In Burbank, CA, in 1957, Bonnie Raitt turned eight and got a guitar for Christmas. She took it to summer camp in the Adirondacks, where I think she must have made an impact on the other campers. She swept the Grammy awards in 1990 with her tenth album, which she called her “first sober” one. How she kept going through the low sales of the first nine is a mystery, as it is that any of us keep going, keep shining our lights.
so glad you came back to camp this year i thought about you and your guitar i wanted to sing by this fire with you but i was too shy to go that far but now I've seen a curvy, freckled girl can play guitar all night and even the older kids will sing along and we all feel so right i just want to say you gave that to me and i can see that you will give it to the world eventually count the stars as their light surrounds you i know your own feels small tonight keep your faith shine it around you the world will turn until we need your light you cleaned up good for this show in the nick of time: now they know you poured out your heart nine times in eighteen years and now at the tenth time they're ready to hear i'm tuning in from afar remember when i saw your star count the stars as their light surrounds you i know your own feels bright tonight keep your faith shine it around you the world will turn until we see your light the world will turn and the hour grow later until it's dark enough that we see your light