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.
For the fourth year in a row I’m officially invited to play the SXSW festival in Austin, TX in March! I really look forward to coming back to Austin, as I couldn’t attend last year and SXSW is one of my favorite festivals. I have plenty of showcases so I look forward to seeing you all there. Here’s the current list of my gigs, stay tuned for updates:
Sofia Talvik @ Red Shed Tavern (part of Indie on air! Ascension Tour) Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 4:30pm
Sofia Talvik @ Hyatt Regency Austin Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 6:00pm
Sofia Talvik @ Backroads Austin Friday, March 16, 2012 at 2:00pm
Sofia Talvik @ Stephen F’s Bar Friday, March 16, 2012 at 12:00am
Sofia Talvik @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Friday, March 16, 2012 at 6:00pm
Sofia Talvik @ Wyndham Garden Hotel Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
I have two exciting things to announce! I’m playing at the SXSW festival in Austin, TX in March and here’s two ways you’ll be able to join me there! Firstly I’m going to be a part of “Discover Me @ Austin” which is a video interview made by Twenty.Me.
Spreecast is a social video platform that lets people broadcast together and create shared experiences. In a Spreecast social video stream, up to four people at a time can interact face-to-face on screen, while hundreds of others can watch, chat, and participate by submitting comments and questions. The creator of a spreecast uses producer controls to determine who comes on camera and when. That means that if you want to come online and ask me questions for the interview you can create your own account and do that at Spreecast. You can join with your own spreecast or simply submit questions. The great thing is that it’s early enough for the US so that all you Europeans can join too. The local time in Sweden will be 8 in the evening.
So the second way you can join me at SXSW is actually by getting a free wristband. And here’s how you do that:
Sonicbids has an official party at SXSW and by voting for me once a day and helping me get to the top list I’ll get to play at the party. If you go vote for me now you have to chance to win TWO wristbands for the party!!!!
I had a great time playing at the Cock’n Bull last night. It felt like a mini festival as we were 4 bands playing, had a bonfire going and the stage was outside in a little party tent. I met some really cool people and the other bands were great too.
As if it’s not enough with this blog, Facebook and everything I’ve decided to start yet another blog to keep up during this tour. It’s called “My morning view” and I’m posting a picture from where I wake up every day. As we’re traveling in the RV, every day we will have a new morning view and I thought it’d be fun to capture that. You can check it out here! Make sure to bookmark it as it’s not part of my regular website.
Here’s some pics from last night! Thanks to everyone for coming and to the other bands!
Tuesday June 29th you can catch me play at the Peace&Love Festival at the Peace&Love café. I’m doing an acoustic set to celebrate the upcoming release of my acoustic version of “Florida”. I’m playing at 7pm (kl 19).
If you’re an aspiring artist yourself you can also catch the panel discussion on Wednesday 30th for “Fast Forward” around the music industry, where I will participate and give my view of how it is to be an artist in today’s changing industry.