Radio Crystal Blue 3/16/14 news

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To begin matters, here’s an RCB REVIEW of the North Star Bar event on 3/14/14, with headliner Alan Semerdjian:


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RCB Novus Ordo: Continued the 2-song, 4-artist trend, I aired a magnificent song by veteran Long Island NY songwriter/performer Ray Lambiase in “Paper In My Wallet” Also delightful is the music of Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes, centered around NYC and Jersey City. Jeremiah Birnbaum, who I had spun solo music of years ago, is the 6th Other Hero in this quintet.

RCB proper: The tradition continues. Iggy Pop to herald the Ides Of March (near and on March 15th), Capercaillie (their take on a Dick Gaughan song), some bagpipe music from Ireland, and a blistering rendition of “Whiskey In the Jar” by (who else?) Thin Lizzy.Also spun music from the band Rise, whose modern Celtic music via the Isle Of Bute I championed years ago. Noting Black 47’s farewell run of gigs, I had to end the opening segment with the first ‘hit’ the band scored, “Funky Ceili (Bridie’s Song)”. I saw them just once, at Summerstage, a seasonal art series at the Sheep Meadow in NYC’s Central Park, back in 1993, I think. Segment 1: Deni Bonet and Judy Kass are sharing billing somewhere in Tarrytown NY on 3/22. The song I aired from Judy “Better Things” is one of Deni’s own songs, and who appears on violin. Prior to that, I aired the title track of Deni’s own 2012 album “It’s All Good”. Aired a new song from Sugar Lime Blue. Segment 2 was made up of artists with common showcases during this past week’s SXSW event. Apparently there was a cruise, with Sirsy, Jamie Kent & The Orphans, Jeff Campbell, Megan Slankard, Don Gallardo and Shinyribs (Kevin Russell, late of The Gourds). Segment 3: Sassparilla doesn’t share billing with others I gave airplay to re SXSW but they kick off this segment. Rachael Sage’s “Abby Would You Wait” cites an Austin motel. Segment 4: Another segment of SXSW participants. Great to spin Leyla Fences and her unique voice once again, along with a special talent in Melissa Greener. Also, TX native Jan Seides gets heard for the first time since I debut her album “Siren Song” months back. Segment 5: Apologies to you all and to Sharon Goldman as I could not locate her new album, so I spun a tune from her prior album. Adrian Mowry of Beaucoup Blue, and Lizanne Knott (plus Tracy Grammer) are in-the-round at the Macungie Arts Institute, 3/22, Macungie,PA. Closing music, as usual for this seasonal show each year, is a Van Morrison tune.

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234

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