Bonnie Raitt Releasing New Album And Tour
Bonnie Raitt is getting ready to release her 20th album “Dig In Deep”, which will follow up her Grammy-winning 2012 LP, Slipstream. It will be released February 26th on her own Redwing Records label.
Pre-orders for the new album will begin on November 6th, while a world tour for 2016 is currently being booked. Dates for the tour will be announced soon, as tickets will go on sale November 10th.
Following a two-year tour in support of Slipstream, Raitt returned to the studio with her touring band to record the new album. Raitt produced the album herself except for one song which came from her 2010 sessions with Slipstream co-producer Joe Henry. She also wrote five new tracks, the most original material she’s penned for a record since 1998’s Fundamental.
In a statement she said, “I was really inspired to come up with some songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn’t yet mined. I don’t write easily and can get distracted, but remembering how satisfying it was to come up with something new of my own, and writing with guys I love like my longtime bandmates George Marinelli and Jon Cleary. I found that once the wheels started turning, the music came pouring out.”