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.”
Raitt played over 170 shows in North America, Singapore, Australia/New Zealand, the UK and Europe on her 2012-2013 ‘Slipstream’ Tour, made several national TV appearances (Ellen, Leno, Letterman, GMA, Fallon, Kimmel and more), performed at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance from the Americana Music Association.
“Coming off of the ‘Slipstream’ tour, it felt like finishing a winning season,” says Raitt. “At that point, I just wanted to build on the band’s and my strengths and find something new to dig into—and that’s what the next year was all about.”
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