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Bonnie Raitt's new album is titled Slipstream.
December 26, 2012 Hear the blues-rock legend play soul- and rock-infused blues songs from her new album, Slipstream.
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Bonnie Raitt accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 12, 2012.
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September 18, 2012 The blues guitarist and singer talks with NPR's Ann Powers about her career, her musical influences and the young musicians who have covered her songs at the Americana Music Conference.
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Bonnie Raitt's latest album, Slipstream, is the first release on her own Redwing Records label.
June 16, 2012 The roots-rock singer-guitarist's latest album, Slipstream, is her first in seven years. It's Raitt's debut release on Redwing Records, the label she founded and runs with the help of a small staff.
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April 10, 2012 Slipstream is Raitt's first album since 2005's Souls Alike, and she's produced most of the tracks herself. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that this return to recording and her renewed control over her music has resulted in one of Raitt's finest albums.
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Bonnie Raitt's new album, Slipstream, comes out April 10.
April 1, 2012 Slipstream serves Raitt's lifelong project of expressing how blues idioms apply to the life of the modern woman. The guitarist and singer's first release since 2005, it's warmly contemporary, while still strongly rooted in the blues moods and techniques that Raitt has always treasured.
Muddy Waters pioneered Chicago's now-signature electric blues.
April 14, 2009 Take Five takes a detour with jazz's older cousin, the blues, as well as one of its most recognizable techniques: slide guitar. Gliding a bottleneck up and down the strings, the guitarist creates a world-weary sound. Muddy Waters sits at the center of this decades-spanning list.
July 7, 2006 Bonnie Raitt stops by NPR's Washington studios for a live performance. She plays songs from Souls Alike, her 18th album, and chats with callers about music, her career, and the interplay between work as an artist and her social activism.
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November 23, 2005 Bonnie Raitt's new record, Souls Alike, is her eighteenth album — and the first on which she is credited as a producer. The intensely personal songs reflect recent events in the nine-time Grammy winner's life.
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November 4, 2005 Nearly 35 years after her self-titled debut album, Bonnie Raitt is still moaning the blues. Her latest album, Souls Alike, features her trademark slide guitar, which she says can produce "the saddest sound you've ever heard."
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May 4, 2002 Blues veteran Bonnie Raitt talks with Weekend Edition Saturday's Scott Simon about her new album, Silver Lining. The collection of blues numbers, ballads and collaborations with Malian musicians is one of her most varied projects to date.
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