Bonnie Raitt and Friends Remember Guitarist Stephen Bruton


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I've been crying all day and never thought I'd get through this show, Bonnie Raitt told an Austin audience Sunday night at the end of her Mothers Day performance.

She was talking about the impact on her of the death on Saturday of Texas guitarist-songwriter-producer-actor Stephen Bruton, who'd once been a member of her band and who had been her friend for nearly four decades.

She told the audience that during Brutons tenure with her, she'd often avoid making eye contact with him onstage because they would crack each other up during a song.

For an encore, with tears streaming down her face, she played one of Brutons finest compositions, “Too Many Memories," which has been recorded by Patty Loveless and Hal Ketchum among others.

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