Sonya Lorelle
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Sonya Lorelle

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The best kept secret in music


"Independent Woman" is a collection of solid songs from start to finish. On the album, Lorelle showcases her bluesy voice, elegant piano stylings and thoughtful lyrics.

Sonically, Lorelle evokes an upbeat version of contemporary jazz vocalist Norah Jones. Lyrically, she is more in the vein of wordy songsmiths like Joni Mitchell or Fiona Apple.

- Michael Brothers


Independent Woman


Feeling a bit camera shy


People rarely expect the treasures that lie beneath the surface of this young performer. However, Sonya Lorelle’s songs reveal there is so much more to this talented individual. She has a unique sincere quality that is refreshing to hear. Her effective piano stylings support her powerful voice as she delivers the message that exposes a depth of passion. She explores the crevices of the soul that leave listeners in tears, and she has clever “torch” songs that leave them feeling empowered.

Stylistically Sonya has been described as a blend of Nora Jones and Fiona Apple. Her music can be classified as bluesy folk. She released her first CD, “Independent Woman,” early in 2003 at a concert at the New Coast Gallery in Reeds Spring. Currently she is performing solo throughout the Midwest. She has caught the attention of audiences and club owners while playing in New Orleans, Nashville and London. She was chosen as a showcasing artist for the 2003 Midwest Entertainment Industry Conference. Her song “Independent Woman was also chosen for the compilation CD. She has received rave reviews since her emergence into the music scene. A Great American Song Contest Judge described her as an "obvious talent." She has received many awards throughout the years including 2nd place in Enormous Records Songwriting Contest in 1999 and an Honor Award in the 2002 Great American Songwriting Contest.