Sonia Leigh on Country Music In L.A. (Yes, It Exists)
Where else in L.A. have you played?
I have been honored to play quite a few spots in LA in the past, places like Room Five, The Hard Rock Cafe, Hotel Cafe, The Gibson Theater and Zoey's Cafe in Ventura Beach. I love this place and the owners. They named a sandwich after one of my songs! In addition, I actually played on a music yacht called "The Three Hour Tour" with Katy Perry and other LA artists just months before she shot to stardom. I remember hanging with her and her father the whole time. We just hit it off. She was pretty cool.
Are there any observations about Los Angeles in your songs?
"Ain't Dead Yet" is all about California. I have always written about California, even before I ever came here. I was a Southern east coast writer dreaming about California when I was 13 years old. Go figure!