On April 10th, Bonnie Raitt will release her first album in seven years, and it's the first on her newly minted label Redwing Records . The first single off the bluesy Slipstream is her reggae-inspired take on Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down The Line," which Raitt says she recorded because she loves "that nexus where reggae and rock meet."
"I've always been a big Gerry Rafferty fan. I heard the song 'Right Down the Line' come on the radio a few years ago and the guitar came to me like a lighting bolt," she tells Rolling Stone. "Gerry was such a soulful and unique artist and I'm very sorry he passed before he could hear our version of his song."
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