Start your weekend off right with a good soul quiver from blues legend Bonnie Raitt.

Watch above as she goes acoustic on “Love Me Like a Man” from her live album Road Tested (1995), a cover of Chris Smither’s “Love You Like A Man.”


The song also appeared on her second album, Give It Up, released in 1972, when Raitt was 22 years old.

A bastion of independence and grit, “Love Me Like a Man” matches Raitt’s take-no-shit tenacity and lucid vulnerability. 

While she’s often found sporting her “Brownie” Strat, here she wails on a Guild Jumbo with lots of bluesy riffs and a formidable solo — because she can. Gender expectations be damned.

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