Radio Crystal Blue 3/9/14 news

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Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
Each show is usually published by Wednesday or Thursday weekly. There are
now two main hubs where to hear Radio Crystal Blue
(1) via Big Contact, my podcast provider: There is a Feed Player at Just click the link to open it, and select from the
tabs to download and stream the audio from the particular show. You can also
embed the player on your site or blog.
The FeedPlayer is generated with Flash. If you don’t have Flash, you can get
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These players are also available at which
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Shows on the FeedPlayers are kept for a year.

(2) via Internet Archive: Each podcast includes a dedicated podcast page on with similar download, stream and embed links. Just look for
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 March 13 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.

Listen for some special seasonal songs for this week and next. Long-time listeners may know what to expect. The rest of you, be prepared for a few surprises.

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.

Lately, with my library running rather low, I’ve taken to spinning 4 a week but giving you 2 songs from each artist on that show instead of 1 per.
Feeling better physically these days and I was able to get both shows in without much difficulty, tho am still having to manage work stress. The job itself will last 4 more weeks as per my contract. Meanwhile, I’ll keep to my altered programming idea for RCB Novus Ordo so as to give you more music from artists that I’ve approved. I want to put the programming rules front and center here:
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

CDs that fit in the above rules may be sent to
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

I attended a showcase at The Fire, in Philadelphia on 3/4/14. My review of the event is at this link:

PHOTO album:

VIDEO of Tall Tall Trees (my first attempt at HD video with the new camera):
RCB Novus Ordo: Already I’m up to the 3rd EP from the sisters von Grey, whom no doubt you’ve seen already on Letterman and Conan’s programs, and this very show before those major TV debuts. We also hear new music from The Portraits, easily the best and most consistent set of artists from outside North America in rotation here. As mentioned above, with the small library, I am spinning 2 songs per artist.


RCB proper: Segment 1: Jason Myles Goss & Arlan Feiles were part of The 9 Songwriter Series in NYC on 3/5. The 9, if my info is correct, is basically 9 songwriters doing 2 songs each. Debuted more new songs from Luke Dowler and Laura Berman. Red Molly covered 2 from Mark Erelli’s discography on their 2011 album “Light In The Sky”. Mark for a few shows becomes the ‘fourth Molly” for several shows later in March along with special guest status. Segment 2 includes more new music from Roi & The Secret People, and the red hot blues from the Halley DeVestern Band. Segment 3: Spun a brand new EP from Daniel Christian. I also have a new live album of his, but the CD broke at some point before I could air it. Hoping I can get this replaced! Loretta Hagen shared billing with Danielle Miraglia on 3/9 in Sharon MA. Coming up on 3/23, Loretta does likewise with The Levins at The Turning Point, Piermont NY. Segment 4: Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer return to the rotation, as Anais is now a mom, and back touring solo. A song from their “Child Ballads” album, won a BBC award. I also air new songs from Lowland Hum and Molasses Creek.
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

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