Sofia Grey

Sofia Grey

BandFolkAcoustic

Integrating the best of folk and rock with her signature wry humor, Sofia Grey crosses and combines genres with elegance, wit, and grace.

Biography

Raised in the wild by feral graduate students, Sofia learned to make simple vowel sounds at a young age. When she was not suckling at the teat of the mimeograph machine refill cartridge (ahhh -- delicious purple toxicity!), Sofia absorbed the basics of life, such as Latin declensions, poetic forms, and the proper use of the subjunctive.**

Entry into the modern world posed its challenges, but Sofia persevered with a cheerful naivete bordering on the pathological. Sofia now makes her home in Austin, TX, where she happily writes and sings The Folk Music for just about anyone who asks.

Sofia Grey is known by her childhood friends and creditors as Sofia Echegaray -- however, she found that 2 am at a bar was not the opportune time to teach an announcer the finer points of Basque pronunciation. So it's Sofia Grey as far as The Music Community is concerned. However, if you learn The Name, she will be happy to average an extra 100 into your quiz score at the end of the semester.

**(hint: "I wish the subjunctive were used more often.")

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All right, here's a small addition from my "real" bio (whatever that means...):

A two-time SemiFinalist at the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (2004, 2006), Sofia has earned attention and praise from established artists such as Susan Werner and Mike Williams, and she has sung backup for a range of songwriters including Idgy Vaughn, Eric Taylor, and Lilli Lewis. She is currently at work on her first studio release, working with Paul Pearcy and The East Side Flash -- the same team who produced and engineered Idgy Vaughn's breakout hit "Origin Story."

Sofia is also very active with the peace community, performing frequently with Instruments for Peace, an Austin-based affiliation of musicans dedicated to bringing attention to local and national issues. See more at instrumentsforpeace.org .

Discography

EP: Brooklyn Song.

Set List

Original Material:

Soon
Brooklyn Song
"D" Train Night
Geek Love
Dark Matter
Encrucijada
Still Come Away
I'll Never Hold You Again
(ponder, darling
Open
Cigarette
Ancient Thing

Covers:
The Christians and the Pagans (Dar Williams)
All I Want (Joni Mitchell)
A Case of You (Joni Mitchell)
Big Yellow Taxi (Joni Mitchell)
Under Your Spell (Tara's Song)
Killing Me Softly (R. Flack)
Sweet Baby James (James Taylor)
Breathe (Lilli Lewis)
If I Had a Hammer (various)
500 Miles (various)
Which Side Are You On? (Florence Reece)