Livingston Taylor and Karla Bonoff: Teaming up for a vibrant night of music
Two beloved singer-songwriters, Livingston Taylor and Karla Bonoff, are set to perform at Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, April 28.
Taylor, brother of James Taylor, is known for such Top 40 hits as “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” as well as “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman.” He’s also a full-time professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a stage performance course since 1989.
Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Taylor recorded his first album at 18 and kept going. He’s been creating music and performing for 51 years, and has shared the stage with such stars as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett and Jethro Tull.
Bonoff, easily one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation, has written hits for such artists as Bonnie Raitt (“Home”) and Wynonna Judd (“Tell Me Why”), along with Linda Ronstadt, who recorded a number of her tunes, including “Someone To Lay Down Beside Me.”
Also known for “Lose Again” and “If He’s Ever Near,” Bonoff herself has a beautifully soulful voice, which some have described as reminiscent of Ronstadt and K.D. Lang.
Born and raised in southern California, Bonoff has been writing songs and performing since she was 15. She has opened for such artists as James Taylor and Jackson Brown, and also had a Top-20 hit with the Paul Kelly tune, “Personally.” In addition, her recording of “Somebody’s Eyes” can be heard on the “Footloose” soundtrack.
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E. Ridge. Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. $45. 203-438-5795, www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org