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In 1976, when Linda Ronstadt included three songs by an unknown songwriter on her smash album Hasten Down the Wind, the industry was abuzz over the name: Karla Bonoff
. Several solo albums followed, but Bonoff soon disappeared from recording and was largely inactive until recent touring, with a band featuring the fantastic guitarist Nina Gerber
. She performs hits like “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me” and “Tell Me Why” with Gerber on Saturday, April 16, at Studio E. Address provided with tickets, Sebastopol. 8pm. $35. 707.542.7143.