This weekend at the May Brothers Building local residents will get the chance to hear live music brought all the way from Sweden.
Critically acclaimed folk musician Sofia Talvik will make a stop in town as part of her “5000 Mile Tour” as she is set to play at the Pioneer Theater in The May Brothers Building, 105 E. 6th Street, at 7 p.m. on Sunday.
The tour will take Talvik from Tallahassee, Florida, all the way to Valley Center, California when it wraps up in October.
“Its going to be a bit of the drive, but we have some fun stops on the way,” Talvik said. “We are going to be in Lincoln for the eclipse but we are still trying to find the goggles.”
Talvik who is originally from Sweden, now based in Berlin, Germany is an Americana singer songwriter whose music has an “unmistakable Nordic flavor.” She performs solo with an acoustic guitar with all of her original lyrics in English.
“All my original songs are in English but I do sing some Swedish folk songs,” she said. “Those are a good way to break up the set and do something different, and a lot of places that I play, not many Swedish artists come through there.”
Along with sharing Swedish folk music with American crowds, Talvik also likes to share her own stories while on stage.
“Im sort of a talker,” she laughed. “So I like to share my stories in between songs, so hopefully my goal always with my concerts is to make people feel comfortable and to make them feel like they get to know me a little bit and just to create a nice comfortable atmosphere and for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves.”
Talvik’s discography contains 12 releases including her most recent full-length studio album “Big Sky Country” which was released in 2015 and was inspired by a previous tour across the U.S. that included 37 states and lasted over a year and a half.
“Most of the album was inspired by that long tour,” she said. “I got to see a lot of the U.S. and meet a lot of people, so that kind of emerged into songs that became that album.”
Talvik plans on releasing two new albums over the next year including a Christmas album that has already been recorded and another full-length studio album that she is still writing.
“I am planning on starting recording for the new album once I get to California, but hopefully I’ll have some new songs by then,” she said.
“I don’t have all the songs that I need yet, so I am planning on writing a few on this trip as well.”
Tickets to the show at The May Brothers Building are $5 for floor seating and $10 for balcony seating and can be purchased online at maybrothersbuilding.yapsody.com.
For more information and upcoming tour dates visit Talvik’s website sofiatalvik.com