Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

Sonia and disappear fear

March 15, 2007|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Sonia Rutstein, vocals and acoustic guitar; Laura Cerulli, vocals, drums and percussion; Chris Sellman, bass

Founded in --current lineup: 2005

Style --folk and acoustic pop

Influenced by --Idan Raichel, Devendra Barnhardt, Patty Griffin

Notable --In September, the group will release a CD titled La Tormenta Santa - Spanish for "The Holy Storm." The album features songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and combinations of the three.

Quotable --"You're sort of oblivious to the language you speak, that you think in," Rutstein said. "You don't realize you're thinking in a particular pattern. ... You can sort of see anthropologically why cultures grow into what they do, based on what their language is. It's very exciting. I love it."

Hear Sonia (left in photo) and disappear fear Sunday at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. 1 p.m. Tickets are $18.50. For more information, go to ramsheadtavern.com. The artist: soniadf.com.

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