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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 7/1/12

Radio Crystal Blue: Novus Ordo spotlights CDs that are debuting on my
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This show was distributed on 7/4/12

Rachael Sage “Everything” – Haunted By You CD www.rachaelsage.com
Waterslide “Summer Girls #23” – lincoln signal CD www.waterslidemusic.com
Chris Schutz & The Tourists “Arizona” – Sunglasses At Starlight CD www.chrisschutz.com
PaperDoll “she said” – Ballad Nerd Pop CD www.paperdollband.com
Joe Goldmark “Riptide Rock” – The Wham Of That Steel Man 2-CD set www.joegoldmark.com
Keith Moody “New Distraction” – Dreaming Out Loud CD www.keithmoody.com
Louise Taylor “Morning Memphis” – tangerine CD www.louisetaylor.com
Dennis Ellsworth “Hard To Leave” – Dusk Dreams CD www.dennisellsworth.com
Running time: 63 minutos
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This show was distributed on 7/4/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music:
Luna “Sideshow By The Seashore” – Penthouse CD
Throwing Muses “Bright Yellow Gun” – HuH Music Service CD sampler, July 1994
Sam Otis Hill & Co. “Road To The Beach” – Sand and Gravel CD www.samotishill.com
*Jon Shain Trio “Like The Ocean” – The Kress Sessions CD www.jonshain.com
*Ellis “close to you” – Right On Time CD www.ellis-music.com
*Kate MacLeod & Kat Eggleston “None But One” – Lost and Found CD www.katemacleod.com www.kateggleston.com
*Red Molly “Oh My Michael” – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
Fred Gillen Jr. “This Town Is Our Song” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
These artists are performing in the Black Potatoe Festival later in July www.blackpotatoe.org :
Katie Pearlman “The Lesson” – Girls Like Us CD www.katiepearlman.com
Sarah Blacker “Knocked The Winds” – Come What May CD www.sarahblacker.com
Spuyten Duyvil “No More” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
Greg Smith & The Broken English “Pitiful Mind” – times like these CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
Kirsten Thien “Ain’t That The Truth” – Delicious CD www.kirstenthien.com
Jo Wymer “This Ain’t Love” – Lviing With Scars CD www.jowymer.com
The Brehms “Cool You Down” – s/t CD www.thebrehmsband.com
*Rebecca Loebe “married man” – Mystery Prize CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
*Peyton Tochterman “Johnsburg” – a new world CD www.peytontochterman.com
Jeremy Manjorin “Lost In The Sentiment” – Two Sigma Blues CD www.jeremymanjorin.com
The Way Home “Letter To Jessica” – On So Thin A Line CD www.thewayhomemusic.com
Tom Principato “Sweet Angel” – A Part Of Me CD www.tomprincipato.com
*Kevin McWha Steele “Sympathetic Monday” – s/t CD www.kevinmcwhasteele.com
*Dexter’s Kin “Stay” – s/t CD www.dexterskin.com
Ashley McBryde “Journey” – Elsebound CD www.ashleymcbryde.com
Just A Memory “I Hate You” – s/t EP www.facebook.com/justamemory
Automatic Children “Solitude” – New is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
Ten Year Vamp “Don’t Be Alone With Me” – Lust EP www.tenyearvamp.com
More artists performing in the Black Potatoe Festival in this segment:
Avi Wisnia “Não é Coisa” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
Marc Black “American Children” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Vance Gilbert “Old White Men” – Old White Men CD www.vancegilbert.com
Patrick Fitzsimmons “So Far”- so beautiful, so blue CD www.patrickfitzsimmons.net
Christine Havrilla “Old House” – In My Chair CD www.christinehavrilla.com
*Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “Bridges” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
*The Sweetback Sisters “The Mystery Of You” – Looking For A Fight CD www.thesweetbacksisters.com
*Natalia Zukerman “Come Undone” – Gas Station Roses CD www.nataliazukerman.com
**Putnam Smith “the birds would understand” – we could be beekeepers CD www.putnamsmith.com
**Jason Spooner “Seed in the Ground” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
***The Steel Wheels “Indian Trail” – Lay Down, Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com
***Jonathan Byrd “Dungarees Overalls” – Cackalack CD www.jonathanbyrd.com
Marybeth D’Amico “Stubborn Land” – The Light Inside CD www.marybethdamico.com
Lily Wilson “bigger than life” – harbour CD www.lilywilson.com
Beth DeSombre “Fun Will Find A Way” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Dan and Faith “Sleepy Town” – dreaming of another path CD www.danandfaith.com
John Roy Zat “Headed For The Promise Land” – solo CD www.royzat.com
Closing music: Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors “Speaking Curves” – Jhoom: The Intoxification Of Surrender CD www.ravenrecording.com
Running time: 4 hours, 13 minutes

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 23 and will be available for the

rest of the year.

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.There’s also at least one RCB tradition that will take place on this edition!

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



I have a REVIEW at my website of a showcase I attended last Saturday (5/12) at The Grape Room here in Philly. I saw PaperDoll for the first time in years and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, along with Chris Schutz & The Tourists and Paige Allbritton. Full review at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net in the latest post.

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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.

RCB Novus Ordo: The superbly creative NYC songwriter Alec Berlin kicks off this show. Gavilan, a roots-rock band from Philly, also debuts here. Another favorite here is Jenn Rawling & Basho Parks.


RCB proper: With the volume of material for this week’s show I did 5 segments worth. Segment 1 begins with John Batdorf, who is one of the official showcase performers at the SERFA Folk Alliance conference 5/18-20. Two others with this honor were heard in this segment: Marc Black (with a new CD), Honor Finnegan, and Emily Pinkerton, whom I debut on RCB Novus Ordo two weeks back. Ben Knighten debuts a CD in this segment, and a similarly titled song by Larry Saklad follows. Segment 2: Starts bluesy and especially in the matter of stimulants (Jack Grace, Rod Piazza, Terry Hanck, Tony Mecca). The Way Home and Automatic Children perform at this weekend’s Elephants For Autism Festival at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City. Montauk Music Festival is this weekend too (now you see why this show was longer than most). Here I spun music of Remember September, My Pet Dragon, debut CD by Kevin McWha Steele, and Deborah Lombardi, all of whom will be part of the 4th annual festival there on Long Island. Bryan Dunn’s new CD debuts on this show as well. Got more songwriter-oriented in the latter stages of this week’s show. Paired up songs about rain (Cary Cooper, Sarah McQuaid), and songs making a NYC reference (Natalia Zukerman, and a new album by Garrison Starr. Garrison sings on Natalia’s song “Brooklyn”). Garrison once worked with producer/multi-instrumentalist Neilson Hubbard on her albums; Amy Speace has Neilson in the producer’s chair for last year’s CD “land like a bird”. Amy and Ernest Troost are performing at this weekend’s Wildflower Arts and Music Festival. Ernest himself is a finalist in the festival’s songwriting competition. Out of segment 5: Sharon Goldman and Loretta Hagen peforming at Barrington Coffee House on 5/19.





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@ The Grape Room 5/12/12

Another fun night at The Grape Room, with several local acts plus one from my NYC stomping grounds on the bill.
“Hi, my name is Paige, and I sing songs that I make up”….So began the set by Paige Allbritton, veteran singer/songwriter who loves life, loves to perform, and who had last released music in 2007. She performed in blue jeans, toned blue-square patterned shirt, with a red-heart sticker to show off her love for her mom (it would be Mother’s Day the next day) and a cherry-wood Ibanez acoustic. She owns a clear, strong voice (a bit of Joni Mitchell’s trill), and a stage presence that’s both serious and mirthful. Two of the songs in the set were especially well received, “Love Of A Lifetime” and “Secrets”. Both songs would fit well in TV and film. She closed with “The Killing People Song”, which represents a few of the themes in her songwriting, somewhat dark and reflective. One song I recall had references to Jack and gin tho I don’t recall  the title. Performing on standup bass was multi-instrumentalist Reverend T.J. McGlinchey.
Chris Schutz and The Tourists celebrated the release of their new CD “Summer In The Sun”, firstly with a handsome food spread on the 2nd floor, then following with a solid pop-rock effort on the main level. This is a 7-piece band with keyboards, drums, 3 guitars, and 2 backing vocalists. Their music style varies between the various members. A proud independent-music veteran, Chris told me before the show that all the members are classically-trained, conservatory graduates. And, indeed, Chris does have a firm hold on the band’s sound, orchestrating their sound and orientation on stage carefully. Their approach recalls Elvis Costello and Graham Parker, with guitars and keyboards ringing strongly in each song. For most of the show they kept to one principal vocalist (I believe her name is Steph Hayes), and their 2nd joined in on a few. Chris’s stage experience was evident, scoring well with his original material plus a cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers”. Chris was dressed in dark blazer and slacks, plaid tie, pinstriped shirt, and (keeping it rock-n-roll), green lace-up shoes, matching his greenish-blue Lakland bass.
NYC’s Paper Doll have consistently stuck to mainly the same band members in their 10-plus years performing, along with their own strong pop-rock style. It had been nearly 10 since I had seen the band myself, when Teresa was still in college.  They have toured worldwide with their efforts, including China several times. Tonight was their first gig in the Philly area. They previewed new songs that will appear on their forthcoming CD “Ballad Nerd Pop”  Teresa was contorting, strutting and constantly engaging the audience from the stage with a call-and-response moment from one song “You Can’t Stop It”. Teresa knows how to dress the part too; a yellow-green leopard-print off-the-shoulder number, and a black-white striped mini. She performed also on a Novation synth while Patrick Moloney produced great classic rock guitar. Rhythm section was manned by Jack Koch (bass) and Will Haywood Smith (drums)
VIDEO of Paper Doll
With my schedule beckoning me back home safely, I stayed for just the first 10 minutes of Stonethrown‘s set. Judah Kim leads this band that has complex elements of rock, grunge and strong, emotive vocals between the 4 members. They’ve been around for 6 years and have a solid live following in Philadelphia. Earlier this year they released their latest EP “Chasin Me Around”. Among the items they had for sale were lighters with the band’s website and design.
Local punk-rock outfit 58 Fury were the headliners. I wasn’t around to see this band, but they were primed to play for a large audience tonight, as their audience was filing in starting from Paper Doll’s set, 2 hours before set time.
More photos at the Facebook gallery.