Swedish folk and pop singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik, described as a "North Sea siren," will make her North Country debut at the Tillotson Center on Wednesday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Admission is $10/$5 Students. The evening is sponsored by C. Bean Transport, Kheops International, and Northern Tire.
"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," according to her own record label, Makaki Music. Sofia is described as a "veteran performer with six full-length albums, as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her."
Sofia has done several tours of the United States, including a 16-month, 37-state odyssey in an RV "that moved her music closer to the Americana tradition." That tour resulted in her most recent album, "Big Sky Country" and a book titled "Drivin' & Dreaming" which chronicles that journey and the people she met.
Sofia described that latest album as a "storybook of adventures and hardships, about sometimes doubting yourself but also finding strength within yourself."
Her other albums include "Blue Moon" (2005), "Street of Dreams" (2007), "Jonestown" (2008), "Florida" (2010), and "The Owls Are Not What They Seem" (2012).
Also noted for using an array of acoustic instruments, including guitars, violins, and cellos, Sofia was also the first Swedish female artist to play at Chicago's Lollapalooza in 2008.
Popcorn, candy, snacks, and soft drinks will be available at the Tillotson Center's concession stand.
For more information, contact the Center at 603-237-8576. The Tillotson Center is located at 14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook, near the Colebrook post office.