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!

Mala Oreen – Awake

The songs of Mala Oreen’s upcoming album originated in a longer visit to the US, where she met like minded artists. Some left their stamp subtly and some are actual collaborators in songs appearing on the album. The themes of the album cover a lot of ground from enjoying the creative impulses life affords us all to its limitations, prison bars that it’s up to each of us to break. It’s about the healing and wild powers of nature and also about sorrow and loss. More information at Hemifran.

Tom Rodwell – Wood & Waste

Novelists famously use their day jobs for material, guitarist Tom Rodwell mines his crossover blues career with a writerly taste for the surreal on “Wood & Waste”, a decadent and charmingly outré collection, released on October 22nd, 2021. More information at Hemifran.

Gibrish – Ådalsbanan

Gibrish releases their 5th album, filled with the band’s, often acclaimed, own material. The theme of the band’s new album is the migration of people from the countryside to the city, but also about the military’s death shootings of protesters in Lunde in 1931. More information at Hemifran.

Allan Thomas – The Journey

Longtime singer songwriter Allan Thomas releases his 7th album, “The Journey”, featuring members from Steely Dan, Yellowjackets, Sting and James Taylor. Allan has performed and recorded with Cannonball Adderley, Donald Fagen, David Crosby and Graham Nash to name a few. More information at Hemifran.

Paul Kaplan – We Shall Stay Here

“We Shall Stay Here”, Paul Kaplan’s 5th album, contains 12 songs that reflect the way he sees the world. Some may leave you in stitches; some may leave you in tears; some may leave you in your car in the driveway unable to stop listening. The album consists of 3 distinct chapters, each with its own focus. More information at Hemifran.

Bard Edrington V – Two Days In Terlingua

Bard Edrington V has just finished his 7th album and 2nd solo album, “Two Days In Terlingua”. It was recorded in a 100 year old church in Terlingua, TX in March of 2020. More information at Hemifran.

By Published On: september 24, 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.