Molly Stevens, Daphne Willis
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 7:45 PM / Show 8:00 PM
Sonia Leigh maintains an individuality that is so liberating it extends beyond genre. From her main stream nation wide, country catapult on Zac Brown's Southern Ground Records in 2011, to her 2018 dark, pop rock full length release titled Mad Hatter, to her latest physical release,raw rock and roll, 13 track record, recorded live at Abbey Road Studio in London, England. Changes have always been a catalyst for creativity. Her prolific writing style spans across genres easily. She's penned songs for major recording artist, had her songs featured on hit television shows, video game (The Sims), toured across the USA and Europe with rockers like Eric Church, Melissa Etheridge, Bones, Beth Hart, Zac Brown Band, Blackberry Smoke, Tyler Bryant and the Shake Down, Broken Witt Rebels, and legends such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, and Joan Jett. It seems that Sonia Leigh's story keeps winding onward, weaving in and out of genre's with ease. Her honest edge captures a fans heart forever and leaves them anxiously awaiting her next move.She can hush a room with just her and her guitar or shake the walls with her angsty, raspy roar and band. Sonia Leigh squeezes every drop out of the stage and leaves the crowd shouting for more.
Nashville TN based and Macon, GA Native Molly Stevens grew up in Macon, GA, singing in church and at many revivals led by her grandfather, a celebrated preacher around the Southeast. Growing up in Macon, home to the Allman Brothers and Otis Redding, among others, Stevens never knew a time when southern rock or soul wasn’t floating through the air. “Singing was just always a huge part of my life,” says Stevens. “I'd get off the school bus and my mom would have a dress waiting for me and before I knew it I was headed off to sing at a revival of some kind. That was my childhood. When I was about 10 I played on stage with Johnny and June Cash and didn't even know who they were at the time! But I love saying I "opened" (wink) for them. "
Stevens studied theatre in college and moved to New York City shortly thereafter with acting aspirations. It wasn’t long, however, until she realized music was her true passion. Armed with a vintage 1950s Gibson acoustic given to her by her grandfather shortly before he died, she moved to Nashville in 2009 intent on turning her passion into a career.
Molly has toured with acts such as Jamey Johnson, Lindi Ortega, Darlingside, Billy Joe Shaver, Mindy Smith, Griffin House, Angie Apparo, the Indigo Girls, Christian Lopez, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Elizabeth Cook, Bonnie Bishop along with many others. Molly is a powerhouse vocalist who lays her soul on the stage for all to feel. Complimented by raw and real lyrics that capture the audience, she reels you in to the depth of her heart as she sings about her story. She has performed at all venues across the country such as Rockwood Music Hall, Eddie's Attic, Bluebird Cafe and The Evening Muse as well as many festivals including the CMA fest two years in a row and 30A Songwriter's festival. Molly was on season 14 of The Voice.
With Chicago roots and Texas ties, Daphne Willis brings both musicality and grit to the songs she writes and plays. Born in San Antonio to a classically trained vocalist and audio engineer, Daphne began singing at an early age and found her way to the guitar In high school. Since then, she’s developed the confidence, melodic mastery and vocal range that have won her admirers from here to Beijing.
Daphne didn’t plan a career in music. But as a student at DePaul University in Chicago, she found herself perfor ming at open mic nights, which led to regular Chicago gigs and, eventually, a decision to leave school and hit the road. So she assembled a band and began playing 200 shows a year across the United States.
Daphne released her independent EP Matter of Time in September 2007; in a twist of fate, Vanguard Records head Kevin Welk heard a track on an American Airlines flight. This led to a record deal in 2008 and the release of her second EP, Exhibit A. To record her first full-length album, Daphne headed to the hills of Tennessee. She released What to Say in 2010, which was co -produced by Tim Lauer and Grammy winner Gary Paczosa. Album number two, Because I Can, came out in 2011 and reached the number two spot on iTunes’ Top 40 Singer/Songwriter Chart. On her latest EP, Inside Outright, Daphne co-wrote songs with Hunter Davis, Chris Faulk, Angela Lauer, John Oates of Hall & Oates, Keri Barnes and Tim Lauer.
Daphne currently calls Nashville home, where she crafts her distinct brand of pop and is poised to expand her fan base world wide.