In the middle of the hurricane

I have tried to keep me out of the Internetworld with not being a frequent writer in the blog but now I feel that it is time to write something. In February 2016 I have two albums out and the third is coming next month. I have to admit that it feels a bit like being in the middle of the hurricane :-) A nice one :-) I have had four tours counting the three from last year and one from January this year. I meet wonderful people everywhere I go and enjoy every minute of the music and performing. Could do a bit less of the administrative work, as it is not as enjoyable as playing to be honest. Luckily me and Hannah can now rely on Lorraine Carpenter from Different strings with bookings and arrangement! Hurray! Chatterbox and Upa-upa ubinakõnõ are both doing very well, the first one has got splendid reviews and ended in the Telegraphs list of best folk music albums of 2015. Upa-upa also found its place in the Estonian Public Broadcasting albums of the year list, so people seem to like the music I am involved in! What else can you wish as a musician! Now I am eagerly waiting for my first showcase at the Tallinn Music Week festival, which will also be the first release concert of my long-awaited solo album "Storied sounds". It has been hard work but interesting too and I am happy that the album is finally getting its shape. I am again working together with fantastic people: Krõõt Kukkur, Dylan FowlerRainer Koik & Minerva Pappi, Siim Mäesalu from Estonian Radio and the word sorcerers Evelin Tamm & Joanie Crump! Feeling almost too privileged to have this kind of crew. 

 That's me playing in the bog lake in South Estonia during the international residency project  Active crossover  in 2015. 

That's me playing in the bog lake in South Estonia during the international residency project Active crossover in 2015. 

It feels quite calm in the hurricane :-) (I remember that my feet got really cold when I was sitting in the water but the acoustics made me to forget it)

Source: www.activecrossover.co.uk