Album: Dig In Deep
Label: Redwing Records
Release date: Feb. 26, 2016
Bonnie Raitt will release Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, on Redwing Records, her own, independent label. The record follows Bonnie's hugely successful 2012 release 'Slipstream', which was one of the best-selling independent albums of 2012 and earned Bonnie a GRAMMY for Best Americana Album — her tenth career GRAMMY win.
“The response to Slipstream was such a refreshing and unexpected boost,” Raitt says of her 2012 project, which garnered the singer-songwriter her 10th Grammy. “So, going into this album, I had renewed energy.”
The 65-year-old wrote five of the tracks on her new project — the most since her 1998 album, Fundamental — after spending two years on the road, performing for her loyal fans.
“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,” Raitt explains. “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.
“I’m feeling pretty charged, and the band and I are at the top of our game,” she adds. “I think all these years together pay off, and the best part is that we know how lucky we are to still get to make our livings doing something we love this much.”