Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. Catch her at The Redmoor on Friday, November 4th!
Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity, and the unwavering respect of her peers. Karla, a prolific songwriter, has seen her songs become hits for classic artists including Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt. Bonoff's songs include "Home," covered by Raitt, "Tell Me Why" by Wynonna, and "Isn't It Always Love" by Lynn Anderson.
Most notably,Ronstadt recorded several Bonoff songs, including three tracks on the 1976 album Hasten Down the Wind("Someone To Lay Down Beside Me", "Lose Again" and "If He's Ever Near"), which introduced Bonoff to a mass audience, and "All My Life,” a 1989 duet with Ronstadt and Aaron Neville.
In 1982, Bonoff had a hit with her song, "Personally," which charted at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
Karla has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Hearing Karla’s moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is a refreshing, exhilarating, restorative experience. Experiencing them live can be transformative.
In 2019, Karla released her first new album in over a decade, Carry Me Home, a 16-song set featuring brand new recordings of Karla’s classics along with new songs by Karla, Kenny Edwards, and a cover of a vintage Jackson Browne tune, “Something Fine,” which Karla performed on the 2015 compilation, Looking into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne.
She was featured in the acclaimed Linda Ronstadt documentary: The Sound of My Voice, highlighting her friendship with Linda and as the writer of several of her biggest songs, including the Grammy Winner, “All My Life.”
Trisha Yearwood’s 2019 album, Every Girl, includes a lovely rendition of Karla’s “Home.”
Fans and critics agree that Bonoff’s songs are timeless as are her recordings. Many prefer her versions live with instrumentation that is clean and spare, giving Bonoff’s voice room to work its emotional magic.