About the Song
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If you love blues guitar, you’re in for a treat. Today we’re going to talk about one of the most rocking duets in blues history: “Rock Steady” by Bonnie Raitt and Bryan Adams.
Bonnie Raitt is a legend in the blues world. She has been playing guitar and singing since the late 1960s, and has won 10 Grammy Awards for her soulful and distinctive style. She is known for her slide guitar technique, her powerful voice, and her songs that blend blues, rock, folk, and country.
Bryan Adams is a Canadian rock star who has sold over 100 million records worldwide. He has been making hits since the early 1980s, and has collaborated with many artists from different genres. He is also a songwriter, producer, photographer, and activist.
“Rock Steady” is a song that they wrote together with Gretchen Peters, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. The song was originally recorded as a demo for Adams’ 1996 album “18 Til I Die”, but it was never released on the album. Instead, it was used as a B-side for his single “Let’s Make a Night to Remember”.
Bonnie Raitt and Bryan Adams – the real magic
But the real magic happened when Raitt and Adams performed the song live on Raitt’s Road Tested Tour in 1995. The tour was Raitt’s first live album, and it featured many guests, including Adams, Bruce Hornsby, Jackson Browne, Kim Wilson, and Ruth Brown.
The live version of “Rock Steady” is a blast of energy and passion. Raitt and Adams trade vocals and guitar licks, creating a dynamic and exciting interplay. The song is catchy, groovy, and fun. It showcases their talents as singers, guitarists, and songwriters.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post about “Rock Steady”. It’s one of my favorite songs to play on guitar, and I hope it inspires you to rock out too.
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