Bonnie Raitt’s Busy 2022: Tour, New Album ‘Just Like That’

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Bonnie Raitt releases her latest studio album, Just Like That… on April 22, 2022. (See the track listing and listen to many of the songs below.) The singer-songwriter returns to the live stage with her “Just Like That…” 2023 tour, that will take her to the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K. and Ireland. Tickets are available here and here. On Feb. 5, 2023, Raitt was the surprise winner of the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for the album’s title track, “Just Like That.” “I don’t write a lot of songs,” she said in her acceptance speech. “But I’m so proud that you appreciate this one.”

Just Like That… was recorded in the summer of 2021 in Sausalito, Calif. The players include two longtime members of Raitt’s band, bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and drummer Ricky Fataar, as well as two new musicians, Canadian Glenn Patscha on keyboards and backing vocals and Nashville guitarist Kenny Greenberg.

Her longtime guitarist/songwriting partner George Marinelli also joined in, playing and singing on “Livin’ for the Ones,” the song they co-wrote for the album.

Raitt took the producer reins once again, reuniting with her favorite recording and mixing engineer, Ryan Freeland, for their third collaboration. (They each earned Grammy Awards for Raitt’s 2012 release, Slipstream).

Watch the lyric video for “Made Up Mind” from the new album

Raitt turned 73 on Nov 8, 2022.

Bonnie Raitt 2023 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Watch the lyric video for “Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart”

Watch Raitt perform a favorite at Farm Aid 2019

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Just Like That… Track Listing
Made Up Mind
Something’s Got a Hold of My Heart
Livin’ For the Ones
Just Like That
When We Say Goodnight
Waitin’ For You to Blow
Blame It on Me
Love So Strong
Here Comes Love
Down the Hall

After a 20-year career, Raitt broke through to the top in the early 90s with her Grammy Award-winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured the hits, “Something To Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” among others. The ten-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. She will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Special Merit Awards Ceremony and 64th Annual GRAMMY® Nominees Reception event on March 2.

Related: Our Album Rewind of Nick of Time

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  1. Baybluesman
    #1 Baybluesman 6 April, 2022, 23:52

    Saw Bonnie Raitt at Merriweather Post Pavilion, on her “Silver Lining” Tour, with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band as the opener, during the Summer of 2002, but haven’t seen her since.

    She was in great instrumental form and voice then, so hoping she still has her edge for this tour.

    I plan to see her at the Wolf Trap in June, so if anyone sees Ms. Raitt at an earlier show, hope you check back, and let us know your thoughts.

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