Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep

Credit: Marina Chavez

Bonnie Raitt has long been a singer-songwriter's best friend, a deep-blues interpreter with sublime taste in composers, from Jackson Browne and Randy Newman to the Jazz Age siren Sippie Wallace. Raitt is as bold and sharp on Dig In Deep, made with her longtime road band. She takes sensual charge of INXS' "Need You Tonight" and renders Joe Henry's ballad "You've Changed My Mind" with healing authority. Raitt's own writing is often a secret strength, but she comes out swinging in "Unintended Consequence of Love," and closes with "The Ones We Couldn't Be," an intimate dissection of a broken affair delivered with the force of memoir.