Bonnie Raitt is more than a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer and accomplished songwriter….Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American Music. While the first twenty years of her music career had its share of ups and downs, the breakthrough success of her Grammy-winning album, Nick of Time (1989) shone a light on her gifts as a songwriter, singer and musician, launching a steady stream of recognition and respect by the music industry and fans alike. She has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Hall of Fame, has won nine Grammy Awards and been named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time" and "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."
On her latest and nineteenth studio album, Slipstream, these gifts - lyricist, composer, singer and musician - are honed to a fine edge. The result: a collection of superlative tracks garnering more respect and praise for Bonnie’s work that have earned her another win this year for Best AMERICANA ALBUM.
Slipstream marks Bonnie’s return to studio recording after seven years, she has taken a well deserved break since her last acclaimed Album Souls Alike (2005). Slipstream has come out as the launch of Bonnie’s own label ‘Redwing Records’.
Slipstream has seen Bonnie’s biggest Billboard chart debut in almost 20 years. Rolling Stone describe the Album as,“…mood music with a razor edge, pain fronting as bliss, delivered by a vet who understands that blues are often about just that”.
And her music has reached across the generations, inspiring some of today’s hippest artists. Adele released a cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon called her ‘one of our greatest artists’ during his medley of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and “Nick Of Time” on late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Bonnie Raitt has backed up the Slipstream release with an extensive tour, selling out dates across America with demand for tickets soaring to a point that multiple additional dates had to be added across the tour. Her live shows have also earned her rave reviews:
“Rigourous, sentimental, magnanimous, resilient” New York Times
“Peerless…Surreal” Chicago Tribune
“As Strong as ever…perfect” Boston Globe