Scandinavia To San Diego 01-04-11
My Romance - Marian Petrescu Quartet - Thrivin' - A Rogers & Hart classic revived by piano expert Petrescu, originally from Romania, now living in Finland. Marian has his own music school.
First Train Home - Imogen Heap - Ellipse - Heap plays heavily produced and arranged singer-songwriter pop incorporating elements of rock, dance and electronica. Also part of the duo Frou Frou.
Honey Bee - Zee Avi - self titled - Zee Avi is just 23 but she's an old soul. A huge talent in a petite frame bringing a universal message from the unlikely birthplace of Borneo, an ancient island east of Malaysia. I really enjoy her singing. 'Honey Bee' is about a romance between two nonconformists who are different from the rest of the hive, and are trying to avoid the pressure to be like everybody else.
Grandfather - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - A Chris Hennessy tune about aging and rememberances of the past.
Anything At All - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - 2010 was a good year for Natasha, especially with the release of such a quality debut solo album.
What If I Stayed - Ron Hynes - Stealing Genius - A slow tempo love song from the talented Canadian balladeer.
Den Har Gungen - Lisa Nilsson - Till Morelia - Title translates to "This Time".
Strumyk - Marc Brenken-Christian Kappe Quartet - Eight Short Stories - Song was named by a listener at one of his concerts, is Polish for "little river" or "creek".
Trick of the Light - Taylor Mitchell - For Your Consideration - Though we tragically lost Taylor at a young age, her songs keep her memory alive.
I Once Loved A Lass - The Clydesiders - Crossing The Borders - Great celtic music from one of my favorite Scottish bands.
Waltzing With Anne - Joe Derrane - Grove Lane - New CD from long time instrumentalist.
Trouble Is A Friend - Lenka - self titled - I hope we are due for a new album from Australian Lenka soon. She has a new single on iTunes, which is a good sign.
Sube Azul (Blue Rises) - Sofia Rei Koutsovitis - Sube Azul - Have you read my review of this album yet?
The One I Love Is Gone - Katie Melua - The House - Katie does a great job on this Bill Monroe tune, her new CD is wonderful from start to finish.
Illusion - Asia Hatton - Illusion - Is it gonna take ten years between albums, Asia?
Night Ride To Armagh - Brian Finnegan - The Ravishing Genius of Bones - Another new CD worth a listen.
Tall White Horses - Dave Gibb - Looking At The Past - Left handed, balding, middle-aged, songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village.
Kilkelly Ireland - The Cast - The Winnowing - The Cast is Mairi Campbell & Dave Francis.
Papa Gato - Andreas Oberg - Six String Evolution - An infectious Pancho Sanchez salsa number.crafted by Andreas into a guitar masterpiece.