Off the Beaten Track
Scandinavia To San Diego 10-5-10
Quelques Pleurs - Isabelle Boulay - Mieux Qu'ici-bas - one of the most influential pop singers to come out of Quebec in the past decade. The diminutive redhead talks a lot about her childhood on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula.
Northumberland - Seedhill Bruiser - Seedhill Folk Songs - Seedhill Bruiser is Tim Wilson, presenting his own stylistically version of Scottish folk music, haunting dreamy songs of love, loss, drugs and death with a lowland edge from a gay, schizophrenic recluse.
Do You Believe In Love - Lisa Nilsson - Lean On Love - Nilsson's style ranges from out and out pop music to soul-inflected ballads.
The Lobster Set - The Paul McKenna Band - Between Two Worlds - I think I was hungry when I chose this track, but a good one it is.
Sube Azul - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - Sofia sings the folkloric traditions of Argentina and its region. Her songs speak of heartbreak and the challenges of life abroad. Sofia now lives in New York.
Bay of Biscay - Matt & Shannon Heaton - Lovers' Well - Irish ballads recorded on Cape Cod.
Fur Immer - Doro (Pesch) - Doro Live - from the Angels Never Die tour, 1993 Germany.
Brallor - Dungen - Skit I Allt - Dungen has often been classified as psychedelic rock, but this new album shows much more.
Searching For The Outback - Jim Haynes - Words of Wisdom - An album of entertaining, listenable, singable Aussie songs for the whole family.
Scandal At The Parkade - Owen Pallett - A Swedish Love Story EP - Pallett is best known as a solo artist, formerly under the name "Final Fantasy".
MacDonald of the Isles - Iain Macinnes - Sealbh - (pronounced "Shallav") a new CD of excellent bagpipe tunes.
God Only Knows - Orianthi - Believe - Best known as a dynamite guitarist, Orianthi is also a fine writer and singer. Read my review and learn more about her.
Tell Me Tonight - Bering Strait - self titled - Russian country rock band has changed their sound on their newer CD. I prefer this one.
Lost Where I Belong - Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong - Brighton based singer songwriter puts together a soul album both timelessly classic and utterly contemporary.
Vestland Vestland - Sissel Kyrkjebo - Sissel - "Sissel" is a norwegian variant of Cecilia.
Shady Grove - Takenobu - Introduction - "Tah-kay-no'-boo" is Vermont based vocalist Nick Ogawa, reinventing an old Appalachian ballad.
Postcard - Liechtenstein - Survival Strategies In A Modern World - Swedish trio Renee, Naemi, and Elin with their spooky harmonies.
Last Song - Sarah McQuaid - I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning - Appropriately the last song on her new double CD.
You've Changed - Sia - We Are Born - Sia Kate Isobelle Furler born 18 December 1975 is an Australian jazzy soulful pop singer.
Shock And Awe - Teenage Fanclub - Shadows - New, terrific sounding album from Glasgow alt-rock band.
My little slice of Americana, because it's all world music.....
Alezan - Cris Williamson - Fringe - Narrative of a young cowgirl put to music. Cris has been one of my favorites for many years.
You Can Go Home - Tom Pacheco - I'll Leave A Light On For You - Another example of Tom's fine storytelling, from his latest CD.