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Radio Crystal Blue 5/27/12 news

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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about May 30 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.
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
This week’s show was recorded on Wednesday and released yesterday. In the last week my health took a bit of a setback, as I monitored some vague pain in my chest. It’s not in my heart, nor my stomach, but it’s enough to give me some concern. It almost feels like it gets any worse when I think of it. Maybe it’s pure anxiety. Maybe it’s something else. Honestly my mind is pretty sharp but the bod is not quite corresponding at this moment. I’m taking life very slowly right now but I do expect to put out a show next week as scheduled. I might attend a showcase on Monday if my health and the weather cooperate. Outside of that, I plan to stay close to home this long weekend.

As hinted here previously, I’m planning a career in film, primarily behind the camera. I won’t mind taking a turn in front of the camera as well. There’s an orientation to aspects of film production and editing next month, along with workshops, at the city’s new public-access cable network.
Radio Crystal Blue is also a reporting station to The Alternate Root’s Roots 66 (Roots/Americana) chart. Of course, I spin much more than Americana, but any songs that fit this genre and the chart’s guidelines get reported to the chart and website. 4 artists from the chart have received recent airplay here. http://www.thealternateroot.com/chart
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I have not scheduled a show to attend but am planning to go to at least one
in the metro area before the month is out.
I can advise artists about where to perform in Philly. Contact me for more

RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of the shows.
RCB Novus Ordo: Changing Modes are back with their 6th album of idiosyncratic pop-rock. Doug Folkins also returns with country-infused Celtic music. Another favorite here is songwriter-thespian Dan McCormick’s take on NYC in song. Beggar’s Ride (songwriters Claudia SanSoucie & Kate Maguire, plus David Goodrich) introduce a heartfelt song; I love the twang in their voices.

RCB proper: This time last year I began formulating the programming in such a way that you’d hear more artists appearing in festivals or sharing an event with from the CDs I have here, alongside those I’d plan to give airplay to. This tactic has opened up airplay a lot more and greatly for the better. It all started with how I approached the Kerrville Music Festival’s New Folk competition. Every year there would be 4-6 finalists that I would give extra airplay to, because I had their music and because Kerrville is one of the big festivals of its kind in the country. The YaYas, who are consecutive year finalists, share billing with Brother Sun on June 2 in Brooklyn. I had spun Brother Sun’s song “Shine”, a Joe Jencks composition. Contemporary pair of songs followed by Jann Klose (opening act for Vonda Shepherd in NYC), and Meghan Cary (just back from Ireland). Segment 2 started more along the lines of Americana..or is that Canadiana? Blue Rodeo are now Canadian Hall of Famers. South of their border, I spun another from Yarn’s fine urban-country album. Vintage Blue checks in again from Chicago. The Happy Problem also here with a song that reminds me a bit of Nirvana’s “Breed”, tho that could be just my loose interpretation. The Roots On The River Festival is in early June. I spun music of some artists who are part of the festival, including The Steel Wheels. They, and fellow Americana ensemble Molasses Creek headline the Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island, NC next weekend. Barnstar!, also part of Roots On The River got spun here, with a new version of Mark Erelli’s “Troubadour Blues”. Red Molly in this mix too, with a Dolly Parton cover. Segment 4
was more songwriter-oriented, with another airing of Daniel Levi Goans’ tune “Silver Tongue” as a highlight.

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
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Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/20/12

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 5/24/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **
Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Solar Flare” – Tales From The Shed Part 3 EP www.intelligentaudio.net
These artists are finalists in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition:
*The YaYas “Last Good One” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
Edie Carey “Enough” – bring the sea CD www.ediecarey.com
Anna Dagmar “Amazed” – Let The Waves Come In Threes CD www.annadagmar.com
Paul Sachs “Poor Man’s Out” – Oil Town CD www.paulsachs.com
*Brother Sun “Shine” – s/t CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Jann Klose “Mother Said, Father Said” – Reverie CD www.jannklose.com
Meghan Cary “Invitation” – Building My House CD www.meghancary.com
Blue Rodeo “Arizona Dust” – The Things We Left Behind 2-CD set www.bluerodeo.com
Yarn “I’ve Seen The Difference” – Almost Home CD www.yarnmusic.net
The Mad Tea Party “I Went Out” – Found A Reason CD www.themadteaparty.com
Vintage Blue “Sleep On This” – Strike the mics CD www.vintagebluemusic.com
Val Emmich & The Veeries “Galoshes On A Sunny Day” – Aide Memoire CD www.valemmich.com
The Happy Problem “Coldfish” – Head Case CD www.thehappyproblem.com
These artists (excepting Molasses Creek) are performing at the Roots On The River Festival, 6/9, Bellows Falls, VT:
*The Steel Wheels “Lay Down, Lay Low” – Lay Down, Lay Low CD www.thesteelwheels.com
*Molasses Creek “Mississippi Sawyer” – An Island Out Of Town CD www.molassescreek.com
Red Molly “Do I Ever Cross Your Mind” – light in the sky CD www.redmolly.com
Barnstar! “Troubadour Blues” – C’mon! CD www.barnstar.bandcamp.com
Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD www.daniellem.com
Heather Styka “Last Train Home” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
Debbie Miller “It’s Been A Day” – Measures and Waits CD www.thedebbiemiller.com
Hungrytown “Just Like A Song” – Any Forgotten Thing CD www.hungrytown.net
Renee Wahl “One More To Go” – Cumberland Moonshine CD www.reneewahl.com
Robin Aigner “Found” – Bandito CD www.myspace.com/robinaigner
Daniel Levi Goans “Silver Tongue” – BrotherStranger CD www.daniellevigoans.com
Heather Pierson “What’s Inside” – Make It Mine CD www.heatherpierson.com
Patti DeRosa “Packing My Bags” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
Closing music: Robert Sadin “Dame, si vous m’êtes lointaine” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD
Running time: 2 hours, 58 minutes
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Here’s Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo: 

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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Flash, or try my podcast provider at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/rcbnew0520121.mp3

(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 5/24
Jessie Kilguss & Radio Gold “Down The Line” – The Sky Road CD www.jessiekilguss.com
A Little Affair “Animals” – s/t CD www.alittleaffairmusic.com
Riversyde “Just Say So” – See Us Now CD www.riversyde.com
Changing Modes “Firewall” – In Flight CD www.changingmodes.com
Beggar’s Ride “Another Day” – s/t CD www.beggarsride.com
Doug Folkins “Tell Me Ma” – Ceilidh: Gaelic for Kitchen Party CD www.dougfolkins.com
Dan McCormick “Coney Island Girl” – Broadway Lights CD www.danmccormickmusic.com
Joe Melillo “Exit” – 1 Step Toward 1000 Miles CD www.joemelillo.net

Running time: 49 minutos
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