Bonnie Raitt’s “Just Like That” (2023)

We live at such a fast clip, it feels, because of the amount of information many of us have to deal with in this Internet and smart phone era. Still just like that, Bonnie Raitt’s song of the same name won a Grammy for best US song of the year.

It’s cool when such a pared down, bone deep folk song about one person’s struggle, and really just one crucial moment in a day of their life told to sweet rhythmic guitar picking–can win song of the year. Cutting through both high production and the noise, that award in fact turned me onto the song.

Raitt of course is a classic at this point. For now the song, Just Like That, can be found online here: It might be elsewhere too. Check it out.


G. H. Mosson