It’s a music business mystery why Karla Bonoff isn’t a household name. Early in her career, she sang backing vocals for Linda Ronstadt. Bonoff’s debut album was released in 1977, one year after Ronstadt’s “Hasten Down the Wind,” which featured three Bonoff compositions. Bonoff included the Ronstadt covers on her debut and Bonnie Raitt also turned to Bonoff for “Home,” which became a campfire and living room classic.
On Sunday, Bonoff brings her songs to Durham’s Motorco Music Hall. Get details at motorcomusic.com.