Bonnie Bishop

Bonnie Bishop

Grammy-winning songwriter/singer BONNIE BISHOP co-wrote with Al Anderson the song "Not 'Cause I Wanted To" recorded by Bonnie Raitt on her 2013 Grammy Award-winning "Slipstream" album --"Bonnie Bishop is so talented, and very special. She’s an amazing presence. I think she’s going to be a big star." (Bonnie Raitt) - The song was #1 on music journalist Jon Pareles of the New York Times' Top 10 Songs of the Year list. "USA TODAY PLAYLIST: USA TODAY music critic Brian Mansfield highlights 10 intriguing tracks: Best Songs Come From Broken Hearts, Bonnie Bishop - Bonnie Raitt recently cut Bishop's Not 'Cause I Wanted To. On this track, Bishop's wracked-soul delivery puts her in that Bonnie's league." Bonnie Bishop's critically-acclaimed current album "FREE", her fifth release, "is...a lean, seven-song collection highlighted by the title track, a gospel-tinged confessional about redemption and reawakening... It’s easily one of the finest records of the year." (Joey Guerra/Houston Chronicle) On "FREE", Bonnie's unapologetically honest stories of survival and redemption find their way into empowering and anthemic songs . "These performances capture her raw, gospel styled vocals and blues based rocking in story songs like the Bob Seger inflected 'Bad Seed' and the gritty, heartfelt tomorrow-is-a-better-day ballad 'World Like This.' Get ready to sway your arms in the air with lighters held aloft for the gutsy piano based title ballad, a tune crying out to be covered by one of the American Idol wannabees. There are plenty of reasons why Bonnie Raitt covered Bishop’s co-write with Al Anderson on her new album, and all of them are obvious on this short but powerful set. It’s filled with rugged material that reverberates with the passion of the singer’s personal triumphs over adversity." (Hal Horowitz/American Songwriter) Three parts Gavin Degraw, Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt, with a splash of Grace Potter and a shot of Robert Earl Keen, Bonnie’s affecting lyrics and musical prowess underscore her ability to encourage and validate the listener. Born and raised in Houston, TX, at age 12 Bonnie moved with her mom & stepdad, former Texas A&M head football coach Jackie Sherrill, and relocated to Starkville, Mississippi, where he had taken the job as the head football coach of Mississippi State University. There Bonnie joined the choir and learned to sing. The local girls used to stand in a circle at recess and harmonize together on old Boyz To Men songs et al. They eventually welcomed Bonnie in and taught her ear training and how to blend -- even vibrato, "cause I was like, ''how do y'all make ur voices shake like that?' Anyways, that's probably where I picked up my soul. In Mississippi." She left Mississippi in 1995 and returned to finish high school in Houston. Two years later, Bonnie moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. In 2002, Bonnie started touring on the Americana and Lone Star state music circuits and released four regionally-acclaimed albums over a period of six years during which she received a nomination for Vocal Performance of the Year at the Lone Star Music Awards. In 2008, Bonnie came off the road and moved to Nashville to pursue a songwriting career. She married and divorced during this touring hiatus, only to write her way through the heartache and find fortitude and faith among her instruments. “My music evolved because I fundamentally changed,” said Bonnie. “My experiences in the last few years, however painful, taught me humility and personal accountability. I learned how strong my faith in God was when I actually had to rely on it, not just profess it. I learned the art of gratitude and forgiving myself.” Bonnie frequently writes with some of the most lauded songwriters in Nashville including Mike Reid, Al Anderson (NRBQ), Lee Roy Parnell, Pat McLaughlin and Seth Walker. “Not ‘Cause I Wanted To,” a song she co-wrote with Anderson, was recorded by her musical hero Bonnie Raitt for Raitt's "Slipstream" album released in April 2012 -- a dream come true for Bishop. When she’s not touring, Bonnie Bishop calls Nashville her home. Her creativity also comes to life in the kitchen where she’s perfecting a style of healthy cuisine as unique as her music. Full of life and reinvigorated, Bonnie's excited to meet new fans and reconnect with those who’ve supported her over the years. Whether she’s performing an intimate, one-woman show or rocking out with a full band, Bonnie’s music will shake your core, lift you up and bring you back around to the bright side. Bonnie Bishop's music will set you "Free".

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Wednesday, May 1 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Cutting Room

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