Best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, accomplished songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bonnie Raitt is returning to the National Arts Centre with her ‘Dig in Deep Tour’! The tour celebrates Bonnie’s most recent album “Dig in Deep”, her 20th, featuring her characteristic, incomparable blend of blues, rock, R&B, pop and funk. It also features a healthy dose of the signature slide work from the woman Rolling Stone Magazine named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." The 10-time Grammy Award winner, an American musical institution known for such hits as “Something to Talk About,” I Can’t Make You Love Me” and "Love Sneakin' Up on You.”
Bonnie was last at the National Artist Centre in 2013, when she enthralled an adoring, capacity audience with her virtuosity. Bonnie Raitt has been the one of the most requested artists that we have presented in recent time. We are pleased to announce, the return of the legendary Bonnie Raitt to the stage of the National Arts Centre, Thursday June 1st, 2017. This is first date of her cross Canada tour before she embarks on a summer tour with James Taylor for a series of dates in Classic Old American Baseball Parks, including Fenway Park and Wrigley Field.
In many ways, 'Dig In Deep' is a continuation of a new chapter for Raitt that started with the release of 'Slipstream'. That album marked her return to studio recording after seven years and the launch of her label, Redwing Records. A huge success, 'Slipstream' sold over a quarter-million copies in 2012, making it one of the top-selling independent albums, and earned Raitt her tenth GRAMMY Award, for Best Americana Album. From the New York Times to People Magazine, 'Slipstream' was also lauded in numerous critics' lists for album of the year. "The response to 'Slipstream' was such a refreshing and unexpected boost," she says. "So going into this album, I had renewed energy."