Overview: Most musicians can brag of an early childhood draw to music. But few were using their buckets to bang out rhythms to the Cure's "Just Like Heaven." Enter Charo Sofia, a young singer/songwriter whose lyrical depth & vocal stylings belie her youth. Inspired by everyone from her chanteuse grandmother to the melodies of Jeff Buckley & lyrics of Elliott Smith, Charo Sofia is at once sentimental & sultry, earning her comparisons to Tracy Chapman, with a bit more edge. A performer since age 15, Charo Sofia recently debuted her first album, Montreal, a six-track acoustic EP that meanders from raw, rock-influenced numbers like "Perfect" to melancholic ballads like "Walking Away," the entire thing suffused with a hint of soul.
The Boston-based artist has performed at legendary music venues like Cambridge's Middle East & the Guthrie Center, & she earned the necessary notch in any serious folk musician's belt with her appearance at Club Passim.
Charo is currently at work on her second album. Artist Site
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