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.
I’ve scheduled a last minute gig this Friday, December 7th at the yearly December Nights festival in Balboa Park with San Diego’s House of Sweden. The House of Pacific Relations is made up of groups like the House of Sweden from nearly 30 other countries. Many of these countries have cottages where the groups meet and carry out the objectives of the organization. The cottages are arranged in a ring that encloses a courtyard and stage where the performances are held.
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 35th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 7, 5-10pm, and Saturday, Dec. 8, noon-10pm. As always, the event brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy, learn more about the cultural value of Balboa Park and kick-off the “most wonderful time of the year.”
Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 300,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival. Those who attend will participate in a truly multicultural experience, enjoying food, music and entertainment from around the world.
Revelers can watch top-notch musical and dance performances, enjoy delicious and diverse food choices and help spread a heavy dose of holiday cheer. Some of the more well-known traditions include food from around the globe at the International Christmas Festival at the House of Pacific Relations Cottages; the annual Santa Lucia Procession at the Plaza de California; unique gift shopping at the museum stores and with the artisans of Spanish Village; and musical and dance presentations from the San Diego Junior Theatre, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, Del Cerro Baptist’s Christmas Story Tree, and more.
This Saturday I had a lovely show at the Mt Tabor Theatre in Portland with Gallon House and Jacob Miller and the Bridge City Crooners. Entertainment site BePortland.com was there and covered the show. You can read about it here and check out their awesome pictures!
In about a week I’ll be doing two shows in Utah. I’m playing at Piper Down an Olde World Pub in Salt lake City on the 4th and in Logan at WhySound on the 7th. Entertainment blog On & Beyond (also in collaboration with The Entertainment Journal) had a chat with me the other day about my tour and my new album and you can read all about it here!
I just got news that one of my songs won an award for Best Score/Soundtrack at the Connecticut Film Festival this weekend!
This is from the Music Supervisor/Associate Producer:
“I want to congratulate all of the bands as well as our composer Joe Carrano for the BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK award we won at the Connecticut Film Festival this weekend!
This is your award! We are very proud of Joe and all the great bands that have contributed to the soundtrack of this film.
We are very grateful for this award and are not surprised in getting it due to the incredible talent that you all have contributed. Even before the film was officially premiered, the soundtrack always tested very high.
Please share your accomplishment with your fans and friends…you all deserve a share in the praise!
The next stops for the film will be: The Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival. Both of these festivals are very well thought of and have premiered some pretty big films in the past (e.g. Rhode Island premiered the hit “Something about Mary”) so keep your figures crossed 🙂
As far as GoodNight Film, we have been very busy in preproduction with two new films that will be co-produced by Baldwin Entertainment Group (producers of the academy award winning film “Ray” ). Both of these films will be directed by A.D.Calvo (director/writer/editor/producer of “The Other Side of the Tracks”). One of these two projects is a new script written by A.D. Both of these projects are amazing (I’m especially excited about the creepy script written by A.D.!). I really wish I could say more about both these projects and will soon…
Again, the producers and myself want to extend a huge THANK YOU for your contributions to the “Award Winning” soundtrack of this film…this is your award and something to be very proud of….THANK YOU!