Bonnie Raitt has had an extraordinary career. She’s won a number of Grammy Awards, sold millions of records and is still touring. She has also been a political activist and a supporter of organizations that fight to protect the planet.
Her newest album, “Just Like That,” is a stunning and heartfelt work that showcases her incredible singing abilities. It’s a collection of songs that reflects her continued efforts to evolve and grow as a musician, while staying true to her roots and her heart.
The album’s title track is a standout, with its moving lyrics and sweeping melody. It’s a song that touches on the fragility of our planet and how it affects us all. It’s also one of the most heartfelt and memorable performances that she’s ever put on stage, a testament to her talent as an artist.
She’s got a long history of political activism and has been a supporter of organizations like the Abalone Alliance and the Alliance for Survival, which aim to preserve the environment. She’s also a huge advocate for Little Kids Rock, which provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in schools across the country.
In fact, she was even a co-founder of Musicians United for Safe Energy, a group that hosted five concert shows in New York City to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear energy. The group featured artists like Jackson Browne, Graham Nash and John Hall.
But now, Raitt has postponed a few upcoming tour dates and canceled her appearance at Brandi Carlile’s Mothership Weekend because of a “medical situation.” The 68-year-old singer will not perform on any of the concerts slated to take place this May, including ones in Athens, Georgia; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Indianapolis, Indiana, according to a message from Raitt’s management team on Instagram.
Despite her postponements, Raitt will still be performing her upcoming album, “Just Like That,” in the United States and Europe this summer. She will kick off the tour at Vicar Street in Dublin, Ireland on June 1.
The album features some of her most compelling and soulful vocal performances yet, with Raitt’s innately resonant voice taking center stage again. It’s a collection of powerful and deeply personal songs that she writes and sings with a maturity that hasn’t been seen in years.
She’s also able to pull off some of her most challenging and experimental musical arrangements. Her instrumental prowess as a bottleneck guitarist is on display, and her deep knowledge of blues styles is evident in her interpretations of songs by artists like Mississippi Fred McDowell, Sippie Wallace and more.
With her new album, Raitt’s signature style is more nuanced than ever, blending her soulful singing with her impressive instrumental chops to create an album that stands out as one of the most significant releases in her storied 51-year career.
With her recent win for “Song of the Year,” Raitt’s newest record is an especially moving album that speaks to the beauty and fragility of our planet. It’s a reminder that we need to act now to save our planet for generations to come.