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Radio Crystal Blue 11/23/14 show


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.
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This show was published 11/28/14
Alzara & Brother Spellbinder “Junkyard Baby” – Curio Box CD  www.brotherspellbinder.com

Lew Card “Same Old Blues” – Low Country Hi-Fi CD www.lewcard.com

Rachael Sage “Newspaper” – Blue Roses CD www.rachaelsage.com

Wormburner “Catherine” – Pleasant Living In Planned Communities CD www.wormburnerband.com

Ellis Paul “Empire State” – Chasing Beauty CD www.ellispaul.com

Jonathan Byrd “You Can’t Outrun The Radio” – You Can’t Outrun The Radio CD www.jonathanbyrd.com

Johnsmith “Sweetgrass” – The Longing Road CD www.johnsmithmusic.com

Hardin Burns “Run” – Down The Deep Well CD www.hardinburns.com
Running time:  76 minutos
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity
software.

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Here’s Radio Crystal Blue proper:

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This show was published 11/28/14

Opening music:  Lara Herscovitch “Tequila Over Turkey” – There CD www.laraherscovitch.com
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These artists are taking part in the Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary event, 11/28-30, Northhampton, MA: www.signaturesounds.com

Eilen Jewell “That’s Where I’m Going” – Queen Of The Minor Key CD www.eilenjewell.com

Zoe Muth “Annabelle” – World Of Strangers CD www.zoemuth.com
Heather Maloney “Darlene” – s/t CD www.heathermaloney.com

Barnstar! “Why You Been Gone So Long?” – C’mon! CD
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Joe Taylor “Possible” – Anything’s Possible CD www.joetaylorofficial.com

Lonna Marie “Drifting” –  www.lonnamarie.com
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Luke Potter “Sadie” – So Sugar CD www.lukepottermusic.com

The Bloody Jug Band “Asylum Blues” – Murder Of Crows EP www.bloodyjugband.com

Steve Conte “She Blinds” – NYC Album www.stevecontenyc.com

Chicha Dust “La Negra Tomasa” – Live at The Dust Ballroom! CD
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CD FOCUS features top concept or compilation albums track-for-track.
Link Of Chain: A Songwriter’s Tribute To Chris Smither was released in September by Signature Sounds, on the occasion of Chris’s 70th birthday. This album contains covers of Smither songs by some of his peers and influencers, 15 songs in all.  http://www.smither.com http://www.signaturesounds.com
This week I spun:

Bonnie Raitt “Love Me Like A Man” (live)
Peter Mulvey “Time To Spend”

Mark Erelli & Jeffrey Foucault “Song For Susan”

The Grateful Dead: Wake Up To Find Out contains the contents of a concert never before released on disc to the public. The concert took place on March 29, 1990, the 2nd of a 3-night stand at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY. Brandford Marsalis is credited as a special guest and plays on a majority of the songs. It was also was one of the last performances by keyboardist Brent Mydland.  http://www.dead.net
From this CD (disc 1 of 3) I spun “Eyes Of The World”
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Meredith Blis “A Purple Kind Of Blue” – A Purple Kind Of Blue CD www.meredithblis.com

Jon Shain “Peace Like A River” – Reupholstered CD www.jonshain.com

The Portraits “Cape Blues” – Life In Sepia CD www.theportraitsmusic.com

Paulo Franco & Shane Cooley “She Comes Calling” – The Green Porch Sessions CD www.peflmusic.com www.shanecooleymusic.com
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Jennings “Falling Higher” – Take It Or Leave EP www.maryjennings.com
Eliane Amherd “Don’t Give Up On Me” – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com

Jeanette Lynne “My Angel” – You Got Me CD

Brooks Williams “Carry On” (acoustic) – New Everything CD www.brookswilliams.com

Beth DeSombre “Moved Out” – Crooked Highways CD www.bethdesombre.com

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Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Shimmer” –  http://www.reverbnation.com/loralouisenichols
Running time: 186 minutes
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.
Atmosphere: rainyday dreamaway
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Next show will be published the week of 11/30/14

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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 5/18/14


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

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This show was published 5/23/14
Medlow “Runaway” – s/t CD http://www.medlowmusic.com
Carmen Grillo “Prototype” – A Different World CD http://www.carmengrillo.com
Girl On Fire “Not Broken” – Not Broken CD http://www.girlonfire.com
Froskull “Alabaster” – s/t CD http://www.froskull.com
Robin Rothschild “Reach For The Sky” – Reach For The Sky CD http://www.robinsrockinmusic.com

Running time: 42 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.

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Artists who are sharing gigs are denoted with *
This show was published on 5/23/14.

Opening music: Ravi Shankar “Raga Bhairavi” – The Living Room Sessions Part 2 www.eastmeetswestmusic.com
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These artists are performing during the 18-day Kerrville Folk Festival, plus those in the New Folk competition
Pat Wictor “Kerrville Campfire Song” – Living Ever-Lovin’ Live CD www.patwictor.com

Brother Sun “Pushing Stones” – Some Part Of The Truth CD www.brothersunmusic.com
Vance Gilbert “Unfamiliar Moon” – Bad Dog Buffet CD www.vancegilbert.com
Melissa Greener “Ghost In The Van” – Transistor Corazon CD www.melissagreener.com
Chase Gassaway “Break Of Dawn” – Certain Circles CD www.chasegassaway.com
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*Meghan Cary “Darker Song” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
*Rachel Schain “Coffee” – Lilacface CD www.rachelschain.com
*Prima Donna “Beautiful Song” – Dreamers CD www.primadonnamusic.com
Ryan Cain and the Ables “Wild Hair” – My Pistol Rides Shotgun CD www.cainandtheables.com
Changing Modes “Meow Situation” – Here CD www.changingmodes.com
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Heth & Jed “Ladder” & “Walking Away From Heaven” – Between The In & The Out CD www.hethandjed.com
Craig Greenberg “I’m Losing You” – Spinning In Time CD www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
Carla Bianco “Spare Window” – All This Time CD www.carlabianco.com
Shakeh “When You’ve Got A Hunger” – Songs Of My Soul CD www.shakeh.com
Lindsay May “It Ain’t Easy Being Me” – Shimmer CD www.lindsaymay.com
Jiggley Jones “Early Morning Light” – …a mountain, a struggle, a tunnel, a light… EP www.jiggleyjones.com
Red Molly “You Don’t Have The Heart For It” – The Red Album www.redmolly.com
Lynn Hollyfield “Spring” – In The Balance CD www.lynnhollyfield.com
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Hurray For The Riff Raff “The New SF Bay Blues” – Small Town Heroes CD www.hurrayfortheriffraff.com
Paulo Franco & Shane Cooley “Elizabeth City” – The Green Porch Sessions CD www.shanecooleymusic.com www.peflmusic.com
Billy Shaddox “Come Back To Me” – Golden Fate CD www.billyshaddox.weebly.com
Sloan Wainwright “Holland” – Upside Down & Under My Heart CD www.sloanwainwright.com
Dana And Susan Robinson “Sailing Around Cape Solstice” – American Hornpipe CD www.robinsongs.com
Lowland Hum “Eden (Part 1)” – Native Air CD www.lowlandhum.com
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Closing music: Musicians Of The Nile “Salamat” – Charcoal Gypsies CD www.realworldrecords.com
Running time: 187 minutos
Atmosphere: beautiful day
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Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 4/20/14 show


Radio Crystal Blue Novus Ordo is a weekly podcast that spotlights brand new
music from songwriters and bands. Most of the new music from these artists
eventually get heard on my companion radio program, Radio Crystal Blue.

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This show was published 4/24/14

No Carrier “The Nine Days Queen” – Wisdom & Failure CD www.nocarriermusic.com
KROM “The Experiment” – s/t CD www.kromtrio.com
Kerri Powers “Old Shirt” s/t CD www.kerripowers.com
Joseph Keith “Cheer Up” – Winter CD www.josephkeith.net
Vance Gilbert “Kiss The Bad Boys” – Bad Dog Buffet CD www.vancegilbert.com

Running time: 44 minutos

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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my 13-year-old freeform radio program, usually publishing Wednesdays or Thursdays in podcast format.
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This show was published on 4/24/14.
Opening music: Nigel Hayes “Raise The Bridge” – Northern Lights EP www.intelligentaudio.net
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*The Waybacks “Tired Of Being Right” – Loaded CD www.waybacks.com
*The Steel Wheels “So Long” – No More Rain CD www.thesteelwheels.com
McMule “Riley Simon” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
DB Rielly “Some Day” – Cross My Heart And Hope To Die CD www.dbrielly.com
*Carolann Solebello “Concentrate” – Steel and Salt CD www.carolannsolebello.com
*Karyn Oliver “Water” – Magdalene CD www.karynoliver.com
*The YaYas “The Cape” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
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Meghan Cary “Through Walking” – Building This House CD www.meghancary.com
Sugar Lime Blue “Move This Earth” www.sugarlimeblue.com
BD Lenz “Source Of Reason” – Ready Or Not CD www.bdlenz.com
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix “Baby Don’t Do It” – Soul Blues CD www.woodstockrecords.com
The Halley DeVestern Band “Code 9” – Fabbo! Boffo! Smasho! CD www.halleydevestern.com
My Pet Dragon “Flow” – Mountains and Cities CD www.mypetdragon.net
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CD FOCUS: An occasional series spotlighting a top compilation or concept album.
David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket project continues with its latest edition: Essential Songs Of Philadelphia: Sessions. Here, the drummer for The Hooters joins 2 fellow members (Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian), along with other artists with Philly roots and sing songs that also were born and bred here. More info at http://www.songsinthepocket.org
I spun these:
“Change Reaction” (original by Robert Hazard & The Heroes). Ben Arnold on guitar and lead vocals.
“A Woman’s Got The Power (original by The A’s). On this recording, Patty Smyth (Scandal) is on lead vocals.
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The Matthew Show “King Of The Bastards” – February CD www.thematthewshow.com
Craig Greenberg “Turning Track” – Spinning In Time EP www.craiggreenbergmusic.com
Jodie Levinson “Proud” – Strong Enough EP www.jodielevinson.com
Heather Pierson “Speak Wisely” – The Hard Work Of Living CD www.heatherpierson.com
Patrick Fitzsimmons “Mountaintops” – Hope Is CD www.patrickfitzsimmons.net
Paulo Franco & Shane Cooley “She Comes Calling” – The Green Porch Sessions CD www.shanecooleymusic.com www.peflmusic.com
Heather Styka “Everywhere The Longing” – Lifeboats For Atlantis CD www.heather.styka.com
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Melissa Greener “With The Weather” – Transistor Corazon CD www.melissagreener.com
Jenee Halstead “Garden Of Love” – Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com
Ben Bedford “Empty Sky” – What We Lost CD www.benbedford.com
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem “East Virginia” – Some Bright Morning CD www.raniarbo.com
The Keller Sisters “Those Baby Blues” – Shine EP www.thekellersisters.com
Krista Baroni “Revelations” – Oh My Magpie CD www.kristabaroni.com
Beth DeSombre “Song Of Joy” – Crooked Highways CD www.bethdesombre.com
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Running time: 202 minutos
Atmosphere: loose and languish
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Radio Crystal Blue 3/2/14 news


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PROGRAMMING:
NEXT SHOW will be published on or about March 6 and will be available
for about 1 year. I usually publish on 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 is a separate podcast with 6-8 songs, one each from a brand new
recording. I spin the music and give you the backstory of each artist.

In terms of future programming, listen for some special seasonal songs for the weeks of 3/9 and 3/16
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Every so often I hear of another new or established program like myself in Philly take to bigger audiences in whatever way and actually reaching those masses and continue to market fairly well in this melting pot of a city. I keep thinking, why not me? Why can’t Radio Crystal Blue compete? Do I even want to compete?
The truth is, the money hasn’t been there for me to do marketing campaigns or logos or any such device to give this program a bigger and more ‘legitimate’ presence. Is my place in the music industry illegitimate then? I say no. Sure, I want a true studio presence. I want better organization of the music that comes in here. I wish I had more time to produce shows, to interview artists more, to review more shows. To take chances that represent the best of Radio Crystal Blue. Enough people know about this show. It’s existed for 13 years, all on the Web. That’s a big statement right here. I have built trust, and people trust in me and my message. Don’t I want to grow the show? Live events and such? Sure I do. I don’t know how, tho. I don’t know if I want to compete with other ‘radio’ programs. I wish that I would be the program that people turn to when there is new music by indie, underground and national touring acts. Not your commercial radio station. Not even your well-heeled podcasts. Not your online magazine either. I want Radio Crystal Blue to be first on your online block. Every 3 months I publish a chart that tells you who is getting the most airplay, the most exposure via my show. These are the names you will want to know about and listen to.
If I am ‘destined’ to be an alternative, fine. I believe that one commercial or alternative radio or TV presence should NOT, repeat, NOT, be the voice of a city. One or two music venues should NOT dictate what is legimitate music talent. I DO NOT support those companies and will never mention them. People, you have choices. The dive bars, the venues that don’t have the big marketing dollars, the radio stations with weaker signals (LP ones, and veteran podcasters that will ultimately represent the truth about what really is popular in music. We must stick together. And, together, we represent artists that you should pay attention to. Shows like Radio Crystal Blue will often spin music from artists that are local to an area as much as the nationally touring. Artists like Paige Allbritton here in Philly. Daniel Christian across Nebraska. The Modeens in Phoenix. Spanking Charlene in and around NYC. Who else is going to spin these artists on one program? Guarantee you there will be none besides me.
RCB REWIND:
RCB Novus Ordo: Checking in from Cleveland, Winslow is a 6-piece rock band with horns that brings a ton of soul. We hear more brand new music from Korea’s Love X Stereo..heavy on the synth (but do they call it K-pop?). I’m quite fond of this trio, and they’ll make their return to the US next month. Lowell Levinger, known as “Banana” from the 60’s band The Youngbloods (remember “Get Together”?) introduces an acoustic album, with special guests including Ry Cooder and David Grisman.

RCB proper: With the announcement of Joy Kills Sorrow’s breakup, I decided to give you a few songs from their 3-album repertoire. Hearing them for the first time back in 2005, I recognized something unique between the strong songwriting and all their stringed instruments. Something sophisticated as in classical, but also a sense of realism, much like what the genre of folk brings. And the approach musically reminded me just a bit of Sons Of The Never Wrong, and Crooked Still. The group will be missed. Segment 1: Kicked off with a song about Dale Earnhardt Jr from Chuck Schaeffer. And why not? Dale Jr. just won the Great American Race, the Daytona 500, last week. Loves It is a unique acoustic duo from Austin. Segment 2: How can I not spin something from Brother Joscephus the week before Mardi Gras? I actually spin a live track of theirs that’s available on their website. Von Shakes, a NYC/Dublin modern rock band whom I first saw in Philly last year, return to the rotation. Segment 3 includes music from Tall Tall Trees, whom I’m reviewing a show of later this week. Songs of devotion, of sorts, in this segment. I still get a kick out of Jill Cagney’s sarcastic song “If You Leave Me”. Segment 4 includes another new song from Paulo Franco and Shane Cooley. Stefilia’s Stone and Marci Geller share billing on 3/7 at The Buttonweed Tree in Middletown CT.

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SONICBIDS:

http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: http://www.musicsubmit.com
MusicClout http://www.musicclout.com
Search for the words Radio Crystal Blue to find my pages there. You may have better luck with MusicSubmit as I’m not currently listed with the other two organizations.
If I like the EPK, I will then ask for a CD
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
twitter: @radiocblue
215 995 2234