Scandinavia To San Diego 05-24-11
Water And Wood - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - "Moving to the States in my late teens provided me with endless opportunities of putting my foot in my mouth and falling on my face because of the vast difference between the customs of fast-paced, super-direct urban Russia and ths soft spoken American south.
Wildflower - Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - 2008 collaboration between Chambers, the beloved Australian singer/songwriter and her husband, draws on their combined songwriting talents.
The Verdant Braes of Skeen - the Clancy Legacy - self titled - Aoife Clancy, Robbie O'Connell and Donal Clancy first performed together at a workshop called "The Clancy Legacy" ; They immediately began to receive offers to do other concerts together and The Clancy Legacy was born.
Seagull - the Cottars - Feast - Two young brother-sister pairs playing the folk music of their native Nova Scotia.
Simple Twist of Fate - Kristin Lomholt - Spell - Kristin, from Denmark, provides the material to play a Dylan song on his 70th birthday.
Song For Ireland - Danny Quinn - Tis A Fine Soft Day - We enjoyed a studio visit from Danny earlier this month.
The Brean Lament - June Tabor - Ashore - Born in Warwick, educated at Oxford University, by profession first librarian, then restaurateur but always a singer of songs where words matter as much as music, June Tabor is renowned as an explorer of a song's soul and a performer of gripping commitment.
Lovestruck - Duffy - Endlessly - After the release of this, her second album, Duffy made her acting debut in the film "Patagonia"; and announced she will be taking an extended hiatus from music before beginning work on her third album.
Comme Je Crie, Comme Je Chante - Emilie-Claire Barlow - The Beat Goes On - Profilic Canadian recording artist in the jazz genre concentrates on the 70s on her latest album.
I'd Love To Kill You - Katie Melua - The House - with kisses, she adds......
Skulduggery Street - Barleyjuice - Skulduggery Street - Irish rock band back with a new release.
Trick of the Light - Taylor Mitchell - For Your Consideration - Taylor's songwriting, singing, and life cut short way too soon. Hopefully, more of her music will be released later.
Danny Boy - Sheila Ryan - Down By The Glenside - Song prompted a listener to query about the meaning/history of the lyrics. Some have interpreted the song to be a message from a parent to a son going off to war. We do know it was written by British lawyer and lyricist Frederic Weatherly in 1910.
Kilkelly Ireland - Phyllis Morrissey - Woman of the Island - Peter Jones' lyrics arranged from old family letters found in an attic trunk.
Il disertore - Ticino - Folk Music From Southern Switzerland - A result of a request from Mike for traditional folk music.
Irme Kero - Yasmin Levy - Mano Suave - There's a raspy, torn quality in Levy's high notes, which comes from her study of flamenco. Flamenco was created in Spain but influenced by gypsies who came from the East — all part of the ebb and flow of Mediterranean history.
Oh My - Gin Wigmore - Holy Smoke - The 10 songs on Holy Smoke – led by the unmistakable urgency of lead single “Oh My” – almost defy description, a unique hybrid of pop and soul and blues and down-and-dirty rock & roll, often in the same song.
Madame Grenouille - Andreas Oberg - Six String Evolution - Jazz classical guitar from Swedish master born in Stockholm on August 6, 1978.
Whiskey In The Jar - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - Celtic fun from Newfoundland quartet.
Matsuri - Kitaro - Kojiki - New age offering from Japanese artist concludes this weeks' show.