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.
We’re on the road. Stuck in a too small pick up truck. The only upside is the Jack Daniels for the guys and the scenery for me. Tonight we’re staying at a really lousy motel. Motel 6 would look like the Hilton compared to this ;-). Well at least I have wifi so I can do my blogs, check my emails and all that. We’ve been joking about staying at a motel like the ones in “No country for old men” and now we are. We walked to a Mexican restaurant across the street and while we were in there the guys spotted a man that looked EXACTLY like the guy in “No country for old men”. I tried to take a picture of him with my iPhone, it’s not great but you’ll see.
I’m really looking forward to coming to Austin so we can decide our own pace and our own stuff and have some fun and play some music.
Yes, weird isn’t it. It’s been really hectic the last few days and I haven’t found any time to blog but I’ll try to make up for it now. Friday we had a morning gig at Sweden goes South by Southwest. It was really nice on an outside patio, but unfortunatley Sweden has sooo many talanted bands that we only got to play four songs each.
As they only served vegan food on the party, we decided to go and have a real Texas BBQ dinner that night. I had the junior portion but still couldn’t finish it. The guys had the regular portion and DID finish it all, just check out the evidence here:
Saturday we played our last gig at the Sheraton Hotel, which was really nice. We also signed with the American record label Worldsound which we’ve hung out with for the last few days. It’s really exciting and I hope it means you all will see more of me in the US in the future. We finished Saturday night a bit diffrently in the band. I sang a duet with Austrian singer/songwriter Florian Horwath on his set, the guys had some Jack Daniels and Joakim lost his wallet on the snack machine on the hotel (he got it back though, 50 bucks poorer).
This morning the guys packed their things and left early to the airport. I’m feeling very lonely, especially since Jonas left too. I know it’s silly but I already miss him terribly. Tomorrow I’m off to LA to play at a dinner party set up by the Swedish Consulate so that’s why I’m still here in Austin. So my dear friends, more updates to come from LA next!