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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 7/12/15


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This show was published 7/18/15
Lucid Afterlife “Alpha Omega” – Meltdown EP http://www.lucidafterlife.com
New Moons “Dream Street” – Glass Planet CD http://www.newmoons.net
Cristina F “Single” – The EP http://www.cristinafmusic.com
Jacob Mondry “If You’re Gonna Lie” – Unison CD http://www.jacobmondry.com
Leaders In The Clubhouse “Law Of The Jungle” – Won CD
Frank Martin Gilligan “One Of These Days” – Silver Dollar CD
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This show was published 7/17/15
Opening music:
Marianne Faithfull “Summer Nights”
Saint Etienne “Nothing Can Stop Us”  – Fox Base Alpha
Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy “Dhol Bagne Laga” – Virasat movie
soundtrack
Cornershop “We’re In Yr Corner” – When I Was Born For The 7th Time
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These artists are part of this week’s Great South Bay Music Festival on Long
Island, NY:
Butcher’s Blind “Destination Blues” – Destination Blues sampler EP
New Riders Of The Purple Sage “Just The Way It Goes” – 17 Pine Avenue CD
Katie Pearlman “Me Again” – Girls Like Us CD http://www.katiepearlman.com
Robert Bruey “A Piece Of You” – Carousel CD http://www.robertbruey.com
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DB Rielly “Some Day” – Cross My Heart & Hope To Die CD http://www.dbrielly.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “Walking Down That Freedom Highway” – Wage Love CD
Marc Black “No Fracking Way” – Sometime A Spark CD http://www.marcblack.com
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Bob Corritore & Henry Gray “That Ain’t Right” – Sessions CD
Tommy Z “Snooty Funk” – Sometimes CD http://www.tommyzband.com
BD Lenz “Source Of Reason” – Ready Or Not CD http://www.bdlenz.com
Bern & The Brights “I See Red” – Work CD http://www.bernandthebrights.com
Miss Tess & The Talkbacks “Sorry You’re Sick” – The Love I Have For You CD
Sirsy “She’s Coming Apart” – Coming Into Frame CD http://www.sirsy.com
Drive By Truckers “Hanging On” – Made Up English Oceans CD
The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Light A Way” – A Box Of Everything CD
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Switchback “Drunken Sailor” – American Roots & Celtic Soul: Live, Volume 1
Sara Petite “Scarlet Letter”- Circus Comes To Town CD http://www.sarapetite.com
Matt Harlan “Rock N’ Roll”- Raven Hotel CD http://www.mattharlan.com
Alan Semerdjian “Bucket In A Well” – The Big Beauty CD
Spuyten Duyvil “Fishing Blues” – The Social Music Hour CD
Peter Mulvey “Trempealeau” – Silver Ladder CD http://www.petermulvey.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Sword & Pen” – King Fisher King CD http://www.sons.com
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Meredith Blis “Untitled Love Song” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD
James Houlahan “Song For Janis” – Misfit Hymns CD http://www.jameshoulahan.com
Greg Klyma “Reaching Out” – Pianomandonation CD http://www.klyma.com
The Keller Sisters “The Hard Way” – House Of Cards CD
Chappell & Dave Holt “Slow To Smile” – Stone & Fire CD
Dana & Susan Robinson “The Invitation” – American Hornpipe CD
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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer”
Running time: 202 minutes
Atmosphere: deep blue sunshine
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@ North Star Bar, 3/14/14


Friday’s event at North Star Bar was acoustically and aesthetically driven, with talent from NYC and NJ represented well. I hadn’t been to the Fairmount venue in a good while, nor had I the opportunity to quaff a Troegs, very nice crisp local beer, before settling in. The audience was light on attendance but grew a bit more enthused as the evening lasted.
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Andrew Whitman from central NJ started off in trio format. Andrew, late of the local rock band The Moccasins, is taking a different turn with his music. Andrew was on acoustic, flanked by Carter Murphey on banjo, and Matt Lewis on backing vocals. Andrew mentioned to me that they have been going after a Jack Johnson and G Love sort of sound. They do have that sentiment in place, perhaps Andrew being more like Jack, and Matt as G Love. “The Beat Of Life” along with one other tune toward the end, were my favorites, with very good vocal harmonies. As Andrew puts it on his Facebook page, the songs they play are “songs that get us through the beat of life”. Good, clean fun from this trio. I wonder if there’s a fuller sound to them.
012 017 022Rocky & The Pressers from The Bronx, NY play Philly every month, while touring the Northeast and when they’re not playing An Beal Bocht in their stomping grounds. In fact they were to play on a bill with the sainted King Django in north NJ on Saturday. They had a good deal of merch displayed including T-shirts, CDs and stickers. They are a 6-piece that include 2 guitars, mandolin, percussion, drums and bass. Guitars up front, all else in back. I was instantly recalling the sounds of roots reggae, even ‘lovers rock’, the sort of sound that Gregory Isaacs and Freddie McGregor popularized. The Pressers kept things pretty simple, Danny McDonald was active on guitar for the most part, and contributed tenor sax on a few. I believe it Eric Sullivan at the lead and acoustic, along with Mario Rincon playing one of several guitar-type instruments. Rocky was tucked in back on bass. Part of one tune saw Eric take out a melodica. Favorite songs included “Walk Your Dog” and “Never Dry”. 032 035 036 039

Alan Semerdjian is Mr. Semerdjian to many teens in the NYC school system, teaching English, tho it wouldn’t surprise me if he got out the guitar to teach them words or the art within a song. This is Alan’s life, one that focusing on communicating his thoughts and feelings in a number of ways. They take the form of various sorts of visual art, of poems, and song. As evidenced on his general art website, his artistic experiments led to the creation of ‘artpoems’. Friday’s solo show as the headliner saw him play an extended set, slowly drawing in the remaining audience. One audience member near me was enthusiastic about his song “More”, which did, indeed, raise the vibe of the room. He played a mix of songs from his solo material and a couple from his prior band Surreal. It was Alan’s first gig in Philly in several years and he expressed appreciation for the sound quality. Some of the stage patter was devoted to the very magic of song, using phrases like “talking dreams”. One tipsy local resident in a faded Philadelphia Eagles jacket pranced about during a good portion of the set in front of the stage. Alan was pleasantly amused at the sight.
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Here’s video of Alan (and said patron) with his song “Breakdown”

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo show from 3/2/14


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This show was published 3/7/14
Von Grey “Come On” & “Deliverance” – Awakening EP www.vongreymusic.com
The Valery Trails “Buffalo Speedway” & “Fragment Hanging” – Buffalo Speedway CD www.thevalerytrails.com
Carrie Ann Carroll “True Love” & “You Should Know” – You Should Know CD www.carrieanncarroll.com
The Portraits “Silence Is Deafening” & “Trading Miracles” – Life In Sepia CD www.theportraitsmusic.com

Running time: 48 minutos
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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 3/7/14.

Opening music: TJ Rehmi “You Are We Am I” (Blue Mix) – The Warm Chill CD

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*Jason Myles Goss “Into The Night” – Radio Dial CD www.jasonmylesgoss.com
*Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “Listen To Your Heart Talk” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
Luke Dowler “Hold Up The Sky” – The West EP www.lukedowler.com
Alan Semerdjian “More” – Quiet Songs For Loud Times CD www.alansemerdjian.com
Laura Berman “Revealed” – Everything In Between CD www.laurabermanmusic.com
*Red Molly “Ghost” – Light In The Sky CD www.redmolly.com
*Mark Erelli “Mother Of Mysteries” – Little Vigils CD www.markerelli.com
James McMurtry “Ruby & Carlos” – Live In Europe CD www.jamesmcmurtry.com
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John Primer & Bob Corritore “Man Or Mouse” – Knockin’ Around These Blues CD www.johnprimerblues.com www.bobcorritore.com
Kurt Henry “Wait and See” – From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Family Cave “All The Places” – s/t EP www.familycaveband.com
Butchers Blind “Burn Up Bright (Lower East Side)” – Destination Blues EP www.butchersblind.com
The Cranks “Not OK” – Orange CD www.thecranks.com
Roi And The Secret People “Throwing Stones” – Phoenix CD
The Halley DeVestern Band “American Pain” – Fabbo! Boffo! Smasho! CD www.halleydevestern.com
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Daniel Christian “Yesterday’s Voices” – Familiar Ground EP www.danielchristianmusic.com
Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Riverboat Gamblers” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
Krista Baroni “Middle Class Casualty” – Oh My Magpie CD www.kristabaroni.com
Heather Pierson “The Hard Work Of Living” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
*Loretta Hagen “Where Do I Go” – Mud And Stone CD www.lorettahagen.com
*The Levins “Troubled” – My Friend Hafiz CD www.thelevinsmusic.com
*Danielle Miraglia “Fold My Hand” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
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Patty Carpenter & The Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band “Travis” – Come Over CD www.dfjbmusic.com
Molasses Creek “Nevertheless” – Something Worth Having CD www.molassescreek.com
Nerissa & Katryna Nields “Between Friends” – The Full Catastrophe CD www.nields.com
Lowland Hum “Eden (Part Two)” – Native Air CD www.lowlandhum.com
Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer “Clyde Waters (Child ballad #216) – Child Ballads CD www.anaismitchell.com www.jeffersonhamer.com
Sloan Wainwright “I Am Free” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
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Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Un Shipibo En Espana” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com

Running time: 210 minutos
Atmosphere: leveling
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 9/1/13


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

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Phil Gates “Evening Train” – Live At The Hermosa Saloon CD www.philgates.com
Swig “I’ll Be Gone” – Like You Mean It EP www.swig-band.com
Empire Circus “All I Need” – s/t CD www.weareempirecircus.com
Rasta Miles “Dark Forces” – I Revolutionary CD www.rastamiles.com
Who Hit John? “For Old Times Sake” – Whistle On The Rail CD www.whohitjohn.com
The Hula Honeys “Home To You” – A Hui Hou CD www.thehulahoneys.com
Running time: 41 minutos

Here’s RCB proper:

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *

This show was published on 9/5/13

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Continuing an RCB tradition:
The Doors “Bird Of Prey” – An American Prayer
Fatboy Slim “Sunset: Bird Of Prey” – Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
Dick Dale “The Long Ride” – Tribal Thunder
Jimi Hendrix Experience “Third Stone From The Sun” – Are You Experienced?
Pamela Wyn Shannon “Just Shy Of Rising Tide” – Nature’s Bride CD www.girlhenge.com
Katie Barbato “The Spring And The Fall” – The Millay Tapes CD www.katiebarbato.com
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Alan Semerdjian “You Can’t Teach Trouble To Sing” – Quiet Songs For Loud Times CD www.alansemerdjian.com
*Meghan Cary “Lost You In The Light” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
*New Sweden “If King Don’t Come” – The Mountain CD www.newswedenmusic.com
Pi Jacobs “Mrs. Oneill” -Urbanicana CD www.pijacobs.com
Jason Spooner “Half A Mind” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
Fallen Riviera “Limbo Town” – Another World CD www.fallenriviera.com
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The Symbols “The Way I Feel” – s/t EP www.thesymbols.net
Tommy Z “Roger That” – Sometimes CD www.tommyzband.com
Voodoo Swing “Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos & Scars” – Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos & Scars CD www.voodooswing.net
Darius Lux “When Nothing Is Real” – We The Living CD www.dariuslux.com
Black Vendetta “Hero” – Draconian Backlash CD (no website)
Frank Palangi “Thank You” (single) (no website)
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Tae Phoenix “I Loved You Then” – Rise CD www.taephoenix.com
von Grey “Shane” – s/t EP www.vongreymusic.com
*Joy Kills Sorrow “Jake” – Wide Awake CD www.joykillssorrow.com
*The Howlin’ Brothers “Tenneesee Blues” – Howl CD www.thehowlinbrothers.com
*Amy Speace “The Sea & The Shore” – How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat” CD www.amyspeace.com
Chuck Schaeffer “Along These Lines” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Ryan Tennis “I Can’t Wait” – Pack Light But Bring Everything CD www.ryantennismusic.com
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Roger Silverberg “Need” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Jill Cagney “Procrastination” – Nerves Of Steel CD www.jillcagney.com
Amateur Blonde “Always The Wild One” – s/t EP www.amateurblondemusic.com
Lindsay May “Stick Around” – Shimmer CD www.lindsaymay.com
Jon Shain “If You Ever Flew Away” – Ordinary Cats CD www.jonshain.com
Ben Bedford “The Ballad Of Harlington Wood” – What We Lost CD www.benbedford.com
Andrew Calhoun “Walk Easy” – Living Room CD www.andrewcalhoun.com
David Garlitz “Luna y mar” – EP www.davidgarlitz.com
Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Un Shipibo En Espana” – Masters Of Chicha, Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours, 32 minutos
Atmosphere: dark, transitory
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