Radio Crystal Blue news (week of 4/27/14)


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Cyber PR:
Miles High Productions
Wampus Multimedia
Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 4.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
Each show is usually published by Thursday weekly.
(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
this at
These players are also available at which
renders the player as a Web page.
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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TWITTER @radiocblue
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 1 and will be available
for about 1 year. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
ALSO: The next podcast will include more music from David Uoskkinen’s In The Pocket: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia “Sessions” album. The album contains 10 songs, all from artists with strong Philly ties. 2 songs shall be aired from this exciting concept album.

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.
VISION: I’ve kept to my promise, and reworded my vision for my life and put it to digital ink and design. It’s the latest post on my website, which you can read at
RCB Novus Ordo: What is there to say about Vance Gilbert? Elements of every type of Vance song is in the one I spun this week, which actually is a little more uptempo than others. The humor, the perspective, it’s all there. Kerri Powers and that voice of hers….heard in full expression on her newest album that you’ll hear when you download or stream this podcast.
RCB proper: Yes you do hear The Waybacks in Segment 1. They do just a handful of shows a year now, and played at Merlefest this past weekend, along with The Steel Wheels. Carolann Solebello, The YaYas, and Karyn Oliver–they are the No Fuss And Feathers Roadshow, and you hear them in this segment, if you download or stream this podcast. Segment 2 repeats a new single by Sugar Lime Blue and another hard-hitter by The Halley DeVestern Bend. Patty Smyth from the band Scandal takes lead vocals on a new version of a classic Philly song. It actually reminds me of a few Pretenders tunes. Segments 3 and 4 run from unique songwriter-oriented material to Americana to folk. I particularly like Ben Bedford’s tune “What We Lost”, a well-written one at that.

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 release date or not released otherwise before July 2013. All new albums debut on RCB Novus Ordo; on rare exception, some debut on Radio Crystal Blue proper.
I’m also interested in featuring, great compilation or soundtrack albums track-for-track, to help tell the story of those albums.
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
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

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, 14 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.

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



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