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February 28, 2012 > Sunshine makes Bay Area stops for new album

Sunshine makes Bay Area stops for new album

Submitted By Amanda Orsley

San Francisco has adopted their favorite Southern belle, Erica Sunshine Lee, and now this international touring country singer/songwriter returns to the City by the Bay to celebrate the release of her fourth studio record "I'm Still Me." Her cross country tour kicks off on Thursday, March 8 at Cafe Du Nord in San Francisco.

This prolific Nashville recording artist was born and raised in a small town in northeast Georgia and moved to San Francisco after high school. She then put herself through one of the Bay Area's top private schools, Notre Dame De Namur University, while selling cars, Mary Kay makeup, and singing. Sunshine is an international session vocalist, and has toured extensively overseas this past year performing at the Samoan International Jazz and Blues Festival, New Zealand International Music Festival, the Fiji International Music Festival, and most recently in Australia's largest country music festival, Tamworth 2012. Now, Sunshine returns to the states to begin her U.S. cross country "South In Your Mouth Tour."

She recently had a top 10 hit in Europe, "What It Takes to Be a Country Man" off her third record "The Walk of Shame." Telling honest stories about her Southern roots, relationships, getting hurt, moving on, finding new love, and raving about her favorite southern foods, Sunshine light heartedly jokes about her true love, "Whipped Cream." Sunshine states, "This album is my most intimate so far, and definitely opens up to a more vulnerable place in my life, but shows that through it all, 'I'm still me,' just like the title states. These are true stories about living in San Francisco and having my heart broken, and I'm so excited to share this with all the friends here who have supported me throughout this journey. Unfortunately, I don't have a filter when I speak, sing, or write; in fact, my album is like my diary, and those who listen will understand more deeply who I am as a person, musician, and a songwriter and the experiences who have made me who I am."

This authentic Southern belle is highly entertaining and writes infectious catchy melodies, brilliant hooks, upbeat rocking tunes, and brings her bright energy to the stage wherever she performs. Sunshine tells us "Just like my new record will tell you, I ain't just singing pop with a twang, I'm a real down-home, Southern Thang." Chi McClean, performing songs off his brand new album "A Thing or Three," and San Francisco's favorite Bluegrass band, Windy Hill will also be performing at Cafe Du Nord with Sunshine's band. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m. Advance discounted tickets and more information is available at

Also, don't miss Erica Sunshine Lee's exclusive performances at Fremont's Vida Y Vino Wine Bistro with Vic Artiga in her acoustic sessions on March 2 and 3 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Erica Sunshine Lee
March 2 and 3
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Vida Y Vino Wine Bistro
43808 Christy Street, Fremont
(510) 490-8466

Thursday, March 8
8 p.m.
Cafe Du Nord
2170 Market St., San Francisco
(415) 861-5016

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