Scandinavia To San Diego 04-01-11
The Green Fields of France - John McDermott - Timeless Memories - Eric Bogle's "No Man's Land" retitled and sung nicely by Scottish-Canadian tenor McDermott.
No Fear of Heights - Katie Melua - The House - This slow ballad suits Europe's highest selling European female artist.
Surrender - Olof Arnalds - Innundir Skinni - track off her latest CD is duet with Bjork, also from Iceland.
Toccata in E Minor - Annemieke Spoelstra - Toccare - Her website has the quote "It is enough when a single note is beautifully played." (Arvo Part), in reality all her notes are beautifully played.
Whirring - The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar - Female led (Ritzy Bryan) Welsh alt rock trio new CD features heavy romantic gunge flavored rock.
Threshold - Pagan Saints - Flesh & Bone - An album of songs chosen about the loss and regaining of faith, offering the reverant and committed relationship between lovers as a path to spiritual understanding.
Kantoi - Zee Avi - self titled - Zee Avi is a Malasyan singer/songwriter guitarist and ukelele player who found fame after posting a song on YouTube for her friends who missed her concert.
Meditation - Tom & Joy - Bossa Nova Around The World - Included on this new Putumayo compilation, "Meditation" can also be found on the French duo's 2005 CD Antigua. Tom & Joy, based in Paris, are part of the underground Euro electronic lounge music scene.
City With No Children - Arcade Fire - The Suburbs - Canadian indie rock band needs no introduction after the success of this 2010 CD and subsequent US tour.
Chaos - Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors - Tribe - This CD features Mindy Jostin & Catherine Russell.
Sonny's Dream - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - Danny does a good job on one of my favorite Ron Hynes songs, but doesn't sing all the verses.
She's Still In Paris - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - Another cut from Danny's newest CD.
At The End of The Day - Heidi Talbot - The Last Star - Heidi includes this Sandy Denny tune to close out her latest CD.
Finisterre - June Tabor - Ashore - Two cuts from June's new CD, a worthwhile addition to any collection.
The Grey Funnel Line - June Tabor - Ashore
Love Out of Lust - Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes -Swedish vocalist whose Mother (Karsti) and Father (Johan) both sang in punk bands.
What Is It About You - Bering Strait - self titled - now defunct Russian country rock band whose lead singer, Natasha Borzilova, is now embarked on a successful solo career.
Gossiping - Shadow - Calypso Heat - by request, Mike wanted to hear some Calypso, I was able to locate this CD in our library.
Samba de Mon Coeur Qui Bat - Coralie Clement - Paris - Modern lounge music "Samba of My Beating Heart" is from her 2001 debut album "Salle de Pas Perdus".
Quelqu'un M'a Dit - Carla Bruni - Paris - An older recording from before Carla became France's First Lady.