News From Hemifran August 2020 v2

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 latest news – it is not all west coast, but dig into it!

Jenny Reynolds – Any Kind Of Angel

Jenny Reynolds lives her life following her mission statement of ‘work hard, be nice, keep moving’. A native New Englander, she has worked with Boston based artists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and Catie Curtis. Since moving to Austin in 2003, Reynolds has played the Old Settlers Music Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Cactus Cafe, and Threadgill’s World Headquarters, and has worked with Grammy nominee Ruthie Foster, and Rock’N’Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ian McLagan. She was an official showcase artist at SXSW 2008 and 2018, and was named ‘Best New Local Act’ in the Austin Chronicle’s 2005 Critics Poll.

Her music has been on major network television and independent film, including ABC’s ‘All My Children’. She is also the producer of Austin’s ‘Williams Nite : A Tribute To The Music Of Hank And Lucinda Williams’, a kinda annual show that will happen for the 10th time in fall 2020. Proceeds benefit the SIMS Foundation.

Produced by Mark Hallman and André Moran at Congress House Studio, Reynolds’s new recording “Any Kind Of Angel” will be released June 19th, 2020. The record features Jaimee Harris, BettySoo, Warren Hood, Oliver Steck, and Scrappy Jud Newcomb. It is her 4th release. More information at Hemifran.

Bobbo Byrnes – SeaGreenNumber5

Bobbo Byrnes returned home to California after many months on tour across the states and Europe and recorded an intimate, mostly acoustic album about searching for home. His painting “SeaGreenNumber5” lent a visual tone to the sessions as they were recorded in his living room in front of the painting. His songs draw from real life, from being a touring musician on the other side of the world far from loved ones in “10 000 Miles” to the rollicking ode to female musicians in “Queen Of The Party” to the tense, fragile echoes of experiencing an active shooter situation in “Every Sound That Crashes”. More information at Hemifran.

Truck – En Doft Av År

TRUCK is a Swedish trio with clear roots in the late 60s and early 70s, and the music is a heavy rock and blues-based compote that can sometimes also smell prog. The repertoire mainly consists of own works that are often performed live at high volume with a violent electric frenzy. More information at Hemifran.

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Good music enriches your life. At BLUE DESERT we are passionate about this particular yet wide-ranging style of music we call West Coast Music. This site is a modest tribute to the music and the performing artists, who through the (many) years have given us - and continue to give us - endless hours of musical enjoyment. As long-time fans we want to share our enthusiasm, experiences and views with fellow connoisseurs as well as curious newcomers. If we can do our bit to help promote this great music and all the gifted artist – well, then we have succeeded.