Sonja Souther hails from Virginia Beach. During her tenure with The Professors, Sonja worked as the
Manager of Special Events and Logistics at Rutgers University. Sonja literally stepped out of the crowd to sing,
extemporaneously, "Sonja's Relocation Blues;" the final number of the Cornelia Street
Cafe Gig. The Manager at Cornelia Street said of Sonja's performance: "As long as you have Sonja
singing with you, you guys are welcome back here any time" (true story). Clearly, a new star had been
discovered. Sonja made her debut with the Professors at Napolitano's Restaurant in New
Brunswick on March 28, 1999. She retired from the band in 2000 and now lives in Canada with her
This page last updated July 6, 2013
by Gary Radford.
Many thanks to Kurt Wagner,
Marie Radford, and Jon Oliver.