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by Sonia Lee

Sonia Lee music is 'soft-as-a-baby's-heart' honest folk music...a "True" child of Woodstock by way of Nashville, her songs are sincere, with only the tiniest whisper of twang.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Because You Love Me
3:30 $0.99
2. Good Intentions
3:14 $0.99
3. Love Will Never Let Us Down
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4. True
4:44 $0.99
5. Help Me Heal
4:01 $0.99
6. Go Easy On Me
4:14 $0.99
7. Gone
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8. Missing You
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9. Shoebox Man
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10. Time For Me To Fly
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Sonia Lee

Rochester, New York native, Sonia Lee moved to Nashville with a dream to write songs. That dream began as a first generation Ukrainian-American with parents that preserved their heritage of music in their daughter's upbringing. She began to sing at the age of three and to play the guitar at age 12, at Ukrainian camp, when the guitar player didn't show up. Sonia Lee learned to carry on the family tradition of decorating Easter eggs (pysanky), Ukrainian folk dancing, and embroidery of beautiful Ukrainian patterns. Her heritage was not her only influence. She loved music from the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, and the American folk music she grew up around in upstate New York.
For years following her move, Sonia sat in the audience of the famous Nashville songwriter mecca, the Bluebird Café, and dreamed of being a songwriter. The pressure of fitting in and being without her family, however, opened the door to a reliance on alcohol to fill the void, and Sonia often talks candidly about the problems that reliance caused in her life. In her quest for recovery, Sonia met a network of support and friends that helped her learn a new set of principles for living and a totally new outlook upon life. From that moment, Sonia Lee's life changed for the better, one day at a time.
Sonia began to write by herself and with co-writers who held like beliefs in themes of love, forgiveness, and recovery. She began to sing in songwriter rounds at the Bluebird, where she'd watched so many great songwriters perform in the past. Sonia's producer, Kim McLean, was one of the songwriters with whom she formed a friendship, and later a creative partnership in the studio with her first project, "From the Heart", a fresh collection of traditional Ukrainian folk songs. Kim McLean produced this lovely "Enya-esque" collection featuring Sonia Lee's pure beautiful voice singing the songs that were part of her own personal creative tapestry. With great critical acceptance, and a successful tour of Ukrainian audiences across America, and even a visit to Ukraine, Sonia Lee's dream was not yet completely fulfilled. Sonia had an ever present need to express her own creative voice in music.
So, a heartfelt conversation with her friend and producer, led to the recording of her brand new CD, "True", which includes an album of self penned and co-written anthems and touching ballads composed from her own life. With "True", Sonia Lee has realized the full circle of a dream becoming be a songwriter. From "Shoebox Man" a story song that sums up a little girl's hope of the perfect mate, to the soaring theme of love in "Because You Loved Me", to the moving "Love Will Never Let Us Down", to the ode to her own recovery in "Time For Me To Fly", a cover of REO Speedwagon's classic, and the only cover on the CD, Sonia Lee finds her own voice...her "True" voice, available November 1st, 2005 through Hippie Chick Twang Records.



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