Scandinavia To San Diego 07-26-11
A Moment of Madness - Katie Melua - The House - Katie says: "The only thought I held while making this album was how amazing it would be to make an album that was influenced and inspired by the future of music and at the same time inspired by the most ancient musical roots. "
Rich Man's Paradise - Matt McGinn - The Best of V2 - "Rich mans paradise, poor man's hell, Rich man's paradise, I bid fare-thee-well. Bread and roses all the way, for the chosen few, You ain't thinkin' of me my friend, but I'll be thinkin of you."
Peggy And The Soldier - Jennifer Licko - Cave of Gold - Jennifer Licko is primarily a Celtic Folk singer, dancer and multi-instrumentalist who skillfully plays the piano and guitar, accordion and bodhrán (Irish drum).
I Love The Shepherd - Maggie MacInnes - From The Heart - Maggie MacInnes sings and plays the clarsach. She was born in Glasgow and now lives in Ayrshire.
Naked On The River - The Greencards - The Brick Album - a progressive bluegrass band that formed in 2003 by Eamon McLoughlin, an Englishman, and Australians Kym Warner and Carol Young.
Smile Love And Spice - Viktoria Tolstoy - Sisters of Garbo II - a highly celebrated and respected international jazz vocalist from Sweden. Born Viktoria Kjellberg, but she changed her last name since she's the great great granddaughter of Leo
Holding Ground - Sunna Gunnlaugs - The Dream - Gunnlaugs had studied and performed in New York in the late '90s before returning to Iceland.
Over And Again - Amiina - Made In Iceland IV - An Icelandic band composed of Hildur Ársælsdóttir (born January 31, 1980), Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir (born February 3, 1978), Maria Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir (born September 29, 1980), and Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir (born August 10, 1977).
The Lochmaben Harper - Emily Smith - A Different Life - Scottish folk singer.
When You Wore Flowers - Asia Hatton - Illusion - Australian pop/folk singer songwriter
The Pipe Tunes - Shooglenifty - Folk "N" Hell - an Edinburgh-based six-piece Celtic progressive fusion band.
Granny In The Attic - Flook - Rough Guide To Celtic Music - Traditional band from Britain which includes talented whistler player Brian Finnegan.
The End of the World - Lenka - Two - The most upbeat end of the world song I've come across.
Your Biggest Mistake - Ellie Goulding - Lights - Full name Elena Jane Goulding.She began playing the clarinet and writing songs at the age of nine.
Sube Azul - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - a composer and singer who was born in Argentina but expanded her music tastes early on. She fell in love with Brazilian music as a child, got into jazz when she moved to the States to study music and ended up working with several Peruvian musicians.
Emancipation - Western Australia Pipe Band - Off Duty - The band has played at most major pipes and drums events throughout the world, including two Edinburgh Tattoos and Beating the Retreat in Hong Kong.
My little slice of Americana (because it's all world music) for this show. Two vocalists I wanted you to hear.
Penguin - Christina Perri - Lovestrong - an American singer and songwriter from Philadelphia, from her recently released debut CD.
When You And I Were Young - Judy Domeny - Yesterday's News - Nice job on this old standard from Missouri singer who normally performs traditional Ozark folk tunes.