Sleeping in Trees
Carefully arranged 'rootsy pop with country flavor' that exposes musical craftsmanship and the obvious love for handmade music. The bright, yet strong voice of Berlin born Sonja Markowski, mixed with the howling sounds of Jan van Bijnen's slide guitars. Supported by Rogier Hemmes on bass and guest musicians Jan Pohl (drums), Roel Spanjers (Hammond), Arwen Linnemann (double bass) and esther van Es (backing vocals). After 200 live shows in the Netherlands, Germany and the USA, two EP's and winning the Grand Prize of South Holland, Markowski releases the first full album: 'Sleeping in Trees' represents Markowski's very own style. The songs have a strong character, but they are rootsy and sound welcoming at the same time. Three out of the the 12 pieces on the CD are in German. Americana+German = Deutsch Americana...a new style is born! Markowski sounds like Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow, Wilco and Bob Dylan meeting in a nice coffeehouse on a sunday afternoon, having conversations about road trips, their favourite philosophers and gardening.