Scandinavia To San Diego 11-23-10
Galaxy of Emptiness - Beth Orton - Trailer Park - Elizebeth Caroline Orton was born in East Dereham, Norfolk, on 14th December 1970. Trailer Park was her breakout album.
I'm Invisible - Lina Nyberg Quintet - Sisters of Garbo II - A compilation album of the best female vocalists of Sweden, the song comes from the album "When The Sun Shines Through".
Days - Sambassadeur - European - They are a Swedish pop band formed in 2003 in Gothenburg.
Surrender - Olof Arnalds - Innundir Skinni - Wonderful new CD of Icelandic folk music, half in English. This cut is a duet with another great from Iceland, Bjork.
Det Ar Harligt Att Leva - Gunnar Wiklund - single - You probably recognized the tune, in English it's "Kiss An Angel Good Morning", made popular by Charley Pride.
The River of Dreams - Natali - The First Beam - In my opinion Natali should remove the eye makeup, gives her a racoon look.
T’es Pas Un Autre - Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Beat Goes On - New CD from award winning Canadian jazz vocalist features a wide variety of music.
Come Back - SySma - I'm Still In Love With U - New EP from Italian garage band with strong male vocals and interesting arrangements.
Cliffs of Dooneen - Mary Duff - The Very Best of - Mary is from Dublin, Ireland. This is a traditional celtic tune.
Ricamo - Miklos Maros - Ricamo - Miklos is Hungarian, his father was a noted composer, he is following in his fathers footsteps.
Nobody's Fault But Mine - Hans Theessink - Dutch Rock Alive & Well Vol3 - Guitarist born in Enschede, a textile industry town. He has toured extensively, with Clannad, Bo Diddley, Rory Block, and Country Joe McDonald, among others.
Heart of Destruction - Ferron - Phantom Center - "But I won't be a heart of destruction/I won't be a part of the pain" Great songwriting always from Ferron.
Fragile - Kerli - Love Is Dead - awaiting a new CD, hopefully soon, from this native of Elva, Estonia.
The Ballad of Genevieve - Simon Scardanelli - Hobohemia - released in 2005, his first album in over ten years, Scardanelli's songs combine gritty realism with soaring melody and quirky English eccentricity.
Complex Heaven - Brian Eno w/ Jon Hopkins & Leo Abrahams - Small Craft on a Milk Sea - Great new CD of experimental electrnica from a talented composer.
A Town Called Obsolete - Andreya Triana - Lost Where I Belong - Another new CD, recently part of my monthly review of new music.
First Train Home - Imogen Heap - Ellipse -Classic Imogen, melodic with fantastic harmonies.
Rechka - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - A Russian folksong "The River" the only cut not in English concludes her superb new CD.
Run To The Hills - Hellsongs - Hymns In The Key of 666 - Swedish trio plays traditional heavy metal songs in the style of early 70s folk music.
Spasi Me, Lubov - Magda - Midnight Ballads - "Save Me, Love" is the translation from Bulgarian. Here's the music video for your enjoyment.
My little slice of Americana for the show comes from the late 70s, from a noted New England singer/songwriter:
Fire - David Mallett - Inches and Miles