News From Hemifran September 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!

The Mystik – Can´t Change It

The Mystix forthcoming album, “Can’t Change It”, produced by legendary drummer Marco Giovino (Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones) brings a fresh, new sound to their crafted and polished approach, keeping true to the mission of bringing americana, deep soul, country blues, and originals as only The Mystix can interpret them. More information at Hemifran.

The Furious SeasonsLa Fonda

The Furious Seasons are an acoustic trio with stories to tell. Songwriter, singer and guitarist David Steinhart brings a writer’s eye to his tales of persons in desperate situations, tales of Los Angeles in the 21st century, stories of unforeseen romance and of individuals who are quietly heroic. New album “La Fonda” crystallizes the sound of 3 musicians who have great chemistry and love playing together. More information at Hemifran.

Rasmus Blomqvist – Columbia Road

Swedish singer songwriter Rasmus Blomqvist released his debut solo album titled “Rami & The Whale” in 2016. The new album, “Columbia Road”, is the result of some 3 years of recording where about 20 songs boiled down to 10. “Columbia Road” is to some extent going back to a wider arrangement of instruments and voices, reminiscent of Rasmus’ earlier work with rock band Ginger Trees. More information at Hemifran.

Dave Rosewood – No Rodeo In Rome

Dave Rosewood’s sophmore album “No Rodeo In Rome” is a concept album that tells the story of ‘The Cowboy’. Every track is a window into his life. He experiences the exilaration and frustration of love. This includes losing himself in a life style he can’t tolerate, and the fight to reclaim his true character. Come and follow the journey of ‘The Cowboy’. More information at Hemifran.

Jim Stanard – Color Outside The Lines

New album “Color Outside The Lines” once again showcases Jim Stanard’s distinctive song craft, vivid storytelling and unmistakably authentic voice, the same qualities that made listeners and critics take notice of his acclaimed 2018 debut “Bucket”List. More information at Hemifran.

Hat Check Girl – Kiss Me Quick

“The songs on ‘Kiss Me Quick’ were written as duets. Unison, harmony, trading lines, swapping verses, interplay, interweaving. Over the decade we’ve been recording together as Hat Check Girl our harmonies have grown closer, and our blend more personal, this project explores the intrinsic possibilities in working as a duo, a different way of thinking than in the recordings we each make on our own.” ~ Annie Gallup & Peter Gallway. More information at Hemifran.

Catherine Britt – I Am A Country Song

One of Australia’s best loved country singer songwriters, Catherine Britt, will soon release the lead single from her anticipated forthcoming album “Home Truths”, and her 1st to be released through her new independent label, Beverley Hillbilly Records. 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.