News Of Hemifran March 2022

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!

Tobias Bäckstrand – Heal

Tobias Bäckstrand, who previously played with both Mikael Persson from Borås and the folk music group Rotation from Öland, will release his first record under his own name this spring.

“Heal”, as the debut is called, contains only material by Tobias himself, and participates include the previously mentioned Mikael Persson, musician from Rotation, and Berra Karlsson on pedal steel. More information at Hemifran.

Henrik Af UgglasAnother Language

Henrik af Ugglas, who played with Maryland Cookies, Thåström, Weeping Willows and his brother Peder af Ugglas, among others, will release his very own debut album, “Another Language”, this March.

14 years after the legendary music journalist Lennart Persson wrote that “the debut album with Henrik af Ugglas is the album I look forward to most this year”, it is high time to present to the rest of music-Sweden what he himself was so excited about. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Ward with Dogs & Fishes – Highway 61

“This tune has been a staple of our live shows for quite a while for just this reason. It was recorded almost as a goof at the end of sessions for our last full album, and in the depths of lockdown isolation, I drug it out and began the long distance production, me in Wyoming and Will in San Francisco. A thoroughly modern endeavor.” ~ Michael Ward. More information at Hemifran.

Johnny Beauford – Just A Little Pick Me Up

Johnny Beauford loves to write and he is back with a new full length record, this time under his own name. Johnny has been around as a music maker for more than a decade and has been part of half a dozen successful studio albums with previous projects. The founder of americana project Jack Kerowax (2013-2018), and long time Dallas rock band Bravo, Max! (2008-2020). More information at Hemifran.

Peter Rogan – Broken Down Love

Broken Down Love”, the follow up to Peter Rogan’s critically acclaimed debut, “Still Tryin To Believe”, features 10 originals and 2 cover songs blending modern americana, folk, vintage rock and blues. The tracks were recorded during the 1st week of May 2021, in Nashville, at The Cowboy Arms studio with multiple Grammy winner, Sean Sullivan, engineering and mixing. More information at Hemifran.

Judy Nazemetz – Meat Bird In Beigeville

“Meat Bird In Beigeville” is Judy Nazemetz’ full length followup to her recent EP release “Christmas Cheer” and it continues her love of cross pollinating genres like blues, country, folk, southern rock, hard rock, bossa, tango, sea shanty and Sondheim. More information at Hemifran.

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