Mix and match 10 of SONiA's CDs to fill gaps in your collection and / or share the music as a gift. Available in hard copy are By My Silence; Live At Maximal (this double CD counts as 2 CDs); Broken Film; Get Your Phil; Blood, Bones & Baltimore; Tango; No Bomb Is Smart; Me, Too; Echo My Call.
SONiA has prepared a composer's cut solo recording of "Small House, No Secrets," released as a limited edition CD on November 7, 2019. The release coincides with SONiA's only USA concert of the year. "Small House, No Secrets" is a musical co-written by SONiA and Jody Nusholtz which premiered in Baltimore this spring. The Composer's Cut is available ONLY directly from disappear fear.
On September 1 on my way to Poland I was delayed by Nazi Rallies. My experience touring all around Germany has been so positive and I feel we cannot let scapegoat idiocracy destroy our liberty. With the rise of anti-Semitism it is urgent to sing about these issues in a new/old way. On Oct 26 I finished the recording and unplugged for Shabbat. Saturday night I turned the TV back on to the horror of that morning in Pittsburgh. It is my hope and belief that music can bring us the power of grace over the rise of hatred.
By My Silence the CD by SONiA disappear fear release date: November 26 2018 10 fresh new recordings- 5 songs written by SONiA, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Hatikvah, 2 Hebrew Folk songs, one song in Kurdish and the ever requested By My Silence written by Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis. Shipping - Early December CD includes full song lyrics in English, Kurdish and Hebrew. FILE UNDER FOLK, Jewish Folk Music, International Folk Music and Rockabilly.
Bloody Horror Film Soundtrack now available on colored vinyl! SONiA wrote and recorded the entire score. Janet Guerra and Diane (Bowman) Stepphens and Bill Monore with SONiA are the musicians. The film was the first feature film written and directed by Billy Parolini. (DVDs are available at Amazon.)
SONiA’s latest Double Live CD (2016). “LiVE at MAXiMAL” is from SONiA’s performance at a concert In Rodgau, Germany. 20 songs of "real and passionate bubbling up acoustic energy" (The Folk Beast). Grammy Contender for BEST FOLK ALBUM at 59th Grammy Awards, Feb 12, 2016.
This is SONiA’s 17th CD, which was recorded in Nashville in December of 2012 with Mike Poole Keith Urband, (Johhny Cash) engineering and guitarist Don Conoscenti on lead guitar, Don Kerce (The Tommy Dorsey Band) on bass and drummer Brian Owings (Emmylou Harris). Also touring disappear band are percussionist / vocalist Laura Cerulli (from Mama’s Black Sheep), violinist Helen Hausmann and NYC vocalist Elaine Romanelli. Bringing it all together is Sound Engineer / Co-Producer Mike Poole (Keith Urban, John Prine, Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, Martina McBride, Johnny Cash). This is a Must Have for your SONiA disappear fear collection.
SONiA disappear fear peforming ten songs written by the late Phil Ochs. This CD presents the harmonizing vocals of SONiA and CiNDY that have not been featured since Seed in the Sahara. The CD is 100% made in America Folk Music, and was number one for several months on the Folk DJ charts.
The Blues-Americana CD by SONiA disappear fear recorded in Baltimore. Joining SONiA are wonderful musicians all from the Baltimore/Washington area: Laura Cerulli on percussion, Helen Hausmann on violin, Seth Kibel on sax, clarinet and flute, Howard Markman on guitar, Michael Bowie on bass, with special appearances by Dylan Visvikis on piano and Cindy on vocals. 10 great tracks of all original new songs, except the long time favorite of fans, "Biggest, Baddest Heart" and Woody Guthrie’s "Worried Man Blues."
This compilation CD called "Splash" contains favorites from "tango" and "No Bomb is Smart" as well as 3 songs recorded live. Also 4 songs never released before: early versions of "The Other Man," "Obviously," and "Love Names Me." Plus a brand new song written by Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis, "By My Silence," based on the poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller during the Holocaust of WW II.
"tango" is SONiA disappear fear's dance with the World. Award-winning American-born singer/songwriter SONiA Rutstein composes 12 songs in Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic, and English creating a Latin-Middle Eastern folk-pop sound. True to her lifelong cause of a world without fear, these songs weave political trials of love and romance next to heartfelt political ideologies. The songs combine the indigenous sounds of djembes, tin whistles, violins, and acoustic guitars, and resonate with the harmonies of disappear fear. Making guest appearances are Rabbi Elizabeth Bolton and members of the original disappear fear band. Lyrics are included in a colorful 24-page booklet written in all four languages and illustrated with SONiA's original paintings.
In 2005 SONiA asked some female friends to create an all women DF and again - this is a LIVE CD with Laura Cerruli on percussion & back up vocals, and A. Edge from Arkansas on trumpet and bass. Cover photo by Erica Gloger from DC Pride Festival Main Stage. 2004
Recorded in Nashville with a stellar Grammy lineup of producers and musicians and featuring the luxurious harmonies of CiNDY Frank (the original sound of disappear fear). The first song is a beautiful rendition of the Phil Ochs tune "No More Songs." The other 11 tracks are penned and delivered by SONiA with the full proof insurance of Craig Krampf on drums and knees, Glen Worf on bass, Bill Cuomo on strings and organs, Ed Snodderly on mandola and dobro... and more, more, more.
Recorded LiVE on a hot sweaty night at SONiA's favorite American music club, the Down Home in Eastern Tennessee. Joining SONiA for some fine African drumming is Michelle Treece. Song selection includes some of the most popular tunes of disappear fear, for example Fallin', Sink The Censorship, Sexual Telepathy, Be The One, Two Eggs Over Easy, and many more. This is raw and real...no fudging...just one real fun beer-slinging night.
Me, Too was recorded in Baltimore as a joint venture between SONiA and multi-instrumentalist John Grant. Most of the instruments were played by SONiA and John with some help from Berklee College of Music Jazz genius Jane Miller and some fine background vocals from CiNDY. The title track was chosen to be on the HRC benefit CD to help the Human Rights Campaign.
Recorded in June 1997 in Sturbridge Massachusets - it is SONiA’s first solo CD. Amid a whirlwind of changes personally and in personnel, the songs have sparse yet tasty and mesmirizing arrangements. Cindy added background vocals making it all comes together.
Contains 13 songs: 8 live from the sister duo and 5 studio songs with Susan Charnely on bass and Debbie Flood on drums. This CD is available for download on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/live-at-the-bottom-line/id203965381
Recorded from Christmas to New Year’s in 1993/4 with multi Grammy and Oscar winning Craig Krampf in the dummer’s and producer’s chair. This first self titled CD earned much acclaim including the fastest selling CD on Philo/Rounder out of the box, GLAAD Award for best album of 1994 (Elton John preceeding years’ recipient) and Mix Magazine’s Top 25 of 1994 just behind Elvis Costello. It has a stellar line up of Nashville’s Best including Grammy winning Kenny Greenberg (Amy Grant) Don Kerce (Tommy Dorsey Band) Pete Wiles Jon Carrol (Mary Chapin Carpenter). It features the real touring band members as well Marc Lawrence, Mike Alexander, Howard Markman and Brian Simms. Special guests on background vocals Indigo Girls and Janis Ian.
Deep Soul Diver is disappear fear's sophomore release, recorded at Secret Sound Studio with John Grant. It was during this record production that SONiA was inspired to create the following words which became the essence of all disappear fear songs and lyrics to the later penned song Tango sung by SONiA in Arabic on the CD “tango”
“the world is read to disappear fear. a world that is not afraid to love itself. a world that is ending hunger in the many forms that hunger exists. no one is left out. so tomorrow, when the first rays of dawn reach like swords of light into your eyes, begin the day like a tango with your soul. in love with life because you are."