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Down Home welcomes back longtime favorite SONiA

Staff Report • Sep 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Longtime Down Home favorite SONiA and disappear fear play Saturday night at 8.

From the Opera House in Sydney, to the Open House in Jerusalem, SONiA (Rutstein aka disappear fear) writes and performs captivating love songs and confronts the hypocrisies and biases of our culture with a positive message of openness and optimism.

Having performed in Israel/ Palestine and in many parts of the world, SONiA’s Judaic roots live in the colors of her songs and paintings.

SONiA has performed in 16 countries and has just as many award-winning albums to her credit. She has received the GLAMA Award for Female Artist of the Year, Best Band, Best Song, WAMA Award for Best Vocalist, Out Music Award for OUTstanding World Music CD, OUTstanding Single, Best in Blues Finalist for IMA Awards, and Finalist for the Telluride Song Competition.

SONiA is a member of the Grammy Foundation for the Recording Industry of America and Amnesty International.

Her talent as a guitar player led the Santa Cruz Guitar Company to create a SONiA Model which has been sold in the United States, Germany and Australia.

Singing in Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic and English, her powerful honesty touches people of varied social and ethnic backgrounds, especially those moving towards a positive world vision.

SONiA’s independent record label, disappear records, donates 18 percent of every download to the United Nations World Food Programme.

The new disappear fear band line up:

Plucked from the “Broken Film” recording session on lead guitar is Don Conoscenti of Taos, N.M. On bass from Los Angeles will be Jason Luckett. This disappear fear “Broken Film Tour” is proud to present Katie Marie from London on percussion, touring for the first time in the United States. Jason Luckett from Los Angeles will be playing bass and Laran Snyder from Texas will be backup vocalist.

SONiA and disappear fear have received critical acclaim previously in Acoustic Guitar magazine, Stereo Magazine, Billboard Magazine, SING OUT, Mixx Magazine, Curve Magazine and many more outlets. The Coin of Honor was presented to SONiA by US ARMY in April 2012 by OUTserve in Germany. SONiA has received more Gay Music Accolades than any other American artist including the GLAAD award for best album, GLAMA Female Artist of the Year, Best Album and Best Band. Three songs from “Broken Film” have already been chosen by Liquid Cinema for Commercial/TV/Movie Placement.

Tickets are $16 in advance. Down Home is located at 300 W. Main St. For more information, call 929-9822.

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