Sonia Astacio

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Wed, Apr 24, 2024

Sonia Astacio

Sonia Astacio, a prominent figure in the Chicago Blues scene, graces renowned venues such as Buddy Guy’s Legends, Blue Chicago, Kingston Mines, and Rosa’s Lounge. A Chicago native born to a Dominican American family, she discovered her passion for music through singing in church. Initially captivated by Jazz, Sonia's musical journey shifted after experiencing the Blues performances of Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones. Infusing her Afro-Latina heritage, she brings a unique touch to Blues standards in Spanish. Leading The Sonia Astacio Band, she delivers a live performance that mirrors her Chicago upbringing as a black Latina.