Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. That description is not hyperbole.
With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition toncharting with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are classics. She has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Hearing Karla’s moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall–refreshing, exhilarating, restorative. Experiencing them live can be transformative.
In 2007, the singularly gifted singer/songwriter at last produced a live album. Karla Bonoff Live is a superb, two-CD set containing 21 songs, including some of Bonoff’s most popular material, (“All My Life,” “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Lose Again”) plus two new compositions. Fans and critics often prefer Bonoff’s own renditions of her songs. They won’t be disappointed here. Like her performances, the instrumentation is clean and spare, giving Bonoff’s voice room to work its emotional magic. Live is Bonoff’s first solo album since 1999, when she released a 16-song collection, All My Life: The Best of Karla Bonoff (Columbia/Legacy).
Listen for Karla on the 2015 release, Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne. The album features Karla covering Jackson Browne’s songs, along with fellow artists Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, David Lindley, Lyle Lovett, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin and Bruce Springsteen.