25 February, 2016Print
Bonnie Raitt's New Album 'Dig In Deep', Out Tomorrow
Bonnie Raitt's twentieth studio album 'Dig In Deep' is out tomorrow, and is Raitt's "most personal record in years" (Rolling Stone): bluesy, deeply emotional, and full of the signature slide guitar which has made her one of rock and roll's most treasured performers. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant 'Slipstream', the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than forty-five years. And to celebrate its release, Raitt will connect with fans in real time tomorrow at 4pm EST/1pm PST with Facebook Live answering fan questions and performing a track from her new album. (www.facebook.com/officialbonnieraitt)
Raitt's performance in tribute to B.B. King with Chris Stapleton and Gary Clark, Jr. at this year's GRAMMY Awards was applauded by critics, with Nate Chinen of the New York Times calling her "...effortlessly commanding, a genuine presence." Chinen praised her "relaxed but gripping" guitar playing, and Billboard reported "Bonnie Raitt then took the stage to lend her world-wizened voice to the classic song, making this a perfect musical trifecta."
Raitt will make her television debut for 'Dig In Deep' on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on March 3rd.
With 'Dig In Deep', the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer comes out swinging. Read more about Raitt and her new album in the New York Times (http://shorefi.re/1VGVNww) and the LA Times (http://shorefi.re/1Oxj3Ht).
"Raitt's own writing is often a secret strength, but she comes out swinging in "Unintended Consequence of Love," and closes with "The Ones We Couldn't Be," an intimate dissection of a broken affair delivered with the force of memoir."- David Fricke, Rolling Stone
"In addition to highlighting her sultry, sandpapery vocals and down-and-dirty electric guitar work, the new collection also includes a half-dozen songs written in a creative burst more intensive than she's displayed in many years." - Randy Lewis, LA Times
"Raitt's rich interpretations aside, her own original songs are the soul of 'Dig In Deep'....Raitt's lyrics speak for themselves, with the ringing clarity of the heart. As she has so often during her career, on Dig In Deep, Raitt conveys emotions felt deeply by many fans who have followed her for decades." - Thom Duffy, Billboard
"What Raitt has done on her 20th album is go deep in the pocket, leaning on her gifts as a sensitive bandleader, bottleneck guitarist and producer, not to mention a paragon of modern blues expression." - Jewly Hight, NPR Music
"...a deeply moving introspective affair -- at once brooding and rueful yet surprisingly optimistic." - David Ritz, Billboard
"Ms. Raitt, 66, has long had a knack for conveying the voice of experience, as a bottleneck guitar hero and a singer-songwriter steeped in rhythm and blues. "Dig in Deep," the second release on her own Redwing label, is a digest of her proven strengths: For every bittersweet ballad, there's a steamrollering groove." - Nate Chinen, New York Times
"More often than not, she digs in deep sonically with her fellow players, but she digs in deep lyrically, too, making the words her own even when they're someone else's." - Dan Caffrey, Consequence of Sound
"50 years into her career, Raitt sounds stronger than ever. This is for anyone who loves to dig deep into American music." - People
"...another distinguished and near perfect entry into a classy, bulging catalog. That's an achievement few artists can lay claim to and better yet, she shows no signs of slowing down." - Hal Horowitz, American Songwriter
"It is one of her most rewarding albums to date...Employing her distinctive blend of grit and grace, the emotionally charged 'Dig In Deep' expertly convey life's highs, lows and various points in between. The results - much like Raitt herself - are alternately playful and pugnacious, taut and tender, earthy and elegant." - George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune
"Bonnie Raitt must need some new hardware for her trophy case...The 12 songs - five with Raitt as either writer or co-writer - are among the most poignant of her career, even while maintaining the driving, nasty rock 'n' roll sound that landed her in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000." - Chuck Yarborough, Cleveland Plain Dealer