., and in 1971 released her self-titled debut to critical acclaim. Eight albums followed in the 1970s alone.
In the main room, former GRAMMY nominee Flo Rida pumped up the party with performances of his hits like "Low" and "My House," joined on stage by Flavor Flav, Oya Baby and other big names. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
"My whole LIIIIIIIIIIFE was like a picture of a sunny day." Ugh. My favorite Sleater-Kinney song, live from the living room. Olympia legends Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein drop the percussion for an awesome stripped-down, intimate performance.
1997-01-20: radio free los angeles1997-03-xx: scholastic classroom magazine sampler1997-03-12: mount holyoke college - south hadley, massachusettsa pretty good sounding recording of a really neat show, before they start playing amy and emily explain to the crowd that they had their manager poll the first twenty people in line to see if would be okay if they played the entire, as yet unreleased, "shaming of the sun" record in order, and that the answer was yes. they also said they flipped a coin that came up no, but were doing it anyway. the songs are super fresh with the live arrangements still being worked out, and ulali sits in on several of them, including "blood quantum". highly recommended.1997-03-12: mount holyoke college - south hadley, massachusetts (alternate recording)1997-03-16: hofstra university - hempstead, new york1997-03-18: elmira university - elmira, new york1997-03-24: university of michigan - ann arbor, michiganan excellent sounding recording of a very special acoustic duo show from about a month before "shaming of the sun" was released. almost all the new record gets played, including a ten minute "everything in its own time", which is started over in the middle, and a really intense "cut it out". also includes an amazing "chiapas bound" with some terrific guitar work from emily. and not to be missed, a twice started "shame on you" complete with an out of tune banjo and snippets of the theme from deliverance and brown eyed girl.1997-03-28: great river hall - davenport, iowa1997-04-01: kfog - san francisco, california1997-04-03: kmtt - seattle, washington1997-04-04: kwva - eugene, oregon1997-04-04: hult center's silva theatre - eugene, oregon1997-04-10: 93.3 the zone - dallas, texas1997-04-10: will rogers memorial center - fort worth, texas1997-04-12: snively arena - durham, new hampshire1997-04-12: snively arena - durham, new hampshire (alternate recording)1997-04-16: outdoor quad - norton, massachusetts1997-04-17: mix 98.51997-04-17: mama kin1997-04-20: whfs radio program - rockville, maryland1997-04-20: bender arena - washington, d.c.1997-04-27: apc studios - 99xan excellent sounding recording of a neat acoustic duo radio performance, amy and emily's equipment did not arrive in time so they played on borrowed instruments. includes an amazing "don't give that girl a gun" and a really beautiful "everything in its own time".1997-04-27: modern rock live1997-04-29: 99x - atlanta, georgia1997-05-04: y100 sonic sessions - philadelphia, pennsylvania1997-05-04: y100 sonic sessions - philadelphia, pennsylvania (alternate recording)1997-05-16: world cafe1997-05-18: beard eaves memorial coliseum - auburn, alabama1997-05-23: chastain park - atlanta, georgia1997-05-24: chastain park - atlanta, georgia1997-05-25: chastain park - atlanta, georgia1997-05-28: wolf trap - vienna, virginia1997-05-29: wolf trap - vienna, virginia1997-05-30: mann music center - philadelphia, pennsylvania1997-05-31: meadows music theater - hartford, connecticut1997-05-31: meadows music theater - hartford, connecticut (alternate recording)1997-05-31: meadows music theater - hartford, connecticut (alternate recording 2)1997-06-02: mercury lounge - new york, new york1997-06-03: madison square garden - new york, new york1997-06-03: madison square garden - new york, new york (alternate recording)1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusettsoriginally broadcast as a pay per view, hopefully someday this show will be released on dvd. in the mean time here is an excellent sounding fan recording, a classic "shaming of the sun" tour show that also includes a terrific "wild horses" featuring michelle malone.1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts (alternate recording)1997-06-06: great woods - mansfield, massachusetts (alternate recording 2)1997-06-07: saratoga performing arts center - saratoga springs, new yorka pretty good recording of a very neat show, ulali guests and really shines on "burn all the letters", "leeds", and an unbelievable "shed your skin".1997-06-09: st. denis theater - montreal, quebeca really nice sounding recording of a great show, this really was an amazing tour with experimentations with different arrangements and combinations of songs taking place at every single show, we are really fortunate that so many of them were recorded and preserved. ulali guests on several songs, including "blood quantum".1997-06-13: fraze pavilion - kettering, ohio1997-06-17: kbco - boulder, coloradoa great sounding recording that includes terrific in studio performances of "get out the map", "galileo", and "jonas and ezekial" along with an interview segment.1997-06-27: the backyard - austin, texas1997-06-30: kzon - phoenix, arizona1997-06-30: community amphitheater - mesa, arizona1997-07-01: hospitality point - san diego, california1997-07-01: hospitality point - san diego, california (alternate recording)1997-07-02: the greek theater - los angeles, california1997-07-03: the star - los angeles, california1997-07-03: the greek theater - los angeles, california1997-07-05: the greek theatre - berkeley, california1997-07-06: the greek theatre - berkeley, californiaa really good sounding recording of a great night, with no curfew the set stretched out to a little over two hours, and included "redemption song", "tangled up in blue", "wild horses", and an extended "scooter boys-cortez the killer". michelle malone guests.1997-07-06: the greek theatre - berkeley, california (alternate recording)1997-07-09: champoeg state park amphitheater - saint paul, oregon1997-07-10: champoeg state park amphitheater - saint paul, oregona nice sounding recording of a neat show, includes an epic "scooter boys-jonas and ezekial" and an equally epic "caramia". the billy tipton memorial saxaphone quartet guests on "shed your skin" and "blood quantum".1997-07-11: the pier - seattle, washington1997-07-12: the pier - seattle, washington1997-07-13: the pier - seattle, washington1997-07-16: kisn1997-07-16: wolf mountain amphitheater - park city, utah1997-07-17: red rocks amphitheater - morrison, colorado1997-07-25: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (michelle malone's cd release party)1997-07-30: walnut creek amphitheatre - raleigh, north carolina (lilith fair)1997-08-08: deer creek - noblesville, indiana (lilith fair)1997-08-09: world theater - tinley park, illinois (lilith fair)1997-08-12: star lake amphitheater - burgettstown, pennsylvania (lilith fair)1997-08-12: star lake amphitheater - burgettstown, pennsylvania (lilith fair) (alternate recording)1997-08-16: molson amphitheater - toronto, ontario (lilith fair)1997-08-17: stade dumaurier - montreal, quebec (lilith fair)1997-08-20: canterbury park - shakopee, minnesota (lilith fair)1997-08-24: thunderbird stadium - vancouver, british columbia (lilith fair)1997-08-24: thunderbird stadium - vancouver, british columbia (lilith fair) (alternate recording)1997-09-08: honor the earth press conference - buffalo, new york1997-09-08: shea's auditorium - buffalo, new york (honor the earth)1997-09-10: the palace theater - albany, new york (honor the earth)a really good sounding recording of a great performance, the middle of the show is missing but the part that was recorded includes an amazing "scooter boys-cortez the killer" and an equally amazing "everything in its own time".1997-09-12: mullins center - amherst, massachussets1997-09-13: grey gym - lewiston, maine1997-09-15: honor the earth press conference - poughkeepsie, new york1997-09-16: honor the earth press conference - harrisburg, pennsylvania1997-09-19: appalachian state student union - boone, north carolinaa pretty good sounding recording of a great honor the earth show, including guest appearances by ulali and an early version of "nuevas senoritas". also includes terrific versions of "blood quantum" and "bury my heart at wounded knee". tape warbles in places.1997-09-20: burruss auditorium - blacksburg, virginiaa pretty good sounding recording of another great honor the earth show, this one features an indigo girls jukebox of sorts with snippets of a neil young song, "stairway to heaven", and "freebird". also a terrific "cut it out-cowgirl in the sand". ulali guests.1997-09-21: township auditorium - columbia, south carolinaa pretty good sounding recording of a terrific honor the earth show, at one point, after a loud, unexplained noise causes an interruption during "thin line", emily quips it was "sabotage by the nuclear industry". later amy refers to this as being the wackiest show they had had in a long time. ulali guests, danielle howell sings two songs, the crowd actively sings througout, and the setlist included "blood quantum". a small amount of garble at the end of the action card collection and the beginning of "scooter boys".1997-09-22: johnny mercer theater - savannah, georgiaa pretty good sounding recording of another terrific honor the earth show, "cut it out-wish you were here" is exceptional - amy's vocals throughout, emily's guitar work, and emily joining in on vocals for part of "wish you were here". indigenous guests on a stand out "bury my heart at wounded knee".1997-09-24: honor the earth press conference - washington, d.c.1997-09-24: the warner theater - washington, d.c.a pretty good sounding recording of a great show. the lineup that evening included jackson browne, john trudell, indigo girls, ulali, beth neilson chapman, and bonnie raitt. john trudell guests on a stunning "scooter boys", amy and emily join bonnie raitt for "angel from montgomery", and the entire group joins together for "bury my heart at wounded knee". bonnie raitt's set is included.1997-09-25: all things considered - national public radioa neat interview segment with both amy and emily.1997-09-26: barnes and noble - carrollwood, florida1997-09-26: sun dome - tampa, florida1997-09-27: coral sky amphitheatre - west palm beach, florida1997-09-30: honor the earth - las vegas, nevada (press conference)1997-09-30: the joint at the hard rock - las vegas, nevada1997-10-02: honor the earth - missoula, montana (press conference)1997-10-02: adams field house - missoula, montana1997-10-08: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (michelle malone benefit)1997-10-10: the freight room - decatur, georgia1997-10-17: oak mountain amphitheatre - pelham, alabama1997-10-18: valdosta state complex - valdosta, georgiaa pretty good sounding recording of a really neat show, an overly exuberant lynyrd skynyrd fan draws a choice word from emily about three fourths of the way through "love's recovery", then gets invited on stage by amy prior to "scooter boys", and later "freebird" is played in his honor.1997-10-20: wake forest university - winston-salem, north carolina1997-10-21: wmwc at university of mary washington - fredricksburg, virginiaan excellent sounding recording of a really interesting joint interview. along with the standard topics the interviewer comes up with some great questions which amy and emily both provide extended, thoughtful responses to. recording of shaming of the sun, activism, honor the earth, lilith fair, covers a lot of ground. also includes two advertisements for that nights show, along with a radio station promo by amy and emily.1997-10-22: stabler arena - lehigh university1997-10-25: umbc fieldhouse - baltimore, maryland1997-10-26: lowell memorial auditorium - lowell, massachusettsthe recording is a little muffled but it captures an awesome show, includes caroline aiken singing "butler field", "can't find my way home", and "closer to fine" with amy and emily. "landslide" is also worked into "chickenman."1997-10-28: the palace theater - new haven, connecticut1997-10-28: the palace theater - new haven, connecticut (alternate recording)1997-10-29: patrick gym - burlington, vermont1997-11-03: field house - geneva, new york1997-11-04: cultural center - charleston, west virginia (mountain stage)an excellent sounding recording of a neat radio appearance, highlights include "don't give that girl a gun" (with improvised lyrics) and "power of two" (took two takes).1997-11-04: cultural center - charleston, west virginia (mountain stage) (alternate recording)an excellent sounding audience recording of the show the radio performance was taken from.1997-11-04: cultural center - charleston, west virginia (mountain stage) (alternate recording 2)1997-11-11: charis bookshop in little five points - atlanta, georgia (discussion and book signing for "daughters of the moon, sisters of the sun")a neat, lengthy discussion with both amy and emily.1997-11-14: hill auditorium - ann arbor, michigana distance sounding recording of a neat show, sonia from disappear fear plays "box of tissues" with amy and emily, and also guests on "closer to fine". "scooter boys" (complete with stream of conscious lyrics) and "leeds" are amazing.1997-11-15: university of dayton - dayton, ohioa really good sounding recording of a great show, including an impromptu "redemption song" and an amazing "ghost" and stream of conscious lyrics during "scooter boys".1997-11-16: the rosemont theatre - chicago, illinois1997-11-17: the rosemont theatre - chicago, illinois1997-11-17: the rosemont theatre - chicago, illinois (alternate recording)1997-11-20: the oscar meyer theatre - madison, wisconsin1997-11-25: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia1997-11-26: the fox theatre - atlanta, georgia1997-11-29: the house of blues - lake buena vista, florida1997-12-01: cd101 - columbus, ohio1997-12-02: the palace theater - louisville, kentucky1997-12-04: stephens auditorium - ames, iowa1997-12-05: sarah and friends - cbc special1997-12-08: riverside theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin1997-12-08: riverside theatre - milwaukee, wisconsin (mad city live radio program)an excellent sounding capture of most of the show, including an extended "cut it out". the announcer segments include some interesting information on the shows and how the recording was made.1997-12-09: indiana university auditorum - bloomington, indiana1997-12-11: the civic center - fargo, north dakota1997-12-13: mammoth gardens - denver, coloradoa really good sounding recording of the last night of the 1997 tour. as the last nights often have been, is closed out with an amazing setlist and a number of guest performances. from both amy and emily being in great voice, to mrs fun adding a whole new dimension to "shed your skin", "language or the kiss", and "crazy game", to vonda shepard, to sara lee and jerry marota, to david ellison on the harmonica, to amy and emily arranging to pass out water to the crowd right before "get out the map", to the stream of conscious lyrics and the awesome guitar work on "scooter boys", to this being from the days when amy did not leave any of the lyrics out of "shame on you", to emily and vonda trading vocals on "midnight train to georgia", is a great show. highly recommended.1997-12-14: the orpheum - boston, massachusetts (wand benefit)1997-12-16: coral sky amphitheater - west palm beach, florida (lilith fair press conference)1997-12-16: coral sky amphitheater - west palm beach, florida (lilith fair)1997-12-31: eddie's attic - decatur, georgia (michelle malone with amy ray)an excellent recording of a terrific set by michelle malone, amy guests on "powderfinger", "teen lament", and "wild horses", all three are amazing versions. 2b1af7f3a8