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’m nearing the end of my book. In fact, I’ve already written everything that is going to be in there ( … I think … I keep remembering new funny stories all the time). Now I’ll have to do the less fun work of proof reading and editing, but I’m very lucky to have my friend Jenny help me with the proof reading.
I’m also in the process of deciding which songs will be on the live album. It’s going to be amazing. The sound is so great, just like you were there in the room.
IMPORTANT: The Book can only be pre-ordered and will NOT be available after July. It’s a limited edition print so it will only be printed in as many copies as ordered. So be sure to order your copy today.
It’s been quite the learning process to write a book, even though there are many pictures I’m now on page 293. I started out just writing the stories and then it was like I found my voice and I had to go back and rewrite most of the stories in the first part of the book.
Sometimes I’ve been banging my head against the wall, especially when I have a great story and no great picture. In those cases I just decided to let the story speak for itself, even though pictures speak a thousand words. I’m so happy that I will get my printer sent down from Sweden this week so that I can print the pages. I feel like you never see the stuff you did wrong until you see it on a printed page, it’s just so easy to miss stuff on a computer screen.
A huge thank you to all of you that have contributed to this project!
Please spread the word and let your friends know that they can get the acoustic download “There’s A Man In A Smiling Bag” for just $5 up till August 1st. Oh by the way, if any of you missed it, the book is a pre-order only. That means that you won’t be able to buy it after the Kickstarter project closes on August 1st, so if you want a copy you should get it now.
I’ve been working hard this past month with the book and it’s growing and growing. Today I was writing about Washington state and wanted to share some of it with you, so I decided to publish this exclusive preview through an online e-reader.
There’s just one month left to pre-order the book, and it is only available as a pre-order.
It’s always nice to come to Florida even though there’s recenty been a cold front here and I was hoping for warmer weather after chilly Arizona and New Mexico. So I’ve got a few shows around FL in February and I’m also stopping by a few radio shows. The other day I was on “Florida Folk” at WMNF 88.5 in Tampa and if you missed it you can listen here (I’m on about 30 minutes into the show)
Today I woke up early to be on WHOA 100 in Sarasota and tonight I’m stopping by WSLR’s “New and Blue Session” where I’m also going to play a few songs live.
I’m doing a couple of shows around FL and I hope to see you there:
02/08 Sarasota: WSLR concert at Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 7:30 (w/ Richard Smith) 02/09 Northport: Café Evergreen 5:30pm 02/10 Bonita Springs: Flamingo Island Flea Market 2pm 02/13 Miami Beach: Van Dyke Café 10pm 03/01 Gainesville: Civic Media Center 8pm
I’m spending a few days in Phoenix, AZ doing two gigs here. One is tonight January 10th at The Lost Leaf and the second is on Saturday at Obscura (Rips).
The Useless Critic, one of my fave blogs just published an exclusive interview with me about the tour, Arizona and life in general and later today at 6pm I’ll make an appearance on KWSS 106.7 on the show “Driving with Gass“, so tune in to listen here!
Thank you all so much for following my Christmas Calendar of 2012. I hope you have found it fun and inspiring and that you’ve tried Glögg, Swedish Meatballs and played a lot of great Christmas music all through December. So this is the last window and Christmas day, so it’s time for one last gift from me to you. Today, only, you can download my new album The Owls Are Not What They Seem for free, nada, ziltch. I hope it will spin well into 2013! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Go here to get your free copy of The Owls Are Not What They Seem!