Bjorklund's "Summer Romance" video exclusive available
Thursday, April 28, 2011
– Danish singer/pedal steel guitarist Maggie Bjorklund's debut solo album "Coming Home" resulted in five videos being released by Bloodshot Records for the disc.
Country Standard Time is hosting the exclusive premiere of Bjorklund's Summer Romance.
Maggie Bjorklund with Rachel Flotard - Summer Romance.
In 2009, Bjorklund recorded her solo debut, Coming Home (Bloodshot), with the likes of Mark Lanegan, Calexico's Joey Burns and John Convertino, Jon Auer (Posies), Rachel Flotard (Visqueen) and Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees).
To view the videos and have a chance to win Bjorklund's CD, go to Bloodshot as part of Bloodshot's "Maggie Bjorklund Video-Roll Contest Week." Any reader who "likes," comments on or re-posts the video is eligible to win a copy of the CD.
Already featured were the songs Anchor Song, Vildsport and Insekt.
On Friday is Coming Home, hosted by Blurt Magazine. My Old Kentucky Blog is hosting Intertwined today.
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