Bonnie Raitt to Perform At Pearl Concert Theater At The Palms 2/22/13

Bonnie Raitt will perform at the Pearl Concert Theater inside Palms Casino Resort on February 22, 2013 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49, plus additional service fees. For special benefit seating, please visit www.guacfund.org.

With the release of her nineteenth album, Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt is starting anew. The album marks her return to studio recording after seven years; it’s coming out as the launch of her own label, Redwing Records; and it delivers some of the most surprising and rewarding music of her remarkable career, thanks in part to some experimental sessions with celebrated producer Joe Henry.

The years before and after Raitt’s last album, 2005’s acclaimed Souls Alike, weren’t an easy time for her, with the passing of parents, her brother, and a best friend. So after following that album with her usual long run of touring — she decided to step back and recharge for a while.

When she started thinking about making music again, Raitt knew she needed to try something out of the ordinary, including working with different people in the industry, including Henry who coincidentally had been wanting to reach out to Raitt as well. They found a brief window when Henry’s usual crew of musicians was available, augmented by a new friend of Raitt’s, the magnificent guitarist Bill Frisell.

The experiment yielded eight songs in 48 hours and Raitt was inspired to get back to work full force.

She plans to release the full results of those sessions down the line, but for now she chose to include four tracks on Slipstream —the Henry originals “You Can’t Fail Me Now” (co-written with Loudon Wainwright III) and “God Only Knows,” and two songs from Bob Dylan’s Time Out of Mind album, “Million Miles” and “Standing in the Doorway.”

A few months later, Raitt gathered her long-time touring bandmates—George Marinelli on guitar, James “Hutch” Hutchinson on bass, and Ricky Fataar on drums—along with a new addition and an old friend on keys, Mike Finnigan (Taj Mahal; Joe Cocker; Crosby, Stills and Nash) in a Los Angeles studio. Raitt was also pleased to have Maia Sharp, one of her favorite artists and a collaborator on Souls Alike, joining her team once again, adding back-up vocals to several songs.

The band went straight to work and quickly recorded a slew of songs Raitt had been collecting over the last few years.

More than just a best-selling artist, Raitt has become an institution in American music. For more than four decades, Raitt has been releasing moving, thought-provoking music with her unique signature style, picking up many awards, accolades and honors along the way.

Bonnie Raitt tickets on sale – Friday, November 10 at noon. To purchase tickets, please visit the Pearl Box Office, call 702-944-3200, visit any Ticketmaster location, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com

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