Scandinavia TO San Diego 05-31-11
Feel Loved - Asia Hatton - Illusion - Only release so far was 2003, when Asia was still a teenager. She needs to get back in the recording studio.
Soulmate - Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine - Bedingfield debuted in the 1990s as a member of The DNA Algoritnm. Soulmate was a top 10 UK single.
Fragile - Kerli - Love Is Dead - Still awaiting a follow up to her debut CD. It may happen soon; the lead promotional single from her second album was released for free via download on her official website on December 16, 2010 and the music video was officially released a week later.
The Step And The Walk - The Duke Spirit - Neptune - an English rock band based in London. Lead vocals are by Liela Moss.
Rechka - Natasha Borzilova - Balancing Act - A Russian folk song, title translates to The River.
Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford - The Best of - Carmelita Rosanna Ford was born in London but is of Italian heritage. Formerly with The Runaways, this was her biggest hit; a duet with Ozzy Osbourne, husband of her manager Sharon.
My Father's Ghost - Ron Hynes - Stealing Genius - His debut album, Discovery, released in 1972, was the first album composed of totally original content by a Newfoundland artist.
I Can See Clearly Now - Holly Cole - Collection Vol 1 - Beautiful cover of song written by Johnny Nash.
How Was I To Know - Phyllis Morrissey - Where I Live - Phyllis is from Newfoundland.
Bad News - Orianthi - Believe - Orianthi Panagaris was born in Adelaide Australia; known most as lead guitarist for Carrie Underwood.
Sonny's Dream - The Clydesiders - Crossing The Borders - Tune by Ron Hynes who I played earlier in this show.
Pusni Me - Magda - Nejen Pricel - Magda is from Bulgaria, and is one of the younger singers signed by Payner Music.
Morning Light - Anna Calvi - self titled - Hometown: London. Began playing guitar at age 13, then started working on her voice. This is her debut CD.
A Moment of Madness - Katie Melua - The House - Perhaps her latest CD will give her the recognition stateside that Katie has enjoyed in the UK.
The Writer - Ellie Goulding - Lights - Another Brit with a debut CD; Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding (born 30 December 1986), is an English singer-songwriter. Will be on tour in the US in August.
Hard For The Heart - Duffy - Endlessly - Welsh singer has a hit CD to follow her 2008 debut "Rockferry".
J'ai Pas de Temps - Souad Massi - Raoui - "I Don't Have The Time" is the title translation.
The House That Never Was - Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones - Australian husband/wife duo sure seem to have fun singing.
Mal de l'Amor - Yasmin Levy - Mano Suave - Yasmin was born on December 23, 1975 in Jerusalem.
Honey Bee - Zee Avi - self titled - Writes almost all of her material, including this song about being different from "the rest of the hive".
Grandfather - Kilkenny Krew - self titled - tune about the different sides of aging bt Chris Hennessy.
Always Argyll - Valerie Dunbar - Argyll - Discovered her on a trip to Scotland in the late 70s; still enjoy listening to her songs.
Secluded Roads - Taylor Mitchell - For Your Consideration - A new track of Taylor's music has been released on a compilation - "Songs of War and Politics" and is available on iTunes.
Our little slice of Anmericana returns this week:
Model Citizen - Peter Gammons - Never Slow Down, Never Grow Old - Cover of a Warren Zevon tune from a 2006 benefit CD released by Rounder. Gammons is a decent singer and guitarist. Gammons has a penchant for indie rock and the blues, and is active in the Boston indie rock scene when his other commitments allow him the time; he is also a award winning sportswriter and a Red Sox reporter on NESN.