March 15, 2014 10:32:56 PM
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik is a long way from home, but never far from her musical roots. The Nordic beauty is on a month-long tour of the southern United States, including multiple appearances at the acclaimed South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, this past week.
The Columbus Arts Council presents the neo-folk artist in a solo show at the Rosenzweig Arts Center's Omnova Theater Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance at the arts center at 501 Main St. Cost is $12 at the door.
The established artist has acquired a broad audience through concerts throughout the world, including a 16-month tour in America from 2011-2013. She performed more than 250 shows in 37 states, acquiring fans for her melodic, airy production and gentle singing style reminiscent of Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake and Aimee Mann. Talvik was the first female Swedish artist to perform at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. She was also invited to showcase at the Folk Alliance International Conference in 2012. This is her fourth year to play SXSW.
The Austin Chronicle in 2012 stated, "Of all the voices -- and man, they seem to issue them at birth to Swedish women -- Talvik has the most faith in hers in an 'I don't need a theatrical gimmick' kind of way."
"We're very glad Sofia Talvik is able to include the Golden Triangle on her current tour," said Columbus Arts Council Program Manager Beverly Norris. "Her show fits perfectly with our season theme of 'Coming to America,' exploring worldwide influences on the arts."
For tickets or more information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787, open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.