Bonnie Raitt readies for "Slipstream" release, U.S. tour
Singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt will unveil a new studio effort this spring, followed by a North American outing that will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will release "Slipstream," her first album in seven years, on April 10 via her own label, Redwing Records. Mostly self-produced and featuring her usual backing band, the effort holds 12 renditions of classic songs by artists such as Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright III and Joe Henry, among others. Special guests Bill Frisell, Al Anderson, Maia Sharp and Paul Brady also make appearances on the collection.
"I'm so inspired and so proud to continue these traditions, whether it's reggae or soul or blues," Raitt explained in a press release. "I'm in the slipstream of those who came before me, and I'm leaving one for those behind me."
The bluesy songstress, who most recently released "Souls Alike" in 2005, will roll out a national trek in support of the new album in the coming weeks.