Dreaming Sophia came into being around six years ago. Ted Williams had been a percussionist and flutist for many years when he picked up a guitar and transferred his knowledge and experience with world rhythms to a new chordal medium. His wife Sonja would hear him combining chord with time, and inspired, began writing lyrics and melody lines to accompany his rhythm guitar.
The husband and wife song-writing team soon joined with violinist, Jason Choate, and proceeded to create an extensive repertoire of songs with gypsy, folk, jazz and alternative rock roots. Drawing on universal themes with an Ozark twist, the song list expanded, as did the band. Marvin Schwartz added mandolin, David Alexander brought in bass and, most recently, the band added Rand Retzloff’s drumming and percussion.
The songs of Dreaming Sophia are eclectic. They are philosophically lyrical, yet as down to earth as an Arkansas morning. Whether illustrating rekindled romance, the excitement of a child at a Southern fair, or coming back home, the songs pay tribute to longing, love, remembrance and compassion.
Admissions is a $15 suggested donation; doors open at 6:30 pm. There will be beer, wine and snacks available for purchase.