SONiA Disappear Fear
Friday June 8
SONiA (Rutstein) disappear fear has 17 Award winning CDs including first round Grammy entries for several albums. "Her songs are a vivid celebration of the human spirit in all its infinite manifestations", Don Kening-Chicago Daily Herald, "her music has a singular sound that makes labeling and categorizing a waste of time. "
SONiA is the recipient of the Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of United States military for her humanitarian efforts. She has received the GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian Music Awards) for Female Artist of the year and the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album to name a few. Writing songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, German and in multiple genres from blues to middle eastern to country and western she has sold over a million units. SONiA’s latest double CD "LIVE at MAXiMAL" was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the year and received the nomination for Best Live Album by the IMA -Independent Music Awards (USA).
From the Opera House in Sydney to the bomb shelters in the Middle East to the Kerrville Folk Festival, SONiA has shared the stages with many of her heroes including Bruce Springsteen, Peter, Paul and Mary, Chris Thile, Green Day, John Gallagher Jr., John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Pete Seeger, Pansy Division and many more. She is endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model Santa Cruz Guitar, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, Audix Microphones, John Pearse Strings,and D'Adarrio. Says Rounder Records, "The honesty of her songs touches the hearts and minds of people from a wide spectrum of social and ethnic backgrounds who share a positive world vision". She resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her partner and wife, Terry Irons.