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!

Alice Howe – Circumstance
On “Circumstance” this Los Angeles based singer songwriter guitarist displays her vocal prowess and introspective writing in abundance, mining both her heart and her musical tastes for a deep, personal journey across an americana soundscape dotted with blues, folk, country, soul and rock. Produced and arranged by her creative partner, Freebo, a veteran bass player and former Bonnie Raitt band member, “Circumstance” presents a powerful, poetic collection of heartfelt expression, Alice Howe’s answer to the call that keeps whispering in her ear. More information at Hemifran.

Edie Carey – The Veil
Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, her intelligent, heart grabbing songs, but perhaps most especially for her warm, engaging presence on, and off, stage. She has been singing at festivals, colleges, and listening rooms across the US, Canada and Europe since 1999, performing alongside Sara Bareilles, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett, and Shawn Colvin. More information at Hemifran.

Bobbo Byrnes – October
While on tour in Europe in autumn of 2022, Bobbo Byrnes booked a recording session at Hansa in Germany and Windmill Lane in Ireland and recorded his new album in just those 2 days. Using what he had on him, acoustic guitar, mandolin, delay pedal and e-bow, he crafted some new songs on the road, channeled Bowie in Berlin and some trad in Dublin and the new album “October” is already drawing comparisons to Glen Hansard, The Waterboys and Ed Sheeran. More information at Hemifran.

Apple & Setser – S.T.
Apple & Setser’s self titled debut album, “Apple & Setser”, is a collection of new originals, classic favorites and lesser known traditional songs that take us on a nostalgic visit to that past when songs told stories that touched our hearts and memories. The album takes us on a journey back in time with foot-stomping songs, and fond thoughts of family and friends, but also digs deeper into our souls with a few songs about lost love. More information at Hemifran.

Exit Stage Left – Appleberry Trees
Exit Stage Left, who took their band name from the legendary live album by Rush, consists of 4 young guys with influences from bands such as Rush, Yes, Deep Purple, Genesis, Pink Floyd and more. “Appleberry Trees”, to be released March 31st, 2023, is their debut album, and what a debut it is. More information at Hemifran.

Loveflowers – Golden Leaves
Swedish americana band Loveflowers’ new CD is a mini album consisting of half a dozen songs previously only available on streaming sites. “The songs are written by the core trio, the other musicians help us arrange and embellish the songs”, says Michael Greiffe. He and Leif Thörner compose most of the music, while Yvonne Greiffe writes most of the lyrics. More information at Hemifran.

Jono Manson – Stars Enough To Guide Me
A profoundly gifted writer, producer, and performer, Jono Manson weaves the threads of his remarkable life and career into a captivating, cohesive whole on his dazzling new album, “Stars Enough To Guide Me”, out March 31st, 2023, on Blue Rose Music. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Johnathon – Garden Of Silence
Michael Johnathon’s new album, “Garden Of Silence”, starts with a song about the day Van Gogh passed away and concludes with a tribute to folksingers everywhere. Johnanthon composed 10 of the 11 songs and produced it all with his Martin guitar and long neck banjo, textured with string quartets, Gazebo horn sections, piano and more. More information at Hemifran.

Jeff Larson – I´ll Never Happen Again
“It’ll Never Happen Again” was produced, arranged and mixed by Gerry Beckley from the group America and features 1st single “Reason To Believe”, 2nd single “If I Were A Carpenter”, the title track “It’ll Never Happen Again”, “Don’t Make Promises”, “Misty Roses” and “How Can We Hang On To A Dream”. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: april 10, 2023Categories: 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.