In 2010, Raitt was struggling with the loss of her brother and both of her parents. Now, 40-plus years into her career, she's reasserted her voice, denouncing the "sickening" polarization of American politics.

Before B.B. King's May 2015 death, the famed guitarist-singer-songwriter ­reminisced in his last interview about the artists -- T-Bone Walker, Lonnie Johnson, Muddy Waters -- who made lasting ­impressions on his life.

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