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!

John Aulabaugh – Sweet As You

You will experience all of John Aulabaugh’s life on “Sweet As You”. Life in all its harsh glories, wrapped in a sound that mixes rhythm and lyrics, acoustic and electric, light and shade. You get a glimpse of John’s energy, heart and soul, poured out on vinyl, compact disc and digital. Whatever your preferred format, what you get is music, pure and simple. What you get, is “Sweet As You….. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Johnathon – Cosmic Banjo

Michael Johnathon takes his banjo seriously. The unexpected follow up to “The Painter” comes this celebration of the long neck banjo and Michael’s unusual picking style, “picking and frailing at the same time”. More information at Hemifran.

Kaja & Tetra – Midvintervaka : Vintra Solstico

For a decade, the show “Midvintervaka” has warmed light thirsty, frozen winter souls, from the north to the south. The ensembles Kaja and Tetra now celebrate its 10 year anniversary with the jubilee album “Vintra Solstico”. Welcome into the warmth, to a bountiful Christmas table laden with scents, tastes and sounds from the North, the Middle East, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. More information at Hemifran.

Richie Mayer – The Inn Of Temporary Happiness

In the shadow of a pandemic, social upheaval and political unrest, former Loose Lips member Richie Mayer retreated into his home studio to write what would unknowingly become this, his 1st solo album, “The Inn Of Temporary Happiness”. More information at Hemifran.

Krilja – Krilja

The world music trio Krilja will shortly be releasing a remixed and remastered version of their original, self titled debut album. The group plays beautiful and passionate romani, aka gypsy music, folk music from Russia and Eastern Europe in their own arrangements, firmly rooted in the omani music tradition but with influences from other musical genres such as flamenco and jazz. More information at Hemifran.

Marty Winkler – Songs I Never Sang For My Father

Marty Winkler is a jazz, pop and folk singer, a songwriter and an actress, who has performed at venues ranging from The Bitter End and CBGB’s in New York to 1st Avenue and Paisley Park in Minneapolis to the stages of Lilith Fair. She has sung on stage with Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks and Sarah McLachlan, and she’s been the opening act for artists as diverse as Loudon Wainwright III, The Wailers, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Richman and Tuck & Patti. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: december 8, 2021Categories: 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.