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.
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
It was so hard to decide the winners of the Christmas poem contest as there were so many great contributions. However, the contest was for a poem to put on your Christmas gift and there were two poems who stood out in the crowd and earned a 1st and 2nd place in the contest. A huge thank you to all participants! You can check out the challenge here!
The winner is *drumroll* Jackie LeBlanc who wrote a poem for a pair of fuzzy toe socks she’s giving for a friend (oops! I hope I didn’t ruin the surprise!) Jackie will receive a secret Christmas gift from Sofi.. I mean Santa. Here’s Jackies winning poem:
Each day, each week, each month, each season… We’ve become friends and that’s the reason – Thru weather of rain, snow or heat.. Having you as a friend just can’t be beat! I care if you’re freezin’ -with ice on your nose – So I give you this gift, For your ten little toes!
On an honorable second place is Juliana Palmcook with her ingenious poem about a Christmas gift everyone can give no matter if you’re rich or poor… guess what! Juliana will get a special Christmas greeting in the mail!
My gift cannot be bought, It doesn’t have a price tag; yet it is priceless, It will keep you warm on a cold winter day, It helps chase the blues away, Although once in awhile you see it at the stores being exchanged, My gift is free but with arms attached, If you don’t need it now you can get a rain-check, There is a rebate but not like you think, It is yours forever to remember, I don’t know who could ask for more,because it is really big, My gift is wrapped with arms, Can you guess my gift? Hint, it is a 3 letter word… I hope that rings a jingle bell.
Last night I played at The Coffee Hag in Mankato with Laura Schultz from Goodnight Gold Dust and Fox News Mankato came out and did a little interview and filmed some from my set. You can watch the clip here:
I’ve just arrived in Hawaii to do my first gigs! The weather here is awesome and as the sun thirsting Swede I am I have already got a little sunburnt. It’s been almost 7 months since I saw any sun so who can blame me.
I’m really looking forward to all the gigs that we have lined up, a little sad that we’ll only be in San Francisco one day as that is one of my favorite cities and there’s so much there that I’d love to show the guys in the band. I’m thinking I have to at least take them down for a clam chowder at the Warf.
I’m also really looking forward to coming to San Diego (buy tickets here!) where I’ll be playing at Acoustic Music San Diego. When my latest album “Jonestown” was released in the US last year I was interviewed by “The Jonestown Report” which has its officie in San Diego. After the interview was published a former member and survivor of People’s Temple and the Jonestown tragedy contacted me personally, which you can imagine was quite overwhelming but also one of the sweetest and most heartfelt feedbacks I’ve ever had to my music. You can read the interview here.
Here’s a few photos from the tour so far!
Janne, Jocke and Marcus on the airport in Sweden
A short stop over in NY
Tired, but happy to arrive in Hawaii after a 22 hour flight!
Pretty view from my hotel room window! (don’t you just love the Histamatic app for the iPhone)
We’ve arrived in sunny Austin. The weather here was just gorgeous yesterday, 28 C and sunny. We spent the day shopping away at highland mall, I got some awsome shoes at Forever 21 for just 6 bucks and then we went to check out my friend Angie Mattson’s showcase.
Angie Mattson Live
My throat has gotten worse, I have a persistant cough, pretty typically me. I get ill really easily and when I do it’s always with a sore throat and a cough. Joakim’s sister recommended Dayquil, so I got a big pack on a local drugstore. Jonas has got a cold sore and got some kind of ointment that felt like dentist anaesthetic, numbing his entire lip. I don’t think I’ll try that before the show tonight.
Then we went to a hat store and tried on hats. I actually bought a cowboy hat, but not the one in the picture. I wonder if I will ever wear it out of Texas…
I’m playing live tonight at the old Ale house, 11pm! Welcome!