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!

Joy Mills Band – Echolocator

The Joy Mills Band takes a sonic turn on their new album, “Echolocator”, taking their soulful country and roots sound into new territory. The sound is clean and modern, vocals front and center. An eclectic set of influences from longtime band members takes flavors from singer songwriters like Jenny Lewis and Sharon Van Etten and twangy southern rock classics from Supertramp and The Police. More information at Hemifran.

Paul Benoit – Lost Days Long Nights

Seattle guitarist, singer and songwriter Paul Benoit is gearing up to release his 11th solo studio album, “Lost Days Long Nights”. Written on journeys to South America, Turkey, and the US, it is chock full of acoustic travel ballads, moody folk rock songs, powerful guitar, piano and organ, and haunting pedal steel. More information at Hemifran.

Genna & Jesse – Say OK

In early 2020, retro soul pop duo Genna & Jesse will release their 4th album, “Say OK”, to an international audience. With a catalogue of recordings that includes their folky, 1970’s tinged debut “Give & Take”, their raw live album “Wild Enough To Try”, and their surprisingly slick and poppy “Asphalt Rhapsody”, “Say OK” finds the duo finally hitting their stride, with an album that is contemporary in its subject matter, while expressing a musicality that is timeless. More information at Hemifran.

Joel Siegel & The Pocket Band – Pink Hotel

Discovered by David Crosby, performed with Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, and was the driving force in RJ Fox, “the best band you never heard” according to Crosby, now Joel Siegel & The Pocket band rock it for the whole world on their new album, “Pink Hotel”. More information at Hemifran.

Brooke Benson – I Am The Sun

Brooke Benson’s new EP, “I Am The Sun”, features her poetic style lyrics blended with world class musicians orchestrating a unique storytelling experience. Combining jazz, hip hop style beats, blended with bluegrass elements, Brooke’s cross genre sound has been described as, “a riveting gem that features life lessons, wise words, fearless singing, a kick ass instrumental full of electrifying violin and guitar play, and most importantly, tons of grit”, by Ratings Game Music. More information at Hemifran.

Parker Gray – Luminous Darkness

Parker Gray is the collaboration between singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, engineer and producer Peter Gallway, and keyboardist, synthesist, producer and composer Harvey Jones. It sprang from Gallway’s desire to expand his work into the realm of atmospheric and emotional landscapes and who better to help create this vision than his friend Harvey Jones, who has performed on recordings with Robert Fripp, Sting, Paul Buchanen, Jerry Marotta, Tony Levin and Carla Bley. The spoken element of these recordings derives from the poetry collection, “Big Mercy”, by Peter Gallway on Gallway Bay Press. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: marts 18, 2020Categories: 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.