Radio Crystal Blue 2/23/14 news

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Radio Crystal Blue and the date of the week I published the show (I use the
Sunday date) The shows kept here will remain in perpetuity.

term Radio Crystal Blue to find older shows from 2004 and 2006, shows that
don’t quite sound like the ones I presently do!

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 27 and will be available
for about 1 year. I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as possible
thereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.

RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.


There are a number of albums I have yet to review and also sort through before they get into rotation. I actually have few CDs left but that means I haven’t been busy checking in with those who send EPKs. I’ll make the time tonight to knock those out and meanwhile keep watch on those who are close to releasing new albums. Can you listeners be my ears and eyes and let me know what’s new that you’d like to hear?

The true place to start is with a REWIND of last week:
RCB Novus Ordo debuted the newest alfbum from blues/rock veteran Halley DeVestern. Halley had received airplay from me since 2003, when “Superhero Killer” was released. The formula and the personnel have changed little since. Dirt Road Angels released a 15-song album as a debut. The 5 songwriters that make up this supergroup contribute 3 songs each. “Unsatisified” is by Dahlia Wakefield, whom I’ve aired music of once before. The man behind the Yahoo! yodel, Wylie Gustafson, has returned with his latest album, and a nod to older, classic country sounds. The vintage clip of Wylie teaching Conan O’Brien to yodel is not on Youtube but available as a WMV link on his own site, and it’s pretty amusing.

RCB proper: With Folk Alliance International’s large annual gathering taking place in Kansas City this past week, my task was to spin music from a number of artists playing there during the week. I gave you 2 full segments of music, the subjects all invited showcase artists. I spun 15 out of the dozens or so that were nominated. A few others were in the rotation itself. Graham Nash delivered the keynote address; I open this week’s show with a relatively seasonal choice, something from his 3-CD collection “Reflections”. Segment 1: Meg Braun and Elisa Peimer shared billing on February 21 at the Bronxville Women’s Club, Bronxville, NY. Carolann Solebello, The YaYas and Karyn Oliver make up the No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow, who tour March 7-9. Segment 2: Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus, Brian Kalinec, and Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals are part of the Arhaven House Concert series in Austin, March 9, just before SXSW. Segment 3: Jeff Campbell shares billing with songwriting partner Megan Slankard at Room 5 in Los Angeles on March 8. Jeff was part of a triple bill with Clarence Bucaro and Griffin House on February 23 in San Francisco. Tom Principato and Carsie Blanton were among 50 artists that were part of the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival this past weekend, in PA.
Both shows were done with yours truly coughing and wheezing, with a decent voice but the head cold truly had its way with me. I fell sick on Monday amidst work stress. The situation took all week to improve. As I type this, I’m just beginning to find my strength again, and I’ve just about stopped sneezing, tho I’m about to trudge into work again, so we’ll see if I’m truly stronger. It wasn’t easy to edit the show after the fact, and that takes enough concentration by itself. The situation at work turned a better corner on Friday and things look even better as I type this on a Monday.
Received an insightful comment on the website about my description of genres, and folk in particular. Penny for your thoughts? Comment away.

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
residence. Please indicate release date. No material released before May 2013
accepted. Material released before then will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
Compilations or great concept albums, ones I can feature track-for-track,
are highly encouraged.
Digital albums are acceptable if media is not available in other formats.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email

EPK (those are what we call electronic press kits) submissions can be sent via one of these companies.
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. You may have better luck with MusicSubmit as I’m not currently listed with the other two organizations.
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234


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