Introducing the Sonoma Sound – a project to develop a soundtrack that captures the emotion of exploring Sonoma County. A partnership between Creative Sonoma, Sonoma County Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts, the ‘Sound’ was created by a local GRAMMY-recognized songwriter, with the talents of musicians from throughout Sonoma County, and recorded in a Santa Rosa studio. Discover more about this project, and the destination that inspired it, below.

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Meet the Artists

Creative Sonoma

Creative Sonoma LogoCreative Sonoma is dedicated to supporting and advancing the creative community of Sonoma County.  We define the creative community as individuals, organizations, and businesses whose work is centered in creativity.  We provide financial resources, trainings and networking, and public programs that promote the importance of arts to a community’s social fabric, economic vitality, identity and ethos. │ │


National Endowment for the Arts

National Endownment for the Arts Arts.govEstablished by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.

White Whale Recording Studio

White Whale is a full-service recording studio located in Santa Rosa, owned and operated by Derek King and Stuart Markham.  White Whale specializes in blending the warmth of analog gear with the ease of digital editing to provide clients with a recording experience that is both classic and modern at the same time. The studio was built to accommodate full band recording where musicians can feed off each other the same way they would in a live setting. The studio has an acoustically built live room with 14-foot ceilings and three isolation booths, a large instrument and amplifier collection, and a control room that houses a vintage Trident TSM mixing console. │

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Watch the Making of the Sonoma Sound

Introducing Sonoma Sound, in partnership between Creative Sonoma and Sonoma County Tourism, to develop a soundtrack that captures the essence of Sonoma County.

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