Sofie left Ludvika, a small town in Sweden, in 1987, landing in Minneapolis, MN. She was 18 years old. Growing up, Sofie had a deep admiration for the arts. In her early teens, she became involved with a local theater company where she took classes in acting and directing, onto creating ‘fairy-tale spaces and scenes’ for young children where she would read stories, along with writing manuscripts, stage-building and creating costumes for the public school children’s drama lessons and play performances. Feeling a great connection within theater work, along with the acknowledgment of her talents by a senior drama teacher and director in the school where she had attended classes, Sofie decided to pursue this line of work. She was admitted to the theater school. But, Sofie abandoned her initial plan when her mother died from a long battle with cancer. Instead, she decided to follow her passion of music; sing and write songs. She arrived in the great music city of Minneapolis not knowing anyone, to somehow create a life within the arts.
Through a rich creative journey spanning three decades, Sofie Reed has evolved as a skilled vocalist, composer, one-of-a-kind musical visionary and multimedia artist. She is a self-taught, independent, grassroots artist. She started a ‘One-Woman-Band’ project in 2010, touring internationally, singing and stomping on an amplified wine-box, playing dulcimer and a variety of instruments, performing her songs. Music aficionados all over the world love and appreciate the unique and soulful style that is all her own. Her soundscapes encompass roots & blues, folk-blues, soul, R&B, jazz... No matter the term, Sofie’s thrilled audiences with her extraordinary artistry and charisma.