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.
This Thursday I was invited to play at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago. What a great night it turned out to be. I’ve played at the museum once before, when I was on my Lollapalooza tour in 2008 so it was a real treat to be invited back. There were over 120 people in the audience and we had a very nice VIP reception before the show.
Many thanks to Karin Moen Abercrombie and the other board members of the Swedish American Museum for a wonderful night, and to Konstnärsnämnden for supporting as well.
Here’s some pictures from the show. You can see the full album here!
Here’s the closest upcoming gigs on my tour:
Wednesday, 08/01 Madison, WI The Frequency Thursday, 08/02 Rockford, IL Emerson House – Concert Conversations Friday, 08/03 Rock Island, IL Cool Beanz Coffee House Saturday, 08/04 Cedar Rapids, IA Legion Arts – CSPS Hall Tuesday, 08/07 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews Wednesday, 08/08 Mankato, MN The Coffee Hag Thursday, 08/09 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Saturday, 08/11 Minneapolis, MN FIKA / American Swedish Institue
I’m in the Buckeye state! That’s Ohio for all of you who are not familiar with this somewhat weird nick name. I actually had to look up what it means and here’s what I found out. Not only did the state have a lot of Buckeye trees but William Henry Harrison who ran for president in 1840 used a log cabin made out of buckeye wood his trademark and the name of the tree itself comes from the markings on the nut that resembles the eye of a buck, the Indians called it “hetuck” or “buckeye.” So that’s today’s history lession for you. Now, let’s focus on what’s yet to come!
I’m doing a bunch of gigs here in the Buckeye state and I hope to see you there of course! Here’s all upcoming Ohio dates:
Monday, 07/09 Cleveland, OH Barking Spider Tavern Wednesday, 07/11 Akron, OH Acoustix Cafe Thursday, 07/12 Akron, OH Annabells Bar and Lounge Friday, 07/13 Columbus, OH Woodland Tavern Tuesday, 07/17 Cincinnati, OH Sitwell’s Coffee House Wednesday, 07/18 Cincinnati, OH Mayday Northside Thursday, 07/19 Dayton, OH South Park Tavern
I’m playing a last minute show at Groove on the Grove today June 1st at 5pm in Jersey City close to the Path Station Grove Street! It’s kind of windy right now but I’m sure we can keep the rain away if you come out to see my show!
I’m also doing two more shows in NYC at Gizzi’s Cafe on the 6th and Ella Lounge on the 7th. Check out all upcoming gigs here!
Seems like my gigs at White Horse, Black Mountain (Black Mountain, NC) and The Acoustic Coffee House in Johnson City, TN is going to be quite the happening. At least if you read the local press. Asheville’s Citizen Timesnamed me “Hot Pick” for Friday April 20th and Timesnews.net and A! Magazine for the arts wrote about my gigs in Johnson City, TN for Saturday April 21st!
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