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Radio Crystal Blue 2/12/12 news

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You will hear music in several segments of top indie/DIY/underground
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VERMONT: VT Artists for VT Relief:  http://www.mallettsbayrecords.com
This will be the final first airing of material from this compilation.

RCB Novus Ordo returned this week. This show is one where I spin one song from as many as 8 songs in one sitting and give you background of each artist.
So…how’m I doin’? Just fine.  Recovered very nicely from whatever was ailing me tho adhering to a better diet certainly doesn’t hurt.  Cutting out coffee and soda but getting back to some of my old ways soon enough.   I did skip one gig I wanted to go to, but am planning to go to one tonight; very shortly as a matter of fact. I’m covering a showcase at The Grape Room. Andrew Jude is on the bill. You’ve heard me debut him on RCB Novus Ordo. Johnny Action Figure also performing, another band I saw at Grape Room last time.     www.graperoommusic.com
Also scheduled to interview and see Lisa Biales perform at a venue in Center City, 2/15.  www.lisabiales.com

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On RCB Novus Ordo: The aforementioned Andrew Jude with a song set in Philadelphia started this show. The Strange Heat had played a bill at The Grape Room and I debut them here.  Ditto for Glassboro, NJ’s own indie pop band Case Closed. Makar returns with newer material, slightly subduded, more piano than guitar on this disc than in previous ones.   Katie Pearlman, one of my very favorites, has a concept album “Girls Like Me” based on stories of the lives of women that touched her heart. The book referenced for her songs is “Note To Self: 30 Women on Hardship, Humiliation, Heartbreak, and Overcoming It All” by Andrea Buchanan.    The deep, dark, sultry bluesy voice of Lin McEwan closes out this show, Muzz Skillings producing her newest effort.

RCB proper:   Tony Mecca (and those Electric Heavy Mental Gypsys) playing a few shows while they ready a new album; I dug into their prior material for a tune.  Jeff Campbell and Megan Slankard  part of a songwriter-in-the-round 2/17 at Studio on 4th, Reno NV  Jeff and Megan composed and wrote the song I spun for you this week.  I spun Megan’s song directly after this one. I was moved by the depth and creativity of her songwriting. I’m actually reminded of Holly Figueroa (O’Reilly).  In fact I contacted Holly about Megan, and…well…I’ll let you read her response via Facebook.  Then a pair of CA-based songwriters (Giana Nguyen, Marina V) followed.    I did 2 segments of music featuring artists who are part of official showcases at this year’s Folk Alliance conference in Memphis. Heather Styka is a new name, gaining strong popularity in the folk category. I had used a quote from the matthew show and also the timely song “february” in posting the playist info.  Debuted a solo piano CD from Professor Louie, segued into West Coast Blues and then rockabilly (Rod Piazza, The Mad Tea),  Garrison Starr made a new EP for her fans; I took liberty of spinning from that one, following up with train-oriented songs (Vance Gilbert, The Nields). Closed out with songs by Lauren Adams and Ernest Troost. Ernest just released “Live at McCabe’s” recorded January 2011 at McCabe’s Guitar Shop.  Lauren reintroduces her Americana Music Circle at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles.

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 2/5/12

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.

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This show was distributed on 2/9

Andrew Jude “Love Washed Away” – Everybody Wants A Little More CD http://www.andrewjude.com

The Symbols “Be Here Now” – Be Here Now CD http://www.thesymbols.net

The Strange Heat “Back To You” – Wearing New Socks CD http://www.thestrangeheat.com

Case Closed “Bombshell” – Clouds CD http://www.facebook.com/caseclosednj

Makar “Show Me That Look In Your Eyes” – Funeral Genius CD http://www.makarmusic.com

Katie Pearlman “Tomorrow Will Be Better” – Girls Like Me CD http://www.katiepearlman.com

Deborah Lombardi “If You Only Knew” – Sweet Revenge CD http://www.deborahlombardi.com

Lin McEwan “Still” – When I Wake CD http://www.linmcewan.com

Running time: 62 minutos


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This show was distributed on 2/9/12Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **


“February’s hard to revover from/It takes the most from me each time…”

Opening music: King Britt featuring Sylk 130 “When The Funk Hits The Fan”


Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “Baby Steps” – s/t CD http://www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com

Tony Mecca “Boy Meets Girl” – Hello, Goodbye & Everything in Between CD http://www.tonymeccamusic.com

Darlingside “The Catbird Seat” – s/t EP http://www.darlingside.com

*Jeff Campbell “It Stopped Raining” – Stop And Go CD http://www.jeffcampbellmusic.com

*Megan Slankard “You And Your Bright Ideas” – A Token Of The Wreckage CD http://www.meganslankard.com

Giana Nguyen “For Now” – For Now EP http://www.giananguyen.com

Marina V “Unbalanced” – My Star CD http://www.marinav.com


I spun music from artists who are performing at this year’s Folk Alliance International Conference later in February  http://www.folkalliance.org :

Heather Styka “Dragon Kite” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD http://www.heather.styka.com

Liz Longley “Little White House” – hot loose wire CD http://www.lizlongley.com

The Boxcar Lilies “Feels Like Home” – heartwood CD http://www.boxcarlilies.com

Brother Sun “What Must Be Done” – s/t CD http://www.brothersunmusic.com

the matthew show “february” – february CD http://www.thematthewshow.com


Professor Louie “Daughters & Sons” – Rugged & Funky CD http://www.professorlouie.com

Rod Piazza & The All Mighty Flyers “Move Out Baby” – Almighty Dollar CD http://www.themightyflyers.com

The Mad Tea Party “I Went Out” – Found A Reason CD http://www.themadteaparty.com

The Trapps “Too Late To Play Games” – Cheap Seats CD http://www.thetrapps.net

Crown Point “Back To You” – Wolves EP http://www.crownpointband.com

Lisa Bianco “Low” – Momentum CD http://www.lisabianco.com

Christina LaRocca “Destiny” – I Stand Tall With My Eyes Wide Open CD http://www.christinalaroccamusic.com


CD FOCUS: Vermont: VT Artists for VT Relief  http://www.bluebirdpromotions.com http://www.mallettsbayrecords.comThis compilation of 18 songs are all from VT artists supporting the continuing relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. Proceeds from this CD go to the Vermont Red Cross.

From this compilation I spun:Lowell Thompson “Pictures” – http://www.lowellthompson.com

Patti Casey “Spread Joy Over This Land” –  www.patticasey.com


More music from artists performing at the international Folk Alliance conference http://www.folkalliance.org :

Cary Cooper “Drop In The Bucket” – Pink Umbrella CD http://www.carycooper.com

Rebecca Loebe “Land & Sea” – Mystery Prize CD http://www.rebeccaloebe.com

Carrie Elkin “Landeth By Sea” – Call It My Garden CD http://www.carrieelkin.com

Danny Schmiddt “Almost Round The World” – man of many moons CD http://www.dannyschmidt.com

Phil Minissale “Fighting a Losing Battle” – Young Fool CD http://www.philminissalemusic.com

Putnam Smith “hush” – we could be beekeepers CD http://www.putnamsmith.com


Garrison Starr “Wanted For Anything” – Not For Nothing EP http://www.garrisonstarr.com

Kris Delmhorst “Midnight Ringer” – Shotgun Singer CD http://www.krisdelmhorst.com

Vance Gilbert “Boy On A Train” – old white men CD http://www.vancegilbert.com

Nerissa & Katryna Nields CD “This Train” – Sister Holler CD http://www.nields.com

*Lauren Adams ” Oklahoma, USA” – Secret Heart CD http://www.laurenadams.com

*Ernest Troost “Travelin’ Shoes” – Live At McCabe’s CD http://www.ernesttroost.com


Closing music: Robert Sadin “Comment” – Art Of Love: Music Of Machaut CD

Running time: 3 hours, 55 minutos


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Next show will be recorded the week of 2/12/12





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