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Bonnie Raitt waited until she was 'really ready' for 'Slipstream'
LOS ANGELES TIMES
April 7, 2012
It's been seven years since Bonnie Raitt's last album. She took time off to be a fan and get fired up. Now she has 'Slipstream' and concerts with Mavis Staples.
Whether touring, winning Grammys or fighting for the rights of music veterans, singer and guitarist Bonnie Raitt has always had plenty to keep her busy. So over the course of her four-decade career, a gap of a few years between albums wasn't unprecedented.
But this time around, the seven-year lapse between her last CD and her new effort, "Slipstream" (arriving Tuesday), is different. (Continued...)