Winnsboro Center for the Arts Presents Sofia Talvik on Stage

Sofia Talvik

WINNSBORO, TX – Winnsboro Center for the Arts presents Swedish musician Sofia Talvik at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at 200 Market St., Winnsboro, Texas.

Talvik grew up in Sweden and her Scandinavian heritage has always influenced her music. Her 16-month tour across 37 states has moved her music closer to the Americana tradition. The adventure on the road spurred a lot of emotions, both those of triumph and joy, but also those of self-doubt and defeat, all of which found their way into the songs of her 2015 album Big Sky Country.

While on tour, Talvik experienced the United States in a way few people do. The people she met opened their homes and hearts to her and some of them even made it into her songs. The new album is not a diary of her tour; it’s more of a storybook of emotions.

Talvik’s debut album, Blue Moon, was released in 2005 to much critical acclaim. It was followed by Street of Dreams in 2007 which features a duet with indie pop icon Bernard Butler from the British band Suede. It was released by her record label, Makaki Music. In 2008, Talvik released her album Jonestown, named after the tragic 1978 event in Jonestown, Guyana. She was the first Swedish female artist to play the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago that same year.

Talvik has played at SXSW three times, was showcased at The Folk Alliance International Conference in 2012, and completed a 16-month long tour promoting her fifth release of The Owls Are Not What They Seem. She’s been noted in media all over the world for her impeccable live performances and captivating stage presence. In October 2013, she released her album, Drivin’ & Dreaming Live, with live recordings from her US tour.

In March 2014, Talvik released the six-track EP, Folk. It is a hauntingly beautiful EP of old Swedish folk songs in a new modern presentation.

In April 2015, Talvik’s sixth studio album, Big Sky Country, was released. Along with ten original songs, Big Sky Country also contains a cover of Starwalker by Buffy Sainte-Marie. The album was appointed the fourth-best Americana album of the year by the UK newspaper The Telegraph.

After releasing an original Christmas song every year for over ten years, Talvik released her Christmas album, When Winter Comes, in 2017. The album reached number five on Folk Radio Charts in the USA, and Talvik was the third most-played folk artist in the month of December.

Talvik’s latest album, Paws of a Bear, was released in September 2019. It gained a lot of critical acclaim in both the US and Europe, hitting the top charts of US Folk Radio, Roots Music Report, and Euro Americana Charts. The first track, Take Me Home, stayed in the top 10 of US Folk Radio Charts for several months. Many of the songs on the album are on the theme of home and identity. Tickets are on sale now.