Bonnie Raitt plays Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tonight, August 22nd. Tickets, $100-$55, are on sale at the Marcus Center box office all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com by phone 414-273-7206 or 888-612-3500 and www.marcuscenter.org.
Bonnie Raitt released a new album in 2012, her first in seven years, and touring in support of her new album "Slipstream," available now.
"Slipstream" follows a long break from studio work for the Grammy-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member. She lost her parents, her brother and her best friend. "I hadn't stopped moving in a very long time so I really wanted to take a total break and not concentrate on making a new record or what I was going to do next" Raitt said. "So that was really valuable because I waited until I was ready to come back."
"Slipstream" is the 62-year-old slide guitarist's first album since 2005's "Souls Alike" and will be the first release on her own record label, Redwing Records. The 12-track album will feature four songs recorded with producer Joe Henry and his musicians, which she describes as experimental. The remainder of the album is self-produced with her touring band.
She says she's thrilled with the resulting eclectic mix of blues, rock and soul that even includes a dash of reggae and Celtic sounds. She covers Bob Dylan's "Million Miles" and 'Standing in the Doorway" and Loudon Wainwright lll's "You Can't Fail Me Now" as well.
"It's Just a new batch of great songs," Raitt said.