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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 6/30/13


Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a
weekly podcast.

Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/rcbnew063013.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 7/3/13

A Moment Vanishing “The Only Feeling Worthy” – s/t CD www.danielchristianmusic.com www.markadamsmusic.com
2 The Nines “Rattus” – Oblivion CD www.2theninesmusic.com
Kagero “Rockstar In A Grocery Store” – Gumbo Du Jour CD www.kagero.com
3 Kisses “Terminal Adolescents” – All Or Nothing Hero CD www.3kisses.com
Debbie Chou “Midsummer” – Lovebug CD www.reverbnation.com/debbiechou
Stolen Thyme “Kickin’ Up Dust” – Time Is Possibility CD www.stolenthyme.com
Underhill Rose “Unused To You” – Something Real CD www.underhillrose.com
Gadi Caplan “Look back step forward” – Look Back Step Forward CD www.gadicaplan.com
Running time: 66 minutos
Moon: cloudswept chunkiness
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All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution
Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/rcblive063013.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 7/3/13

Opening music:
Thee Headcoats “Beach Bums Must Die” – Beach Bums Must Die CD
Pixies “Planet Of Sound” – Trompe Le Monde CD
The Muffs “Laying On A Bed Of Roses” – Blonder & Blonder
The Donnas “It’s On The Rocks” – Spend The Night
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*Paul Sachs “City Weddings” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
*Edie Carey “Easy Now” – Bring The Sea CD www.ediecarey.com
Greg Smith & The Broken English “A Taste Of It All” – Times Like These CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
M’Balia “The Hard Sell” – Maybe CD www.mbalia.com
The Como Brothers “I Want To” – Still Waters EP www.comobrothersband.com
John Primer & Bob Corritore “Leanin’ Tree” – Knockin’ Around These Blues CD www.johnprimerblues.com www.bobcorritore.com
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Ryan David Orr “Ariel In Graylight, Stormy” – More Than Strangers CD www.ryandavidorr.com
Tweed Funk “Gettin Home” – Love Is… CD www.tweedfunk.com
Simon McBride “Home To Me” – Crossing The Line CD www.simonmcbride.com
Schwervon! “Cyclone” – Courage CD www.schwervon.com
Boy + Kite “On July” – We Can Go Anywhere We Want EP www.boypluskite.com
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Molasses Creek “Mississippi Sawyer” – An Island Out Of Time CD www.molassescreek.com
*Natalia Zukerman “Howard Hughes” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
*James McMurtry “You’d A’Thought (Leonard Cohen Must Die)” – Live In Europe CD www.jamesmcmurtry.com
Meghan Cary “Lost You In The Light” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Jodie Levinson “Proud” – Strong Enough EP www.jodielevinson.com
Sasha Papernik “Tall Grass” – Victory CD www.sashatheband.com
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Shane Cooley “Loyalty” – When It Rains, It Pours CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Greg Klyma “I’m Proud” – Pianomandonation CD www.klyma.com
Brick Fields “Change” – Shambhala CD www.brickfieldsmusic.com
*The YaYas “Last Good One” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
*Honor Finnegan “We Are Hearts” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
Dana & Susan Robinson “Sailing Around Cape Solstice” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com

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Running time: 2 hours 53 minutos (that’s it)
Moon: cloud n’ rocks
All content of Radio Crystal Blue’s programming is free to listen and share
to via a Creative Commons License, version 3.0, full attribution,
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 7/7/13

Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

Radio Crystal Blue 3/18/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:

Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com

Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com

Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.

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HOW TO LISTEN: Feed Player at my home page of http://www.radiocrystalblue.net It is active as a popup window. Within the page you can stream/share/download the audio. You can put the player up on your site or blog too. If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your browser, try a different browser or go to http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.

RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 21 and will be available for about 4 months beyond. Owing to schedule demands, I usually aim for noon 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

You’ll also hear: CD FOCUS:”Little Blue Egg” by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. This is a disc with 11 long-lost recordings found by Tracy 2 years ago, I will spin 2 tracks from this compilation. http://www.redhouserecords.com http://www.tracygrammer.com **********************************************************************************

Firstly I was under the weather much of this week, tho am emerging from whatever is ailing me, and also learning a few things about responding to people, emotionally and otherwise. I promised and delivered music from a number of artists that appear this week and weekend at SXSW. An entire segment was created around Megan Slankard, who was performing on several showcases along with fellow songwriters based elsewhere around the US. After remarking that it was time I got off the grid in terms of live local music, my computer chose to follow suit for a brief while. Web issues are largely resolved, tho I’m likely to get the PC an upgrade in RAM and maybe an external hard drive. New monitor also. I also want to continue bolstering the RCB idea to more folks, tho it all comes down to realistic expectations re the finished product, along with how much time and $ to devote to it. I still seek a day job within reasonable commute time of Philly.

REVIEW: I was at El Bar on 3/10/12, seeing local bands of some renown, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. When I say ‘go off the grid’, I mean seeing bands/songwriters I’ve never heard, in a place I’ve never been to before. I recommend doing this once every few months. Have a look at what happened in my latest review at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

PHOTOS: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151377544355725.823096.684570724&type=3&l=5293bb3772 *************************************************

TWITTER TEN TO FOLLOW (yeah, I’m back on Twitter too at @radiocblue): These are the last 10 folks that I’m following who follow back: @EnkiAnuna @AlanaAmram @daniellevigoans @MichelaMusolino @AlanBarrington @vintagebluechi @OctopusJones @devianthoney @GatewayRecords @spinachworld

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COVERAGE: I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events. You can see and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account before taking on a job. Next show I’m attending are on 3/22 and 3/23, possibly 3/31 ********************************************************************

RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.

On RCB Novus Ordo: The smooth modern rock of Tom Fuller Band started this show. Spanking Charlene appears here with a song about a Brooklyn nabe (Steven Van Zandt in the producer’s chair). Secret Skwirl, a project borne out of remastered lost recordings and an unknown band is one to watch for. I’d love to see whether the guys behind that music will resurface. Wes Tucker & The Skillets with an album recorded live at Alene’s Grocery in NYC (you non-NYC denizens should know that Arlene’s Grocery is on the former site of a grocery). Folklore also debuts here with (classically) epic tales of dinosaurs, robots, apocalyptic matters (unless I’m confusing them with a certain UK band. Nah).

RCB proper: RCB tradition is for me to spin Iggy Pop’s “Caesar” and also some Celtic music. This year I reintroduced the music of Philly-area group RUNA. Avi Wisnia & Rachael Sage performed an SXSW event already this week, and Avi’s back to the East Coast touring as usual. Nice to have Remember September on the radar again here in segment 1. Segment 2 includes a brand new song by Schwervon!, a song recorded in Memphis. They are about to move to Kansas (and I feel like I’m among the last to know somehow). I’m used to MAKAR rocking out on earlier albums, tho I do like the groove on their new CD, which I spun from again. Remember September and Talking To Walls are playing a week-long music festival somewhere in NYC’s Upper East Side; my online notes don’t indicate who else is in the festival. TTW’s tune has bagpipes in it! My Pet Dragon shares billing with 3 Kisses and Manda Mosher at a Go Girls Music SXSW event on 3/17. As mentioned earlier, Megan Slankard’s appearing at various SXSW shows practically inspired a whole segment in itself. Again I spun from Jeff Campbell’s CD, the song he wrote with Megan. From there, we hear the lovely partnerships of Sproule/Curreri and Elkin/Schmidt, plus extra music from TX’s own Raina Rose (who’s now a mom), and a magnificent song from Rebecca Loebe, plus a new one from Sarah Blacker. Further segment includes some righteousness in song from Andrew McKnight and Sean Kershaw (listen for Pat Wictor on lap steel and vox). More SXSW love for Christina LaRocca and Casey Desmond. Carolann Solebello and Pat Wictor co-bill tonight (Friday) at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:

Send CDs to

Dan Herman

Radio Crystal Blue

1701 Snyder Avenue, #4

Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than July 2011..

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit

SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue

MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com. (For those in Australia)

GIG LAUNCH: http://www.giglaunch.com.au All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS segments.

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namaste

Dan Herman

Radio Crystal Blue

http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu

cblue456@comcast.net

@radiocblue on twitter

215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 3/11/12 audio and links


Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The

show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/rcblive031112.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 3/14/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music:

Iggy Pop “Caesar” – American Caesar CD
Capercaillie “Miracle Of Being” (Youth remix) – Grace & Pride 1984-2004 anthology CD www.capercaillie.co.uk
RUNA “An Buachaillin Ban/The Custard Cream Reel/Humours of Tulla” – stretched on your grave CD www.runamusic.com
Dolores Keane “Storm In My Heart” – Celtic Woman 3: The Irish compilation CD www.valley-entertainment.com
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The Portraits “Bago Girl” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD www.theportraits.info
*Avi Wisnia “I Wish That I Could Stop Writing Songs About You” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
*Rachael Sage “there is passion” – Delancey Street CD www.rachaelsage.com
Danielle Miraglia “Glimmer Of Gold” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
Remember September “Do You Remember” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
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Shayfer James “Villianous Thing “- Counterfeit Arcade CD www.shayferjames.com
Schwervon! “Cougar Pride” www.schwervon.com
MAKAR “I Wanna Know What I Don’t Know” – Funeral Genius CD www.makarmusic.com
Talking To Walls “Song for Megan” – We Were Not So Tall CD www.talkingtowalls.com
The Lives Of the Monster Dogs “Cassandra” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/thelivesofthemonsterdogs
*My Pet Dragon “Love Anthem” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
*3 Kisses “All That Matters Is Love” – Lethal Love Addiction CD www.3kisses.com
*Manda Mosher “Lay Me Down” – City Of Clowns CD www.mandamosher.com
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CD FOCUS:Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer “little blue egg” CD
These songs were recorded between 1997 and 2002. 11 of 16 tracks
are part of this album, with 5 more being released as singles during the
year. The release and related events are timed to the anniversary of Dave’s
untimely passing along with what would have been his 60th birthday in
August.
From this CD I spun “Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key” & “Hard To Make It”
www.daveandtracy.com www.tracygrammer.com www.redhouserecords.com
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These artists are all playing shared SXSW events:
Megan Slankard “My Obsession With Bees” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD www.meganslankard.com
Jeff Campbell “It Stopped Raining” – Stop And Go CD www.jeffcampbellmusic.om
Carrie Elkin ‘Lift Up The Anchor” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
Danny Schmidt “Houses Sing” – man of many moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
Devon Sproule “Julie” – Don’t Hurry For Heaven! CD www.devonsproule.com
Paul Curreri “Off The Street, Onto The Road” – California CD www.paulcurreri.com
Raina Rose “Bluebonnets” – When May Came CD www.rainarose.com
Rebecca Loebe “Redneck Karaoke Bar” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Sarah Blacker “Drivin’ ” – Come What May CD www.sarahblacker.com
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Andrew McKnight “Count Your Blessings” – Something Worth Standing For CD www.andrewmcknight.net
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “When The Sheriff Comes to Town” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
Shane Cooley “The Alamo” – West Land CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Christina LaRocca “Tonight” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD www.christinalaroccamusic.com
Casey Desmond “Heavy Heavy Heart” – Chilly Allston EP www.caseydesmond.com
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Liz Longley “If You Want To” – hot loose wire CD www.lizlongley.com
Shanna Underwood “Picket Fences” – Fieldnotes From A Caravan CD www.reverbnation.com/shannaunderwood
*Carolann Solebello “Paint My Wagon” – threshold CD www.carolannsolebello.com
*Pat Wictor “Make Room For You” – Living Ever-Lovin’ Live CD www.patwictor.com
Stevie Coyle “Rue du Romie” – Ten In One CD www.steviecoyle.com
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Closing music: Bill Conti “Philadelphia Morning” – “Rocky” movie soundtrack
Running time: 4 hours, 3 minutes

RADIO CRYSTAL BLUE NOVUS ORDO 3/11/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my standard freeform radio program, Radio Crystal Blue. The show exists as a weekly podcast.Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers) http://www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the pop-up linlk at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get Flash, or try my podcast provider at http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/rcbnew031112.mp3
(4) RSS: http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

This show was distributed on 3/14
Tom Fuller Band “Take Me Away” – Ask CD www.tomfullerband.com

Spanking Charlene “Canarsie” – Where Are The Freaks? CD www.spankingcharlene.com
Secret Skwirl ‘Dream Believer” – Nothing Is Real CD www.secretskwirl.com
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Costa Mesa” – Live in NYC CD www.westucker.com
Sal Piamonte “Get up, get up” – Lives In Devil City CD www.salpiamonte.com
Februrary Sky “Predisposed To The Sound Of Bagpipes” – Time-honored Pathways CD www.februarysky.com
Folklore ‘Irrelevant Roads” – Home Church Road CD www.fairmountfair.com/folklore
Dennis Warner “Crossroads” – Seeds CD www.warnersongs.com
Running time: 1 hour, 3 minutes.

  

Radio Crystal Blue 3/4/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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HOW TO LISTEN:
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can put the player up on your site or blog too.
If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your
browser, try a different browser or go to www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
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archive tabs of my website
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VIDEO content: http://www.youtube.com/user/cblue456
TWITTER @radiocblue
STAT BLOG: www.cblue456.tumblr.com
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 7 and will be available for about 4 months beyond
You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground
songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background info  of each
artist.

CD FOCUS returns on the next show with a special CD: Little Blue Egg by Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer.  This is a disc with 11 long-lost recordings found by Tracy 2 years ago,
We’ll hear these songs, 2 by 2, all through the month of March.  www.redhouserecords.com   www.tracygrammer.com
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INTERVIEWS of Lisa Biales and Marybeth D’Amico are now available at the FIELD RECORDING FeedPlayer.  This is now active as a popup at the homepage of www.radiocrystalblue.net  and at the dedicated webpage at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield
My REVIEW of the event featuring music by Meghan Cary and Marybeth D’Amico can be read at https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/02/26/milkboy-coffee-22512/
Happy birthday greetings to Miles High Productions founder Chip Schutzman! www.mileshighproductions.com
Davy Jones passed away this week.  Davy was bassist for Williamsport, PA songwriter Johnny J. Blair in recent years.I believe you’ve heard Davy on JJB’s material.  www.johnnyjblair.com
A radio promoter asked me on Facebook about my thoughts on Americana.  Since I’ve already given you my thoughts on the general genres of folk and roots, I’m too happy to comply:
Americana appears to be something that’s not necessarily in the pop category. Akin to folk, it’s about realism, and not always positive realism.  The songs contain innate meanings of what today’s America is like. Would the songs suggest meanings relevant to the days of yesteryear, they would be called ‘roots’.  Americana differs from roots for its modernism. Remember, there is still the Great American Songbook, all those jazz standards and easy listening songs out there. That’s not Americana, just a different interpretation.    Americana resembles roots and country and pretty much anything that are not on the major (Billboard, etc.) radio/sales charts. Suggested artists: Mark McKay, Larry McMurtry, Andrew McKnight, Mark Erelli.  Here of course is where I should tell you my definitions of alternative, indie and underground music, but I’ll save it for next time.
For some non-radio content:
March’s lions are ever-present, what with the cold grey weather  Already looking forward to sunnier days (sometimes; I still like grey days) and putting away the space heater.  Saved a lot on electricity from last year!  Stomach is just about at full strength but I’m off coffee, soda and common fruit juice until further notice (doctor, heal thyself).    Some of you may know that I am returning to elements of holistic health and healing.  Not certain it will be a huge career move given the economy.
A weeks ago I located a gourmet shop in Old City called…wait for it….Gourmet Of Old City.  They carry Big Train (powdered) chai tea! This will be my go-to store once a month; it’s about how long the chai lasts here.  www.gourmetofoldecity.com  www.bigtrain.com
Handicapping continues in earnest for this weekend’s big horse racing events. I’m off wagering outside of the Future Wager pools until Derby Day itself. I’ve had a losing year so far, and am taking a big break from this sort of investing.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @electrikemily @rosslivermore @TheValeryTrails @sharongoldman @3_kisses
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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events.  You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.
Next show I’m attending is 3/7 at The Tin Angel here in Philly (Greta Gertler, Noam Weinstein) .
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.
On RCB Novus Ordo: Australia’s The Valery Trails and Philly songwriter Rob Lytle are the standouts on this week’s show.  Rob has great personnel on his CD including Fats Kaplin, Karyn Oliver, & Thomm Jutz.  Dan & Faith, friends of The Kennedys, take a similar path as that other dynamic duo with an album inspired by dreams.
RCB proper:  The opening track by Forces Of Nature has really grown on me; it’s an absolute keeper.   First segment began with another new one by Garrison Starr. Her newest album will be available later in the spring.  Catie Curtis and Edie Carey (& Jenna Lindbo) perform tonight at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI.  Jann Klose & Avi Wisnia with some laid-back tunes back-to-back, following it up with slightly more uptempo tunes by Ben Knighten and Helen Austin (drawing upon Helen’s Song of the week CD, her personal song-a-week challenge). Segment 2 includes Heth & Jed (I cited a Gothamist.com reference having to do with a lawsuit against NYC), followed by another spin of Darlingside’s 2010 EP. They have a subscription-only album ready to launch this summer. Tumbledown returns to the airwaves while frontman Mike Herrera (MxPx) plans recording new material.  The song I spun “Great Big World” now has a video, available on their site.   Took a turn to pop and folk in segment 3, including one by Brother Sun. Well, not exactly their song, but actually an unreleased song penned by Bob Dylan & Danny O’Keefe. I wonder how they came across the song in the first place.    Meg Braun was opening act for Vance Gilbert at Christopher St. Coffeehouse in NYC on 3/1.  Danny Schmidt and Carrie Elkin continue to tour together in many fine establishments along with the SXSW experience just ahead.    I spun songs with ‘guilt’ references in their latest CDs.   Closed out with 2 ‘train’ references; Matt Turk’s raucous version of “Wabash Cannonball”, and Andrew Calhoun’s reworking of the classic “John Henry”
AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than
July 2011..

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
*********
namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234