Cassandra "Cat" Sotos is a 7-string Viper electric violinist, acoustic violinist, fiddler, mandolin player, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and recording artist. Cassandra can be seen touring all over the world performing styles including pop, rock, and country.
Cassandra is a dynamic and captivating performer that bounds across genres, empowered by confident technique and articulation and brought to life by a true emotional connection to her instruments and audiences. She began her musical journey at the age of 4 when she first picked up a violin and has been playing professionally since she was 15; touring worldwide and performing a wide range of styles including rock, country, classical, pop and electronica. Cassandra is currently stepping to center stage and is writing and recording her debut solo EP, produced by Jim McGorman.
Cassandra has had the opportunity to share the stage with many influential artists and has been featured across the United States as an electric violinist, mandolin player and vocalist with acts such as The Wildflowers (Tony Harnell (TNT) and Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses)), hip hop artist Big Smo (Warner Music), Latin rock artist Vitera, and many more. She has performed alongside the Viper violin creator and progressive rock virtuoso Mark Wood and the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra as well as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and is one of the top endorsers of the Viper 7-string electric violin for Wood Violins. She has recorded as a session musician for albums ranging in styles from commercial country and bluegrass to heavy metal.
Cassandra is an emerging leader in the violin/strings world and has been featured several times in publications including Strings Magazine for her achievements and dedication to the growth of the art and community. She is an active member and leader of the Women in Music organization and seeks to empower other young musicians and songwriters, especially female students, through her own hard work and success.
When she’s not writing music or rocking out the fiddle for packed clubs in Nashville, you can find Cassandra pursuing her hobbies including stand up comedy, product design and industrial engineering, studying the Greek language, and her cats.