News from Hemifran July 2014

Hemifrån is an independent A&R, promotion and marketing company, based in the heart of Sweden, specializing in, what they call, “gut music” – The kind of music that you can feel in your gut, no matter what. Hemifran is promoting a lot of singer-songwriter, westcoast-pop, country, AOR and more. Here are featured some of their …

Down At The Whistle Stop

An old man with long gray whiskers came through the train cars selling popcorn, chewing gum and candy. “Hey!” said one of his customers. “I thought young boys were supposed to do your job.”  “I was a boy when this train started.” (Thomas W. Jackson, 1903). Returning to his early 70’s musical roots, when he …

Tribute to Ted Gardestad

16 swedish artists are gathered on the Ted Gardestad tribute album “För Kärlekens Skull” to honor this legendary singer songwriter. Ted Gardestad is most known in the west coast music world for his album “Blue Virgin Isles” released in 1978 featuring: Jay Graydon, Lee Ritenour, Steve Lukather, Fred Tackett, John Collins, David Hungate, Ray Brown, …

Close Circle

On July 22, 2014 the new Jeff Larson album “Close Circle” will be released and available from Amazon, iTunes etc. The album is featuring 11 tracks (10 new songs +  1 bonus track). Track List: Rescue Following The Echoes Every Hour On The Hour Even When The Rain Comes Goodbye Ocean Street Beaches Rain Soaked …

New Richard Marx album

Beautiful Goodbye is the 11th studio album (30th overall) by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. It was released on July 8, 2014. It is his first new studio album since his 2008 albums Emotional Remains and Sundown, although a seasonal album Christmas Spirit was issued in 2012. The album was preceded by the single “Whatever We Started” …

Halls Of My Heart

New album from Jim Photoglo… “Halls Of My Heart” is the album Jim Photoglo has been working toward his whole career. Historically a celebrated co-writer, Jim takes the reins penning the majority of the songs alone, delving deep into personal subjects delivered with universal truths. You’ll find Jim playing most of the instruments and singing …

Painter´s Portrait by Zetterberg

Not really west coast music, but surely touch of the Los Angeles vibe… Just came across this groovy fusion album from Johannes Zetterberg featuring the finest US studio cats. About the “Painter´s Portrait” album: Two years after the release of the highly acclaimed debut “Luna Nueva”, bassist & composer Johannes Zetterberg returns with his much-anticipated …