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Bonnie and Taj Redux

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal first worked together in 1973. But they’ve led separate careers ever since. Today on Soundcheck: two rootsy blues guitarists talk about reuniting for a 30-city tour. Also: pianist Leif Ove Andsnes plays live in our studio.

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Leif Ove Andsnes, Taj Mahal and Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal

Blues guitarists Bonnie Raitt and Taj Mahal have been friends since the late 1960s and worked together on Raitt's 1973 album, Takin' My Time. But they’ve led separate touring careers ever since -- until now. Today, the two musicians join us to talk about reuniting for 30-date summer tour and ...

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Leif Ove Andsnes

Leif Ove Andsnes is among today’s most enterprising concert pianists, tackling the music of his fellow Norwegian, Edvard Grieg, the works of Beethoven and Debussy, and today’s most scintillating modern works. The latter are featured on his latest CD, The Shadows of Silence. He joins us to share some of ...

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