SONiA disappear fear biography

SONiA disappear fear (Rutstein) straps on her signature guitar, steps up to the microphone and voilà – your world is a better place. Her beautiful voice and songs illuminate truth passionately delivered. Born and based in Baltimore, SONiA continues touring in the USA and abroad, and has grown to be loved around the world. To see her is to believe her.

Currently, SDF has 21 award winning CDs including first round Grammy entries, most recently

Love Out Loud (career-spanning retrospective album, 2020)
Small House No Secrets (and the composer's cut of her first musical, 2020)
By My Silence (SONiA's 19th studio album, 2019)

"Her songs are a vivid celebration of the human spirit in all its infinite manifestations", writes Don Kening- Chicago Daily Herald, "her music has a singular sound that makes labeling and categorizing a waste of time."

SONiA disappear fear is a world class composer and artist. SONiA's talent of writing in a variety of genres and languages has garnered her a vast following worldwide. SONiA’s double CD LiVE at MAXiMAL was in the first round running Grammy for Folk Album of the Year. Looking at her touring schedule past and future one can trace decades of dedication to various humanitarian and animal rights' causes. Her 2019 CD By My Silence is in response to the rise of hate and anti-Semitism around the world, while her 2020 compilation Love Out Loud encourages people to embrace their identity while highlighting the ongoing push for LGBT equality. 

Awards include
6 GLAMAs including Female Artist of the Year
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award for Best Album (previous recipient Elton John)
Coin Of Honor from a joint coalition of the United States Military for her humanitarian efforts
Spirit of Folk Music Award from Folk Alliance International (2017) 

From the Sydney Opera House to the Kerrville Folk Festival and a bomb shelter in the Negev, SONiA has shared stages and caves with many of her heroes; Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Nickel Creek, Green Day, Emmylou Harris, GEORGE, John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen at the Light of Day Benefit concert (2014), and toured and recorded with Indigo Girls. She is honored to be endorsed by 7 international manufacturers including the SONiA Signature Model of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio, and John Pearse Strings. 

"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", says Rounder Records. SONiA has performed in over 20 countries, leaving for Australia in December 2019-2020 for the Woodford Folk Festival, the Illawarra Music Festival and other tour dates. SONiA will return to Germany for shows in late 2021.

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Management: Terry Irons - terry@disappearfear.com - USA officie: 410-372-0807 - international cell +1 410-497-2290 
Booking: Heinz Haberzettl - HaberzettlHeinz@aol.com 
Public Relations: Wiebke Dittmer - wiebke.disappearfear@yahoo.com