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Karla Bonoff, Iconic Southern California Singer/Songwriter

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"Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" welcomes Southern California singer/songwriter Karla Bonoff to talk about her career, her upcoming recording plans, and the current tour that brings her to Chicago's City Winery.

Born and raised in California, Bonoff started playing piano and guitar in her early teens and eventually paired up with her sister Lisa for open mic nights at the legendary Troubadour in Los Angeles.

The Troubadour is where she met and made friends with a "Who's Who" of future California music legends like Andrew Gold, Jackson Brown, Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Kenny Edwards, Don Henley, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Timothy B. Schmidt and many others, who would eventually become part of the musical dream team for her recording sessions, songwriting projects, and touring. Tonight, Karla will talk about working with those folks and what that scene was like from an insider's perspective.

Karla's original songs have been recorded by many artists over the years, including Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt and Wynonna Judd.

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Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.
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