Long before Alanis and Jewel," says Billboard, "there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache, and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today." Karla Bonoff was the best of that breed. This California singer-songwriter looked herself in the eye with each song she wrote, and her sad, knowing music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville, Wynonna Judd ("Tell Me Why"), and a host of others, and a younger generation of female songwriters was listening closely. "Her melodic sense, personal lyrics, and vocal stylings have found their way into the work of everyone from Shawn Colvin and Jonatha Brooke to Sarah McLachlan and Paula Cole," writes Catie Curtis. Today she writes just a few songs a year and makes them count. Karla comes to Michigan with a new live album that Maverick magazine has described as "like a precious gift from a lost friend."