news

Capitol Records Music Video Catalog fully re-released!

13 September 2022

Bonnie and Capitol Records/Universal Music Enterprises are proud to present the re-release of all 13 of her Capitol Records-era music videos made between 1989 – 2006, available now in remastered High Definition video on her Official website and Official YouTube Channel! It’s been a long time coming and we are so proud and excited to share these videos upgraded to the highest visual quality. Watch “Thing Called Love,” “Love Letter,” “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Love Sneakin’ Up On You,” “Not The Only One” and more. Visit bonnieraitt.com/video/capitol-records-era-music-videos to enjoy these quintessential moments from Bonnie’s time with Capitol Records as they’ve never been experienced before. — BRHQ

Link To Article

PBS NewsHour Weekend Spotlight: Bonnie Raitt

18 June 2022

By Geoff Bennett
By Andrew Corkery

Music legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt is out with her twenty-first album called “Just Like That.” It’s her first new release in more than six years, and has landed at No. 1 on six different Billboard charts since its release. Geoff Bennett sat down with Raitt to discuss her dynamic 50-year career and what she’s learned about herself along the way. WATCH THE INTERVIEW

Link To Article

Surprise nods from Billboard this week

9 June 2022

Another wonderful surprise this week as Bonnie’s recording of ‘Made Up Mind’ lands on Billboard’s “50 Best Songs of 2022 So Far: Staff List.” The song was written by The Bros. Landreth and Jonathan Singleton (and originally released in 2014 on The Bros. Landreth album Let It Lie.) As soon as she heard it, Bonnie just knew she had to cut it!

Billboard as well acknowledged Bonnie’s label by featuring Redwing Records at the top of their “2022 Indie Power Players” list and reflected back on her Women In Music Icon award acceptance speech in March 2022 when Bonnie “gave a shoutout to fellow female artists and musical mentors, plus praised the ‘mighty core’ of women in her organization to whom she was ‘extremely indebted,’ including her Redwing Records co-directors.” Thank you, Billboard for these appreciations and acknowledgements. It’s been quite a ride so far for Just Like That… !

50 BEST SONGS: https://bit.ly/3xfs6Nw

INDIE POWER PLAYERS: https://bit.ly/3H2nYoq

Photo collage by Billboard
Link To Article

Just Like That… October & November 2022 Tour Dates go on sale this week!

10 May 2022

We are happy to announce that Bonnie’s Just Like That…October & November 2022 Tour Dates with Special Guest Marc Cohn will go on sale this week! The Fan Presales and Special Benefit Seat (SBS) sales at bonnieraitt.com start Wednesday 5/11 at 10am local time and the general on-sales to the public begin Friday 5/13 at 10am local time. If you want to see these shows and pay face value ticket prices (hint hint: NOT scalper prices or via online scalper agencies,) we highly encourage you to purchase during the Fan Presales on 5/11 & 5/12. Sign in/Register at the FREE Fan Community at https://members.bonnieraitt.com to access the Fan Presales and SBS. Here is a great photo of Bonnie and Marc when they first toured Australia together in 1992!

Link To Article

JUST LIKE THAT… LANDS AT #1 ON SIX BILLBOARD CHARTS IN ITS FIRST WEEK

3 May 2022

Third release from her indie label, Redwing Records, captures attention

Music legend Bonnie Raitt’s newly-released (and 21st) album, Just Like That…, is capturing the attention of fans and critics alike while it scores on sales charts, radio airplay and DSP playlists nationwide. Billboard chart positions include #1 Current Album, #1 Current Rock Album, #1 Americana / Folk Album, #1 Blues Album, #1 Internet Album and #1 Independent Record Label Current Albums.
The album reached #2 on the iTunes U.S. Top Albums chart just behind the #1 Billboard 200 top album of the week, Pusha T’s It’s Almost Dry. At Amazon, Just Like That… was the #1 New Release before the album was even available.

Debuting at #3 on the Americana Radio Albums Chart, its first single, “Made Up Mind,” remained at the #1 spot on the Americana Radio Singles Chart for four weeks, with the track also making it on top Spotify and Apple Music playlists including Rockin’ Vibes, Americana Icons, Got Blues,Grade A, Made for Spatial Audio, New Music Daily, and New In Rock & Roadhouse.
Bonnie was recently featured on Spotify’s Time Square billboard, and earned praise from the likes of the NY Times (“brings new depth to songs of love and loss”), NPR (“she’s carried on in the groove that she established”), NPR Fresh Air (“That is a voice of compassion and generosity, qualities many of us encounter all too rarely these days.”) and Wall Street Journal (“a potent reminder that she’s still here, and still vital”) while her intimate conversation with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe unlocked the stories behind the four self-penned tracks.

The 10-track album is the latest milestone in an already magnificent year following being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, receiving the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music, and her iconic album Nick of Time being inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.
The mix of sounds and approaches on ‘Just Like That…’ reveals how, 50 years after the release of her debut album, Raitt continues to personify what it means to stay creative, adventurous, and daring over the course of a life’s work. “On this record, I wanted to stretch,” she says. “I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.”

Like the rest of the musicians around the world, sidelined for two years from their livelihood and great joy—touring and performing live—Raitt and her band finished the first leg of their current eight-month US tour and will be embarking on the second leg joined by Lucinda Williams and longtime friend Mavis Staples on various dates throughout the run. The full tour schedule with info on Special Benefit Seats, is listed at tour.bonnieraitt.com

Photo by Shervin Lainez (photo on billboard by Shervin Lainez)

Link To Article

Just Like That… is Out Now!

22 April 2022

April 22nd, 2022 — Bonnie Raitt’s 21st album ‘Just Like That…’, is out now via Redwing Records on all formats, including an Indie exclusive teal LP and immersive audio formats Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. The 10-track album’s title comes from a line in one of Raitt’s new original songs (“Just like that, your life can change”). She is also teaming up again with distributor ADA globally and new partner Sub Pop for the physical album release in the United States.

Raitt has had a magnificent year: In addition to the new album, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s GRAMMY Awards, was awarded the Icon Award at the Billboard Women in Music event, and her album Nick of Time was inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry

‘Just Like That…’ features several songs Raitt has been wanting to record for years, including “Made Up Mind” by the Bros. Landreth, “Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart” by NRBQ’s Al Anderson (NRBQ joins the first leg of Raitt’s tour), and Toots and the Maytals’ “Love So Strong,” which she had intended as a duet with her dear friend Toots Hibbert. Sadly, the reggae giant passed away in 2020; Raitt has included the track as a tribute. 

The album has four songs written by Raitt. “Living for the Ones,” co-written with her longtime guitarist George Marinelli, is a rocking dedication to the friends and family she has lost in recent years, while the funky and sardonic “Waitin’ for You to Blow”—about the devil on Recovery’s shoulder—is equal parts Mose Allison, Eddie Harris, and ‘70s funk.  

Two of the original songs came out of real-life scenarios: “Down the Hall” was inspired by a New York Times story about a prison hospice program, while the album’s title track was sparked by a news segment about two families deeply impacted on both sides of an organ donation. The power of writing about the life-changing personal experiences of others resonates deeply with Raitt. “I’ve always loved the early guitar songs of Dylan, Jackson Browne, Paul Brady, and especially John Prine,” she says. “With songs like ‘Angel from Montgomery’ and ‘Donald and Lydia,’ John was able to just climb inside and sing these people’s deepest lives. With his passing last year, finishing these songs has meant even more.”’

Listen to Just Like That… lnk.to/justlikethat_br

‘Just Like That…’ was recorded in the summer of 2021 in Sausalito, CA. The players include two veteran members of Raitt’s band, bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and drummer Ricky Fataar, as well as two new musicians, Canadian Glenn Patscha on keyboards and backing vocals and Nashville guitarist Kenny Greenberg. Raitt’s frequent guitarist/songwriting partner George Marinelli also joined in, playing and singing on “Livin’ for the Ones.” Once again, Bonnie took the producer reins, reuniting with her favorite recording and mixing engineer, Ryan Freeland, for their third collaboration (they each earned GRAMMY Awards for Raitt’s 2012 release, Slipstream).

The mix of sounds and approaches on ‘Just Like That…’ reveals how, 50 years after the release of her debut album, Raitt continues to personify what it means to stay creative, adventurous, and daring over the course of a life’s work. “On this record, I wanted to stretch,” she says. “I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.”

Like the rest of the musicians around the world, sidelined for two years from their livelihood and great joy—touring and performing live—Raitt and her band and crew are thrilled to hit the road in April for an eight-month U.S. tour. The tour’s special guests include NRBQ (from April 12—23), followed by Lucinda Williams and longtime friend Mavis Staples on various dates throughout the run. The full tour schedule, with info on Special Benefit Seat information, is listed at tour.bonnieraitt.com

Bonnie Raitt has never felt more grateful that she can continue making music, contributing to causes, keeping her crew working, and connecting with her audience. “I’m really aware of how lucky I am,” she says, “and I feel like it’s my responsibility to get out there and say something fresh and new—for me and for the fans. But I need to have something to say or I won’t put out a record.”

Link To Article

The Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry Inducts ‘Nick of Time’ in 2022

13 April 2022

Bonnie’s album, Nick of Time, (released in 1989) has been inducted as one of 25 audio recordings for this year’s National Recording Registry! The Library of Congress will be preserving Nick of Time as a recording that helped shape our nation’s history and culture, bringing the registry to 600 works. Bonnie is honored that her album has been recognized as enduring and influential in the annals of American recorded music history. Read the full list of inductees here: https://bit.ly/NRR2022)

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named 25 recordings as audio treasures worthy of preservation for all time based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

“The National Recording Registry reflects the diverse music and voices that have shaped our nation’s history and culture through recorded sound,” Hayden said. “The national library is proud to help preserve these recordings, and we welcome the public’s input. We received about 1,000 public nominations this year for recordings to add to the registry.”

The recordings selected for the National Recording Registry bring the number of titles on the registry to 600, representing a small portion of the national library’s vast recorded sound collection of nearly 4 million items.

“Nick of Time” — Bonnie Raitt (1989) (album)

Bonnie Raitt released her first album in 1971 and had long been considered a great and respected talent. But, though often critically acclaimed, significant commercial success had often eluded her. In 1989, seven years after being dropped from her previous record label and after suffering a debilitating skiing accident, Raitt rallied herself and returned to the studio. With the assistance of renowned producer Don Was, she not only fashioned the most important album of her career but an album many consider among the best of the decade. “Nick of Time,” Raitt’s 10th LP, would earn three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, top the “Billboard” chart, sell 5 million copies and earn a lasting place in the book “1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.”  With the aid of Was, Raitt dove deep emotionally and cared little about genre labels or categories. About the record, it was said “[she] never rocks too hard, but there is grit to her singing and playing, even when the surfaces are clean and inviting.” About the album, Raitt herself said, “Basically, it’s a return to my roots.”

Link To Article

WTF with Marc Maron

12 April 2022

Bonnie really enjoyed her time speaking with Marc Maron for the WTF podcast. You can listen to the full interview here https://bit.ly/3O2x1sM to hear Bonnie discuss everything from her new album Just Like That… to her start in the Cambridge music scene, vintage soul music, and reggae!

Link To Article

News Archives