Long time since I wrote here….
January and February are dark months in Sweden… it’s a time when it’s good to take it a little easy, go inside both to your house and heart. I had fever this week and was forced to take some days off from my work at the singer/songwriter course…..it’s good to get some extra time to think some time..
I’m wiring a lot these days..a theme for a new album is occurring in my mind… I get ideas of how I want to record some songs… things are moving again.. ideas arriving… I love that state.. the tingle in the stomach .. to dream of a new project.
I’m tired this year, I need to slow down. But the important things like my music and my projects keep me alive.. keep me grounded, so I won’t let them go…
I’m looking forward to go to Greenland in April to the Arctic Sounds Music Festival and play again….and I’m looking forward to a new …still secret project with my trio My Quiet Companion,
Also… I have a bunch of great people in my songwriting group at the school I work that keep me inspired and on my toes…
January and February are soon over, the light will come again, until then I hold on to my light of gratitude… biding my time… to bloom again…
will keep you posted ❤
Sort of summing up the year….. many things happened this year. I’ve been playing in California, Greenland and Denmark… and done some great gigs here in Sweden with My Quiet Companion…. workshops on song-writing and running the course at Löftadalen for singer/songwriters. Had a great friend from Los Angeles, Adam Levy (beautiful singer/ songwriter and guitar player) here visiting and we did some gigs together. Other friends also from California: Bright Blue Gorillas came here and we got to share music and play some gigs…..Also,,,,,was about to do a small UK tour, that I had to cancel. That was a shame…but sometimes that is the way to go. Rest when rest is needed. It’s been a busy year…. a good year, and I’m grateful for the fact that music grows in my life. Next year will be a little slower, so I have more time to write and enjoy the gigs I’m playing. Also… I think it will be about cleansing and and going for the things that really matter…. looking forward ❤
Spending time in Aarhus, Denmark a few days, rehearsing for and playing at Aarhus Festuge. I’m doing a project with my good friend and beautiful songwriter/musician Cecilie Sadolin. She’s put together a great band from the Aarhus Conservatory of Music… full band, stings , choir singers …and arranged some of my songs for the project.
So great to hear my song in new shapes and costume… it’s interesting to see how they work.
The concert is based on then songwriting journey we’ve been on together the last five years… I’m looking forward… 🙂
The summer past…. I had to rest and take it easy after an intense spring with teaching, playing , and being a mum.Even when you do things you love things can be too intense for your own good…. So I’ve been on holiday for most of the summer… In my mind, sometimes home sometimes away… not gigging a lot… not writing a lot…. just doing practical things, like fixing in my house, and falling in love any those things…
I’ts been a great summer.
I feel rested and ready for autumn, my favorite time of year.. the focus, clarity and piece of mind usually arrive then.. can feel it coming.
I’m looking forward to start teaching at the singer/songwriter course at Löftadalens Folkhögskola, playing with my trio and wiring some songs..
Mind you… to keep my spirit alive I also did some music this summer.
Here are some pics….
Art Gallery, Mölle at an exhibition with photo by Tinah Hallberg and paintings by Ingrid Hallberg
Photo: Tinah Hallberg
Copenhagen Songwriters Festival
performing a brand new co-write with beautiful Greenlandic singer/songwriter Thelma Kajsdottir ❤
Thanks so much Steen for taking these photos 🙂 I was so tired this day, but somehow it worked out fine.
Playing at the Culture House in Sisimiut, Greenland… such a great, listening audience ❤
What to pack to go to Greenland? Well… it’s -10 degrees C there right now… so I better take my winter gear… Well it’s going to be a great adventure to travel to this very exotic place. I’m playing at the Arctic Sounds Festival in Sisimiut next week… This year I’ve found that music can really take you places you’d never thought you’d come to… I think this kind of traveling is the best way to do it really. Looking forward to a life full of traveling and music… See you!
This week, touring..playing concerts and doing workshops with teenagers in Eskilstuna together with Patrick Rydman and Henrik Cederblom: My Quiet Companion It’s been rather intense but a lot of fun. It’s rewarding when you can see that young people like your music, and that it inspires them. Also fun to do songwriting together on the spot with a group, keeps you on your toes…..two more weeks of this coming up later this spring…looking forward to that 🙂
Here’s me, Patrick and Henrik “workshoping” away…. this day one of the songs we wrote together with the students was called : Sweedely Swoody YOLO.. 🙂 great fun!!!
Spent a great time in Copenhagen last week …traveling together with a bunch of singer/songwriters from Löftadalens folkhögskola… a course I’m running…
Played and listened to a lot of music this week…
Thanks to Lasse Hall for taking this picture 🙂
Playing at Mojo’s songwriter night …..