World Cafe Next: Bonnie Bishop : World Cafe The Nashville singer and songwriter reinvents herself with her new album, Ain't Who I Was.
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World Cafe Next: Bonnie Bishop

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World Cafe Next: Bonnie Bishop

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World Cafe Next: Bonnie Bishop

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  • "Too Late"
  • "Mercy"

Many have discovered Bonnie Bishop through Bonnie Raitt, who recorded Bishop's song "Not Cause I Wanted To" on her latest album, Dig In Deep. But Bishop's own new album, Ain't Who I Was, is a treat in and of itself. Produced by Nashville superproducer Dave Cobb, the album is reminiscent of the sound of Dusty Springfield's classic Dusty In Memphis in the way it straddles the line between soul and country.

While Bishop had found some success writing an anthem for the ABC show Nashville, she says she'd basically given up on Music City until she and Cobb made Ain't Who I Was. Bishop may not be who she was — but hearing these two songs will make you glad she is who she is.

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