Two shows and many adventures in Vienna

After Bulgaria, we flew north to Vienna-- though somehow it was cheaper to have a layover in Athens, Greece, so that's what we did! It only felt right that we should touch down in the land that first told the story of ancient Odysseus.

Vienna was stunningly beautiful at every corner. At a certain point we had to stop taking so many pictures and just enjoy it. We stayed with our friend Sophi, a gracious screenwriter, actor and amazing cook. She introduced us to so many people, like her experimental filmmaker friend-- who we visited in her and her boyfriend's solar-powered cabin in the middle of a vineyard, overlooking a valley town. The places we played were legendary too-- DasWerk and RHIZ. There are so many people we want to mention, but we'll just leave you with these pictures instead.

- 2016 EU tour - Mystical Land of Bulgaria

The opportunity to travel because of our own curious need to create wonder, is an absolute blessing. The fact that we then were booked by Multi Kulti Collective to play four shows in Bulgaria feels perfect. When Odysseus Finn first started germinating in 2013 we talked a lot about the importance that folk music has had on our musical lives. One of the most magical songs we geeked out on is called Pilence Pee, a Bulgarian folk song arranged for an elite a ccapella women's choir. We didn't realize that through our seeking our own voice as Odysseus Finn, we would eventually be asked to go on tour through the land we knew so little about-- except that we love the music.

Here are some pictures of our week in Bulgaria with Iliana and Kaloyan of Multi Kulti. We are already looking forward to going back with more time to explore the Balkans, the Black Sea, and the amazing people.