The residents of Magnolia Manor on the Coast and other interested people got a a real treat Saturday, April 14. Sonja Towle sang her heart out for her audience and accompanied herself on the guitar and keyboard.
Towle sings and writes songs, which usually are Christian songs. Towle has written over 60 songs and has recently released a CD entitled "Peace to the Nations." There are 13 songs on the CD.
Although she was born and reared in New Hampshire, Towle now makes Savannah her home. She didn’t grow up in a Christian home, but she did learn a lot about music. Her family hosted lots of hoedowns back home on the farm. She picked up both melody and harmony from her dad, who played in bands all of his life. She began to play guitar just three years ago, but she learned to play several instruments when she was a band student at school.
However, she still plays mostly by ear (without reading written music). She picks music up quickly, so her lack of sight reading ability isn’t a hindrance. She writes most of her songs while "praying in the spirit" and later puts the words into English.
Towle has a dream of opening a home for people in transition from a painful time in their lives. It will be for women and older people, mostly, and will be called Bella Donnas. She wants to help people get back on their feet. That dream has a ways to go before it is realized, and she will help raise funds by writing and singing her songs.
Towle puts God first in her life and in her music. She follows his leading day by day.
"I do what the Lord tells me to."
Towle may be reached at 912-412-1141 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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