Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt / Photo Credit: Marina Chavez

Check out Bonnie Raitt’s first music video in 14 years – her cover of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down the Line,” the first single from ‘Slipstream’ (Redwing Records) out tomorrow, April 10.

The video, directed by Steve Lippman aka FLIP, was shot at San Francisco’s abandoned Mission Theatre. Producer: Pamela Esterson; Co-producer: James Q. Chan; Director of Photography: Chris Freilich.

In the next ten days she’ll appear on Ellen, Letterman, Colbert and GMA. ‘Slipstream’ is getting top level attention from critics too:

NY Times: Jon Pareles traveled to LA for this searching Arts & Leisure feature: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/arts/music/bonnie-raitt-has-new-album-slipstream-and-a-tour.html?ref=jonpareles

Entertainment Weekly: Ken Tucker writes (A-) “The singer’s best album since 1975… Her slide-guitar playing throughout Slipstream is superb, and she slips her purring voice into every song like a letter going into an envelope addressed just to you.”
NPR: Ann Powers says “Raitt’s gift for expressing emotions on a real, human scale is what makes her so beloved. On ‘Slipstream,’ she takes on some of the hardest, and she doesn’t fail us now.”

Rolling Stone: Will Hermes says, in a 4 star review: “A loose and adventurous reminder of everything she does well… it’s mood music with a razor edge, pain fronting as bliss, delivered by a vet who understands that the blues are often about just that.