Help to keep Radio Crystal Blue on the air


Radio Crystal Blue, my 14-year freeform radio program, has had some financial trouble as of late. Having survived a move out of Philadelphia, I am seeking funding to keep the show going and thriving.
Necessary funds go toward replacing batteries, microphones, bill payment for electricity, Internet connection and phone, and the rent, of course.

This program is my proudest creation, and it deserves to continue to reach hearts and minds.  Donate here:

@ Jazzbones, Tacoma, 3/1/15


Boutique record label Maurice The Fish Records presented rock and electronica at the venerable Jazzbones here in Tacoma. A standard bar takes up the left side of the venue, with table seating and a large raised stage to the right. The Sunday Sessions, held the first Sunday of each month, are now into its 3rd year.

Officially supporting tonight’s artists were the principals of Seattle Wave Radio, an eclectic radio presence in the city for a number of years, and Cindy Teixeira of music blog Brown Bag Alley and manager of local rock band FallStreak.

Tonight, I was present to see Aradia, a Seattle songwriter who shares NYC roots with yours truly. A striking, tall blonde with the soul of an adventurer, plus an earnest voice, Aradia focuses her music and lyrics around the cause of humankind itself and our place in the Universe. The set comprised all originals, save one Blondie cover “Call Me”. All but two songs in the set were from the new album “Citizen Of Earth”. One can certainly hear Blondie in the overall sound, though there is also the faraway introspective material that leans one’s ear towards someone like Bjork. Her willingness to connect to people’s minds and hearts is the most notable aspect of her personality. She often gestured with arms outstretched while singing. She won the favor of Seattle Wave Radio after initially placing 5th, then 2nd in a band-battle competition last autumn. My favorite selection of the show was a definitive trip-hop song “So Long”, referencing faraway transmissions. Aradia wore a spacey number (which she claimed on stage was actually her bathrobe), a gorgeous silver gown over black diamond-studded tights, and red pumps. Her band was on drums, bass, guitar, and she occasionally played an Arturia Minibrute synth (100% analog!).  Tacoma gets another opportunity to see Aradia on March 14 at The Spar, a venue with a rather storied past in the city’s history.

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Opening for Aradia was a supergroup of local and regional bands titled Monsters In The Dark. Raymond Hayden, proprietor of Maurice The Fish Records, held court on keyboards in this 8-piece band, complete with a trio of spirited female vocalists, guitars, bass and sax. Having a big band and a diverse sound, steeped in rock, you knew you were in for a good time. They performed thoughtful original tunes, and several Pink Floyd covers. As for the supergroup angle, for starters: alto/soprano saxman Paul Sawtelle has his Brotherhood Of Soul; vocalist Jessica Lynne fronts her band Jessica Lynne & The Cousins. Veteran songwriter Regan Lane of power-pop band Strangely Alright, took a turn sharing lead vocals.

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More photos from this event at Facebook

Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/28/15 audio/links


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Saint James Band “Who You Are” – Always Be With You CD www.saintjamesband.com
Gregg Cagno “Clinton Times” – Worth The Wait CD www.greggcagno.com
The Coteries “I Hitched A Ride” – s/t CD www.thecoteries.com
Timothy Scott “Stronger Than Before” – Wanna Tell You Now CD www.tstunes.com
Larissa Tormey “Don’t Take Risks”- Perfect As I Am CD www.larissatormey.com
Rob McHale “The Castlebar Races” – Fields CD www.robmchale.com
This show was published 2/28/15:
***
Running time: 50 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top
songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform
format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive (also download/stream/share): https://archive.org/details/RCBlive022215
This show was published 2/28/15:
Opening music:
The Matthew Show “February” – February CD http://www.thematthewshow.com
****
*Mary Gauthier “Another Train” – Trouble And Love CD http://www.marygauthier.com
*Drive-By Truckers “The Part Of Him” – English Oceans CD http://www.drivebytruckers.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “4am Walk Home” – Wage Love CD http://www.fredgillenjr.com
Achilles Wheel “Celebrate Today” – Stones To Sand CD http://www.achilleswheel.com
Butchers Blind “Burn Up Bright (Lower East Side)” – Destination Blues sampler EP http://www.butchersblind.com
***
The Train Wreck Endings “Mason-Dixon Line” – Shhh!!! CD http://www.trainwreckendings.com
Tom Principato “Falls Church, VA 22042″ – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD http://www.tomprincipato.com
Jack + Jill “Familiar (Timmy’s Song)” – http://www.jackplusjill.com
Aradia “Magic” – Citizen Of Earth CD http://www.aradiamusic.com
Alexandria “Nothing Without” – http://www.theonlyalexandria.com
***
Kagero “Girl From The Coldest Country” – Gumbo du Jour CD http://www.kagero.com
Shakeh “La Cancion De Mi Alma” – Songs Of My Soul CD http://www.shakeh.com
Libby Koch “Naomi” – Tennessee Colony CD http://www.libbykoch.com
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks “Hold Back The Tears” – The Love I Have For You CD http://www.misstessmusic.com
Matt Turk “The Ballad Of Reuben” – Cold Revival CD http://www.turktunes.com
***
Jon Kohen “Searchlight” – Dead Reckoning CD http://www.jonkohen.com
Vance Gilbert “Garden In Winter” – Bad Dog Buffet CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
Jean Mann “Used Bike” – Between The Rocks And Stars CD http://www.jeanmann.net
Rod Picott “MIlkweed” – Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail CD http://www.rodpicott.com
Heather Pierson “Peace” – Motherless Child CD http://www.heatherpierson.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Running time: 150 minutos
Atmosphere:  anti-cipated
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
You may contribute to Radio Crystal Blue via Paypal button at the homepage
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/22/15 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
HOW TO LISTEN
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home , right-click on the link titled Click
for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its
own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the
show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button
and a number of ways to share the audio player
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu  Shows from these
players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
3: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
4: Internet Archive: www.archive.org   I publish playlists via social media and on my website. Look for the podcast URL that points to archive.org There is a dedicated player for the page, with the same download/stream/share options.  Also, these links will be around as long as the Internet is around.
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of February 22, 2015
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
*****
NEW INSTRUMENT to add to the panel will be a Shure microphone.  The book on the old mic I’ve been using since circa 2003 has finally closed.   What mic have I been using all these years? It’s a Sony MiniDisc mic, based for a technology that’s all but a white elephant nowadays. I was using this technology frequently in the early years of RCB, and eventually discovered that handling CDs through a portable CD player was the way to go.   The electret condensor mic from Sony remained faithful.  Over the last few months the quality has faded (so has the Behringer mixer I have, tho another story for another post). I kept getting strange sounds which I attributed to the AA battery inside.  Then I shifted blame onto the ever-fraying wire.   After conversation, and lengthy assistance on the most recent podcasts from DJ Flowerdove, the writing soon appeared on the wall: It’s high time to buy a new microphone.  I am going to Guitar Center for the new instrument, very likely a Shure SM48S-LC. The other candidates is an SM48 cardioid dynamic mic.
RECAP
From 2/8/15:  Highlights on RCB Novus Ordo include the latest from Fred Gillen Jr, whom I consider the hardest working man in folk.   Evan Button, all of 16, reminds me of the time I first saw and heard Brett Dennen, someone quiet, thoughtful and wise beyond his years in songwriting. For the week during Valentine’s Day, I returned to the magnificent Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut album, music and words inspired by the surviving works of 14th century composer Guilliame de Machaut.   On RCB proper: Segment one is mainly country, collecting places such as North Carolina (Jonathan Byrd) and Wisconsin (Peter Mulvey).  Marchan Noelle debuts within the rotation here with a solo acoustic tune.  Electronic rock band Animato gets another airing.  Two ladies from the mid-Atlantic states, Jo Wymer and Rachel Schain, are heard after many moons. Jo’s song “Rearview Mirror” is brand new.   Segment 3 of 3 this week includes an original by Heather Pierson, a song among covers on her latest.
From 2/15/15:  RCB Novus Ordo, historically is the last show to feature the old Sony mic.   A good way to see the mic off as well: Eilen Jewell released a double album, live at The Narrows in Fall River MA from a year ago. Gibrish presents a fine mix of folk from Sweden.  The Levins resurface with a new inspiring album.   On RCB proper, 2 segments presented music from artists that were being showcased during the Folk Alliance conference last week.  Jim Photoglo and Curtis McMurtry are my faves in the 2nd of those segments. Catherine MacLellan became a Juno nominee. New song from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix is on the forthcoming album.   Thanks again must go to DJ Flowerdove, who provide invaluable assistance in getting some of the more technical aspects of the show done.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014-15 release date. I’ll accept material not older than 6 months from the present date.   Any older material will not receive a featured debut; instead, they will be placed within the long rotation and selection process for future shows.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums\track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
EPK (Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
Sonicbids: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD.
CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
****
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and
those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the
past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your
product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for
details.
SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 15 years
on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The
word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people
every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established
and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web.
Email me to inquire.
CONTACT:
EMAIL:
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
personal FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/radiocblue
RCB FACEBOOK:
ELLO: http://www.ello.co/radiocblue
LINKEDIN: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danherman0
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats
VISION page: www.radiocrystalblue.net/vision

Radio Crystal Blue 2/15/15 audio and links


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new

music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists

eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
This show was published 2/23/15:
***
The Muddy Crows “I’m Not Me” – s/t CD www.themuddycrows.com
Cedar Teeth “Ugly Overnight” – Hoot CD www.cedarteethband.com
Gibrish “Dahlia Meets Bird Petite” – Fel fot, fel sko! EP www.gibrish.se
Eilen Jewell “Rio Grande” – Live At The Narrows CD www.eilenjewell.com
The Charflies “Song For The Dead Of Winter” – Linoleum Angel CD www.thecharflies.com
The Levins “Stuck” – Trust CD www.thelveinsmusic.com
Caroline Cotter “My Evergreen” – Dreaming As I Do CD www.carolinecotter.com
Taryn La Fauci “All Of Me” – Unravel EP
***
Running time:  62 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.

Here’s info on Radio Crystal Blue proper:

Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top

songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform
format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive (also download/stream/share): https://archive.org/details/RCBlive021515
This show was published 2/23/15:
Opening music: Schwervon “Sidesaddle” – Broken Teeth CD http://www.schwervon.com
****
Fellaheen “Gradually Then Suddenly” – You Either Get Hands Or Get Wings CD http://www.fellaheen.com
Truckstop Honeymoon “Lego Airplane” – The Madness Of Happiness CD http://www.truckstophoneymoon.com
The Golden Novak Band “Good Enough” – s/t CD http://www.jessrocknovak.com
DB Rielly “Moving Mountains” – Cross My Heart & Hope To Die CD http://www.dbrielly.com
***
These are some of the official showcase artists from this year’s Folk Alliance conference in Kansas City, MO http://www.folkalliance.org :
Red Molly “My Baby Loves Me”- The Red Album CD http://www.redmolly.com
Owen Danoff “Juliette” – Twelve Stories CD http://www.owendanoff.com
Peter Mulvey “Josephine” – Silver Ladder CD http://www.petermulvey.com
Ellis Paul “Love Is A Curious Thing” – Chasing Beauty CD http://www.ellispaul.com
The Currys “Big Cold Mountain” – Follow CD http://www.thecurrysmusic.com
***
Bob Corritore “Ruckus Rhythm” – Taboo CD http://www.bobcorritore.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Rock n’ Roll Barn” – http://www.professorlouie.com
Yarn “Keep Me Far From My Home” – Shine The Light On CD http://www.yarnmusic.net
Sirsy “Picture” – Coming Into Frame CD http://www.sirsy.com
***
Gathering Time “Rain and Snow” -When One Door Closes CD http://www.gathering-time.com
Jon Shain “Peace Like A River” – Reupholstered CD http://www.jonshain.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Life & Its Beauty” – http://www.lynnhollyfield.com
Sloan Wainwright “Life Out The Best Of Your Life” – Upside Down And Under My Heart CD http://www.sloanwainwright.com
Amelia White “Goodbye Today” – Old Postcard CD http://www.ameliawhite.com
***
More artists being showcased at Folk Alliance:
Catherine MacLellan “Frost In The Hollows” – The Raven’s Son CD http://www.catherinemaclellan.com
Curtis McMurtry “Sparks In The Wind” – Respectable Enemy CD http://www.curtismcmurtrymusic.com
Jim Photoglo “Shadow And Light” – Halls Of My Heart CD http://www.jimphotoglo.com
Matt The Electrician “Shivering” – It’s A Beacon, It’s A Bell CD http://www.matttheelectrician.com
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt “Echo In The Hills” – For Keeps CD http://www.carrieelkin.com http://www.dannyschmidt.com
Ellis “Close To You” – Right On Time CD http://www.ellis-music.com
***
Switchback “Wrong You Can Write” – American Roots & Celtic Soul CD http://www.waygoodmusic.com
Slaid Cleaves “I’ll Bet She Does” – Still Fighting The War CD http://www.slaid.com
Avi Wisnia ‘Something New” – Something New CD http://www.aviwisnia.com
Steve Allain “Damaged Man” – Singles, Volume 3  http://www.steveallain.com
Beth DeSombre “The Meaning Of Life (The Chicken Song)” – At Home In This Town CD http://www.bethdesombre.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Running time: 172 minutos
Atmosphere:  cardioid android
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Production and engineering assistance from DJ Flowerdove
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version 4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
You may contribute to Radio Crystal Blue via Paypal button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue 2/8/15 show details


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive:
This show was published 2/14/15:
***
Evan Button “Dwell On The Past” – Walking On Earth CD www.evanbutton.com
Steel Wool “Here In The Middle” – All The Love In The World CD www.steelwoolband.com
Desperado Orchestra “Outside My Window” www.desperadoorchestra.com
Liquid Kactus “Tiddly Winks” – Straight Crooked CD www.liquidkactus.com
Kelly Zullo & The Phunkgrass “Gypsy” – Live at Natalie’s CD www.kellyzullo.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Occupy Your Own Mind” – Wage Love CD www.fredgillenjr.com
HeadShy “Sister” – La Belle Epoque CD www.headshy.com
David Williams “Little Prayers Of Belief” – Little Prayers Of Belief CD www.realdavidwilliams.com
***
Running time:  70 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top
songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform
format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and
download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows
accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive:
This show was published 2/14/15:
Opening music:
Robert Sadin “Amour me fait desirer” “Tu, meu sonho vivo” “Comment” – Art Of
Love: Music Of Machaut CD http://www.robertsadin.com
****
Jonathan Byrd “Starlight” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD
Peter Mulvey “Trempealeau” -Silver Ladder CD http://www.petermulvey.com
James Houlahan “Red Knife Mountain” – Misfit Hymns CD http://www.jameshoulahan.com
The Keller Sisters “Ballad of Varla Jean” – House Of Cards CD
Marchan Noelle “Now And Then” – The Witching Hour CD http://www.marchannoelle.com
***
Rory Taillon & The Old Souls “Drinking Until Sober” – It’s Not Black & White
Herbie D & The Dangermen “I’ll Have Another” – Dangerous With Blues CD
The Kurt Henry Band “I Hear My Name” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD
Rachel Schain “Flown” – LilacFace CD http://www.rachelschain.com
Jo Wymer “Rearview Mirror” http://www.jowymer.com
Animato “Lovers Leap” – s/t CD http://www.animatoband.com
***
The Portraits “Difference” – Life In Sepia CD http://www.theportraitsmusic.com
Kathy Zimmer “Lost Boys” – Static Unlimited CD http://www.kathyzimmermusic.com
Carolann Solebello “Brooklyn In The Rain” – Steel And Salt CD
Heather Pierson “Good Girl Blues” – Motherless Child CD
Judy Insley “Roll On” – Remember Beautiful CD http://www.judyinsley.com
***
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Running time: 144 minutos
Atmosphere:  lovelight
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.
All content is free to listen and share via Creative Commons License version
4.0, non-derivative, non-commercial, full attribution. More info:
Please consider contributing to Radio Crystal Blue, which cannot truly exist
without your support and suggestions for musical content. There is a Paypal
button at the homepage at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
EMAIL: dan@radiocrystalblue.net
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT TWITTER: @idealisticstats

Radio Crystal Blue week of 2/8/15 news


This is the latest edition of my periodic news on behalf of Radio Crystal
Blue, my weekly Internet-based freeform podcast.  Radio Crystal Blue
continually masters the art of freeform radio, with music from top indie,
underground and touring artists from all across the Web and the Earth at
large.
HOW TO LISTEN
1: at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net/home , right-click on the link titled Click
for PopUp Feed Player. That will display the audio player as a page on its
own. Find the show you want to hear, click the Details tab to download the
show or the play button on top to stream. There’s also an RSS feed button
and a number of ways to share the audio player
2: My podcast provider: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu  Shows from these
players are kept on the server for about 1 year.
3: Stitcher for iPod, iPhone or Android:
4: Internet Archive: www.archive.org   I publish playlists via social media and on my website. Look for the podcast URL that points to archive.org There is a dedicated player for the page, with the same download/stream/share options.  Also, these links will be around as long as the Internet is around.
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
PROGRAMMING
Next pair of podcasts will be published late into the week of February 15, 2015
RCB Novus Ordo airs as a separate podcast to highlight songs from brand-new
releases in one sitting, along with bio of each artist.
*****
PROJECTS on the docket:
Continued work on the archive….shows from 2006 and older that haven’t been heard since the original live air date!
Inquiring about having RSS service through WordPress, the folks that own my web content.  Does anyone know if I can host my feed through the website?
Making up for lost time now, here’s info about the last 2 shows

RCB REWIND: The annotated version of the shows.
From  week of 1/25: With much less music to work with this, I condensed RCB Novus Ordo into the standard program itself.   With the passing of media legend Joe Franklin, I paid homage to the King Of Nostalgia with some very old tunes. 12th Street Rag was the opening theme to Joe’s long running TV show on NYC station WOR.  Dug into the archives to find an older song from Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, one that mentions my old neighborhood.  Candice Sand.      New music in the final segment from Mary Gauthier and Camela Widad.    Within the New Music Sampler (the forerunner of RCB Novus Ordo), I was impressed by 3PM, a Baltimore pop-rock band.
From week of 2/1:  On RCB Novus Ordo: Like A Country Song is a movie that received little attention nationally outside of a limited release in Nashville. Billy Ray Cyrus is the lead actor. He contributes the title track to the soundtrack. Instead of that track, I aired one from Alexis. Ozlem Bulut Band might be the first band ever from Turkey to be part of RCB’s programs.  Aradia is based in the greater Seattle area and in fact is playing at Jazzbones on 3/1. Her music is electronica based with an altruistic message.  Sunup was active in the 70s; we hear music from a reissued album plus some extra sounds from Saratoga, the setting for this concept album. Screen Door Porch return with a fuller band and a new album.  Calico have changed personnel a bit and have released, at long last, their debut album, representing ‘California Country’.  On RCB proper:  Skyline Hotel are also new to RCB and have released a seasonal song for winter. I spun “The Skyline Hotel” by The Matthew Show afterward, noting the connection of the song title, along with the fact that his album is titled ‘february’.  One of those unplanned segues.  Pair of Ronstadt recordings back to back in segment 3, which follows a new song from Krista Baroni.  Michael G. Ronstadt, Aaron Nathans, Buddy Mondlock and Terry Rivel shared billing on 2/6 at the Barrington Coffee House, Barrington NJ.  Final segment contains a delightful new song performed by Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt. Danny is a first-class songwriter.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
I focus on CDs as opposed to downloads, though I make exceptions in the event of albums that are digital releases only. Music must have a 2014-15 release date. I’ll accept material not older than 6 months from the present date.   Any older material will not receive a featured debut; instead, they will be placed within the long rotation and selection process for future shows.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums\track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums (see above).
EPK (Electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD.
CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
121 129th Street South, C8
Tacoma, WA 98444
****
DONATIONS to Radio Crystal Blue can be made via the Paypal button at the homepage.
SPONSORSHIP: The organizations I’ve listed at the top of this email and
those that I mention before the different segments had all agreed in the
past to be a sponsor of Radio Crystal Blue. I am happy to mention your
product or service on the air, and in emails and on my website. Email me for
details.
SYNDICATION: Would you like to access and hear Radio Crystal Blue, 15 years
on the Web, on another Internet radio or podcast network? I hope you do. The
word about this unique brand of freeform radio is getting to more people
every day. My pair of shows deserves to be heard by listeners to established
and emerging networks right alongside your other favorite shows on the Web.
Email me to inquire.
CONTACT:
EMAIL:
PHONE: 215-995-2234 or 253-537-1096
RCB FACEBOOK:
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Radio Crystal Blue 2/1/15 show detaiils


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
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This show was published 2/7/15:
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Alexis “Real Woman” – ‘Like A Country Song’ motion picture soundtrack CD http://www.melodyroundupmusic.com
Kyle Campbell “Dance With Me” – Sunday’s Beset CD http://www.kylecampbellmusic.com
Özlem Bulut Band “Surme” – Ask CD http://www.bulut.at
Aradia “Slow Ur Roll” – Citizen Of Earth CD http://www.aradiamusic.com
Calico “Lone Ranger” – Rancho California CD http://www.calicotheband.com
Screen Door Porch “Chasin Homesteader Blues” – Modern Settler CD http://www.screendoorporch.com
Sunup “That Ol’ Feelin” – http://www.sunflaresongs.com
Bride & Groom “Across The Bend” – s/t EP http://www.brideandgroommusic.com
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Running time:  70 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Radio Crystal Blue, in its 15th year, is a weekly podcast that features top songwriters and bands, indie, underground, and touring, in a freeform format.
HOW TO LISTEN
Via Big Contact:
There are a number of options on the page and in the player to stream and download, as well as to embed the player on your site or blog. All shows accessed via this player are archived for one year.
Via Internet Archive:
This show was published 2/7/15:
Kraftwerk “Computer World” – Computer World
Senor Coconut “Homecomputer” – El Baile Aleman
Chicha Libre “Popcorn Andino” – Sonido Amazonico
Fujiya & Miyagi “Photocopier” – Transparent Things
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Vance Gilbert “Unfamiliar Moon” – Bad Dog Buffet CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
Chris Smither “All We Need To Know” – Hundred-Dollar Valentine CD http://www.smither.com
Greg Klyma “Unspoken” – pianomandonation CD http://www.klyma.com
Matt Turk “Sorrow Is Loud” – Cold Revival CD http://www.turktunes.com
Karen Collins “Parallel Lines” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD http://www.karencollins.net
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Dan May “Nothin’ ” – Beacon CD http://www.danmaycd.com
Jiggley Jones “Nothing So Natural” – ..A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light.. CD http://www.jiggleyjones.com
Skyline Hotel “Winter’s Warmth” http://www.skylinehotel.com
The Matthew Show “The Skyline Hotel” – February CD http://www.thematthewshow.com
Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues CD http://www.butchersblind.com
Bern & The Brights “As Long As I’m Alive” – Work CD http://www.bernandthebrights.com
Tom Principato “Run Out Of Time” – Robert Johnson Told Me So CD http://www.tomprincipato.com
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Krista Baroni “Dear Moon Child” – The Alabaster Girl CD http://www.kristabaroni.com
Ronstadt Generations Y Los Tusconenses “I Know What I Know” – Epilogue CD http://www.ronstadtgenerations.com
*Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Rondstadt “Old Joe’s Chair” – Crooked Fiddle CD http://www.aaronnathans.com http://www.michaelronstadt.com
*Buddy Mondlock “A Canary’s Song” – The Memory Wall CD http://www.buddymondlock.com
Robert Bruey “Fracture Of A Sign”- Carousel CD http://www.robertbruey.com
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Davey O “Man In Motion” – No Passengers CD http://www.daveyo.com
Ben Bedford “Fire In His Bones” – What We Lost CD http://www.benbedford.com
Brooks Williams “New Everything” – New Everything CD http://www.brookswilliams.com
Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt “Two White Clouds” – For Keeps CD http://www.carrieelkin.com
Hungrytown “Under A Broken Sun” – Any Forgotten Thing CD http://www.hungrytown.net
Debra Cowan “One More Before We Go” – Recorded Live at the Bacca Pipes Folk Club, West Yorkshire UK album http://www.debracowan.com
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Running time: 170 minutos
Atmosphere: mercurionimbus
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
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