Sunnie Larsen has been a shining example of a performer from the tender young age of 3 when she discovered that her charm and her ability as a performer could move audiences. Since then, she's developed the skill to lift the hearts of her audience by adeptly weaving deep emotional notes into the fabric of her musicianship.
Today, she regularly lends her talents on the stage to bands including Vixy and Tony, the "four-person filk duo" creating original and cover filk music; Bone Poets Orchestra, a psychedelic rock band; providing violin ambiance with fingerstyle guitarist Ronnda Cadle; and she's a member of the improvisational string hat trick Ménage à Trio with Betsy Tinney and Alexander James Adams. She can also be found as guest fiddle and vocalist on a variety of filk and non-filk albums, further proving that she finds comfort and grace on the business end of a microphone.
Sunnie's debut album, The Space Between Notes, was released in July 2019. You can find information about ordering it, and more about Sunnie, at her website, www.sunnie.org .
Representative Work for the 2023 Pegasus Awards.
Copyright © by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
but the stars are blinding her so she cannot see
"Help me keep him home this time," she says to me.
"He's coming home."
My father walks into the house, we laugh in his embrace
He takes us to the carnival and swimming in the ocean
My father sits beside me, his laughter ringing true
In the fading sunset, the message comes next day
My mother looks into the sky, I think she hears him coming