Born in Spain, raised in Connecticut, and educated at a Hogwartsian boarding school, Sofia’s musical influences cut a wide swath. They include flamenco, Renaissance vocal music, and, alas, 80’s pop. Her sense of humor is largely the result of playing too many Tom Lehrer records at an impressionable age. She spent a lot of her youth reading Ancient Greek, which has influenced many of her songs.
Sofia recently placed 3rd out of over 200 submissions in the Music2Life competition with her ass-kicking financial smack-down anthem Nickel and Dime, (recorded with Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King). She is also a two-time SemiFinalist in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
An experienced ensemble singer with a classical background, she also has sung backup on stage and in the studio for a range of songwriters including Idgy Vaughn, Eric Taylor, Lilli Lewis, Johann Wagner, Jack Wilson, and Najeeb Sabour. Her co-write “Dancing” was recently recorded on the eponymous CD of Mountain Stage NewSong winner Grace Pettis. Her songs have been covered by David Llewellyn, and The Love Leighs, among others.
Sofia is currently taking a hiatus from performing to recuperate from Lyme Disease, which is like ennui, only moreso. In the meantime, her awesome blog Applied Grace will revolutionize the world with ideas about creative problem solving for social change.