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Arto Järvelä & Kaivama Westcoast tour May 11-20!

Posted by oart on Tuesday, April 10, 2012

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

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

(650) 947-9669

 

SATURDAY, MAY 12th, 2PM, FREE IN-STORE PERFORMANCE

DOWN HOME MUSIC STORE, EL CERRITO, CA

10341 San Pablo Ave

El Cerrito, CA 94530

510-525-2129

http://www.downhomemusic.com

 

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:fifthstfarms@gmail.com"fifthstfarms@gmail.com.

HYPERLINK "http://fifthstreetfarms02.businesscatalyst.com/concerts.html"http://fifthstreetfarms02.businesscatalyst.com/concerts.html

 

SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 1PM, $20

FINNISH AMERICAN HOME ASSOCIATION, SONOMA, CA

197 West Verano Ave

Sonoma, CA 95476

707-935-0200

http://www.fahausa.org

 

MONDAY, MAY 14th, 7:30PM, $15

FOLK SOCIETY: HOUSE CONCERT, ASHLAND, OR

601 Walnut St 

Ashland, OR 97520

HYPERLINK "http://socontra.org/"http://socontra.org/

 

TUESDAY, MAY 15th, 7:30PM, $15

SONS OF NORWAY: SONJA LODGE, EUGENE, OR

710 McKinley St

Eugene, OR 97402

541-344-1064

HYPERLINK "http://sonjalodge.org/"http://sonjalodge.org/

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16th, 7:30PM, $10-$20

HOUSE CONCERT, CORVALLIS, OR

Contact Doug to RSVP HYPERLINK "mailto:quaqbeer@gmail.com"quaqbeer@gmail.com

 

THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 7PM, $15

ALBERTA ST PUB, PORTLAND, OR

1036 NE Alberta St.

Portland, OR 97211

503-284-7665

HYPERLINK "http://www.albertastreetpub.com/"http://www.albertastreetpub.com/

 

FRIDAY, MAY 18th, 8PM, $15

TRADITIONS CAFE, OLYMPIA, WA

300 5th Ave SW

Olympia, WA 98501

360-705-2819

HYPERLINK "http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com/pages/tradhome.html"http://www.traditionsfairtrade.com/pages/tradhome.html

 

SATURDAY, MAY 19th, 7:30PM, $15

SEATTLE FOLKLORE SOCIETY, SEATTLE, WA

Phinney Neighborhood Center

6532 Phinney Ave N

Seattle, WA 98103

206-528-8523

HYPERLINK "http://www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html"http://www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html

 

SUNDAY, MAY 20th, 2PM, $15

NANCY'S FARM, BELLINGHAM, WA

2030 E Smith Rd

Bellingham, WA 98226

360-966-4640

HYPERLINK "http://www.nancysfarm.com/"http://www.nancysfarm.com/

 

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.

 

About Kaivama:

 

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.

 

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"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”

MPLS+STPAUL MAGAZINE

“roots music with the ability to transport the listener to another continent and another time”

NO DEPRESSION

 

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:kaivama@gmail.com"kaivama@gmail.com or call 612-382-5299.

 

KAIVAMA biography and hi-res promotional photos and posters are available here:

HYPERLINK "http://www.kaivama.com/presskit.html"http://www.kaivama.com/presskit.html

 

ARTO JÄRVELÄ promotional photos available here:

HYPERLINK "http://www.artojarvela.net/"http://www.artojarvela.net/arto.php?cmd=11

 


1 comment on “Arto Järvelä & Kaivama Westcoast tour May 11-20!”

Cyndy Says:
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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