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.
Thank you all so much for following my Christmas Calendar of 2012. I hope you have found it fun and inspiring and that you’ve tried Glögg, Swedish Meatballs and played a lot of great Christmas music all through December. So this is the last window and Christmas day, so it’s time for one last gift from me to you. Today, only, you can download my new album The Owls Are Not What They Seem for free, nada, ziltch. I hope it will spin well into 2013! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Go here to get your free copy of The Owls Are Not What They Seem!
Last year I cooked a Swedish Christmas meal for some of my Florida friends. And my friend Courtney’s brother asked her before the dinner if Swedish meatballs actually exist or if they’re just a myth. I thought that was so funny, so I decided to make y’all some Swedish meatballs in this window of the calendar!
Now you can all make them at home, and I promise they will taste way better than IKEA’s. 😉 Oh and the catchy tune in the background is my disco Christmas single from two years ago called Santa. It’s a free download that you can get here!
I’ve had a pretty fab first week touring. We’ve been on the west coast of Florida and it’s been great. Not to mention the RV life. The RV turned out so nice after we fixed it up and it really feels like a home now. Especially since we got the brand new queen size bed and the cozy king size duvet. And it’s so nice to wake up to different places every day too. One day it’s on the beach, the next in a fruit tree garden. I’ve even overcome my fear of driving the beast.
This week I played at the Independent in Tampa and St Petersburg. Got invited to a real southern lunch at Otis and Sian’s place and was treated to a great massage at the Warm Mineral Springs where I did a sold out intimate concert at the spa café. Yesterday was a long day with two gigs. One in the daytime at the Flamingo Flea Market in Bonita Springs and later on a house concert followed by a bluegrass jam. Bluegrass seems to be the melody of this neighborhood and even though I tried to pitch in, I think I’d better stick to folk music. But Roger Borg who set me up with the gig treated us all to some awesome Swedish meatballs, so I felt right at home anyway.
Thanks to all who came out to see me this week. To everyone who has been so kind to invite us to their homes and to all the venues!
Don’t miss out on downloading me free Christmas single and support ActionAid in their fight against poverty here:
At least in the eyes of Norran. Norran gives me 4 NV-balls (haha that sounded funny):
“Kanske är det dags för Sofia Talvik att slå på riktigt nu. Hon spelade på den amerikanska Lollapaloozafestivalen för en knapp månad sedan efter att ha fått viss uppmärksamhet i USA. Det som talar för denna dämpade singer/songwriter är ett starkt låtmaterial som ligger i samma landskap som Britta Persson och Anna Ternheim. Skillnaden är att Talvik är mer lättillgänglig, utan att för den delen kännas ytlig. “Jonestown” är hennes tredje album och innehåller en rad fina bitar, inte minst inledande “As Summer Pass”. Per Strömbro