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!

Wendy Webb – Silver Lining

Wendy Webb began recordings for “Silver Lining” at a studio close to her island home with accomplished musicians and producers Danny Morgan and John McLane. Before the album could be completed, a catastrophic hurricane hit Sanibel Island leaving her, and so many others, homeless. Fortunately, the studio was spared. Wendy says, “It has taken us extra effort, time and love to finish this album and ‘Silver Lining’ feels like real celebration”. More information at Hemifran.

Winston Montgomery – Breakfast In Texas

Winston Montgomery’s new album, “Breakfast In Texas”, which contains 12 songs, was recorded at Moonflower Sounds in Taos, New Mexico, where he now lives, apparently following the American counterculture to the bitter end. It was produced by Winston and musician and studio owner, Peter Oviatt, backed up by a talented posse of local players. More information at Hemifran.

Carl Solomon – The Whisper

Carl Solomon has 3 self produced albums of original music. All selected for Pandora radio. He will soon release his 4th album “The Whisper”. People are saying it might be his best work. Carl still has stories to be told and songs to be sung. More information at Hemifran.



Drunken Hearts – Reckless Ways Of Living

“If ‘Reckless Ways of Living’ is about redemption, then Andrew McConathy should consider himself duly redeemed. Not that what he did previously wasn’t good, it certainly was, but this broader americana canvass gives his undoubted qualities far greater scope.” ~ Lyndon Bolton, Americana Music Show. More information at Hemifran.

Rachael Sage – The Other Side

Produced by Rachael Sage with Mikhail Pivovarov and Andy Zulla, the 13 tracks comprising “The Other Side” recall the classic, retro warmth of 70’s and 80’s touchstones like early Elton John (“No Regrets”), Paul McCartney (“Flowers For Free”), “Nebraska”-era Bruce Springsteen (“Whistle Blow”), John Prine (“Butterflies At Night”), and Elvis Costello (“I Made A Case”, featuring UK pop icon Howard Jones). More information at Hemifran.

Parker Gray – My Fearless Career

Parker Gray is a collaboration between singer, songwriter and producer Peter Gallway, and keyboardist, composer and producer Harvey Jones, featuring songs, spoken word poems and memoirs, and atmospheric landscapes that take us from the asylum in Birmingham, England, to Greenwich Village in the 60’s, and rural backroads over black ice. More information at Hemifran.

Annie Gallup – Small Fortune

“Annie Gallup continues her journey of immediate and intimate songwriting delivered gently in deceptively simple compositions with superb production in her new studio album ‘Small Fortune’. Her poetic lyrics are always rich and carved deeply and carry more weight than seems possible.” ~ Dan Domench. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: december 6, 2023Categories: Artist News, In Focus, Miscellaneous

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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.