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Bonnie Raitt to lead off Alberta Bair Theater performance season

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The Alberta Bair Theater announced Wednesday that Grammy-awarded recording artist Bonnie Raitt will kick off its 2017-18 performance season.

Raitt will perform in Billings on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. 

Tickets cost $101.50, $79.50 and go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at the ABT Box office located at 2801 Third Avenue North, and by phone at (406) 256-6052 and online at www.albertabairtheater.org.

“We’re incredibly excited to be co-promoting this performance of Bonnie Raitt’s Dig in Deep 2017 tour with CMoore Live and opening our 30th Season with such a powerhouse performer,” Jody Grant, programming director of Alberta Bair Theater, said in a press release.

Alberta Bair Theater’s full 2017-18 season, its 30th, will be announced on May 25.

The press release provides this information about Raitt:

With Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant Slipstream , the Grammy-winning, Top Ten-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label, the new album illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than 45 years.

Notably, Raitt has writing credits on five of the album's songs, the most original compositions she has contributed to a record since 1998's Fundamental. "I was really inspired to come up with some songs that went with grooves that I missed playing in my live show, and to dig deeper into some topics I hadn't yet mined,” she said. "I don't write easily and can get distracted, but remembering how satisfying it was to come up with something new of my own, and writing with guys I love — like my longtime bandmates George Marinelli and Jon Cleary — I found that once the wheels started turning, the music came pouring out."

Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with The Guacamole Fund,  Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education.

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