Two of the most influential singer-songwriters of their generation, Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff, come together for an unforgettable evening of collaboration and song.
Nominated for a Grammy by the time she was 16, singer-songwriter Janis Ian also earned a permanent place in the American musical and cultural consciousness with At Seventeen, the quintessential song for the awkward teenage years. Still writing exciting music 40 years later, she has captured her amazing journey in a new book, Society's Child: My Autobiography. Ian is a formidable talent, a force of nature. Ella Fitzgerald called her “The best young singer in America”. Chet Atkins said “Singer? You ought to hear that girl play guitar; she gives me a run for my money!”
Born and raised in Southern California, Karla Bonoff was a songwriter by the age of fifteen. With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are now pop classics. Karla's legacy as a writer and perseverance as a performer are spoken best in a Billboard Magazine review of Karla's "All My Life" recording. "Long before Alanis and Jewel, 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."
The Richard K. Stem Concert Hall at IUS Campus
4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150