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Karla Bonoff, Graham Parker, and Willie Nile Play Woodbridge!
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Music in the Best Town Around!
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has seen a major resurgence and renewed interest in her music and
legendary career. Beginning with the release of her first new album
in over a decade, Carry Me Home, is a 16-song set featuring brand
new recordings of Karla’s classics along with new songs by Karla,
Kenny Edwards and a cover of a vintage Jackson Browne tune,
With history of penning big hits for others (All My Life- Linda
Ronstadt & Aaron Neville; Tell Me Why- Wynonna Judd; and Home-
Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood), Karla enters her fourth decade as a
songwriter and performer with a voice that has not aged, a tour
schedule that takes her around the country and overseas annually,
and a very devoted fan base. Produced by Karla & Sean McCue,
the new album features Karla on piano and guitar and her longtime
musical partner, Nina Gerber, on acoustic & electric guitar
leads. Glenn Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) adds harmony to two
of Karla’s most beloved songs, Home and The Water is Wide.
Stereotyped early in his career as the
quintessential angry young man, Graham Parker was
one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to emerge from
England’s pub rock scene in the early ’70s.
His biggest success was with his band Graham Parker
and The Rumour, originally his backing band of pub rock all-stars,
starting with their debut, Howlin’ Wind, in 1976 which led to a
cult-like following of devoted fans. After delivering Squeezing Out
Sparks in 1979, which was a smash with critics and won him a larger
audience in the United States, Parker courted a crossover career
with solo projects such as 1982’s Another Grey Area and 1985’s
Parker unexpectedly reunited his original backing
band The Rumour in 2011, in part due to the intervention of
longtime fan and filmmaker Judd Apatow, who made the group a plot
point in his film This Is Forty. After appearing in the movie, the
group recorded an album of new material, Three Chords Good, which
arrived in November 2012.
and The Rumour took advantage of their new place in the spotlight
by touring America and the UK, but shortly thereafter The Rumour
reunion came to an end. Their guitarist, Martin Belmont became part
of The Goldtops, the ad hoc band that backed Parker on the 2018
release Cloud Symbols. Parker has been touring solo ever since and
continues to amaze his audiences with his new material, rooted in
the old band’s pub rock sensibilities.
FREE Fun for the Entire Family!
Join your friends and neighbors for a fun filled day
in Merrill Park! Summerfest features live music (headlined by
the incomparable Willie Nile!), food (including Iselin Fair
Pizza!), beer, children's activities and more! Get ready for the
arrival of summer and the Mayor's Free Concert Series at this FREE