Sonia Lee, Paul Jefferson & Jack Sundrud- 10.22.21
Singer/Songwriter and two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalist Sonia Lee sings in a pure, sweet voice, reminiscent of Allison Krauss and Emmy Lou Harris All across America, whether in intimate house concert settings, nightclubs or festivals, Sonia’s music touches the lives of her audience with an inspirational message of hope and redemption. On her latest CD, “Butterfly” and 2007’s “Chance To Start Over”, Sonia paints a deeply personal and passionate portrait of her own journey through addiction and her path to healing. You can listen to her music on Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, or visit www.sonialee.net.
Hailing from the hills of Woodside CA he began listening to country music as a child. While attending U.C. Berkeley for Bioengineering, Jefferson who is also a pilot, developed a large regional following playing in a country band. Paul also landed the leading role of Hank Williams in a San Jose production of the” Lost Highway” winning a local award for his performance.
Jefferson’s unique vocal style and his remarkable song crafting skills landed him a publishing deal in LA but they knew that Nashville in where he needed to be. After moving to Music City he joined the newly created record label of Herb Albert and Jerry Moss, Almo sounds, and released his debut album in 1996 with it’s first release “Check Please” becoming a top 40 single. In that same year, country star Aaron Tippon recorded a song written by Paul, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get To Loving You” reaching #1 on the country charts for 3 weeks. Paul has had two songs featured in NBC movies. In 2004 Jefferson and former Little Texas band member Porter Howell created the snobbish hillbilly band called hilljack. They made two appearances on the Grand Ol’ Opry and won New Music Weekly Award’s band of the year. In 2006 Paul and long time friend Keith Urban wrote “You’re Not My God” which Keith place on his multi platinum selling record “Golden Road”. In 2011 Paul teamed with his wife and Canadian country star Lisa Brokop to form a duo called “the Jeffersons”. Together they toured extensively throughout Canada. In 2017 Paul teamed up with his first publishing company, 37 records, and recorded an album of favorite songs honoring the early days of living in the now famous Nashville house on Brookhollow Road.
Jack Sundrud is a respected Nashville songwriter and bassist/vocalist who recently marked over 30 years since he began touring and recording with venerable country rock band Poco. Sundrud moved to Nashville in 1981, where he quickly became bassist/vocalist for some of Music City’s top touring acts: Vince Gill, Dickie Betts, Bobby Whitlock, Gail Davies, The O’Kanes, Nicolette Larson, Kathy Mattea, Poco and more.
While touring with Michael Johnson’s band, Jack’s songs were brought to the attention of Mr. Johnson and the Judd’s producer, Brent Maher. This led to the formation of Great Plains (also featuring Russ Pahl, Denny Bixby and Michael Young) an edgy country-rock band fronted by Sundrud, who recorded for Columbia Records. The band’s single release, “Faster Gun” became a top 25 radio hit in 1992.
Before re-joining Poco on the road and in the studio in 2000, Jack co-wrote (with Michael Johnson) 4Runners breakout hit, “Cain’s Blood” and Ty Herndon’s #1, “It Must Be Love” (with Craig Bickhardt).
Among the artists who have also recorded Sundrud’s songs: Kenny Rogers, The Judds, Ricochet, The Persuasions, Michael Johnson and many more.
Poco continues to tour. The band’s most recent studio album, “All Fired Up”, was released in 2013. For Poco’s tour schedule, merchandise and other band information, visit www.pocoband.com.
Jack tours occasionally with the Americana duo, Idlewheel (with Craig Bickhardt), performs in songwriter showcases, plays with several local Nashville bands (including the newly formed band, The Open Road, featuring 2 other Poco members, Michael Webb and Rick Lonow). He also does various recording & production projects, walks the dogs and does whatever the hell else he feels like doing.
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