RELEASES

Jono Manson - Silver Moon (digital release)

2020-04-10

Jono Manson's 10th solo album, "Silver Moon", brims with the exuberant musicality of someone whose fire burns bright after many lifetimes in the music industry. The 13 song album is unmistakably Jono, winding through reflective americana, gritty r'n'b, raunchy rock'n'roll, and elements of pop, like a night of music at Nightingale. It’s an invigorating album from an artist who helped define an era, and it features superstar friends such as Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Eric Schenkman, and many more.

Carus Thompson - Shakespeare Avenue

2020-03-20

Australian folk rock songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns to the UK to launch his 7th studio album, "Shakespeare Avenue". Recorded in Dartmoor, in the south west of England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, the album takes its name from a street in Bath, Somerset, where Thompson’s late grandfather lived, before he left his home for Australia.

Tony Denikos - Gravity Wins

2020-03-20

Tony Deniko's 5th release, "Gravity Wins", is being hailed as his best work to date. 45 years of writing, recording, performing and living are distilled in this seamless and evocative collection of pure americana.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 3

2020-03-20

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Sugar Lime Blue - Narcoluptuous

2020-03-06

Sugar Lime Blue is redefining americana, drawing from the 3 main American stylings of jazz, blues and country, to create a purely unique sound. Fans of classic rock, blues, and traditional country can all find commonality in Sugar Lime Blue. Pull up a chair, lend an ear and get lost in the smooth grooves, winding musical passages and lilting vocals that is Sugar Lime Blue.

White Owl Red - Afterglow

2020-02-28

Singer and songwriter Josef McManus’s anticipated 4th White Owl Red album continues to explore the messy complexity of contemporary culture and values with ferocity and vulnerability. These 10 songs embrace musical innovation without pandering to formula, seamlessly blending country, folk, americana and rock influences with indie vibes.

Barbara Bergin - Blood Red Moon

2020-02-28

"Blood Red Moon", Barbara Bergin’s debut CD, features a colorful cast of characters from the young prince of Wales to the captain of the Robert E Lee to a possum in the corn. Her musical stories are contemplative, rowdy, old fashioned and come from a place in her soul that reveals the many facets of an artist who’s come a long way on the road of life.

Nilsen's Southern Harmony - Coastology

2020-02-21

From the coast of northern Norway, to the Gulf Coast, and back. 9 years after the 1st album by Nilsen’s Southern Harmony, here’s the 2nd. Since that 1st album, Bjoern Nilsen as a writer, has had more than 50 songs recorded by other artists, including 3 European top 5 hits, on HotDisc Top 40, and 3 Norwegian #1’s in 2018. "Coastology" was written and recorded with a dynamic line up of mighty fine American and Norwegian writers, singers, and musicians.

Lawson Vallery Band - Texiana

2020-02-21

Lawson Vallery was born in the southern US state of Louisiana, but soon after his family moved to Texas, that is where he grew up, always moving from town to town as the family followed the great Texas oil boom of the 40’s and 50’s. Beginning in the early 50’s most of his entertainment came from listening to the Grand Old Opry and Louisiana Hayride on the radio or going to movies featuring singing cowboys like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Tex Ridder. It seems that he knew from an early age that a singing cowboy was what he really wanted to be, so he began to document his young life in the form of poems and lyrics.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 2

2020-02-21

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Mikael Ramel - The Bäst Band Lajv 2019

2020-02-14

”Därför att jag nått den punkt i livet då min musik spelas av de, för mig, bästa tänkbara musiker, kallar jag bandet The Bäst Band!” ~ MIkael Ramel

"Mikael Ramel Band Till Dej : The Bäst Band Lajv 2019" släpps på CD, LP och digitalt av Hemifrån/Paraply Records med distribution av Border Music den 14:e februari 2020.

Rebecca Turner - The New Wrong Way

2020-02-14

Rebecca Turner has made 2 well received albums, 1st, "Land Of My Baby" in 2005, then "Slowpokes" in 2009. Writing for a 3rd began almost immediately after "Slowpokes was" released. Then she was swept away by a dream like, sometimes uncomfortable, but always interesting sea of time and family and cats and work. Years passed, songs came and went, but she kept performing and writing. Finally, a deadline of early 2020 was set for the new album, "The New Wrong Way".

Gunther Brown - Heartache & Roses

2020-02-14

Gunther Brown is a 6 piece americana roots rock band from Portland, Maine. Comprised of veterans of Portland's active roots music scene, the band has a wealth of studio and stage experience. Now, in 2020, comes "Heartache & Roses", Gunther Brown's 3rd album. The album's opening line, "Ain't Been A Good Year", sets the tone for 11 songs born of failures, disappointment and even the occasional hint of optimism.

Lynne Hanson - Just Words

2020-02-07

On February 7th, 2020, Ottawa based songwriter Lynne Hanson will release her 7th studio album, “Just Words” on CD and LP. Too tough for folk and too blues influenced for country, Lynne’s brand of 'porch music with a little red dirt' can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full on thunderstorm of gritty americana swamp from one song to the next.

Stephanie Hatfield - Out This Fell

2020-02-07

"Out This Fell", Stephanie Hatfield's 4th studio album, is an indie, folk and pop offering that spins an assortment of epic tales including that of a 50 year friendship set in Naples, the abandonment of those left to the decay of Detroit, surviving a mental breakdown in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, and the sweet simplicity of a love that still holds true and comforting even after death.

Jono Manson - Silver Moon (physical release)

2020-02-07

Jono Manson's 10th solo album, "Silver Moon", brims with the exuberant musicality of someone whose fire burns bright after many lifetimes in the music industry. The 13 song album is unmistakably Jono, winding through reflective americana, gritty r'n'b, raunchy rock'n'roll, and elements of pop, like a night of music at Nightingale. It’s an invigorating album from an artist who helped define an era, and it features superstar friends such as Warren Haynes, Joan Osborne, Eric Schenkman, and many more.

Ruby Lovett - It's A Hard Life

2020-01-31

Ruby Lovett is pure country. She is heir to a tradition of women with drawls and spunk. She is funny, unaffected, and unabashedly traditional in outlook. The combination makes both her singing and her presence extraordinarily appealing. The fact that such appeal is tied to a beautifully one of a kind voice is all the better. Her music is as real as she is, full of honest emotion and real life situations, sung with unaffected grace and power. To hear her sing is to witness the flowering of a life and musical approach that began with a childhood in Laurel, Mississippi.

Tom Mank & Sera Smolen - We Still Know How To Love

2020-01-31

Tom Mank & Sera Smolen's recent CD's have been recorded in Woodstock, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Ooigem, BE, with American, Dutch and Belgian musicians and vocalists contributing. Their CD's have received enthusiastic reviews in both the US and Europe.

Deborah Henriksson - Face Your Fears

2020-01-31

"The legend of King Arthur inspired me when writing the lyrics. I like the idea that ordinary people face fears and struggles with as much bravery as heroes of legends do. The chorus, 'face your fears, seek new beginnings', was clearly prophetic for me in my personal life as well. Many listeners tell me that they also like to repeat those words in tough times. The music catches you from the start and pulls you in with energy, but also with a timeless celtic vibe." ~ Deborah Henriksson

Ranzel X Kendrick - Snafu By Alias Wayne

2020-01-24

Ranzel X Kendrick brings fans his alter ego persona in the early 2020 release “Snafu by Alias Wayne". A 6 song EP embracing his enjoyment of jazzy rock and blues on a broader canvas.

Ranzel X Kendrick - Freestyle : Legacy Collection 1

2020-01-24

Next up for Ranzel X Kendrick is the January 2020 release “Freestyle”. The 1st of 3 EP’s from the “Legacy Collection” of formerly unreleased songs from the spirited artist's history as a singer songwriter.

Lynne Hanson - Long Way Home

2020-01-17

"Dramatic heartbreak ballad accented by keyboard hooks from Jim Bryson and an aching guitar solo from Kevin Breit. When a long lonely walk home alone is better than having to talk to anyone about how you’re still hurting." ~ Lynne Hanson

Mejram - Mejram

2020-01-03

The bridge between Gothenburg and Nashville is called Mejram. American roots music and swedish folk merge when this group now releases their debut album, a carefully wrapped folk pop package filled with personal stories dressed in strings, bows, clavier, percussion och rich harmony singing. After 3 years in the shadows the band now emerges into the sun with what makes Mejram Mejram, 4 skilled young musicians, 2 languages, an infinite amount of feelings and great creativity.

Kaja - Origo

2020-01-03

"Origo" is a celebration of life and death, the journey and eternity. Kaja, the trio that just stepped into its teens, unleashes their distinctly personal approach once again to embrace a broad emotional range with a creative mélange of influences.They still have their roots in Klezmer and other Eastern European folk music, but they’ve branched out and their latest album even features influences from pop, afro and electronica. In addition to violin, accordion and double bass, the trio also treats us to cutting edge guest performances on scissors, synth bass, percussion, kalimba, grand piano, live electronica and saxophones. A 12 minute long suite nestles with a deadly waltz, a dramatic unplanned road trip, vibrant afro beats, and a trolley trip in. All with the cinematic chamber music sound of Kaja.

A.K & The Brotherhood - Oh Sedona! Vol 1

2019-12-27

A.K & The Brotherhood are back with their 2nd album, "Oh Sedona!". The material will be released in EP format, "Vol 1" through "Vol 3", on Spotify, as well as on all other download and streaming sites, and on vinyl and CD as a complete album.

Ellinor & Leonor - Årsringar

2019-12-27

With the unusual combination of 5 string cello and fiddle, Ellinor & Leonor vitalise and give new life to Swedish folk music. In “Årsringar”, the duo present traditional tunes from south Dalarna in stylish and lilting arrangements enriched with improvisation and influences from chamber and world music. The duo have chosen to call their 2nd album "Årsringar" ("Growth Rings") in celebration of significant Swedish folk musicians that have gone before.

Anne Kalmering - Vayter

2019-12-27

Anne Kalmering's new album "Vayter" shows the width of the klezmer music, Jewish folk music meets chamber music and cabaret in suggestive and playful arrangements. The music is reminiscent of a culture that was close to being destroyed, but still lives on. "Vayter" means “ahead, forward” in Yiddish, and is a tribute to all those who has walked this path with their songs and music.

Jaron Reid Raven^sky - I Can't Take The Darkness Anymore

2019-12-06

Jaron Reid Raven^sky, born of the prairies on the vast Alberta, Canada, vista. His 1st nation heritage echoing clearly on “Black Crow Cloud” and “Broken Down“. Gifted with a beautiful voice, a singer of charm, dignity and empathy, with a deep self felt comprehension of pain and the raunchy side of being. Jaron’s latest double CD, a serious, long time in completion, delivers the true artist he has become. The artist delivers imposing songwriting in a spiritual rusty voice traversing the dark, commanding euphoria vibes on 25 songs.

The Gothic Cowboy - Between The Wars

2019-11-29

"When I retired the Border Band in 2016 after a 20 year run, I aimed to ride out my days playing solo. But I soon partnered up with 'Mandolin' Dan Hermreck, a fine player and even finer fellow. You can catch his sounds on our new acoustic CD 'Between the Wars' along with these 2 exceptional guest artists and friends, Jeff Jackson on standup bass, and Til Willis on harmonica."

Jude Johnstone - Living Room

2019-11-15

A testament to her talents are the artists who have covered her songs including Mary Black, Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt and Trisha Yearwood. With “Living Room”, Jude delivers songs consistent with her reputation of cultivating artistic truth. Uniquely for Jude, several of her songs are from a male perspective with vocals provided by artists Ben Glover, Brandon Jesse, Hunter Nelson and Tim Hockenberry. This collection continues the legacy of Jude Johnstone as being one of her generation’s finest songwriters.

Justine Vandergrift - Stay

2019-11-01

Justine Vandergrift is like the old hymns she grew up with, even if you can’t put your finger on what makes them authentic, they are undeniably so. Her 3 studio releases reveal a clear, rich and emotive voice and finely tuned song craft, and her upcoming album ”Stay” represents a deepening of an already impressive artistry.

Dave Rosewood - Long Distance Love

2019-11-01

Dave Rosewood's forthcoming single ”Long Distance Love” takes a cue from Sun Records artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis that forged rock and country into a new genre, rockabilly. This single looks at the difficulties of long distance relationships with a touch of humor and a honky tonk attitude. ”Long Distance Love” is the second single and provides a taste test of Dave´s sophmore album ”No Rodeo In Rome” which is due for release in March 2020. Supporting the release of ”Long Distance Love”, Dave Rosewood will be embarking on his ’Honky Tonk Troubadour Tour’ with November stops in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.

Mudfish - Mudfish

2019-10-25

Mudfish started to make music again in 2013 after many silent years. The contributions to the compilations “Home Is Where The Heart Is” in 2014 and “Won’t Be Home For Christmas” in 2017, both Hemifrån/Paraply Records, marked the return of the band. After 2 singles in the of spring 2019, it’s now time to release the very 1st Mudfish album. “It’s about time we release these songs now”, says singer Joakim Lövgren, “It has taken us a while from farm to fork, even though the recording process was a quick one. The album has been with us for some years now and it’s great to finally release these songs”. You will find the album on all digital platforms, as well as on physical CD.

Kaurna Cronin - Glitter Or Dust

2019-10-25

”Glitter Or Dust” is the 5th studio album from 27 year old Australian born folk rocker and singer songwriter Kaurna Cronin, hailing from sunny south Australia. His acclaimed live shows and latest works delve well beyond the current singer songwriter trends of cliche heartbreak songs, covering social issues, homelessness and other contemporary issues.

Ranzel X Kendrick - Texas Cactus

2019-10-18

Part rambling man, part hill country gypsy, Ranzel X Kendrick sounds like nobody else. Original. Fresh. Passionate. Real, raw and different. Creating his original Kendrick groove, the elusive enigma artist started releasing his music in earnest with "Texas Paintbrush" in 2017. Followed by "Texas Sagebrush" in the fall of 2018, and "Texas Cactus", now in 2019, to close his 3 CD “Texas Trilogy”.

Lynne Hanson - True Blue Moon

2019-10-18

"'True Blue Moon', the 1st single from my forthcoming album 'Just Words', was written in response to the Jacques Brel song 'Ne Me Quitte Pas'. I read in an interview that he didn’t consider it to be a love song, but instead an example of how far a man would go because of love. This song was from the point of view of the woman who sees the romantic poet for a temporary lover and not capable of longer lasting love. It’s supposed to be a tongue in cheek song about that out of control feeling that we can sometimes have when we fall head over heels in love, and at the impossibility of that romantic fairy tale feeling actually being something that can be maintained over time." ~ Lynne Hanson

Bobbo Byrnes - The Red Wheelbarrow

2019-10-11

”The Red Wheelbarrow” was mostly recorded while touring across the US and I was influenced by modern radio in a counter intuitive way, I didn’t want to sound like modern radio. I wanted to sound like people in a room making music and less like a computer. It’s not discounting what others do, it’s just reacting to it.

Annie Gallup - Bookish

2019-10-11

“My new album ’Bookish’ was written and recorded last winter, my first winter living on the coast of Maine. It was bitterly cold outside and there was ice and blowing snow, and I hibernated upstairs in my writing alcove and downstairs in Peter Gallway’s Gallway Bay Studio to work on this record, solo, live in the studio, unguarded, focused. I’ve been unable to travel for several years because I have chronic Lyme Disease. It has turned my world upside down and made it very small. Touring and performing are out of the question. But I’m writing, constantly, and I’ve recorded these new songs to sound the way I would play them on stage if I were able to bring them to you in person”.

Paul Messinger - The Reckoning

2019-10-04

Paul Messinger's 2019 release, "The Reckoning", is a song cycle constructed to challenge the growing notion of 'otherness'. Recorded live, in the studio with great players, such as Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five), with blazing vocals, and trademark original harmonica seamlessly woven within the textures of sound throughout, this is music heard as it was played, with songs written to provoke, as well as to dance, and even rejoice, in our shared humanness.

Emily Davis - You, Me And The Velvet Sea

2019-10-04

Emily Davis latest release, ”You, Me & The Velvet Sea”, is a deeply personal album focussed entirely on love, in all of its incarnations. Combining aching fiddle, gritty guitars and sweet 4 part harmonies, the songs are propelled forward. And, front and centre, Davis’ delivers her evocative lyrics with a syrupy voice, resonating with the honesty and warmth of which she is renowned.