Dreamin’ in Lakeland and Tampa

Visiting WMNF 88.5 in Tampa

The tour has finally begun for real, meaning that we’ve started touring in the RV. The maiden voyage went to Lakeland where I did a gig at the awesome Evolution Records along with Brian Clark Miller. Me and Jonas then headed up to Bartow where we very graciously were allowed to boondock in Arlenas yard.

We then headed to Publix supermarket to get a lot of basic stuff that we needed in the RV kitchen, like ketchup, spices and stuff like that. We spent way too much time shopping and then had to speed our way to the Tampa radio station WNMF 88.5 where I played some songs and had a chat with DJ John Palmer.

I love the name of this product :)
I love the name of this product 🙂
Visiting WMNF 88.5 in Tampa
Visiting WMNF 88.5 in Tampa

In the evening we played at The Independent in Tampa, or Seminole Heights to be exact. We had a great time and met some awesome people.

Thanks to Evolution Records, WNMF and the Independent as well as everyone who came to see me!

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Florida Acoustic Tour

My “Florida Acoustic” Tour is over and it’s been great! I did 7 gigs in 7 days all of them outside. Going from one side of Sweden to the other I was so happy to be travelling with a Bose L1 system. Not only was it a dream to travel with as it’s so light and easy to demount but the comfort of knowing how your sound is going to be no matter where you perform is priceless. One of the biggest challenges you meet as a performer is coming to different venues and having to play with different sound systems of different quality so it was really relaxing to know that my music would sound the same no matter where I was. I met a great deal of lovely people and also had a steady audience online that followed my live stream.

A big thanks to all of you that listened live and online, to all the venues and of course Bose for making my tour a great deal easier! Here’s some videos and photos from the tour:

Sofia Talvik Live at Flyt, Stockholm Sweden

Sofia Talvik Live in Visby

Flying home from Visby

Sofia Talvik live at Fettmules Sommarfestival, Gnesta

People hanging out at Fettmules Sommarfestival

With Lena, the lovely founder of Fettmules Sommarfestival

Waiting for the gig

Hector the pug was visiting my gig at Landet

Jonas is setting up the Bose L1 system at Katalin, Uppsala

Ready to play at Flyt in Stockholm

Sofia Talvik live at Flyt, Stockholm
Sofia Talvik live at Flyt, Stockholm

Sofia Talvik live at Flyt, Stockholm
Sofia Talvik live on the roof at Flyt, Stockholm

In a hot car on our way to BĂ„stad

After the gig at Riviera in BĂ„stad

Buy the Acoustic album here
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Att lÀgga sitt liv i nÄgon annans hÀnder

Jag sÄg just ett inlÀgg pÄ en annan blog med en video om hur företaget som tillverkar knapparna vid övergÄngsstÀllena har en guds-hand som symbol och ber böner varje morgon. Det tyckte jag var otÀckt. Att företag som nÄr ut till miljoner mÀnniskor har gömda symboler och budskap i sina produkter. Usch! 

Jim Jones (The Jonestown institute)

SjĂ€lv ger jag ut en skiva nĂ€sta vecka som heter “Jonestown“. Den Ă€r döpt efter sekten People’s Temple i USA, dĂ€r Pastor Jim Jones tvingade de drygt 900 medlemmarna att begĂ„ sjĂ€lvmord 1978. Inte för att jag tror pĂ„ det som de trodde pĂ„, och inte för att jag vill uppmana folk att begĂ„ sjĂ€lvmord. Utanför att jag tycker att det Ă€r naturligt att ta ansvar för sitt eget liv och sina egna handlingar. LĂ€gger man sitt liv i nĂ„gon annans hĂ€nder kan det hĂ€nda att den personen slĂ€nger bort det. DĂ€rför tyckte jag att videon i detta inlĂ€gget var riktigt lĂ€skig och borde ge folk en tankestĂ€llare.

Jag lÀgger in videon hÀr, men kolla gÀrna orginalposten.