Faulkner County Library Presents Sofia Talvik in Concert

The Faulkner County Library is proud to welcome Swedish folksinger Sofia Talvik, on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 PM

During 2019 Swedish artist Sofia Talvik is embarking on a world tour that includes several European countries, New Zealand and an extensive U.S tour. She will be sharing a variety of songs from her 7 full length albums, as well as some new tunes from her upcoming album, due to be released later in 2019.

Since 2011 Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik has mapped out the world one small city at the time. Through a tireless touring schedule that has taken her through 47 U.S states and many countries in Europe she has spread her music to the ears of thousands of people. Celebrating her 2019 release of her 8th studio album she is embarking on a World Tour with stops in Europe, USA and New Zealand.

8 years of performing live in big and small settings, at Festivals and in living rooms, in castles and cabins, has honed her craft into something more than just an artist, – an avid storyteller with a voice comparable to giants like Joni Mitchell, or as the Folk/Americana Magazine NoDepression said it ”A singer/songwriter who is able to evoke the essence of Laurel Canyon circa the ‘60s as expressed in the work of Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, Buffy Sainte-Marie and others who were able to paint beautiful tapestries from words and music.”.

Her 2015 release ”Big Sky Country” was a Folk/Americana tribute to the vast planes and big skies of North America after her 1,5 year long tour through the country. The new album is reflecting inwards instead of her surroundings, exploring thoughts about identity and home. Maybe as a result of her touring, she asks: where is home and what does it mean? She takes us on a trip of the small Swedish west coast island where she grew up in the first single ”Take me home” and then like Alice in wonderland spiralling through the mirror into her own soul in ”Reflections”.

She’s played the big festivals like Lollapalooza and SxSW, opened for artists like Maria McKee and David Duchovny (X-files, Californication) but the intimate setting of a smaller stage where she can casually joke and communicate with the audience is really where her strength as a performer shines the most. Her delicate songs are performed in an intimate way, showing off Sofia’s angelic voice enhanced only by a tasteful mix of harmonies and delays, accompanied by the steady picking of her acoustic guitar and the rhythm section consisting of her own two feet, bells and a stomp box.

“Even though this young lady is from Sweden, I’d place her at the forefront of the American vanguard. One listen will tell you why and how.” – PopDose

All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org