Music from Canada – I am Robot and Proud

I am Robot and Proud, born as Shaw-Han Liem is a canadian indietronica musician from Toronto. Listen to his 2005 single “My Sky Your Sky”:

Music from the US – Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich is an US-american singer-songwriter from York. Listen to his absolutely amazing song “Box of Stones”:

Music from Germany – Fred Bertelmann R.I.P:

Fred Bertelmann (born October 7, 1925 in Duisburg, † January 22, 2014 in Berg) was a German pop singer and actor. Hed ided a few days ago

He became famous in germany with a song called “The laughing vagabond ” der lachende Vagabund , a cover version form Jim Lowes US Hit “Gamblers Guitar”

Music from the US – Pete Seeger R.I.P.

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 in New York; † January 27, 2014) was an American folk musician who inspired many peace and freedom movements with his songs.

He died yesterday at the age of 94

Here is his song “Where are all the flowers gone ” , the song translated in german was also a great hit in germany

other hits have been “Turn Turn Turn “ and “If i had a hammer “

 

Music from the US – The Blues Brothers

John Adam Belushi (born January 24, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, † March 5, 1982 in West Hollywood) was an American singer and film actor and the brother of the blues musician and actor James Belushi.

yesterday was his 65 birthday , Happy Birthday

Together with Dan Akroyd and the band he was the main actor in the John Landis film “Blues Brothers” from 1980.  many celebrities could be seen in guest appearances, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Chaka Khan, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Twiggy, Steven Spielberg, Joe Walsh, John Candy and Charles Napier.

Here is their song “Rawhide ” and “Everybody needs somebody ” both clips from the movie

 

Music from the US – Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips is an US-american singer-songwriter. He was born in 1990 and performs rock, pop and folk rock music. Listen to his song “Gone, Gone, Gone”:

Music from the US – Dirtwire

Dirtwire is an electro-acoustic duo born of David Satori of Beats Antique and Evan Fraser of Hamsa Lila. They describe their music as Back Porch Electro-cana including some world music elements. Think their music is really interesting! Listen to their song “Taiga” featuring Kongar-ol Ondar, who was himself a master Tuvan singer from Russia.

Music from the US – Arborea

Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Avant Folk duo Shanti and Buck Curran have released 5 albums, curated two various artist compilations (‘Leaves of Life’ and ‘We Are All One, In the Sun’: a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe…including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea’s 4th album ‘Red Planet’ was released in 2011 and received critical praise; making Rolling Stone ‘Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011”, ‘Editors Top Pick’ Guitar Player Magazine, ‘Top Vinyl Pick’ Mojo Magazine, Uncut Magazine ‘Top 100 Albums of 2011′, and Portland Phoenix ‘Top Ten Albums of 2011′. Arborea’s 5th album ‘Fortress of the Sun’ was released April 29th, 2013 on Esp-Disk’ coinciding with the label’s 50th Anniversary and made AllMusic’s ‘Favorite Singer/Songwriter Albums of 2013′, Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ‘Best Acoustic Albums of 2013′, textura’s ‘Top Ten Albums of 2013′, and Best Of Echoes 2013 Listener Poll. (youtube)

Here is their song ” After the Flood only Love remains “

Music from the US – Taylor Davis

Taylor Davis is an American violinist, arranger, and composer best known for her covers of music from video games featured on her YouTube channel ViolinTay. She also features performances of her own arrangements of music from films and musicals and has begun releasing original music.

Here is her newest video with pieces from the video game WOW “World of Warcraft ”  AWESOME