bonnie raitt getty Bonnie Raitt announces 'Slipstream' release date, first album in seven yearsBonnie Raitt, recently named by Rolling Stone as one of the Top 100 guitarists of all time, is releasing a new studio album in 2012, she tells the AP. The album is called “Slipstream” and is her first in seven years, following a break in which she lost both her parents, her brother and her best friend.

hadn’t stopped moving in a very long time so I really wanted to take a
total break and not concentrate on making a new record or what I was
going to do next. So that was really valuable because I
waited until I was really ready to come back,” says Raitt.

The 12-track album features an eclectic mis of blues, rock and soul, with even a dash of reggae and Celtic sounds. On the album, Raitt covers Bob Dylan’s “Million Miles” and “Standing in the Doorway.” She calls it a “new batch of great songs.”

The album will be out April 10.