Monday, December 14, 2015


From The Lefsetz Letter, 10/9/2015

What if after a long bout of writer's block you put out an album nearly as good as your debut, but most people ignored it?

Then you'd have Karla Bonoff's 1988 LP "New World."

Produced by Mark Goldenberg of Cretones fame and released on Danny Goldberg's Gold Castle Records this gem sank like a stone...sometimes the public just hasn't caught up with you yet. 

And at least twenty-odd years later "New World" lives on online.


I'd featured Bonoff's debut a few weeks back (also inspired by the Lefsetz blog), and was reminded of this forgotten gem by Lefsetz' second post of that Friday.

Karla Bonoff still tours, and if you get the chance, I recommend getting out to see her.

One of the greats.

Those with access to the Vault can check out the rest of the album.


  1. Trying to top ones early successes is the bane of many an artist. The public can be so fickle and often unwilling to move forward into new realms. Bad follow-ups are often the ones that tried to duplicate the success of the first rather than being progressive and being willing to try new things.

    An artist with a success on the first outing shoulders a big burden to keep at the top of the heap.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

  2. I enjoyed that one... can't say I know much else of hers other than, of course, Personally.