To celebrate the forthcoming release of “The Night Visitor” on June 5th, Anna Ternheim will play an intimate show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York on June 26th. Joining her on stage will be Matt Sweeney and Dave Ferguson, who respectively produced and engineered The Night Visitor.
The Swedish born performer’s latest work was recorded in Nashville and produced by her good friend and fellow musician Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Bonnie “Prince” Billy & Matt Sweeney) along with Dave Ferguson, Johnny Cash’s longtime engineer (best known for his work on Cash’s final “American” albums).
With the release of her most previous album Leaving on a Mayday, Ternheim won considerable critical and commercial success in her native land, taking home the Swedish Grammys for “Best New Artist” and “Album of the Year.” But in 2010 she sought out a change of scene and left the familiar confines of Stockholm for New York City. It was there that she would reach out to her friend Matt Sweeney to play him the new songs she’d been writing. Stunned by their haunting beauty, Sweeney presented an idea he had harbored for some time; the two of them taking their business to Nashville. And so in early 2011 it was there that they began work on The Night Visitor.
The result is an album already being praised in Sweden for its vivid imagery and the masterful melding of the three somewhat disparate worlds of Stockholm, New York, and Nashville.
And now, let’s join Anna in the studio… oh, it helps if you speak fluent Swedish, but not to fear, the music is all in English.
Originally posted 2012-05-01 19:53:00.