Posted by oart on Tuesday, April 10, 2012
April 9th, 2012. For immediate release.
CELEBRATED FOLK MUSICIAN FROM FINLAND
TO TOUR WEST COAST WITH FINNISH-AMERICAN BAND
Minneapolis, MN – World-renown Finnish composer and master fiddler Arto Järvelä will tour the West Coast USA this May in support of his new solo album Arto Järvelä plays Fiddle, Volume 3.
Joining Järvelä on tour will be the Finnish-American folk band Kaivama. The Minneapolis-based duo of fiddler Sara Pajunen and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rundman released their self-titled debut CD in June of 2011 and has spent the past year on tour from coast to coast.
The artists will play individual sets, as well as collaborate during the performance.
FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 8PM, $15-$20
HOUSE CONCERT, MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
Mountain View House Concerts at the home of Daniel Steinberg
Reservations required: email preferred HYPERLINK "mailto:Concerts@InstantHarmony.com"Concerts@InstantHarmony.com
SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 2PM, FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE
DOWN HOME MUSIC STORE, EL CERRITO, CA
10341 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 7PM doors, 7:30PM $15-$20
FIFTH ST FARMS, BERKELEY, CA
Reservations are necessary and made by calling (510) 525-9248
or via email at HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 1PM, $20
FINNISH AMERICAN HOME ASSOCIATION, SONOMA, CA
197 West Verano Ave
Sonoma, CA 95476
MONDAY, MAY 14th, 7:30PM, $15
FOLK SOCIETY: HOUSE CONCERT, ASHLAND, OR
601 Walnut St
Ashland, OR 97520
TUESDAY, MAY 15th, 7:30PM, $15
SONS OF NORWAY: SONJA LODGE, EUGENE, OR
710 McKinley St
Eugene, OR 97402
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th, 7:30PM, $10-$20
HOUSE CONCERT, CORVALLIS, OR
Contact Doug to RSVP HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org
THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 7PM, $15
ALBERTA ST PUB, PORTLAND, OR
1036 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 8PM, $15
TRADITIONS CAFE, OLYMPIA, WA
300 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501
SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 7:30PM, $15
SEATTLE FOLKLORE SOCIETY, SEATTLE, WA
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
SUNDAY, MAY 20th, 2PM, $15
NANCY'S FARM, BELLINGHAM, WA
2030 E Smith Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226
About Arto Järvelä:
Multi-instrumentalist and composer, Arto Järvelä is one of Finland's most accomplished folk musicians and a third generation fiddler in the Kaustinen tradition. He has represented Finnish music and culture in more than 30 countries and returns to the United States after previous tours with the legendary Finnish fiddle band JPP, as well as a solo 2009 artist-in-residence position at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.
Finnish-American musicians Sara Pajunen and Jonathan Rundman have teamed up to form a new folk music duo called KAIVAMA. The name KAIVAMA stems from the Finnish word “kaivaa:” to delve or dig. Pajunen’s unique prowess on the fiddle and Rundman’s versatility on guitar, harmonium, piano, and banjo allow KAIVAMA to explore a surprising variety of sonic textures. Audiences from performance halls to folk festivals to rock clubs are captivated by this duo’s instrumental skill and fresh approach in creating music that is alternately joyous, primitive, experimental, haunting, and time-honored.
"Be blown away when renowned fiddler Arto Järvelä is joined by Kaivama, a Finnish American group featuring the multi-instrumentalist skills of Sara Pajunen & Jonathan Rundman. Hear Finnish culture in their songs and be amazed at the number of instruments making an appearance that night."
COOL CLEVELAND BLOG
“local bright lights”
STAR TRIBUNE, Minneapolis
“new local guitar-fiddle duo Kaivama…specialize in Finnish folk music expertly played”
“roots music with the ability to transport the listener to another continent and another time”
Arto Järvelä and Kaivama are available for interviews and in-studio radio/TV appearances. To schedule a phone or email interview, please email HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-382-5299.
KAIVAMA biography and hi-res promotional photos and posters are available here:
ARTO JÄRVELÄ promotional photos available here:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @7:11:57 PM
I had the privilege of hearing Arto and Kaivama play in Chicago. If they're performing anywhere near where you live -- don't miss them! : )
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