Sondra Toscano is a New York songwriter, vocalist, and entertainer who records under the name “Big City Cowgirl.” Her unique, raspy voice with its natural vibrato adds flavor to her brand of Country Music which has its roots in all types of music. Toscano’s love of music dates back as far as she can remember. In fact, she has been songwriting since she was a pre-teen. Her parents’ musical tastes were comprehensive and she was exposed to all types of music, but her mother’s penchant for country music was quickly passed along to her.
Toscano notes that country music tells a story in a way like no other genre so she naturally gravitated to it. To that end, her country music ode, “Country Music In My Heart,” tells the story of how she fell in love with country music. To what she listened and what she wrote, however, were largely different for quite some time. Toscano joined bands playing all styles of music and wrote the gamut. She even created an East Coast/West Coast female dance music duo! But country music found its way back to the surface after she took some time to focus on starting a family and establishing a career in law. When she realized that she didn’t have to trade her personal life for a career in music, she started songwriting again.
What she wrote has become her signature. She acknowledges that she doesn’t follow the mainstream – she writes from her heart and soul – whatever comes naturally – and hopes that it makes her mark. Her aim is straightforward – to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives through song. She says that her greatest desire is for her songs to become a part of the soundtrack of people’s lives. Toscano has already released an EP entitled “City Zipcode, Country Heart,” and two singles. Her EP is a collection of some of her tunes, loosely based upon the life experiences of her family, friends, and acquaintances. Her single, “Rode Off Into The Sunset (That Night),” is an Americana-inspired love story set in the Wild West, and her single, “Game of Love,” is a ballad which ponders the mercurial dance we all do towards finding our forever love.
Toscano continues to make music despite her very busy schedule working as a public service lawyer and taking care of her husband, toddler, and three adorable dogs. She has the full encouragement of her family, especially her little girl, who likes to help her write songs. Her music can be downloaded and/or streamed through Amazon, iTunes, and just about any other social media music platforms.