The opposite of hard rock, this new blend was very popular all around the world. It can be traced back to the sensitive singer-songwriters of the ’70s.

KARLA BONOFF
Nashville 1978 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN, Feb 22, 1978. An excellent stereo soundboard.

Here is a nice early live performance from Karla Bonoff, on the road to promote her self-titled debut album. Bonoff also spent her early career as backup singer for Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt returned the favour recording three of her songs off Bonoff’s debut. This show also illustrates how influential the West Coast soft-rock sound was. Bonoff’s moves are all familiar. The playing style is the same as Ronstadt’s. It sure sounds like Russ Kunkel and Waddy Wachtel playing at this show. In fact, the pair played on both Ronstadt’s and Bonoff’s albums.

1. I Can’t Hold On
2. Home
3. The Water Is Wide
4. Lose Again
5. Rose In The Garden
6. Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
7. Trouble Again/ band intros
8. Isn’t It Always Love
9. Falling Star

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Due to popular demand, these sets are now available for download:

Neil Young
Living With War Live

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Simon & Garfunkel
Alternate Bookends

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