Soona Songs is an independent record label located in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Initially formed in 2000 to release Marilyn Duncan’s first album, the label traveled from its Poolesville, Maryland birthplace to an exciting adolescence in Dallas, Texas, then on to eastern Tennessee, where we hope to stay put for a while.
Our catalog includes a variety of musicians whose songs we love – music that really means something to us. We are proud to offer: music to rock out to; music to sing at the top of your lungs driving down an open highway; music to cry with; music to stare at your fish tank to; music that makes you think; music that makes you dance with the vacuum cleaner. You know, the good stuff.
And so, being lucky enough to find a few musicians who play the good stuff, we expanded Soona Songs, the label that would promote them and introduce listeners like you to their unique voices. Our collection of artists looks a little like our friends’ CD collections, eclectic, with a focus on singer-songwriters whose words and music stay with us. So take a minute to check out our site, browse the store, and have a listen to this talented group of musicians. Thanks for visiting. Come back soon for artist updates, label news, and to download fresh, tasty Soona Snacks!
Soona was a mostly red-bone hound, born in Ontario, Canada in 1984 at a home for unplanned dogs. An Heiress, who volunteered at the home, adopted Soona and brought her to her parents’ home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The Heiress then went on her Heiress way…six months in Montreal to learn French… six months in Banff to teach skiing…confident that Soona was happy at her parents’ home. Soona was happy, but the parents were anxious to find Soona another home. When Soona was two years old, an adoption was arranged. Our family had just lost our dear dog Rufus and our neighbors, who were friends of the Heiress’s parents, suggested Soona as a replacement. The transfer took place at a luncheon, where I was kindly informed of Soona’s taste for antique furniture. Twelve happy years followed. Soona moved with us from Nova Scotia to Maryland to Toronto and back to Maryland, where we lost her at the age of 14.
Why name a record label for her? Soona could sing! Many of our friends witnessed her talents. She could do the easy songs, like “Show Me the Way to Go Home”, but was also accomplished at more difficult numbers – “Memories” from Cats was a favorite.
The staff of the home for unplanned dogs named Soona. The original name was Sooner – as in “sooner *#$^ than eat,” however the British accent of the heiress rendered the appellation “Soona” – and there you have it!