Locals Sinners and Saints, Sy Arden to accompany Sofia Talvik. Doors at 9
"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." - PopDose 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, creating a special niche of folk music that has been described as neo-folk. A veteran performer with 6 full length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her she is now poised to conquer the U.S with her new album "Big Sky Country". Her songs go straight to the heart with lyrics of love and loss, and at the concerts she binds them together with personal anecdotes from her many tours in the USA and Europe, creating a warm and relaxed environment for the audience. She is backed up by minimal instrumentation, and a thought-through mix of delays and harmonies by her sound designer, just giving her voice and acoustic guitar that extra something without overpowering the songs, allowing everything to stay clear and true to its nature. Growing up in Sweden her music has always had a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers, but her 16 month, and 37 state long tour, through the USA (in an RV) has moved the new album 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 "Big Sky Country". Living like a musical nomad, moving from place to place, slowly but steadily building her audience through her heartfelt and personal performances she got to experience the USA 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. But the new album is not a diary from her tour, it’s more of a storybook of emotions, new and old in which everyone can find their own place. More info: http://sofiatalvik.com/
The 4th Annual ♣CHICKWEED ~ Celebrating Indestructible Women♣ concert and festival is coming! Saturday July 18, 2015 Gates open at 3:30 PM Show starts at 4:00 PM ♣CHICKWEED♣ is an annual indoor/outdoor mini-street festival that features all women artists and performers, and raises funds and awareness for the Rowan Family Crisis Council battered women's shelter. CHICKWEED July 18, 2015 Come enjoy a LIVE MUSIC concert with over 10 performing artists: ♦ Gigi Dover & The Big Love ♦ Reeve Coobs & The Band of Men ♦ Sy Arden ♦ Willow Catherine ♦ Sue McHugh ♦ Ashley Jo Farmer ♦ Chelsea Rhae Childers ♦ Laura Vella ♦ Mary Gillespie & Melissa Adams ♦ Māya Beth Atkins ♦ Ladii Dee ♣CHICKWEED♣ 2015 featured visual artists are: • Lewellen Daniel Padgett • Bailey Winger • Sue McHugh • Chelsea Rhae Childers And this year we feature Guerilla Poets' Shane Manier with spoken word interludes! We always have great food with Rev's BBQ, Kabobs Food Truck, Morgan Ridge Winery local wines & craft beer, & wine, and more! 100% of ♣CHICKWEED♣ proceeds goes to the Family Crisis Council battered women's shelter. At ♣CHICKWEED♣, we also collect old cell phones, sweatshirts & sweatpants, new flip-flops, cleaning products, paper towels & toilet paper for use at the shelter. Please join us for an evening of music and art in the effort to deliver the message of how the arts can empower our sisters whose lives are in upheaval. While ♣CHICKWEED♣ is an event featuring women for women, it is an event for ALL! TICKETS: Advance / $15.00 per person Door / $20.00 per person Advance tickets will be available beginning June 1, 2015 through Friday July 17, 2015 at: ♥ Pottery 101, 101 S. Main Street, Salisbury NC ♥ Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer NC ♥ Southern Spirit Gallery, 102 S. Main Street, Salisbury NC Rowan Arts Council ♣CHICKWEED♣ is a recipient of the Rowan Arts Council Arts & Cultural Development Grant
8- 10 pm with Radio Lola!
Radio Lola with Sy Arden at the Evening Muse!
Sounds Like: Joan Armatrading, Blondie
Bio: Sy Arden is a pendulum that swings between folk and punk. "Vulnerable aggression" is a common peculiarity throughout much of her music, making it difficult to classify. She plays with a yet-to-be-named band consisting of drummer Lou Bodak and bassist Kjeff Hansen. Lou speaks Hungarian and Kjeff w...See Full Bio