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.
[quote] “Talvik’s fairytale-like soundscape features her sweet, airy vocals (think Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny), gentle finger-picking, intermediate chord changes and catchy pop melodies, all behind enchanting and romantic lyrics.” [/quote]
Last week I was on KSER 90.7 FM Everett’s Blue Moon Lounge (very fitting name since my first album is called Blue Moon) and you can have a listen to that interview here. (You’ll have to fast forward to the end of the first 8pm segment, and then the interview continues on the 9pm segment.)
I also did a short interview and played some songs on another great show at KSER, Nordic Roots and Branches with the ever lovely host Karen Pauley. You can tune in to that here!
This week I’m heading up to Karl-Oskar and Kristina’s old hoods, i.e Minnesota! I’m doing a bunch of gigs in the area so I hope to see you and all your Swedish and American friends there! Here’s my upcoming shows in MN:
Wednesday, 08/08 in Mankato, MN at The Coffee Hag with the lovely Goodnight Gold Dust show starts 7pm Thursday, 08/09 in Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue with The Union Suits show starts at 9pm ($8 admission) Saturday, 08/11 in Minneapolis, MN at FIKA / American Swedish Institue an exclusive acoustic experience in the American Swedish Institute’s new coffee shop, show starts at noon
I’m playing in Rockford IL today at Consert Conversations, at the Emerson House. Doors is 5:30, It starts at 6 and it’s a filmed/recorded session do don’t be late. Some info may say 8 but unless you show up before 6pm you’ll miss the show. Hope to see you there!