Scandinavia To San Diego 11-01-11
A Moment of Madness - Katie Melua - The House - Katie is newly inspired by a July trip to the Arctic. Maybe the next album will relfect her new understanding of how complicated the relationship between man and Earth is.
Red Balloons - Katie Melua - The House - New album "Secret Symphony due March 2012.
Makber - Sertab (Erener) - self titled - a Turkish pop music singer and also a cross-over soprano with a vocal range that extends to high F.
Fyah bun dem - Digitaldubs - #1 - New CD from Brazil
Saskandinot (Toasting) - Laila Salins - Saskandinot - Subtitled "Latvian Ballads and Drinking Songs". I have to admit I chose the CD because of her long blonde hair. Of Latvian descent, she has performed chamber music, folk music, opera, art-rock, and music theatre.
If I Were Heaven - Big Sugar - Revolution Per Minute - blues/rock; their sixth album in 20 years.
Ancient Eyes - Oscar Brand - I Love Cats - Although Oscar has been a folk music icon in the US for years, he was born in Canada. Finally meeting a legend and watching a concert performance at the Sounding Board was a highlight for this fan.
Sleep Well Bonnie Boy - Phyllis Morrissey - Woman of the Island - A lullaby from Newfoundland, very pretty.
Matadjem Waris Shah - Kiran Ahluwalia - aam zameen ; common ground - Born in India, raised in Canada, and now living in New York City, her enchanting and seductive music has garnered glowing praise from critics around the world.
Dream Weaver - Charles Lloyd/Maria Farantouri - Athens Concert - Jazz with a hint of traditional Greek music, a nice blend. The complete double CD set is worth a listen.
Vieux Futur - Volapuk - Polyglot - Mildly to moderately avant-garde eastern european jazz the band calls "chamber-rock". Regardless of what you call it, its good music. Amazing sounds from reeds, cello, and drums.|
Kihawahine - Amy - Hawaiian Tradition - by request for Mike.
Come To Me High - Rumer - Seasons of My Soul - Her stage name is inspired by the author Rumer Godden. Sarah Joyce ( her real name ) vocals are reminiscent of Karen Carpenter.
Black Magic - The Green Children - Encounter - Female duo from Norway/Britain.
We Are Flying - Kristi Stassinopoulou - Echotropia - Singer, lyricist and fiction writer Kristi Stassinopoulou, a native Athenian active on Greece's underground music scene for many years, has generated a wide appeal in the international world music circuit.
Trick of the Light - Taylor Mitchell - For Your Consideration - Late Canadian singer left us not enough music.
Le ciel dans une chambre - Carla Bruni - quelqu'un m'a dit - Carla Bruni is first lady of France in addition to being a successful performer.
Alborada - Carlos Franzetti/Allison Brewster Frazetti - Alborada - New CD of classical inspired jazz improvisation.
Verbal Fight - Shukar Collective - Urban Gypsy - Traditional Romanian rhythms melded with electronica.
Still Waiting - Folkport - Folkrock from Norway inspired by the British Isles. Quintet performs traditional songs and original compostions. Here's a performance from the Skagen Festival in 2006.