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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 6/9/13


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:
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This show was distributed on 6/14/13

Ben Arthur “Fire On A Sunny Day” – If You Look For My Heart CD www.benarthur.com
HuDost “Holy Hobo (Clear Light Lullaby)” – 4th Way Folk CD www.hudost.com
Mugga “The River” – Polar CD www.mugga.org
Kail Baxley “Heatstroke” – Heatstroke EP www.kailbaxley.com
Cold Satellite “Tangled Lullaby” – Cavacade CD www.coldsatellite.com www.jeffreyfocault.com
The Howlin’ Brothers “My Dog Can’t Bark” – Howl CD www.thehowlinbrothers.com
Dan Hazlett “Empty Room” – The Corner Of My Eye CD www.danhazlett.com
Randy Brown “Border Radio” – But Wait There’s More CD www.brownrandy.com
James Durst “Qua Cau Gio Bay/Wind On The Bridge” – My Country Is The World CD www.jamesdurst.com
Running time: 75 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 6/14/13

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Kavita Krisnamurthy, Udit Narayan “Dhol Bajne Laga” – soundtrack from the Bollywood movie “Virasat”
808 State “Lift” – ex:el album
Tangerine Dream “Too Hot For My Chinchilla” – Lily on the beach album
Martha & The Muffins “Echo Beach” – Metro Music album
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Spuyten Duyvil “One Fine Day” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “Mama’s In A Honky-Tonk Downtown” – No Yodeling On The Radio CD www.karencollins.net
These artists are performing at Make Music Harvard Square on June 22:
DK & The Joy Machine “These Four Walls” – Love (Yourself) Harder EP www.reverbnation.com/dkandthejoymachine
Stephen Lee Rich “Can’t Go Home” – Free Range Sofas CD www.stephenleerich.com
Sasha Papernik “Whispering Trees” – Victory CD www.sashatheband.com
Trapdoor Social “Like You Never” – Death of a Friend CD www.trapdoorsocial.com
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Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “All The Living Creatures In The World” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Tom Principato “Stranger’s Eyes” (Part 1 and 2) – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
Belles & Whistles “Common Woman” s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Jesse Terry “Bitterroot Valey” – Empty Seat On A Plane CD www.jesseterrymusic.com
Karyn Oliver “Water”- Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
The Universal Thump “Grasshoppers” – s/t CD-set www.theuniversalthump.com
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Alan Semerdjian “Pretty Feathers” – Quiet Songs For Loud Times CD www.alansemerdjian.com
James Hearne “Think It Was” – www.schwaejames.com
Fallen Riviera “This Is Who I Am” – Another World CD www.fallenriviera.com
Social Hero “Don’t Call Me On Sundays” – www.socialhero.com
Automatic Children “The First Time” – New Is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
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*Cary Cooper “This Too Shall Pass” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
*Talia Segal “Firefly” – The Thing Itself CD www.taliasegal.com
**The YaYas “You Should Go” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
**Honor Finnegan “Little Bird” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
**Allison Scola “Your Key” – A Braver Kind CD www.allisonscola.com
**Sharon Goldman “Short Brown Hair” – Sleepless Lullaby CD www.sharongoldmanmusic.com

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Beggar’s Ride “Sunless Sky” – s/t CD www.beggarsride.com
*Lynn Hollyfield “Thirteen Summer Moons” – Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
*Carey Creed “I’m Not Gonna Give Up” – Small Braveries CD www.careycreed.com
Dana & Susan Robinson “Podunk Rogue” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Craig Sonnenfeld “Everyone Wants To Go To Paradise” – Redemption CD www.craigsonnenfeld.com
Patti DeRosa “Packing My Bags” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Closing music: Juaneco y su combo “Un Shipibo en Espana” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 20 minutes.

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,
non-derivative. For more info: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 6/16/13

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
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Radio Crystal Blue 4/21/13 news


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RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 10 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
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In my continual quest to network and keep the show going, I have stepped up my job search, and managed to get 2 job interviews this week. Neither interview panned out. I do remain hopeful, even as my finances are very shaky at the time. I have gone through a period of things breaking down, right down to the physical, which I take as a sign that my own vibration is changing, that the game of life inside and out is changing its rules too.
If you’ve spent any amount of time following me on Twitter, I’m known to wax philosophical on some spiritual matters, sometimes into astrology or a related topic. Did you know that, years before I even got into radio, I was once very active in New Age? I had the building blocks of a healing practice nearly in place before life chose to intervene at the tender age of 30. Since my move to Philly, I’ve reintroduced some of my spiritual practice within a group setting, and I find time to heal with my words, whether on Twitter or some other means. I’ve always had the spiritual ‘ear’, as it were, a 6th or 7th sense, to read people and situations. Having these senses shape my life and response to it. I still have hope for my life and to make my life’s work a lasting reality. That work manifests in this show, in the other podcasts I do, the New Age work, the investing (OK, handicapping, but still..), and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.
You’d think by now, given all these music connections I have across the country, that I may have at least visited a good deal of them. Outside of NYC, the largest metro areas that I have contacts in are, in order, Los Angeles, Philly, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, DC, Nashville, Austin, Phoenix, Baltimore, and Dallas/Fort Worth. I’ve never set foot in these cities outside of Philly and DC. The $ just hasn’t been at my fingertips to travel for 2 or 3 days or more a time. I’d like to be able to get to different cities and towns, soak up the culture and the overal vibe, and get to meet musicians that I’ve only read about or spun music of. Perhaps this is another part of my life’s work that’s yet to begin. Instead of book or Web knowledge, why not adapt first-person knowledge?
Dear Boston, I’ve never foot in your beloved city, but I love you all the same. I can only hope that the recent and continuing strife does not shut down the culture, the music in particular of this historic place for very long.
Just as I was as about to publish this week’s news, I received a PayPal donation from Dan Senie (Dan & Faith).  The couple often perform in New England.  I inquired of him about the situation in Boston. His reply, in part is this:
“We are several towns west of the craziness. Didn’t know about it until we woke up. Scary. Some friends displaced from their homes, but sounds like everyone is safe, if quite rattled. Many friends were at the finish line area, within a very short distance of the bombs, but were OK. A family from our little town was there, and were seriously injured. Father lost a leg, mother and adult son both with injuries. All expected to survive, and the town is organizing to help the family.
We’re looking forward to going out to a local open mike tonight where some of the best players in the area gather. The Friday night scene there is always one of community, but will be even more so tonight. So many of us affected in one way or another, and all looking forward to music and hugs.
Tonight we’ll sing the song I wrote after Newtown, but follow it with a funny song as we all need to be lifted up too.”
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Twitter for music leaves me non-plussed. I checked it out this week; as I quoted on the social media site ” Artists I follow = 35?. I follow more artists than that! Also the content changes with each reclick” “It reminds me of a combo of last.fm and fandalism. Checking the ’emerging’ tab might be useful for my purposes.” “Not impressed at ‘now playing’ which doesn’t lead anyone really to discovery if you already are close-knit with followers” “I’m suspecting that ’emerging’ is only good if said artist has a huge amount of followers/following in comparison” “I receive enough music for my podcast that I’m not sure I’ll give attention to Twitter Music. Not impressed by the new device so far.” “If Twitter Music is at all succesful, Twitter should add tabs for News/Issues, or Weather, Lifestyle and so forth.”

Those are my 2 American cents on Twitter for Music. What’s yours?***
Peter Thomas Fornatale sent me the final book written by his father, “50 Licks: Myths and Stories From Half a Century Of The Rolling Stones”. An absolutely insightful read, presenting quotes and mentions from interviews and other sources to tell the tale of this band, between songs, tours, and recording. I might share some of this knowledge on further RCB shows. Meanwhile, read up at www.50licks.wordpress.com
Later on Friday, I’ll be recording my sport-oriented podcast Idealistic Sport. Fueled with knowledge and analysis about sport from an armchair, outsider view, complete with music from great indie artists, I hope this will be a weekly staple for you as well as myself. I had broken my CD player, so podcast #2 felt more like a sermonette than a full-on program. This next edition will have music for certain and my take on several sporting events. Which events? There’s tonight’s Friday Night Fights, a weekend golf event, a women’s tennis tournament, horse racing at Emerald Downs and major stakes races on Saturday, plus some auto racing this weekend. That’s a lot of ground to cover! Remember you can access Idealistic Sport at www.bigcontact.com/idealisticsport with the same FeedPlayer you can hear Radio Crystal Blue in. And there’s a blog too: www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com which is my final word on the above events.
I’ve attempted to replicate the FeedPlayer link for this program on the blog, but it’s not working. The RCB version seems to be OK but not the IS one. Anyone have suggestions on its design?
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RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: Outstanding music included on this program from Amanda Cevallos (superb modern honky-tonk), George & The Good Vibes (a calypso number straight outta Israel), and award-winning Nashville-oriented songwriter Brad Cole.
RCB proper: Having had a Twitter conversation with someone, the words “good in everyone” came to my brain. And thus I posted on my Facebook wall the video of Canada’s great power-pop band Sloan “The Good In Everyone”. The video is a bit of a take-off on one part of the movie “Easy Rider”, the song only half as long as the video itself! With that infamous date 4/20 coming up this week, I also included Manu Chao’s most recognizable tune “Bongo Bong”. It’s also the theme to an old public-access TV show called “Pothedz Couch” (full episodes not available but you can find some choice clips on that YouTube thing). Hearing of the Real Rough Diamonds demise this past week, I spun 3 songs from the album they sent me years ago. Segment 1: A mini travelogue takes us from Tennessee, to New Orleans, to Santa Fe, to Argentina, (Jessie Kilguss, Miss Tess, Eilen Jewell, Emily Pinkerton), then to other unbeknownst places (Achilles Wheel, Sean Kershaw).Miss Tess and Eilen Jewell share billing on 4/25 at The Southern in Charlottesville VA.  Segment 2: Hillary Reynolds Band appears at Brandeis University on a bill that also includes Patti DeRosa (Segment 4) on 4/27. It’s billed as the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts ‘Folk Fest’. Brand new music in this segment by Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution. Yes, the name shortened a little bit. What I didn’t shorten was the song. “Shine On” I’ve spun before from “Live at Brooklyn Bowl”. Here I opted to spin the entire 9 minute-plus song instead of the ‘radio edit’. Your ears deserve it! Segment 3: More new music from songwriter Lonna Marie plus an infectious vocal sound from Midwest mother/daughter combo Belles & Whistles. Segment 4: More brand new music from Cary Cooper starts this off, then a song penned by ‘cracker cowboy poet’ Hank Mattson, music by Dana & Susan Robinson.**************
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Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
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Keep physical packages of reasonable size and weight, as this is a
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If material is from 2011, it will be added to RCB’s loose rotation instead.
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Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
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Yes I’m also seeking music for Idealistic Sport. For this show, the music should be upbeat, tho not necessarily rock. It should be music that’s appropo toward sports programming. No rules here re the release date.

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Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there.
Finally, but not in the least of importance, a very happy birthday to my sister Sharon, a two-time Iraqi War veteran, currently holding down the fort with my mom and niece, somewhere in the hill country of Texas.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 4/14/13


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
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This show was distributed on 4/20/13

Tim Miller “Where Have You Gone” – Cue The Able CD www.timmiller.com
Herbie D And The Dangermen “Baby I’m On The Road” – s/t EP www.herbiedandthedangermen.com
Glasgow “Automatic” – Clean EP www.facebook.com/glasgow.book
Olio “Hello/Goodbye” – Comeback Kings EP www.oliomusic.com
George And The Good Vibes “Calypso in Dm” – s/t CD www.reverbnation.com/georgethegoodvibes
Natalie Royal “Coming Clean” – Savor CD www.natalieroyal.com
Amanda Cevallos “Texas Hold Him” – I’ll Never Honky Tonk You CD www.amandacevallos.com
Brad Cole “Butterfly” – Down The Line CD www.bradcolemusic.com
Elaine Mahon “This Garden Place” – Rise CD www.elainemahonmusic.com
Lisa Graciano “Seeds Of Life” – Seeds Of Life CD www.facebook.com/lisagracianomusic

Running time:75 minutos
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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,
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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 www.radiocrystalblue.net
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/2013/04/rcblive041413.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rss

Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with * symbols.
This show was distributed on 4/17/13.


Opening music:
Manu Chao “Bongo Bong” – Clandestino CD
Sloan “The Good In Everyone” – One Chord To Another CD
The Real Rough Diamonds “Former Femmes Fatales & Romeos” “If There’s Nothing Left” “The Things You Used To Say” – s/t CD www.realroughdiamonds.com
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Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Tennessee” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
*Miss Tess “New Orleans” – Sweet Talk CD www.misstessmusic.com
*Eilen Jewell “Santa Fe” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com
Emily Pinkerton “Polo Margariteno” – Ends Of The Earth CD www.emilypinkerton.com
Achilles Wheel “First Step In The Wrong Direction” – Thirteen Hours CD www.achilleswheel.com
Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Get Real Gone” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
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Darius Lux “Best Day” – Time Is Now EP www.dariuslux.com
Deni Bonet “Loud” – It’s All Good CD www.denibonet.com
*Hillary Reynolds Band “Carry My Burden” – Since September CD www.hillaryreynoldsband.com
Brother Joscephus & The Love Revolution “Shine On” – Revolution Of Love CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Dizzy Bats “Please Stall” – Sundial CD www.dizzybatsmusic.com
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Meghan Cary “Live!” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Lonna Marie “I Can’t Wait” – Oh No EP www.lonnamarie.com
Mike Vial “I Will (If Your Plane Is Late)” – Where The Sand Meets The Tide EP www.mikevial.com
Belles & Whistles “All I Need” – s/t CD www.bellesandwhistlesmusic.com
Chuck Schaeffer “What Jenny Says” – Along These Lines CD www.chuckschaeffer.com
Caroline Herring “Camilla” – Camilla CD www.carolineherring.com
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Cary Cooper “Wildest Dreams” – Zuzu’s Petals CD www.carycooper.com
Dana and Susan Robinson “When This Hat Was New” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Layers”- Layers CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
Aztec Two Step “Living In America”- Cause & Effect CD www.aztectwostep.com
*Patti DeRosa “God Bless The Child” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Closing music: Juaneco Y Su Combo “Linda Nena” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 21 minutes.

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,
non-derivative. For more info: www.creativecommons.org

Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 4/14/13

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 2/24/13 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 27 and will be available for
about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I record,
you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older shows. Owing
to schedule demands, I usually publish on Wednesdays or as soon as
possiblethereafter. You will hear music in several segments of top
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.

RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 10 (ten) songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.

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I may be receiving help from my family re my financial situation. I say “my” because it’s the truth. I haven’t been able to keep up with the bills this year so far. I may be able to stay afloat some time longer but nothing is promised, of course. Further I’m sporadically interviewing for jobs. I’ve had to broaden my horizons to build more opportunities. I’m also directly reaching more people within this field of radio, podcasting and the music industry at large to see where I can fit in with my skills. More than one person has suggested the idea of doing social media marketing.

I’m continuing to accept donations. In the last few weeks I received enough to take care of my Web services. So thankfully, I’ll be on the Web for another month! And thank you, each of you that donated. The donation button is at the home tab and also the top part of the front page.

I’m not doing referrals for bookings or coverage of shows unless there is some sort of exchange of services (psst. cash is best). With that typed, I’ve planned to attend several shows for coverage on my website. Here’s my tentative list:
2/22 (tonight) Dan Sheehan Conspiracy at Connie’s Ric Rac www.dansheehan.net www.conniesricrac.com
3/1The Miners at Field House www.minersmusic.com www.fieldhousephilly.com
3/2 Dizzy Bats at JR’s Bar www.dizzybatsmusic.com
3/8 Changing Modes at The Legendary Dobbs www.changingmodes.com www.dobbsphilly.com

RCB rewind:
RCB Novus Ordo: Outstanding music from this edition include such from The Famly Business, Montreal’s Rouge Tigre, and classic rock band The Weekenders. The Beltways are also heard, themselves with 15+ years performing in and around Baltimore. Lowball Jack’s instrumental sounds are the latest release from Thirsty Records. Noel Paul Stookey, 1/3 of classic folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, returns with a new album.

RCB proper: By my count there were 11 artists in this edition who are performing in Toronto this week, as part of Folk Alliance International’s annual conference. Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer recorded an album of Francis James Child’s collection of poems. Known as the Child Ballads, I spun one song which has some sort of Scottish reference, tho it’s disputed as to whom Sir Patrick Spens is. Also heard once again is a selection from Nels Andrews’ latest. Brick Fields is heard in segment 1. They are true ministers of music, hosting a monthly event inside a local church with food, music, sermon and fellowship. Segment 2: Cary Cooper’s “Suzanne” resonates for me, as I am the subject’s age, and wonder if I, too, will run off to join the circus before I’m 44. Cary performs in the roundwith Claude Butch Morgan and Jan Seides at New World Deli in Austin, 3/2. Segment 3: Brother Joscephus & Roosevelt Dime share billing at the Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA on 3/2. Two great live ensembles on one bill. Just tremendous. The song I keep coming back to in Wes Tucker & The Skillet’s album “Afterlens” is “Rattle Your Chains”. Segment 4: Rebecca Loebe and Raina Rose continue to share a number of gigs. Rebecca and Jann Klose, 2 songwriters with powerful voices, will be at Steel City Coffeehouse on 3/3 in nearby Phoenixville. Final segment shares more new music from Carla Hassett, and a return to the airwaves by Phil Minissale. Craig Sonnenfeld and Patti DeRosa are at The Locals in Providence RI on 2/24.
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