Sonya Hunter Discography

Discography

Complete Chronological Discography
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Sun In Mind

"...the airplane view of whipped cream clouds, the one you notice in the crowd..." Sonya raps folkfully in an ode to the senses on her sixth album (and second Innerstate Records release). Senses are indeed warmed and twisted like taffy on the singer-songwriter's most adventurous indie-folk-pop piece to-date. Picture the Andrew Sisters visit Exene Cervenka on the way to a Sandy Denny tribute...with backwards guitar loops, chamber strings, and a touch of sax reminiscent of Stan Getz. Add rich vocal harmonies that are achingly Eastern European one moment and sparkly 60s beach-party the next, and you've got a shining "Sun in Mind".

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Song Listing
1 Aquamarine 3:56
2 Sidewinder 4:04
3 Bells and Whistles 5:29
5 Have You Ever Seen 4:38
6 Tall Trees in Georgia 5:13
7 Be My Baby 3:52
4 Seed 4:25
8 Uncommon Face 3:25
9 Roots 4:37
10 Dance 6:02

CREDITS
Players, in order of appearance:
Dan Seamans (tracks 1,2,5,6,8) stand-up bass
Dan Foltz (1,6) drums
Erik Pearson (all except 7) electric guitars, vocals, loops, toy piano, banjo
Ben Street (3,7,10) stand-up bass
Chris Cheek (3,7,10) saxophones
Noah Hoffeld (3,7) cello
Wendy Allen (3) back-up vocals
Desmond Shea (9) percussion

All songs written by Sonya Hunter, c p Sonesongs (BMI) - except "Tall Trees in Georgia", written by Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gypsy Boy Music (ASCAP).
Horn intro to "Have You Ever Seen" arranged by Jon Birdsong, performed by Kaleidophone.
Produced by Sonya, Erik Pearson, and Desmond Shea.
Engineered and mixed by Desmond Shea at the National Curiosity Company and the Studio that Time Forgot - both in San Francisco, CA. Basic tracks for 3, 7 and 10 engineered by Ellie Massias at Lunchbox Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by John Greenham at Paul Stubblebine Mastering, SF, CA.

Cover illustration "Max Pietra" by Michael Wertz, www.wertzateria.com
Photos by Tom Erikson, www.tomerikson.com
Graphic design by Kevin Clarke, revkev@earthlink.net
Bear Looking West (watercolor) by Sonya

Big thanks to Erik Pearson, Desmond Shea, Dan Seamans, the Bay Area and Brooklyn musicians, Pat Thomas, Russ Tolman, Jon Birdsong, Michael Wertz, Tom Erikson, Kevin Clarke, Anna Hronopoulos, Monica Pasqual, the Hunters, and you, too.

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Expecting To Fly

This 5-song limited-edition CD opens with the Buffalo Springfield classic, followed by two tracks from previous albums, a rousing live rendition of Middle of Somewhere (original version on Geography), and a never released jewel from the vaults. Dreamy, rootsy and passionate, this mini-collection is for long-time fans and neophytes alike.

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  1. Expecting To Fly
  2. Silver Dagger
  3. Just Good Music (3:19)
  4. Middle Of Somewhere (Live Version)
  5. Maybe The Heart

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Headlights And Other Constellations (1998 hon001-2)

  1. Just Good Music (3:19)
  2. Shiny Escalator (3:09)
  3. Deepest Well (3:15)
  4. Going North (4:45)
  5. Happy Woman Blues (2:53)
  6. Stars (5:02)
  7. Know You Want Me (7:01)
  8. Went Her Way (5:15)
  9. Stop The Sun (:30)
  10. My Heart Breaks (4:03)
  11. Bicycle (5:53)

CREDITS

alice bierhorst - back-up vocals on 11
jon birdsong - cornet on 1, 4
michael bluestein - organ, wurlitzer on 2, 8, 10
dan foltz - drums on 2, 7, 8, 10
jane hardaway - back-up vocals on 4
michael holt - electric piano on 6
anna hronopoulos - voices on 9
tracy mcmullen - tenor saxophone on 5
dave mihaly - drums on 1, 4, 5
erik pearson - electric &12 string guitar on 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11
dan seamans - acoustic & electric bass on 1, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11
marty wehner - trombone on 10

produced by sonya hunter
engineered and mixed by rick wilson at black eyed pig
deepest well recorded by steve vernon at signal sf
mastered by guy slater at olde west
illustration: michael wertz
design: julie wertz
photography: brock hanson
consultant and liaison: pat thomas
bicycle chain courtesy of laura burg
realignment of stars courtesy of dave nelson at outpost

many thanks to rick wilson, pat thomas, julie wertz, michael wertz, guy slater, steve vernon, brock hanson. jan szlovak, fred williams, dave nelson, mom hunter, dad hunter, barbara Iinn, doug harkness, steven roback, paul keegan, jim dean, kurt & kyle statham, kelly yon, chris barnett, dan buskirk, teri hernandez, and the danos family

a special thank you to the ones who sang and played

all songs written by sonya hunter
published by sonesongs (bmi) and in europe by
strangeways/hanseatic in cooperation with warner/chappell germany (gema)
except happy woman blues written by lucinda wilIiams (alpha music inc.)
and stop the sun, stop the moon written by cook, robinson, harty & whitfield (warner/chappell)
mlchael holt appears courtesy of geffen records

correspondence/management:
honey do music
po box 410044
san francisco ca 94141
email: sohunter@mindspring.com

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Finders Keepers(1995) (RTS-19 (Import))

  1. Intro
  2. Silver Dagger
  3. Walking Cane
  4. GTO
  5. Johnny Be Fair
  6. Wedding
  7. Man In The Movie
  8. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
  9. Tumbling Tumbleweed
  10. Talkin' Sad Eyed Salesgirl
  11. 4&20
  12. 4a.m.
  13. Baby It Must Be Love
  14. Not A Lack Of Love
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Sonya Hunter: acoustic guitar, vocals
Scott Amendola: Percussion: tracks 11,13,15
Alex Candelaria: electric guitar: track 15
Heidi Hegwer: slide guitar, vocals: tracks 9,10
Anna Hronoopoulos: vocals: tracks 10,12
Roxanne Marie: accordian, recorder, vocals; tracks 1/2/3/6
Erik Pearson: electric guitar, vocals; track 4/7
Pat Thomas: tamborine; track 1 and Rick Wilson: mandola; tracks 4/7

Tracks 6/7/10/12/14 written by Sonya Hunter.
Track 2 (traditional); Track 3 (J.C. Hopkins) published by King Arnold;
Track 4 (Jeb Nichols); Track 5 (Buffy Saint-Marie) published by
Gypsy Boy Music; Track 8 (Bob Dylan) published by ASCAP;
Track 9 (Bob Nolan) copyright control; Track 11 (Stephen Stills)
published by Gold Hill Music; track 13 (traditional)

Recorded live in the studio by Kyle Statham at Black Eyed Pig.
Chief of Operations: Sonya Hunter. Assistant to the Chief: Pat Thomas.
Love and many thanks to Alex, Anna, Erik, Heidi, Kyle, Pat, Rick,
Roxanne, Scott, Tom, and everyone at Normal Records.

Cover photograph by Tom Erikson. Artwork by Olaf Meyer.

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Peasant Pie (1995 Normal 190 (Import) )

  1. Make Something
  2. Big Man Child
  3. Prohibition
  4. Sad Eyed Salesgirl
  5. Pine Avenue
  6. Demons
  7. Man In The Movie
  8. Weight
  9. Save My Sorry Soul
  10. Lullaby

All songs written and produced by Sonya Hunter
Engineered and mixed by Oliver DiCicco and Christian Jones at Mobius Music.
Prohibition was recorded and mixed by Kyle Statham at Black Eyed Pig Studios.
Arrangements by Sonya Hunter, Rick Wilson, Erik Pearson, and Russ Blackmar.
String arrangement on Lullaby by Erik Pearson.
All songs published Warner Chappell Germany / Hanseatic
Cover photo by Chris Senn.
Band photo by Louise Hogerheide.
Artwork by Olaf Meyer

The Band
Sonya
voice and guitar
Erik Pearson
electric guitar and voice
Rick Wilson
bass voice and mandola
Russ Blackmar
drums
Dan Fisherman
plays drums on Prohibition

Guests
in order of appearance
Roxanne Marie
accordian & tenor recorder
Ben Goldberg- clarinet
Graham Connah piano
Trevor Dunn stand-up bass
Heidi Hegwer - voice
Craig Fry - violin
Ellon Sanders - cello

Drawing on disc by
Chris Young
Back cover drawing by
Heidi Hegwer

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Geography (1993 Normal 160 (Import) )
  1. Unlikely Combinations (3:53)
  2. Can Two Worlds Collide (3:25)
  3. Middle Of Somewhere (2:26)
  4. Atlases (3:48)
  5. Just A Job (4:00)
  6. Heart Cryin' In The Wind (3:07)
  7. Mama Sky (3:19)
  8. Baby Girl (2:21)
  9. I Can't Reach You(2:13)
  10. Get Back On That Horse (2:20)
  11. London Bridges (5:00)

All songs written by Sonya Hunter, except "I Can't Reach You", by Pete Townshend

Produced by Sonya Hunter
Assistant Producer Pat Thomas
Engineered and Mixed at Black-Eyed Pig by Kyle Statham and Ben Melnick
Cover Design and Layout Jacqueline Turnure
Cover Photograph Rainer Holtz
Other Photos of Sonya Thomas Marx

A warm thank-you to Claude Arthur, Bennet Bowman, Haydee Hegwer, Ben Holmes, Thomas Marx, Ben Melnick, Heidi Schwabe, Kyle Statham, Pat Thomas, Jackie Turnure, Steve Vernon, the folks at Normal, and all who have supported, encouraged and inspired.

Musicians
Haydee Hegwer - dobro and electric guitar, vocals
Claude Arthur - stand up and electric bass, vocals
Bennet Bowman - drums and percussion
Heidi Schwabe - violin
Ben Holmes - drums (Middle Of Somewhere)
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Favorite Short Stories (1991 Normal 165 (Import))

  1. Once I Had A Sweetheart (3:25)
  2. View From A Sidewalk (2:30)
  3. Foggy Moon (2:51)
  4. Wedding (2:49)
  5. The Frost Will Melt (2:52)
  6. Feathers (2:09)
  7. Conversation (2:26)
  8. Not Yet (2:48)
  9. Paint (2:35)
  10. Fault Line (2:33)
  11. New Year (3:56)
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Produced by Sonya Hunter and Pat Thomas
All songs written by Sonya Hunter except "Once I Had A Sweetheart" a traditional
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