Americana/Folk with Swedish Roots
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“A keen songwriter, the indie folk artist crafts beautiful soundscapes of subtle, rootsy timbres that place the pristine storyteller’s voice at their center. In this case of developing savvy arrangements that highlight her haunting vocals, the roots music that Talvik develops is of a similar tapestry to Joni Mitchell, tapping into that same knack for soul-stirring clarity and resonance. Between, however, is something of a different nature. Open-air production sets the scene for an evocative and atmospheric release from the Swedish folk artist. – PopMatters
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Sofia mixes her Nordic melancholy with a twang of Americana, creating a special niche of folk music. Driven by a steady beat through foot percussion and rhythmic guitar picking, you can’t believe she is actually alone on stage. And in the centre is her invigorating vocals that steal the show throughout. Her songs go straight to the heart with engaging lyrics, and she binds them together with personal anecdotes from her many tours in the USA and Europe, creating a warm and relaxed environment for the audience. She has graced the stages at big festivals like Lollapalooza and SxSW but is just as comfortable in the intimate setting of listening rooms like Hotel Café (L.A) and The Living Room (NYC). With over 1000 concerts under the belt and numerous tours in the USA and Europe her talent lies as much in her music as in her way of making you feel like you’re the only one in the room with her, no matter if there are 50 or 5000 more.
“Based on how they responded to her music, her banter, her exquisite four-finger guitar picking and her lilting, beautiful voice much bigger than the petite singer it emanates from, it’s fair to say that everyone in the audience she so effortlessly held rapt would be quick to assure her that her gift, her amazing talent, will linger with them long after she and Jonas are in their RV heading off to their next performance, in this case, Boise. Her art is a gift, and those who share it are better for having felt it.” – Mike Weland, Kootenai Valley Times
Center of the Universe – considered for Grammy nomination in the genre Best Folk Album for 2024
”Swedish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sofia Talvik has been making fine albums for many years now, but this self-produced latest entry may be her best to date. Her angelic vocals, which sound redolent of early Marianne Faithfull, remain a major asset, as are her original songs, which combine lilting melodies with frequently profound lyrics. Too few artists today offer protest material, but Talvik seems to have picked up the mantle from singer/songwriters like Joan Baez, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and Pete Seeger.”
– Americana Highways
“Paws of a Bear, finds Talvik taking a more Americana-flavored approach – influenced by Jason Isbell, Valerie June and others”
“She certainly has a way with words and “Circle of Destruction” proves that. With its elegant temperament, fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Jade Bird, Sarah Jarosz, and Molly Tuttle will appreciate this song wholeheartedly. We recommend adding Sofia Talvik’s “Circle of Destruction” single to your favorite contemporary folk playlist.”
– Bong Mines Entertainment
Sofia Talvik’s anti-war stance, “Circle of Destruction,” is an exception. Here is a gorgeously performed song about the inevitable annihilation of a war-torn world, and yet, few artists feel inspired to write their own. While we should be ashamed of having so few protest singers, we should be glad of Talvik’s efforts.
“With a crystal clear, chillingly wavering vocal, Talvik will break your heart on every song on this album. (…) this album is solid gold from start to finish.”
– Americana Highways
“Yes, she emits sparkle, and yes, she can pour out melancholy, but the full package mixes these extremes and more to produce some of the sweetest, most touching music of our day.”
– Northern Spirit Radio
“A mellow, indie-folk, 10-song masterpiece.”
– Ditty TV
“Paws of a Bear” is a dark, yet whimsically romantic ride that hinges on Talvik’s crisp, soothing vocals that drive listeners into her transcendent and compelling lyrics.”
– Cowboys & Indians Magazine
“Paws of a Bear makes a strong argument that Talvik deserves a wider audience.”
– The Morton report
”There is a consistency to the strong songwriting and sweet melodies throughout.”
– The Telegraph, U.K. The best Americana albums of 2016, chosen by Culture Editor Martin Chilton.
”Talvik’s angelic voice and folk/pop fusion remind me of the Sundays’ Harriet Wheeler and also of the early Marianne Faithfull.”
– NoDepression, U.S.
- Song placing no 9 for “Circle of Destruction” on Folk Radio Charts August 2023
- Song placing no 3 for “Too Many Churches” on Folk Radio Charts September 2022
- Song placing no 7 for “Take Me Home” on Folk Radio Charts May 2019 – https://www.folkradio.org/chart/may-2019/
- Album placing no 34 for “Paws of a Bear” on Folk Radio Charts August 2019 – https://www.folkradio.org/chart/august-2019/
- Album placing no 16 for “Paws of a Bear” on Euro Americana Charts November 2019
- Album placing top 50 for “Paws of a Bear” on Folk album charts on Roots Music Report November 2019
- 3rd most played artist on U.S Folk Radio Charts December 2017
- Album placing no 5 on Folk Radio Charts December 2017
- Tumbleweed Music festival
- Porcupine Mountains Music Festival
- Folk Alliance International
- Stringbreak Music Fest