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Radio Crystal Blue 9/2/12 news

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INTERVIEW with Lucas Ward of The Silver Snails is available in my field recording FeedPlayer at my website, and at www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield We chatted on Skype on 8/30 speaking about the band’s future, the making of their video “Dancing With The Stars” and a connection to the late Elliott Smith.
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Here are the shows I’m planning to see:
9/29: Philly native and West Coast denizen Jeff Campbell returns to his roots, and plays The Grape Room www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
There are 2 events I have my eye on for 9/7, one local, one in Wilmington.
9/15: Lotus Hill releases a new CD at Milkboy’s Center City locale. www.lotushillband.com
I am seeking another event within the first 2 weeks of September.
Arlan Feiles with a long-awaited return to these airwaves, with a new band (The Broken Hearted) in tow, still with his own spin on Americana. Two bands heard in this show sharing a drummer, both with rather idiosyncratic indie rock; these bands are Generator Ohm and EndAnd.
RCB proper: One evening in late summer 2002 (2003?) I was at NYC’s The C-Note for an evening of poetry, curated by David Amram and Casey Cyr. David Wallechinsky and Ron Whitehead were some of the performers along with the aforementioned. It was a night I will never forget, as it opened my eyes to this expression of art, and eventually led me to appreciate the works of the Beat poets, mainly Kerouac and Ginsberg, even more. For the majority of the years I’ve done this show, I would spin music inspired by the Beat poets in late summer. So it was that I start off with the dark noir of Morphine, and also Casey Cyr reciting an original poem with backup by Amram (he a collaborator with Keroauc many moons ago). I had recited a portion of Kerouac’s book “The Subterraneans”, with the sound of Thelonious Monk, solo piano style, in the background, as it may well have been for much of Jack’s own work in those early 50’s. Segment 1: Amy Speace with the signature tune for the show including the words “Summer’s gonna end before it begins, drive all night…”. Amy will appear along with Eilen Jewell and many others at this year’s Americana Music Association Conference/Festival (Amy herself is part of a Big Star tribute). Alongside the modern folk, more of the same from Natalia Zukerman. Greg Smith & The Broken English was spun with Darlingside, the latter just releasing a new album. Both bands are part of the Keene (NH) Music Festival on September 1. Segment 2: Retro rock from both The Mad Tea and The Modeens starts off this segment. Spun another from the strong Jo Wymer CD. Segment 3 is anchored around My Pet Dragon. They share billing with Just A Memory, A Little Affair, and Remember September at the Utica (NY) Arts & Music Fest, on 9/15. Then MPD share billing with A Ghost Like Me at CultureFest on 9/8, taking place in . Segment 4: I love D.B. Rielly’s “I Got A Girlfriend”; sounds like it could have been written by Buck Owens, with that Bakersfield sound and style well intact. Dan May and Tracy Grammer play a one-of-a-kind event, the Jamboree In The Pines, on a stage built and surrounded by pines. That will take place in Coatesville, PA, also on 9/1. Final segment includes music by Marianne Kesler, with just her second gig in in the last 10 months, plus an old traditional tune sung by Waterbug label founder Andrew Calhoun.
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Lucas Ward (The Silver Snails) interview

The frontman for the Italy-based band The Silver Snails chatted with me on Skype on August 30.  We talk about the general concept for the band’s debut album “The 7 Melodies”, the making of the video for their song “Dancing With The Stars”, Elliott Smith, and the band’s plans for the future.

Here’s the video link for “Dancing With The Stars”

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Direct .mp3 link is https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/lucaswardinterview.mp3

Watch these posts as I will be interview more emerging artists who are clients of groundbreaking online PR firm Ariel Publicity.