News From Hemifran March 2020

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!

Gunther Brown – Heartache & Roses

Gunther Brown is a 6 piece americana roots rock band from Portland, Maine. Comprised of veterans of Portland’s active roots music scene, the band has a wealth of studio and stage experience. Now, in 2020, comes “Heartache & Roses”, Gunther Brown’s 3rd album. The album’s opening line, “Ain’t Been A Good Year”, sets the tone for 11 songs born of failures, disappointment and even the occasional hint of optimism. More information at Hemifran.

Barbara Bergin – Blood Red Moon

“Blood Red Moon”, Barbara Bergin’s debut CD, features a colorful cast of characters from the young prince of Wales to the captain of the Robert E Lee to a possum in the corn. Her musical stories are contemplative, rowdy, old fashioned and come from a place in her soul that reveals the many facets of an artist who’s come a long way on the road of life. More information at Hemifran.

Sugar Lime Blue – Narcoluptuous

Sugar Lime Blue is redefining americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of jazz, blues and country, to create a purely unique sound. Fans of classic rock, blues, and traditional country can all find commonality in Sugar Lime Blue. Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue. More information at Hemifran.

A.K & The Brotherhood – Oh Sedona!

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, “Oh Sedona!”. The material will be released in EP format, “Vol 1” through “Vol 3”, on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album. More information at Hemifran.

Jono Manson – Silver Moon

Jono Manson’s 10th solo album, “Silver Moon”, brims with the exuberant musicality of someone whose fire burns bright after many lifetimes in the music industry. The 13 song album is unmistakably Jono, winding through reflective americana, gritty r’n’b, raunchy rock’n’roll, and elements of pop, like a night of music at Nightingale. It’s an invigorating album from an artist who helped define an era, and it features superstar friends such as Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Eric Schenkman, and many more. 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.