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!

Nolan McKelvey – Forward

We hope you enjoy Nolan McKelvey’s new release. Emerging from the shadow of covid 19, the tragic loss of a dear family friend who died by suicide, the death of McKelvey’s father, and within also 6 months his mother, Nolan McKelvey steps into the light with his release, “Forward”. More information at Hemifran.

Steve Yanek – September

The album “September” is a collection of 10 songs written by Steve Yanek over an 18 month period during the pandemic. With lockdown in full swing new songs began flowing, while inspired by both major upgrades to his home studio and encouraged by Jeff Pevar, Steve Yanek began the task of recording these new songs by playing all of the instruments himself. More information at Hemifran.

Hank Woji – Highways, Gamblers, Devils and Dreams

“Hank Woji’s ‘Highways, Gamblers, Devils & Dreams’ is a sprawling meditation on mythic American themes. Hank is a troubadour of the old school, warm hearted and precise.” ~ Anaïs Mitchell. More information at Hemifran.

C. Daniel Boling – New Old Friends

Albuquerque, New Mexico based balladeer and songwriter Daniel Boling releases “New Old Friends”, his 9th full length CD, on September 1st, 2023. The album is Boling’s 1st collaboration with folk icon and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Tom Paxton, and both say it won’t be their last…… More information at Hemifran.

Safari Season – Forevermoor

“Forevermoor” is the 3rd full length album from Swedish duo Safari Season, this time exploring inner thoughts, as well as contemporary subjects, dressed in vibrant, excellent arranged and produced, eclectic popmusic. Vibemusic for now people!. More information at Hemifran.

Erik Dahl Ensemble – Everyone´s Too Sad For Everything

Erik Dahl Ensemble extracts a light darkness on their new album. The music comes from deep inside. In March 2020 the group released it’s 1st album. The possibility of touring immediately dissappeared. Numerous emotions were evoked by the lack of concerts and social life…… More information at Hemifran.

Lady Psychialtrist´s Booth – Four Research Porpoises Only

4 female patients in the 1950’s are admitted into a psychiatry hospital after their husbands leave them for various reasons under a study “for research purposes only”, in order to discover “why he’s gone”. Garf Lunkel MD is here to officially diagnose and treat their disorders. More information at Hemifran.

Edward Abbiati – To The Light

Mark your calendars for October 7th, 2023, as Edward Abbiati, ex-frontman of Lowlands (“one of Europe’s hardest working bands” – Rock’N’Reel R2 Magazine, UK), returns with his 2nd solo album, “To The Light”. It is a colourful blend of rock, folk, and punk, that takes listeners on a rollercoaster ride, delivering both raucous energy and quieter introspection. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: august 26, 2023Categories: Artist News, In Focus, New Releases

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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.