As a young woman, Sofie Mae left to travel across the United States, by way of thumb or freight train, playing music wherever her feet carried her. Soon, music carried her to the alluring City of New Orleans. This city inspired her to dedicate her life to her musicianship and she then spent years traveling around the country, making a living as a street musician. Some of her favorite musical influences are Bobby Caldwell, D’Angelo, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince and Sam Cooke.
Magic City Chamber of Commerce is a band of Bay Area singer-songwriters and genre-bending musicians. They formed in the early aughts and after a long break have reconvened in 2023. MCCC is Sonya Hunter, Chris Kee, Erik Pearson, David Philips, and Jane Selkye. An earlier configuration included drummer Peter Tucker.