Posted August 13, 2014

C&E on Soundcloud


We have updated our Soundcloud site with free samples from all later releases. Try it when in need of al dente music


Posted July 29, 2014

Meet Sigge Krantz


(Photo  Anna Intemann)

Meet one of the most important people at Country & Eastern. Bass and guitar player Sigge Krantz was a member of the Bitter Funeral Beer Band (CE09, CEX09). He has played in several of the swedish progg bands and is since the demise of Torbjörn Abelli the bass player in legendary Träd, Gräs och Stenar. However his main occupation these days is as sound engineer; he is the man behind the sound on many of our albums, an expert in recording and live mixing. Sigge was involved in the albums below and plays on a few as well. He also works with many other recording artists and has usually more than one album among the Swedish Grammy winners and nominees every year. You see him playing in videos with Bitter Funeral Beer Band (where his solo is after 4:30)

and with Ellika Solo Rafael

Posted July 14, 2014

Country & Eastern on iTunes


We have had a lot of problems getting correct titles and artists on iTunes for our productions but thru heroic work from our distributor Naxos almost everything is now correct, only a few errors remain (even though you would wish for a more flexible search system at iTunes). So you will find our artists and albums not only here on our own site and at Naxos’, but on iTunes the info will be correct as well. Here is our quite impressive list of featured artists:

Amjad Ali Khan, Ammasu Akapoma Group, Beches Brew, Bengt Berger, Berger Knutsson Spering, Bitter Funeral Beer Band, Christian Spering, Country & Eastern Party Band, Don Cherry, Elias Krantz, Elisabeth Engdahl, Ellika Frisell, Haci Tekbilek, ISKRA, Jonas Knutsson, K. Sridhar, Kjell Westling, Lars Fredriksson, Lena  Willemark, Mats Öberg, Mohan Balvalli, Nikhil Bannerjee, Pandit Taranath Rama Rao, Per Tjernberg, P. S. Devarajan, Rafael Sida, Ram Narain, Ravi Bellare, Roland  Keijser, Sadanand Naimpalli, Sebastian Åberg, Shashi Bellare, Solo Sissokho, Sopan Dev, Swamy Haridhos, Thomas Gustafsson, Torkel Rasmusson, Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Zia Mohiuddin Dagar.

Posted July 12, 2014

Fanart from Japan


Japanese manga artist Harukichi just send us fanart from the duet album with Kjell Westling from 1977. Two more pics: Read more »

Posted July 7, 2014

Songlines: NOW is one of the best albums of the last 6 months!


Next chance to hear Ellika Solo Rafael is at Stockholm Folk Festival on August 8. If you can’t wait – get the album!