Grammy-Award winning artist Bonnie Raitt kicks off Alberta Bair Theater’s 2017-18 season on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.
With “Dig In Deep,” Raitt’s 20th album, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant “Slipstream,” the Grammy-winning, top-ten-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label, the new album illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than 45 years.
Notably, Raitt has writing credits on five of the album's songs, the most original compositions she has contributed to a record since 1998's “Fundamental.”
"I was really inspired to come up with some songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn't yet mined,” she said. "I don't write easily and can get distracted, but remembering how satisfying it was to come up with something new of my own, and writing with guys I love — like my longtime bandmates George Marinelli and Jon Cleary — I found that once the wheels started turning, the music came pouring out."
Tickets, at $101.50 and $79.50, go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at the ABT Box office at 2801 Third Avenue North, and by phone at 406-256-6052 and online at albertabairtheater.org.
“We’re incredibly excited to be co-promoting this performance of Bonnie Raitt’s Dig in Deep 2017 tour with CMoore Live and opening our 30th Season with such a powerhouse performer,” said Jody Grant, programming director of Alberta Bair Theater.
Alberta Bair Theater’s full 2017-18 season, its 30th, will be announced on May 25.