By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples in a WW Bubble


August 25, 2022

Drawing by Lane Gwinn

The concert at Wine Country Amphitheater featured Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples. Since photography was not allow for press or the audience, the writer took to drawing the event on an iPad using the app Brushes. Not looking through a camera made the concert much more enjoyable. Bonnie Raitt, master blues guitarist and singer who performs originals and covers songs from collaborators and friends from her career.

Walla Walla-Two legends performed last Tuesday at Walla Walla's newest music venue. Gospel singer Mavis Staples opened the show, followed by blues guitarist and singer Bonnie Raitt at the Wine Country Amphitheater.

W3Concerts, with partners CMoore Concerts and Knitting Factory Entertainment is producing the first concert series on the driving range at the Walla Walla Golf Course. The gently sloped range is a natural amphitheater with excellent sound. The evening was hot, over 100 degrees; the crowd was large, with over 4,000 fans, yet it felt cool, intimate, and easy.

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