Sonny is on the board of directors and a program administrator for Rock to Recovery, a 501c3 organization that brings music to people in various stages of recovery from drug/alcohol dependence, PTSD, mental health issues, and more.
He began playing in a thrash metal band called Silence in the late 1980s. Silence (John Mayes, Benjamin Gaither, Louie Denslow, Jason Robinson and Sonny), regularly sold out venues in the DC Metro area including the “Bayou” in Georgetown. While with Silence, he released a nine track CD, Vision, and recorded a three song tape with Alex Perialas (producer -Anthrax, Overkill, S.O.D.). One of the songs from the tape, “One Race” was made into a black and white video filmed at the Bayou (note, the director of the video was John Brenkus, who now does Sport Science on ESPN).