SONiA disappear fear

One of the worlds most successful LGBT singer-songwriters SONiA disappear fear (born Sonia Rutstein) is loved for her beautiful voice and songs that illuminate truth passionately delivered. 

By My Silence One Sheet for By My Silence CD 714 KB
Love Out Loud One Sheet for Love Out Loud compilation album 564 KB
Small House No Secrets One Sheet for Small House No Secrets Musical 599 KB
Poster Tour Poster 2020 190 KB
SONiA disappear fear Photo Photo by Lea Morales 202 KB
Bio in English Short and Expanded Bio in English 278 KB
Biografie auf Deutsch Bio in German 314 KB
Critics Choice Quotes Quotes and Press Clips 136 KB

SONiA disappear fear Biographies

Throughout the 1990s, SONiA disappear fear was widely recognized as one of the most dynamic bands in folk-rock, touring and releasing 5 acclaimed albums and winning over fans with her energetic conscience-driven music. Now with 21 albums out, SONiA promises to deliver what she has always done best: powerful songs that challenge injustice, performed with passion and hope.


SONiA disappear fear released both a career-spanning retrospective album (Love Out Loud) and the composer's cut of her first musical (Small House No Secrets) in 2020. Her previous studio album was her highly anticipated 19th CD By My Silence in January 2019. Currently, SDF has 21 award winning CDs including first round Grammy entries. "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 Rutstein is a world class composer and artist. Her awards include 6 GLAMAs and one being 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 and (2017) Spirit of Folk Music Award from Folk Alliance International. 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.

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), 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 and Illawarra Music Festival and other tour dates. She hopes to return to Germany for a full tour in late 2021.

SONiA disappear fear - Biographie (deutsch)

SONiA (Rutstein) disappear fear veröffentlichte 2020 sowohl eine karriereübergreifende Retrospektive (Love Out Loud) als auch den Composer's Cut ihres ersten Musicals (Small House No Secrets). Ihr vorheriges Studioalbum war ihre mit Spannung erwartete 19. CD By My Silence im Januar 2019. Bislang umfasst SONiAs Werk 21 preisgekrönte Alben, darunter Nominierungen für die erste Runde der Grammys. „Ihre Songs sind eine lebhafte Feier des menschlichen Geistes in all seinen unendlichen Ausprägungen,“ schrieb Don Kening vom Chicago Daily Herald, “Ihre Musik hat einen einzigartigen Sound, der eine Zuweisung von Namen und Kategorien zur völligen Zeitverschwendung macht.“
SONiA Rutstein ist eine weltklasse Komponistin und Künstlerin. Ihre Auszeichnungen beinhalten u.a. sechs GLAMAs, davon einen als Künstlerin des Jahres, GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian American Anti Defamation) Award fürs beste Album (vorheriger Preisträger Elton John), Coin Of Honor (Ehrenmünze) einer Vereinigung des US-Militärs für ihren humanitären Einsatz, und den Spirit of Folk Music Award der Folk Alliance International (2017). SONiAs Talent für Songwriting in einer Vielzahl von Genres und Sprachen hat ihr eine riesige internationale Zuhörerschaft beschert. SONiAs Doppel-CD LiVE at MAXiMAL war in der ersten Runde zur Auswahl des Grammys fürs Album des Jahres in der Kategorie Folk. Ein Blick auf ihre Tourpläne der Vergangenheit und der Zukunft lässt Jahrzehnte des Einsatzes für verschiedene menschen- und tierrechtliche Zwecke nachvollziehen. Vom Opernhaus in Sydney über das Kerrville Folk Festival bis zu einem Schutzraum in der Negev-Wüste hat SONiA Bühnen und Höhlen mit vielen ihrer Held*innen geteilt, darunter Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Nickel Creek, Green Day, Emmylou Harris, GEORGE, John Fullbright, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Joan Jett, Bruce Springsteen beim Light of Day Benefit Concert (2014), Ani Difranco und die Indigo Girls. Sie ist stolz auf das Endorsement von sieben internationalen Herstellern, darunter das SONiA Signature Model der Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Shubb Capos, Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio, John Pearse Strings und Audix. "Die Ehrlichkeit ihrer Songs berührt Herz und Geist von Menschen eines weiten Spektrums sozialer und ethnischer Hintergründe, die eine positive Vision der Welt teilen,“ schreibt Rounder Recods. SONiA ist in mehr als 20 Ländern aufgetreten und hofft, ihre Tourneen im Herbst 2021 fortsetzen zu können.
SDF Brief Bio en Española
Sonia de Disappear Fear, ha sido nominada seis veces al Grammy y ha vendido medio millon de copias de sus discos. Sonia esta continuamente viajando por el mundo con sus shows, su musica tiene raices en Balitmore, USA y en el medio oriente. Su musica, asi como su filosofia no saben de fronteras. Puedes encontrar su musica en www.soniadf.com, en amazon.com or en itunes. Si compras su musica en su pagina electronica. www.soniadisappearfear.com, 1$ para cada CD downloaded sera donado al Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas, que colabora alimentando a ninos en paises en desarrollo.

Critics Choice
Rutstein who plays guitar and harmonica is this generation's Dylan. The Advocate Magazine

Rutstein on guitar and piano and a small circle of friends create lean yet surprisingly colorful folk-pop. - Mike Joyce, Washington Post 
SONiA of disappear fear had the audience actually holding our collective breath in awe. It was one of the most electric live ‘performances
I'd ever seen. In SONiA, I found a contemporary artist with Lennon's way with a phrase. From that night until this, she's been my favorite

singer/songwriter."   - Cliff Weimer, In the Balcony
"Quirky and smart, a poet with a guitar, SONiA is a master of crafting songs that make you want to simultaneously dance, sing,
and change the world." - Georgia Voice, Atlanta USA
“....with a voice that is raspy yet pure and lyrical melodies reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Springsteen, and Joni Mitchell."  - Waiheke Jazz Festival, New Zealand"
"SONiA has returned with her best album in years, Broken Film …and it's high point is the breathtaking “The Banker”     
--Gregg Shapiro, Bay Area Reporter (San Francisco/Chicago USA)
There is an exuberance and passion shining from SONiA as she warms the audience with her humanity, charm and a touch of glamour.  --Roger Dietz, Sing Out Magazine (USA)

"I came to the concert learning she was Dylan's cousin, 2 minutes into the first song I forgot about that and was just mesmerized the entire night" fan from Kassel, Germany 2017


My 2 favorite voices on Earth Andre Bocelli and SONiA's. (fan at Auckland Folk Festival)

"...long time lover of Phil Ochs' Music and i know you are going to love her...Here is SONiA disappear fear" Sonny Ochs (Phil's Sister)

photo by Lea Morales

photo by Lea Morales

photo by Lea Morales

photo by Lea Morales

This live video was filmed for the Festival of Daniel (FOD) - 2008 - to remember the great journalist, Daniel Pearl, who was murdered while working for peace in Pakistan February 2002. On October 10 (Daniel’s birthday) many musicians, composers and performers gather around the world to honor his tragically shortened life. This concert was organized by his dear friend Todd Mack. At this performance, SONiA is later accompanied by 14 year old violin prodigy Sam Weiser, on the song "Who’s So Scared" that appears on disappear fear’s CD disappear fear (Rounder Records 1994), and later recorded live at Secret Sound Studio in Baltimore for Sam’s Debut CD called SaM i Am. As Daniel Pearl was an aspiring violinist, a luthier Jonathan Cooper from New England sculpted a violin and gave it to Marc O’Connor who teaches young classical string musicians at a summer camp in Tennessee. That year the youngest recipient was Sam Weiser. This concert was their first shared performance of many through the years.