Miss Grit

Miss Grit

Miss Grit was born in an NYU dorm room in January 2018. While her friends were
celebrating winter break with their families, frontwoman, Margaret Sohn, was behind locked
doors, screaming into a mic through her guitar pedal board and out her amplifier. Back in her
home state of Michigan, Margaret has recorded cello accompaniment for her mentor, Flint
Eastwood, and worked as an assistant on My Brightest Diamond’s upcoming album. When she
isn’t taking electrical engineering and computer science classes at NYU, Margaret, builds guitar
pedals, designs voice-activated light displays, does post-production for film, and works as a
studio technician in New York. Margaret, who has played the guitar for fifteen years, has been
featured in several bands, including the band in which she met her soon to be
mixer/engineer/co-producer/friend Charles Mueller, Lakewhales. Margaret’s biggest inspirations
are her favorite artists, St. Vincent and Nels Cline.

Trophy: (tro·phy /ˈtrōfē/) noun. a cup or other decorative object awarded as a prize for a victory or success.

Kate Davis picked up a violin at age five, a bass at age thirteen. She entered the Portland Youth Philharmonic before puberty, the Grammy Jazz Ensemble before adolescence. By the time she graduated high school, Kate won the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and a full ride to the Manhattan School of Music. By the time she graduated college, ASCAP's Robert Allen Award and slots at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. As a young adult, the virtuoso claimed enthusiastic endorsements from NPR, MTV, PBS and BBC as well as coveted invitations to the stage from Herbie Hancock, Ben Folds, Alison Krauss, Jeff Goldblum and the like. Most recently, she co-wrote Sharon Van Etten’s hit single “Seventeen” and contributed to the soundtrack for blockbuster ‘Five Feet Apart.’

Yet, Kate Davis considers her debut indie rock album her hardest-earned accolade to date.

Kate grew up as a jazz darling, but she grew into something significantly more dynamic. Days spent practicing and performing became nights spent writing -- cathartic indie rock -- music simultaneously informed by and rebutting of her training. Forbidden chord progressions emerged like diary entries, documents of an internal reaction to routine. Time intended for technique slipped into secret listening sessions of Beach House, Elliot Smith and TV on the Radio. In the same bright, arresting croon that ignited her youthful stardom, Davis created confessionals.

Now 28 and audibly matured, Kate is prepared to properly share the artifacts from her late-night craft, a full-length reaction to ritual required of perfection, an outburst from the pedestal. Throughout twelve tumultuous tracks, she poetically reflects upon the intricacies of what it is to live, ruminating on topics too close to her heart -- identity, self-worth, loss. Trophy will be released November 8, 2019 on Solitaire Recordings.

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