News from Hemifran July 2014

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!


Jeff Larson – Close Circle

New Jeff Larson album with featuring guests:  Jeff Pevar (Crosby, Pevar Raymond, CSN, Marc Cohn, others);  America (Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell), Jeddrah, Randell Kirsch – Jeffrey Foskett (Beach Boys band), and others.. More information at Hemifran.


Reed Turner – Ghost In The Attic

Reed Turner’s wandering spirit has led him to live and travel all over the country, but it wasn’t until he returned home to Austin, TX, that he found his true voice; one that is simple yet evocative, intimate but universal, and ultimately true. People are taking notice – CMA’s official magazine named him one of their Top 20 “Who New to Watch in 2013”, and he followed that up by winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition. More information at Hemifran.


Brian Lee – Declare

Lee believes that the ultimate meaning of any given song should be up to the listener. “A song takes on a life of its own and the writer has no control over how it is interpreted, construed and used”. Yet he is open to discussing his inspiration on several tracks of “Moth”. “In my both albums from 2008 and 2010, I looked after, attended to the darker side of life, focusing on things in life mostly ignored by many”, says Lee, “I wanted to put positive energy into these dark forces and beautify it with my songs and words. “Because my concept is that life is all about relativity. We feel happy only because there is sadness that we have also felt – like one cannot exist without the other. There’s the butterfly in the sun, pretty and promising, but it only looks that way to us because there’s the moth coming out at night. 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.