News Of Hemifran November 2020

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!

Kelly´s Lot – Another Sky

California based band, Kelly’s Lot, releases their new album in October 2020. “Another Sky” is the band’s 15th release and is a mix of contemporary folk, roots rock, with a touch of alt country. It is a journey through americana styles made with guts and heart. More information at Hemifran.

Kerry Patrick Clark – What A Show

Kerry Patrick Clark has reached into his childhood memories to find juggling clowns, flying trapeze artists, dazzling plate spinners, death defying tightrope walkers and red coated lion tamers, among them. This larger than life cast of characters winked at him as he sat rapt in the bleachers, their smiles an invitation to run away with them and join the circus. It was such a tempting idea that his first song, “Circus Town”, written when he was 11, gave voice to that dream. And now he revisits the fantasy from the distance of decades to release his 9th studio album. More information at Hemifran.

Michael Ward with Dogs And Fishes – Blind Spot

Michael Ward has fronted many bands performing and recording his material all over California since 1974 which have included members of many well known bands such as Frank Zappa, Bruce Hornsby, Ambrosia and Rickie Lee Jones. Owner of Hyde Street Studios since 1980. Sound design for live shows and production of studio recordings for 5 seasons with Lines Ballet. Has produced and released 5 albums and several singles of his own material since 1984. More information at Hemifran.

Mike Granditsky – PostEuropeMusic

The album title says it all, “PostEuropeanMusic” epitomises the epic songs, lyrics, sound, and ambiance on Mike Granditsky’s imminent new album. Following in the footsteps of Lou Reed and Scott Walker, Granditsky takes you by the hand and leads you through the dusty city streets, but this time it’s not New York or London, it’s Europe. More information at Hemifran.

Su Andersson – Train Stories

Inspiring wanderlust and a spirit of adventure regardless of age or circumstance, Su Andersson’s “Train Stories” is a music book of stories and Americana nostalgia through the eyes of a lifelong European, yet it is also much more besides, for this album serves notice to everyone to have the courage to embrace lifelong fantasies and embark upon their very own voyage of exploration. The result is sublime. More information at Hemifran.

The Gothic Cowboys – Bare Bones

“These songs, just vocal and guitar recorded, in 1978, 1979, 1981 and 1984, on a portable cassette, are remnants and revenants from my roaring 20’s and dirty 30’s, when it finally dawned on me that singin’ in bars would not feed my family and I’d need to hammer nails the rest of my days.” ~ Melvin Litton. 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.