Leva Solo Tour Feb-Mar 2020

In February I set out on my first extensive solo tour in Estonia. The tour consisted of thirteen small towns and villages and this time I decided to exclude bigger towns and cities. To see those villages, travel across the country for weeks and meet my listeners in an environment where people had more time had been my dream for years and now that it's done I find myself wondering why I had waited so long.

Nowadays, most of these villages have a population of a few hundred people so one can imagine how mind blowing it was to me and how much it changed my perspective to see so many people showing up. A good example was a village named Konguta where we had an audience of a hundred people while the population in Konguta is only 200. 

I want to thank photographer Kiur Kaasik who documented this unforgettable journey with these vivid photos you can see in the galleries below.

Managed to film a night version of 'Fatigue' shot in Kärla, Saaremaa, just after the show.

“Saudade is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness.” – A. F. G. Bell

Live version of ‘Saudade’, solo tour day #3.

Solo Tour day#8
Real life happens when your plans go off track, not according to your expectations or... when they just go wrong. This is what happened.
Somewhere during the concert I had to face the fact that all of my pedals, cables and musical plans were pretty much useless due to some technical failure somewhere in my peadlboard. After a short while I discovered myself sitting among my listeners and playing acoustic guitar plain and simple as that.
It was an experience to remember — I could play really quietly and couldn’t even hear breathing in the audience. My only competition was a clock ticking on the wall.
AND! It’s also comforting to know that I could probably still do my thing in a world where there is no electricity. Like a village trubadour back in the old days.
New single and music video “Soledad” is a hymn to solitude
Estonian Cultural Endowment Award

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