At 62, it’s no secret that Karla Bonoff’s appeal lies in the hearts of Baby Boomers, who filled almost every seat for her show at the Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff on Sunday night. I, too, am 62, and while none of us need to be reminded of our age, she told a sweet, funny story that reminded us nonetheless.
When she signed a deal with Columbia Records to record her 1977 debut album, she got a telegram — yes, a telegram — from friend and colleague Jackson Browne. Now 66, Browne extended his congratulations in the fastest written form then available. Both Bonoff and Browne cut their musical teeth at the Troubadour, the legendary West Hollywood club that birthed the careers of the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and many more... READ MORE
Look for Karla on, "Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne", out now. The album features Karla along with fellow artists Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, David Lindley, Lyle Lovett, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Bruce Springsteen and many more covering Jackson Browne's songs. It can be purchased at Amazon and iTunes.
"For so many of us, a new Karla Bonoff album is like hearing from an old friend you've missed and think of often. Her songs are comforting, familiar and timeless,and make us feel a part of them just by singing along.
This collection will make her fans mighty happy."
Editor and Publisher
Performing Songwriter Magazine
"...this live set feels like a precious gift from a lost friend."
Maverick Magazine (UK)
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