Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy, creating a special niche of folk music.
As you might have heard the big Austin festival SxSW has been canceled due to the Covid 19 scare. I was one of the official artists booked to showcase. At first I was saddened by the news, I have played SxSW many times before and was looking forward to coming back to promote my new album.
It didn’t take long though until the internet started bubbling with artists and venues that were determined that “the show must go on”. And since I am already on tour and in TX, I decided to keep my shows in Austin. It has been re-arranged a little bit but I am very happy to announce that we will be doing most of our planned gigs and a few new.
If you are concerned about the Covid-19, I can recommend my Lake Travis Library Concert on Friday the 20th, which was actually not part of SxSW to begin with. It will be a nice, low-key concert away from the hustle and bustle downtown.
For you Folk Lovers I am taking part in Austin Folk Festival which is held at Eastciders. My show there is Wednesday 18th at 7pm, but you should stay for the whole evening as there will be a bunch of great folk artists.
If you – like me are looking forward to all the fun day parties and music around downtown and S Congress I am returning to my favorite hat shop – Goorin Brothers on Saturday 21st at 2pm, and will head over for a stunning sunset concert at JW Marriot Roof Top Terrace at 6pm the same day.
I will be accompanied by my pedal steel player Tim Fleming for these, and more shows around TX.
The 2020 Spring tour, aptly named after my new album “Paws of a Bear”, has just begun! Last night we did a soft start in Albuquerque, NM and from here the tour will take us through Texas to SxSW and a lot of other fun concert venues, through LA, MS, AL and down to Florida.
Lil’Chief is getting some updates too. From previous owners he had some water leaks which has made the floor in the cab-over a bit wobbly. White Trash MacGyver has spent the last few days ripping it out and building new support and floor, with the help of our generous hosts Eric and Wendy Bardrof, also photographers extraordinaire. When you see Wendy’s pic you realize why New Mexico’s slogan is “Land of enchantment”.
I’m also very excited to have my pedal steel genius Tim Fleming with me for select shows in Texas. He will join me from Dallas to SxSW and Houston.
I need to learn some more German now that I am beginning to tour here in Germany. I just wanted to give you some info about my plans for the fall!
I’m doing a bunch of shows around my new home town Berlin and will then branch out to entertain people in Cologne, Stuttgart and several other places around this beautiful country. As fall is coming and it’s getting colder I need your warm love and support, so please bring 10 of your best friends and come to my shows!