Scandinavia To San Diego, 3-1-12
A Moment of Madness - Katie Melua - The House - Melua was born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, where bread meant long queues and water had to be carried in a bucket up four flights of stairs to the family flat. Many of her relatives are still there, but Melua came to Britain at the age of eight . Now she is about to release a comeback album called Secret Symphony.
Carolina Rua - The Chieftains/Imelda May - Voice of Ages - an Irish musician and singer-songwriter, born in Dublin. May began her career in music at age sixteen—performing with a number of local bands and musicians— before forming her own band in 2002.
She's Still In Paris - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - The liner notes say it best: "Some of us get close enough to touch oour dreams, but not live them. For some of us there is always a place inside where they still live and exist."
Warwick Avenue - Duffy - Rockferry - The title refers to the Warwick Avenue tube station in London.
Matsuri - Kitaro - Kojiki - Translated, Matsuri is "the festival" in the ancient chronicle of the creation of Japan.
Sirba - Orkestina - Transilvania Express - A melody from Rumania, though "Sirba" means "Serb".
The Waves of the Silvery Tide - Nuala Kennedy - Tune In - Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player with hauntingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences.
Black Crow - Kristin Lomholt - Spell - Kristin Lomholt's second solo album reveals her daring approach to music, as she presents music that crosses different musical genres. Bringing a distinct sensibility to her eclectic repertoire of jazz standards, pop songs and originals Ms. Lomholt guides you into her world with a unique and captivating sound.
Erika - Jennifer & Hazel Wrigley - Idiom - an international folk music duo born in Orkney, a group of islands just off the northern coast of Scotland.
Milestone Moon - Zee Avi - Ghostbird - born Izyan Alirahman is a Malaysian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and ukulele player. She was born in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, and studied fashion design in London.
Weightless - Sissel - self titled -
"All of my life
I have been waiting
Wondering what I will do
All I can feel
Is my heart beating
Time and time again for you
And I'm weightless, falling in love
I am weightless
And I don't know why but I know
Its all right....."
If You Leave Me Now - Laura Love - The Laura Love Collection - Her performances are exciting and uplifting-literally bringing audiences to their feet, dancing and singing along in her highly original style she calls "afro-celtic"..
Cantaloupe Island - Taeko - Voice - Herbie Hancock tune from her 2010 CD. Taeko is a native of Shiga, Japan.
Now That Its Here - Lydia Salnikova - is most known for her work as lead vocalist and keyboard player for the Grammy-nominated band Bering Strait. Now embarking on her own solo career.
Fragile - Kerli - Love Is Dead - Moonchildren gather 'round, Kerli is about to sing.
Imagine - Jacqui McShee - Poppies - Jacqui co-founded Pentangle, a band which played a mixture of ballads, blues and jazz, often blending these genres in the same piece.
Sonny's Dream - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - Me favorite Ron Hynes song, done here by a group of musicians from St John's Newfoundland.
Dance of the Cosmic Aliens - Sun Ra - Disco 3000 - Again, I quote liner notes: "Sun Ra was a ground breaker musician and bandleader of immense vision whose extraordinary work and time on this planet has yet to be fully appreciated." True.
Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Up Where We Belong - By age 24, Buffy Sainte-Marie had appeared all over Europe, Canada, Australia and Asia, receiving honors, medals and awards, which continue to this day. Universal Soldier became the anthem of the peace movement.