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. A veteran performer with 6 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her.
"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." wrote PopDose's Rob Ross about Sofia Talvik's new album. And it's no wonder since this Swedish singer/songwriter has toured through 47 states in her little 1989 RV otherwise known as Lil'Chief. She's seen more states, and more places in the USA than the average American, and she seems to love it. Her latest album, "Big Sky Country" (named one of the five best Americana albums of the year by British newspaper, The Telegraph) celebrates her love for the vast plains, big mountains and sandy coastlines in the states that she's toured through, as well as the warm and quirky people she's met on the road.
Talvik's performed at big festivals like Lollapalooza and SxSW, opened for musical 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. After all she's in it for the music, not the fame and fortune.
"A singer/songwriter who is able to evoke the essence of Laurel Canyon circa the '60s." writes Lee Zimmerman on NoDepression, and continues to compare her to giants like Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins. "In many ways, Talvik seems destined to become the heir apparent, given that her songs are striking in an effervescent and incandescent sort of way."