Who is Sedona?
The story of Sedona (born Sedona Ensminger) begins at a young age, as she has been immersed in music her whole life. By the age of 16, she had already attended over 100 live concerts by a variety of artists. This upbringing attracted Sedona towards music as an art. Her first instrument was the drums, which evolved into guitar, piano and other instruments of which she taught herself how to play. She soon began songwriting and performing at various venues in her hometown of Spokane, Washington. By her senior year of high school she was voted “Most Likely to Win a Grammy” by her peers.
Her musical talent was further developed by her relationship with the band Train. Beginning as a fan, Sedona has subsequently performed with Train in concert several times at large venues throughout the United States. She was a featured performer on the 5th Sail Across the Sun music cruise, playing several sets to a very appreciative and savvy group. Her lyrics and presentation hit at the emotions of the audience, alternately bringing heartfelt tears of sorrow, then smiles of understanding to the listeners.
Sedona opened for artists Todd Carey and Matt Brown at separate, private events in Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the summer of 2018. Playing mostly original songs and a couple popular covers, her performances garnered overwhelming responses.
Her first professional recording is the catchy “Bottom of Your Bottle”. This song, as is true of most of her recordings, comes from personal experience and is something people of all ages and genders can relate to. She followed up this successful debut with her second single, “Let You Go”. The recording styles and contrast between these songs shows her impressive range and musical variety.
Currently a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Sedona, at age 20, continues to improve musically while attending to her studies. Her musical influences range from The Beatles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Ed Sheeran and John Mayer. She finds importance in writing lyrics that have deep meanings that people can relate to. However, Sedona mainly writes music as a therapeutic release for her emotions. She continues to explore songwriting in different genres including indie, pop, rock and folk, on a quest to share her true musical spirit. Her long awaited first EP “Middle of the Night” is released in 2019. It includes a mix of original writings that is sure to appeal to a wide audience.