January 20, 2010 > Sunshine Lee
By Mona Shah
Nine years ago a tall Georgia native with a southern drawl and long blonde hair came to the Bay Area to visit her airline hostess sister and never left. Erica "Sunshine" Lee is a singer/songwriter originally from Elberton, Georgia, whose writings are based on real life personal experiences and influenced by the many people and artists she meets on her journeys.
You can catch her playing original music around Bay Area cafes, combining her love for folk styles and a subtle hint of bluegrass from her country roots, introducing the past to her present Bay Area rock sound. With the success of her first album, "Struggle Street," Lee found her niche with fans and professionals alike. She has performed with the likes of ZZ Top and Henry Kapono and is currently promoting her second album, "Road to Recovery," recorded at Funhouse Studios in Nashville and Granada Studios in Half Moon Bay. It is available for purchase on iTunes.
Working the early shift at Dunkin Donuts, this ray of Sunshine self-funded her way through college. Over the past seven years, it was common for this talented vocalist to sing karaoke every night of the week in area bars after working full time as a car salesman. She has her sights set on Nashville, but until then, she plans to heat up the scene right here in sunny California. To learn more about Erica Sunshine Lee, please visit www.ericasunshinelee.com.
Vino Y Vida Wine Bar
Thursday, January 21
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
43808 Christy St. (at Auto Mall Pky.), Fremont