With Just Like That…, her 21st album and her first new release in more than six years, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt displays she’s still got her voice and vitality. Teaming up again with distributor ADA globally and new partner Sub Pop for physical product in the United States, Just Like That… is set for release on April 22nd in all formats, including an Indie exclusive Teal LP and immersive audio formats Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. Raitt’s new single, “Made Up Mind,” is out today.
Just Like That… was recorded in the summer of 2021 in Sausalito, CA. Personnel includes 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 plays and sings on “Livin’ for the Ones,” a song they co-wrote. The album once again sees Raitt producing, reuniting with recording and mixing engineer Ryan Freeland for their third collaboration. Respectively, they earned GRAMMYs for the 2012 release, Slipstream.
50 years after the release of her debut album, Raitt continues to embody the ever-evolving creativity that has defined her career. “On this record, I wanted to stretch,” she says. “I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.”
Raitt will receive the Billboard Icon Award and perform at this year’s Women in Music Awards on Wednesday, March 2 at the YouTube Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The annual event recognizes music’s rising and A-List artists, creators, producers, and executives for their contributions to the industry and community. The 2022 Women in Music Awards will stream live on Billboard‘s Twitter.
Raitt and her band return to the road in April for an eight-month U.S. tour. The tour’s special guests include NRBQ (from April 12—23), followed by Lucinda Williams and Mavis Staples on various dates throughout the run. The full tour schedule, with info on Special Benefit Seat information, is listed at her official site.