Sondra Toscano a/k/a “Big City Cowgirl” was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Sondra has always had an intense connection to music. As a toddler, she would sing along to the radio and, during elementary school, she sang in her school choir. As a pre-teen, Sondra had insomnia and would stay awake at night writing song lyrics and humming melodies, but she did not have a way to capture them so, as a teenager, she learned to play guitar and keyboards well enough to turn her ideas into songs that she could preserve. She then spent time as the front woman for local several local bands. Eventually, she met a European songwriter and producer with whom she began co-writing tunes, and briefly moved out of the country to record. Upon her return, she formed a musical duo with a female singer/songwriter from California, and the two embarked on a long distance musical venture. Sondra then took a hiatus from music during which time she pursued her education, got married, started a family, and worked as a public service lawyer. After her daughter was born, she re-learned to play guitar well enough to accompany herself so that she could write songs for her daughter, who has a natural affinity with music.
Sondra’s brand of songwriting has its root in all genres, but her focus is on writing Country Music. Her love of Country Music was instilled in her through her mother, who has always been a huge Country Music fan. Sondra’s biggest desire is for her songs to resonate with people. “Music is empowering and I want to reach people on all levels. Nothing is more important than connecting with others. It will please me to know that I can touch even one person in a special way through my music.”
Sondra has already released a 5-song EP and continues to write songs, which is her passion.