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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 5/8/16

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This show was published 5/10/16
Mark Erelli “Look Up” – For A Song CD http://www.markerelli.com
Nate Currin “Birmingham” – The Madman and the Poet CD http://www.natecurrin.com
Veil Unknown “Forever And A Day” – Life Starts Right Now CD
RB Stone “35 Miles To Mobile” -Some Call It Freedom (Some Call It The Blues)
Terri Binion “Orphan Boy” – The Day After The Night Before CD
Bett Padgett “House Carpenter” – All The Tears In The World CD
Running time: 54 minutes
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Opening music:
The Orb with Lee “Scratch” Perry “Golden Clouds” – The Orbserver In The Star
House CD
The Orb “Little Fluffy Clouds” – Adventures In The Ultraworld
Ennio Morricone “The Man With The Harmonica” – Once Upon A Time In The West
The Morning Birds “Bloom” – Bloom EP http://www.themorningbirds.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Spring” – In The Balance CD http://www.lynnhollyfield.com
Gathering Time “Westerly” – Keepsake CD http://www.gathering-time.com
Molasses Creek “Weeping Willow Blues” – Waterbound CD http://www.molassescreek.com
Screen Door Porch “Chasin’ Homsteader Blues” – Modern Settler CD
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band “On The Beltway” – No Yodeling On The
Britt Connors “Chasing The Sun” – Warmer Season CD http://www.brittconnors.com
These artists are part of this year’s Muses In The Vineyard event in
No Fuss And Feathers “Dream” – Traveling Circus CD http://www.nofussandfeathers.com
Annalise Emerick “The Simple Life” – Field Notes CD http://www.annaliseemerick.com
Loretta Hagen “Where Do I Go” – Mud and Stone CD
Marci Geller “Strong” – Square Peg CD http://www.marcigeller.com
Big Jon Atkinson & Bob Corritore “I’m A King Bee” – House Party At Big Jon’s
Delta Moon “Mayfly” – Low Down CD http://www.deltamoon.com
Switchback “Banshee Gumbo” – American Roots & Celtic Soul: Live, Volume 1 CD
Edith Crash “Quand Le Jour Viendra” – Partir CD http://www.edithcrash.com
Love X Stereo “Crossing Rivers” – Glow EP http://www.lovexstereo.com
The Golden Novak Band “Stand” – Rodeo CD http://www.jessrocknovak.com
Sirsy “Tourist” – Sketches & Ghosts EP http://www.sirsy.com
Elaine Romanelli “25” – The Hour Before CD http://www.elaineromanelli.com
The Chapin Sisters “Sleep In” – Today’s Not Yesterday CD
Jeff Campbell “The Movies” – The Kitchen Sink CD http://www.jeffcampbellmusic.com
James McMurtry “Copper Canteen” – Complicated Game CD http://www.jamesmcmurtry.com
Sassparilla “You Took It All” – Magpie CD http://www.sassparilla.info
The Muddy Crows “All I Need” – s/t CD http://www.themuddycrows.com
Ben Bedford “The Voyage Of John and Emma” – The Pilot & The Flying Machine
Tim Grimm “Family History” – The Turning Point CD http://www.timgrimm.com
Heather Kropf “Old House Show “- Chrysalis CD http://www.heatherkropf.com
Justin Roth “The Last Time” – Now  You Know CD http://www.justinroth.com
The Levins “Dream Unspoken” – Trust CD http://www.thelevins.com
Aztec Two Step “Ban Vinai” – Cause & Effect CD http://www.aztectwostep.com
Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Sol Aurora”
Running time: 196 minutos
Atmosphere: young sunny inroad
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While I fight some depressive moments in the midst of a job hunt (I’ve been out for months, people), avoiding a lot of extracurricular activity, I am bravely going out tonight to cover an event, first one in nearly 2 months. The Miners, whom are part of the 5/12/13 podcast, are performing at Milkboy Philly, in the heart of Center City. http://www.minersmusic.com I aim to provide a review plus photo and video.
It’s also a very busy week handicapping/investing, as, yes, I am also focused on the horse racing action at Pimlico and the Preakness Stakes. Later on Friday I will publish a podcast that covers some of the action here and other sports. The podcast is called Idealistic Sport http://www.idealisticstats.wordpress.com Idealistic Sport podcast is available in its own FeedPlayer on that blog page.

RCB Novus Ordo: Edgar Breau was the founder of 70’s Canadian rock band Simply Saucer. He returns with his latest solo effort kicking off this show. Couple of strong voices and songwriting are heard on this show, from both Heather Maloney and Zoe Mulford (a loose concept sort of album “Coyote Wings”).

RCB proper: I came into permission of spinning songs of some top artists from several genres and so you hear a few new names in the mix. Kevin Russell of The Gourds leads his own Americana/roots project Shinyribs. Also new are Texas songwriters Javi Garcia and Dustin Welch beginning segment 1. Both roots songwriters are sharing billing at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos on May 18. Jack Grace Band and Miss Tess also sharing billing at something called Skunk Funk. It’s happening at the Nelson Odeon in Cazenovia NY, May 25. Love the song by M’Balia referencing guys’ names and their shortcomings in “YooHoo”. Chastity Brown’s music impresses me the more I listen to her grown-up soulful sound, a sound not unlike M’Balia’s tho less pop-oriented. Segment 2: The aforementioned Miners finally get their debut from an album released earlier in 2013. I had first seen the Philly roots band 2 years ago. Late Cambrian returns with a new album. Segment 3: Coming out of depression is a personal theme for me this week, and it made manifest in this segment, notably from new music by Durham NC’s Jon Shain. This was paired with Vance Gilbert and Liz Longley (Vance is a capital F fan of Liz’s). And speaking of, Liz, along with Nerissa & Katryna Nields and Sloan Wainwright are some of the principal performers in this year’s Muses In The Vineyard, May 18, Belvidere NJ. Final segment was extended as I honored a request for a couple of songs (Geoffrey Armes, Hank Stone). What arose was a seafaring theme for the first 6 songs. Included is Debra Cowan, from a UK folk club recording, singing in a capella form both a Rudyard Kipling poem and a John Connolly song. The much-lauded songwriter Jess Klein debuts here in the mix as well. 

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/6/12

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Shelly Fraley “Just Don’t Wanna Be Alone” – Hush CD www.shellyfraley.com
Shupikai “A-Phila-Dilly” – Collector CD www.bobpetrocelli.com
New Riders Of The Purple Sage “I Know There’s Someone Else” – 17 Pine Avenue CD www.thenewriders.com
Robert Tormica “Everything All At Once” – Originals CD http://www.reverbnation.com/torbica
Jim Allchin “One for the Money” – Overclocked CD www.jimallchin.com
Chip Taylor & The New Ukranians “This Darkest Day” (bonus track) – …All The Perfect People CD www.trainwreckrecords.com
Marc Berger “Montana” – Ride CD www.marcbergermusic.com
Anais Mitchell “Shepherd” – Young Man In America CD www.anaismitchell.com
Running time: 70 minutos
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Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

Opening music:
Beastie Boys “The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin)” & “Dedication” – Hello Nasty CD
Beastie Boys “Shambala” – Ill Communcations CD
“A butterfly floats on the breeze of a sun lit day/As I feel this reality gently fade away/Riding on a thought to see where it’s from/Gliding through a memory of a time yet to come”
Sci-Fi Romance “Broken World” – The Ghost Of John Henry CD www.scifiromance.net
Wes Tucker & The Skillets “Let It Ride” – Live In NYC CD www.westucker.com
Sons Of The Never Wrong “Rings On Your Fingers” – Church Of The Never Wrong CD www.sons.com
*The Kennedys “Kindred Spirits” – Better Dreams CD www.kennedysmusic.com
*Greg Smith & The Broken English “The Farm” – times like these CD www.gregsmithandthebrokenenglish.com
Heth & Jed “Up On The Farm” – Between the In and the Out CD www.hethandjed.com
Sirsy “Again” (live at Revolution Hall, Troy NY) – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
Lisa Biales “Blues Stay Away From Me” – Just Like Honey CD www.lisabiales.com
Kirsten Thien “Treat ‘Im Like A Man” – Delicious CD www.kirstenthien.com
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real “Don’t take me back” – Wasted CD www.promiseofthereal.com
*Antigone Rising “You Say You Want To Leave” – 23 red CD www.antigonerising.com
*Lisa Bianco “Breakin” – Momentum CD www.lisabianco.com
*These 4 artists are performing at Four Sisters Winery for the Muses in the Vineyard Festival, Belvidere NJ, on May 19 www.musesinthevineyard.com :
Catie Curtis “Let It Last” – Stretch Limousine On Fire CD www.catiecurtis.com
Trina Hamlin “Living On Love” – living on love CD www.trinahamlin.com
Carsie Blanton “All We Got” – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com
Christine Havrilla “grounded” – In My Chair CD www.christinehavrilla.com
Evangenitals “Hard Luck Song” – s/t EP www.evangenitals.com
The Portraits “Old Stone Table” – The Blushing Of A World In White CD www.theportraits.info
M’Balia “Nobody Coming” – s/t demo EP www.mbalia.com
Roger Silverberg “Sinking Sailing Ship” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Beth DeSombre “Cross That River” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
Helen Austin “So Stay” – Song of the week CD www.helenaustin.com
*Carrie Elkin “Landeth By Sea” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
*Danny Schmidt ‘Two Guitars” – man of many moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
Closing music: Beastie Boys “Namaste” – Check Your Head CD
Running time: 3 hours, 17 minutes
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