The Melting Pot
Scandinavia To San Diego 02-02-12
Sirba - Orkestina - Transylvania Express - Group starts with gypsy music of Rumania and Bulgaria and improvises from there. Based in Barcelona, their folk, jazz, classical and pop roots make for great music.|
Desolation Row - Audry Rose - One More Cup of Coffee - Canadian singers' web site is currently under reconstruction, so I don't have her bio info available. Performs Dylan covers, originals in the Dylan style, and was audio engineer for the album.
Logos - Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Area 52 - debuted Havana guitar duo last week, another nice piece from their new album.
Variations on a Slovak Folksong (Martinu) - Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O'Riley - Shuffle.Play.Listen - CD subtitled "A collaboration that blurs the boundaries between classical and pop.
In The Backseat (Arcade Fire) - Matt Haimovitz/Christopher O'Riley - Shuffle.Play.Listen - Matt from Isreal on cello, and Christopher on piano who is host of "From The Top" on NPR. Double CD set, CD1 is classical based; CD2 is the pop tunes.
Touch Me With Your Love - Beth Orton - Trailer Park - English singer/songwriter born Elizabeth Caroline Orton.
Kilkelly Ireland - Phyllis Morrissey - Woman of the Island - Peter Jones penned tune of family chronicles from letters found in his attic.
Gaspereaux - Fiddlers' Sons - Eagles Fly - Their accomplishments and accolades has grown to rival that of any traditional music group in the Maritimes. Here's a live encore at the 2009 Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival held in Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada:
Una Furtiva Lagrima - Jussi Bjorling - Fram for Framgang - One of Swedens reknowned tenors and opera singers, still remrmbered.
Danny Boy - Sheila Ryan - Down By The Glenside - Check out her website for more great Irish music: http://www.sheilaryan.com/
Macaco - Novalima - Karimba - Latest album from Peruvian band of musicians, and a good one it is.
La Marea (The Tide) - Marta Topferova - La Marea - Czech multilingual singer/songwriter has been a creative presence on the music scene since her arrival in New York City in 1996.
Freaks For The Festival - TriBeCaStan - New Deli - Superb new world psychedelia.
Perfedia - Sylvia Bennett - Sonrie - New CD of latin music with jazz influence.
Sacred Wind - Sharon Burch - Touch The Sweet Earth - Sung in Navajo, Sharon was raised in the Navajo culture.
Green Grow The Laurel - Cara Dillon - self titled - Irish lass sings so sweetly.
Golden Ship - Gin Wigmore - Holy Smoke - Awaiting US release of new CD.