First/Last – Sofia Talvik

October 17, 2016

“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.“

Sofia Talvik is a Swedish folk/Americana artist hailing from Gothenburg currently touring behind her latest release Big Sky Country which brings her back to Pittsburgh Winery this Friday (10/21) with support from local singer-songwriter Jesse Denaro. I want to thank Sofia for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Pet Shop Boys Behaviour.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Aimee Mann Smilers.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings The Flood.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • It’s definitely not my least favorite album, but I was a bit disappointed by Jason Isbell’s new album Something More Than Free, only because I really loved Southeastern.
  • First concert attended?
  • Suede, I think in 1993 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Last concert?
  • Jason Isbell, in 2016 Berlin, Germany.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Mew, in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Fleet Foxes, in 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Any thoughts,experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I’m really looking forward to coming back to one of my favorite U.S venues. We had such a great time last time we played at Pittsburgh Winery and we met a lot of great people!
  • Thanks, Sofia. I have to say, your fave album pick is very hard to argue against. That record is amazing and the high point in her career, in my opinion.