“I’ve interacted with Bonnie, and happily so, at numerous benefits for numerous causes — environmental, social, political causes — over the years. She’s an incredible giver.” Among their stops will be Boston’s Fenway Park, where Taylor’s home-state team, the Red Sox, live and where Raitt last joined him on the road in 2015. Well, that was back in 1970, when he invited the Harvard junior and budding blues singer, guitar player and songwriter onstage for a campus gig at Sanders Theatre after the two met through a mutual friend.“I was nervous to play because I hadn’t really broken my chops in for concerts that much,” Raitt said by phone from Toronto while on a swing through Canada. It was an honor to be both at my school and opening for him. It was intimidating to meet one of my heroes but he was just so down to earth.” Raitt got her first recording contract and dropped out of school around that time.Practices will be held on Tuesdays at Methodist Home Recreation Center gymnasium and games will be played on Saturdays at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center gymnasium.For more information contact Methodist Home Recreation Center at 980-314-1123 or Methodist Home Recreation [email protected] County Practices will be held on Tuesdays at Albemarle Road Recreation Center gymnasium and games will be played on Saturdays at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center gymnasium.Game dates are as follows: Saturday, September 15th, Saturday, September 22nd, Saturday, September 29th, Saturday, October 6th, Saturday, October 13th and Saturday, October 20th.“He was so insightful and so deeply in touch with the inner workings and the darker side of the human soul and relationships, and so much of that point of view was so beautifully expressed in his music. C., Wrigley Field in Chicago and AT&T Park in San Francisco are among their other ballpark stops.That song just speaks to me and always has.” The summer tour has the two working together for six weeks, kicking off July 6 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and winding up at Fenway, Taylor’s third turn there, on Aug. Taylor, 69, and Raitt, 67, will play hour sets, guesting for each other as well. Past experience has shown me that if you set a deadline you’re just setting yourself up for a fall. I’m looking at the songs that basically were the source for my musical education.
For more information contact Ivory Baker Recreation Center at 980-314-1112 or Ivory Baker Recreation [email protected] County Though she was based on the West Coast and Taylor on the East, the two stayed in touch over the decades.“The affection between us is so clear and so palpable. James and I are both social activists and we’re really proud that a dollar of every ticket will be donated to various causes,” Raitt said.Practices will be held on Tuesdays at Arbor Glen Outreach Center gymnasium and games will be played on Saturdays at Tuckaseegee Recreation Center gymnasium.For more information contact Arbor Glen Outreach Center at 980-314-1110 or Arbor Glen Outreach [email protected] County Raitt covered the song in 1974 on her “Streetlights” album.