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Radio Crystal Blue 10/21/12 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about October 24 and will be available
for about 1 year. Remember, even if you miss hearing a show the week I
record, you can always find it within the FeedPlayer’s archive of older
shows. Owing to schedule demands, 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 will also air separately. On this show I spin one song from
8 songs in one sitting and give you background info of each artist.

PROGRAMMING NOTE:
For the next several weeks I’ll be featuring a Nanci Griffith tribute album released by Huntington NY label Paradiddle Records. Titled “Trouble In The Fields: An Artists’ Tribute To Nanci Griffith”, it contains music from artists you’ve heard on my show plus others of their caliber. The album also contains a narrative by Pete Kennedy. Profits from the sales of this album benefit Mines Advisory Group. More about this album at: www.paradiddlemusic.com www.maginternational.org
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: @rlongley @MokeyDoris @DaveBristerPC @HyattsBenjamin @davesurber
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Camera is back, all shiny and new, and totally worth the $32 plus round-trip bus to get to NYC and back. Yes, I trudged to Union Square, did a fair amount of walking, and caught my NYC stride without missing a beat. I put said camera to good use on 10/16 seeing 2 bands at The Grape Room. More on this event at my website, right about here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2012/10/17/the-grape-room-101612/
PHOTOS from 10/16 are here:
VIDEO of Freddy Hall & The Best Intentions, along with The Flashbulb Fires are here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dOAX7e4fKc&feature=share&list=UUKPVG6lA9QW5lnPTbyXPJrQ
Also there are more videos from the 10/11 event at Milkboy Philly elsewhere on www.youtube.com/user/cblue456

COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews along with photos, video, and audio of live events.
You can see and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus
the field recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into
account before taking on a job. I’ve done this work for free, but that may
change soon. Also, with the video skills I’m learning, I might do more
video oriented work in the future.

10/22: The Blakes www.theblakesband.com perform at Ortlieb’s Lounge
11/3: Katie Barbato, Ginger Coyle, Danielle Miraglia at Sine Studios
www.katiebarbato.com www.gingercoyle.com www.daniellem.com
11/15 Mr. Hunter returns to the East Coast, and to The Grape Room
www.mrhunterband.com

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RCB REVIEW:
RCB Novus Ordo: Kicking off this edition is music from Tora (Fisher), with a most unique
view on songwriting from the heart. We Are The Woods resurfaces with a slightly different lineup but continues blazing musical trails. Marci Geller is a Long Island NY artist with Vance Gilbert doing backing vocals on the song I spun “No Weather Down”

RCB proper: Even before programming this week’s show I knew that it would be full with music by artists who are participating at FAR-West this week…the Western states region of Folk Alliance International. Included within 2 segments worth is new music by Nels Andrews (in the same company of friends like AJ Roach, Raina Rose, et al.), and more new songs by Severin Browne and Chico Schwall. Severin’s tune “To The Light” has co-writing credit with veteran bassist/songwriter Freebo, also part of this special pair of segments. The K’s are breaking up, and for certain. I had followed their career since they began their initial radio campaign in 2005 and it was back in 2006 I had first given airplay to the first of their three albums. I will miss them. There was death and some elements of doom and gloom that came through the lyrics. Some of it happened in real life to them as well. That’s why I spun the songs I chose this week. From the standard segments: Tania & The Revolutionaries will release a new EP soon. Jeneen Terrana & Amateur Blonde share a bill 10/19 in NYC, part of the big CMJ experience. Hudson K & Avi Wisnia likewise with a CMJ show. Gave you some blues/rockabilly in my 2nd proper segment (Brother Joscephus, Vintage Blue, Voodoo Swing, Zac Mac Band). Patti DeRosa shares bills in the next month with Daphne Lee Martin & Beth DeSombre. I had built a whole segment around Rebecca Loebe, who also releases new material. She shares a bill on 10/20 wtih Curtis Becraft and Fred Gillen Jr, and later into November with Jesse Terry and Sarah Blacker (the latter two with new music). Final segment includes new music from Beaucoup Blue (who I saw earlier in October).Honor Finnegan and Anna Dagmar share billing on 11/3. This segment also has songs that feature danger, hope, longing for ease.
AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Most submissions will be geared toward RCB Novus Ordo.

Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145

CDs MUST have a 2012 or 2013 release date Digital is acceptable if media is not
available in other formats.

If material is from 2011, I will add to the RCB rotation but will not get debut on RCB Novus Ordo.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general email
list.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit.
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com

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cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo week of 10/14/12


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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(3 mp3: https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/rcbnew101412.mp3
(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 10/17/12
Tora “Drown” – Spilling Over CD www.officialtora.com
Downward Dogs “The Wrecking Crew” – Familiar Techniques EP www.downwarddogs.com
The Slants “Rescue Me From My Own Heart” – The Yellow Album CD www.theslants.com
Rubber Skunk “A Day In The Life Of A Dinosaur” – s/t CD www.rubberskunk.com
Guitar Mikey “It’s A Sin” – Out Of The Box CD www.guitarmikey.com
We Are The Woods “In The Library” – Whales And Roses CD www.wearethewoods.us
Marci Geller “No Weather Down” – Open Book CD www.marcigeller.com
Spice Hound Music Co. “Some Things Money Shouldn’t Buy” – The Revival CD www.facebook.com/spicehoundmusicco

Running time: 57 minutos
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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

 

Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
show exists as a weekly podcast.
Listen here:
(1) The FeedPlayer on my home page (visible with Flash-supported browsers)
www.radiocrystalblue.net and available to stream/download/share. Click the
pop-up link at the ‘home’ tab.
(2) If you cannot view the FeedPlayer, try a different browser, or get
Flash, or try my podcast provider at
www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
(3) .mp3 https://radiocrystalblue.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/rcblive101412.mp3
This show was distributed on 10/17/12.Artists who are appearing at events together are marked by * and **
Opening music:
The K’s “Highway Of The Endless Night” – Skunk CD
The K’s “Last Trip To The Well” – The K’s Can’t Get It Together CD
The K’s “The Great Depression” – Red Numbers Right Faster CD www.theksband.blogspot.com
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Tania & The Revolutionaries “Again and Again” – The Final Blow CD www.reverbnation.com/taniasrevolutionaries
Sirsy “Again” – BYOB CD www.sirsy.com
Jason Spooner “Head Back Home” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
*Jeneen Terrana “God, I need comfort” – See The Light CD www.jeneenterrana.com
*Amateur Blonde “Just Obey” – s/t CD www.amateurblondemusic.com
**Hudson K “Prayer For Love” – Shine CD www.hudsonkmusic.com
**Avi Wisnia “Sink” – Something New CD www.aviwisnia.com
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These artists are performing at the annual FAR-West conference, Irvine, CA 10/18-21
Ernest Troost “Travelin’ Shoes” – Live’s At McCabe’s CD www.ernesttroost.com
Claudia Nygaard “Big Country” – Let The Storm Roll In CD www.claudianygaard.com
Jean Mann “Dream Of Goats” – Dream Of Goats CD www.dreamofgoats.com
Nels Andrews “Flotsam” – Scrimshaw CD www.nelsandrews.com
Johnsmith “Safe Home” – Gravity of Grace CD www.johnsmithmusic.com
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Brother Joscephus & The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra “Revolution Of Love” – Live At Brooklyn Bowl CD www.brotherjoscephus.com
Vintage Blue “Hey Hey” – Strike The Mics CD www.vintagebluemusic.com
Voodoo Swing “Two Wheels, No Deals” – Europe Summer Tour 2012 CD www.voodooswing.net
Zac Mac Band “Red Light” – Hope & Consequence CD www.zacmacband.com
*Arlan Feiles & The Broken Hearted “Catch Me Now” – Weeds Kill The Wild Flowers CD www.arlanfeiles.com
*Automatic Children “Pretend Birthday” – New Is Beautiful CD www.automaticchildren.com
At Sea “Prove Me Wrong” – A New Machine CD www.atseamusic.com
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Comic Tales Of Tragic Heartbreak “A Kind Of Answered Prayer” – s/t CD www.comictalesoftragicheartbreak.com
Allison’s Invention “Clean” – Sweet And Vicious CD www.allisonsinvention.com
Spuyten Duyvil “No More” – New Amsterdam CD www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com
McMule “1940 Ford” – Whiskeytalk CD www.mcmule.com
*Daphne Lee Martin & Raise The Rent “Depot” – Dig & Be Dug CD www.raisetherentmusic.com
*Beth DeSombre “Leaving In Three-Quarter Time” – At Home In This Town CD www.bethdesombre.com
*Patti DeRosa “Packing My Bags” – Packing My Bags: Patti D Live CD www.pattiderosa.com
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Rebecca Loebe shares some of her upcoming gigs in the next month with these artists:
Rebecca Loebe “High & Lonesome” – Circus Heart CD www.rebeccaloebe.com
Curtis & The Dillettantes “Sometimes at Night” – Tales Of A Traveler CD www.reverbnation.com/curtisandthedillettantes
Fred Gillen Jr. “Only Sky” – Silence Of The Night CD www.fredgillenjr.com
Jesse Terry “Empty Seat On A Plane” – Empty Seat On A Plane CD www.jesseterrymusic.com
Sarah Blacker “When Will The Light Come” – Perfectly Imperfect CD http://www.sarahblacker.com 
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More artists performing at FAR-West www.far-west.org :
Severin Browne “To The Light” – Lucky Man: A Songwriter’s Notebook CD www.severinbrowne.com
Freebo “When There’s No Place Like Home” – Something To Believe CD www.freebomusic.com
Chico Schwall “Cardboard Signs” – Then What’s It For? CD www.chicoschwall.com
Lauren Adams “Poor To Carry It” – Secret Heart CD www.laurenadams.com
Lily Wilson “To Be Someone” – harbour CD www.lilywilson.com
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Marc Black “Sometime A Spark” – Sometime A Spark CD www.marcblack.com
Beaucoup Blue “Broken Dreams” – 4 Stories EP www.beaucoupblue.com
Roger Silverberg “Faith Hope Heart” – Major Seventh Heaven CD www.rogersilverberg.com
Liz Longley “When You’ve Got Trouble” – Hot Loose Wire CD www.lizlongley.com
*Honor Finnegan “Content” – The Tiny Life CD www.honorfinnegan.com
*Anna Dagmar “Company” – Satellite CD www.annadagmar.com
Linq “Sometimes, Somedays” – Caught In The Act Acoustic CD www.linqmusic.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 4 hours, 37 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.orgNext show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 10/21/12Dan Herman/Radio Crystal Blue:
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Radio Crystal Blue 4/15/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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CONTACT:
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that TWITTER thang @radiocblue
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 18 and will be available for
about 4 months beyond. 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
artist.

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I can’t absolutely promise a show for Wednesday next week, as I’m getting this PC serviced on Sunday. It needs a general tune-up, plus more RAM and an external hard drive. It all depends on how available the RAM is. The PC is about 6 years young and could really use the upgrade. The waiting for sites to appear and emails to reply to just sap your DJ’s productivity at times. In the interim, I’ll likely be without said PC for a few days at worst.

PHOTOS: Having not done a photo album in a few weeks, finding myself in the Old City section of Philly, I figured I’d follow my intuition and take you with me on a freelance tour of several other old sections of town. Evidence here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151492582955725.839968.684570724&type=1&l=280b4414a1
Tonight I’ll be covering an event at JR’s Bar here in South Philly. A Little Affair, pop-oriented rock trio from South Jersey, is in my focus. www.alittleaffairmusic.com
Showing some RCB LOVE to these folks that banged the drum about my show, all through the tubes. Right back atcha:
Severin Browne www.severinbrowne.com
Jodi Arlyn www.jodiarlyn.com
Michelle Fortier www.trespassmusic.com
John Roy Zat www.royzat.com
Jeanette Lundgren www.motherhenpromotions.com
Dance Hall Pimps www.dancehallpimps.com
Kellylee Evans www.kellyleeevans.com
Ariel Hyatt and all at @cyperpr
Helen Austin @helenaustin
The K’s @theks
Twitter action this week reveals these thoughts:
*My favorite venues and towns to recite on my shows.
*An underused software that rivals anything by Microsoft
*Discovery of caffeine-laden jerky. This, following discovery of a great coffee substitute.
*the words I chose for #replacebandnameswithbacon and @herestothe90s
*the introductory order of inspired rock phrases that have no connection but it was fun trying
*yes, Western Haiku. Unlike Western omelette (not safe for Twitter)
Um, there was a fire a block away during a red flag warning. It can happen to an old house. Be watchful as I said earlier that day. That day, when 2 firefighters in Kensington lost their lives in an early morning blaze.
Reading a book I picked up at Molly’s, a book/record store (YES, these exist) within the Italian Market. “Women Of The Beat Generation” chronicles the poets, writers, visual artists and others prominent in the San Francisco Renaissance and Greenwich Village scenes. Many names referenced that I never knew of. A great book from 1996.
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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW: These are the last 5 folks that I’m following who
follow back: @jonathanlulich @thebarryband @Get_Bumble @westucker @GailNCalifornia
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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events. You can see
and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field
recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account
before taking on a job.
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RCB REVIEW: The annotated version of my shows.
On RCB Novus Ordo: Mr. Hunter returns with a concept album “The First Chapter”, with reflections on “life, nature, dreams, and following what you believe in.”. Dance Hall Pimps are a firebrand of greasy swampy blues rock; they come courtesy of sponsor Miles High Productions. Jon Sobel’s NYC roots rock band Whisperado returns with a 4th member (pedal steel) and their first full-length album. Severin Browne is the brother of Jackson Browne; he debuts on this show as well. Dave Kleiner & Liz Pagan are founders of NJ’s The Folk Project, and often sing of rural NJ life.
RCB proper: I began this show with my favorite Dylan tune”Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, I also aired a snippet of Earl Scruggs’ “Back To The Cross” while I recited the opening lines to Jack Kerouac’s 1952 novel “Tristessa”. At once I was reflecting Juarez, Mexico at large, the rain, and …wasn’t it just Easter, as Dylan sings in the opening? Segment 1 starts with old folk sounds from Andrew McKnight (AP Carter) and Kris Delmhorst (e.e. cummings). 2 songs with similar chords and feel followed from Jack Grace and Yarn.  Segment 2: The Symbols & Fierce Bad Rabbit are among the teeming dozens performing at this year’s FoCoMx (Fort Collins, CO) festival this weekend. I thoroughly enjoy the incendiary sounds of Lukas Nelson (Willie’s son) & Promise Of The Real. The song “Wasn’t that great” has a strong Neil Young & Crazy Horse feel to it. Segment 3: Raina Rose & Rebecca Loebe are doing their Flourida tour (Florida & tour). Lauren Adams hosts the monthly Americana Music Cicle in Los Angeles. I spun her cover of an Ernest Troost song, following up with one of Ernest’s off his “Live At McCabe’s” CD. He is the featured artist at Lauren’s latest Circle. Segment 4: Debuted (the) Debbie Miller’s new EP, experimenting with a few new sounds.

AIRPLAY SUBMISSION:
Send CDs to
Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
CDs MUST have a 2012 release date or have been released no earlier than July
2011. No exceptions.
Artists are also advised to add my email address to their general (not
local/regional) email list.

I also accept EPKs through these companies. For EPK submissions I select
artists on their body of work and the completeness of the press kit
SONICBIDS: http://www.sonicbids.com/radiocrystalblue
MusicSUBMIT: www.musicsubmit.com.
(For those in Australia) GIG LAUNCH: www.giglaunch.com.au
All you have to do is a search on these sites for Radio Crystal Blue.

Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m
seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS
segments.
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namaste

Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
www.radiocrystalblue.net
http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu
cblue456@comcast.net
@radiocblue on twitter
215 995 2234

Radio Crystal Blue 2/26/12 news


Radio Crystal Blue is sponsored in part by:
Ariel Publicity: http://www.arielpublicity.com
Miles High Productions http://www.mileshighproductions.com
Serge Entertainment Public Relations http://www.sergepr.com
Wampus Multimedia http://www.wampus.com

Radio Crystal Blue is free to share and listen, in accordance with Creative
Commons License 3.0, full attribution, non-derivative, non-commercial.
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HOW TO LISTEN:
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If you cannot access the Feed Player or do not have Shockwave/Flash in your browser, try a different browser or go to http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu  This page contains a bona fide workable version of the Feed Player.
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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about February 29
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 artist.
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Typing this week’s news while finalizing details of who will be aired on the next show. Should be a good deal of artists…as we come out of the Millenium Music Conference and Folk Alliance events, and head toward SXSW.  You might hear from artists playing SXSW, otherwise more in the next few weeks.  I am glad I had steered my airplay toward supporting artists whose music I have, spun right alongside those whom I target.
2 weeks ago I began to work as a reporting ‘station’ for Roots Music Report.  This organization has the definitive airplay chart featuring indie and mainstream artists in the Americana, Roots and other genres and subgenres. All the music that befits the airplay data is part of the master list.   Much more info at http://www.rootsmusicreport.com

Along the lines of roots and such, I have a question for you all (and those reading on facebook and via Twitter); what is your definition of folk? what is your definition of roots?  Here’s my two cents, one at a time:
FOLK is old-style journalism and editorializing.  Folk tells stories of what goes on down-home, across the hall or across picket fences to the neighbors. Folk comments on poliitics. Sometimes it even politicks.  Folks presents a sense of community, at once urban, rural, and metaphorical.  We can relate to the music. We can relate to the songwriter. It is our kin, our kinfolk, as it were.  Relatedness. Get it? Listen to storytellers in song like Danny Schmidt as a good example.
ROOTS music is about our yearning and search for one’s security, one’s roots, one’s place in one’s heart, one’s earth, one’s universe, as well as one’s community as with folk.  Roots takes us back in time; it doesn’t preach necessarily. There is a time warp, a reminder of days gone by, as you might have possibly remembered it, or even imagined it.  The first roots albums were in a comparative way, roots rock, such as Creedence Clearwater Revival’s take on rockabilly.  or Dylan’s ‘Blonde On Blonde’.  For an indie comparison, how about Kathleen Edwards, or Mark McKay?     And how do we explain Spuyten Duyvil, with those old-time instruments and a youthful spirit making songs fit for the urban landscape?  Or The Defibulators, who go steps further and brand something totally their own?
These 2 categories are highly subjective.   What are your definitions of these genres?

I’m typing this while preparing interview questions for Marybeth D’Amico. She is the opening act for Meghan Cary at Milkboy Coffee tomorrow night in Ardmore, PA.   Meghan is a client of RCB sponsor Ariel Publicity.   I think Marybeth and I met years ago in NYC and kept in sporadic touch over the years while she was in Germany.  Already you’ve heard music from her latest effort “The Light Inside”.  Now it’s my chance to see both Meghan and Marybeth. I’ll provide some photos and some video from both sets.

I’ve not yet received approval of my inteview of Lisa Biales. Once I do, itwill appear at my field recording FeedPlayer:  http://www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalbluefield

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TWITTER FIVE TO FOLLOW:  @great_unknowns @FinleyandPagdon @ulachi @AndyHermannLA @ThisWayBand

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COVERAGE:
I do audio interviews, photos, video, and audio of live events.  You can see and hear evidence across my Facebook and YouTube channels, plus the field recording FeedPlayer.Time, location and expense will be taken into account before taking on a job.
Currently I’m attending one show (see above) on 2/25 in Ardmore.   Then: 3/7 at The Tin Angel back here in Philly.
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RCB REVIEW:
On RCB Novus Ordo: One Alternative is a long-term, long-running musical project started by an oboeist and 2 guitarists. Essentially the project combines classical music, jazz, folk and other styles, and is purely instrumental.  Wampus Multimedia client Johnny J. Blair returns with a new album. I spun an updated and electrified version of the title track “I Like The Street”.  You’ve heard me cite Song Dogs & The Nightjar before; the local classic rock band gets their RCB debut here. Sarah Bowman (sister of Claire) returns to my airwaves with a new disc. I gave you a holiday tune from Gina Forsyth (re Mardi Gras Day);
RCB proper:  A few weeks ago I received a CD from Canada from the electronica group Forces Of Nature; the band is on a label by uber-DJ Clare Large. The music is deep house, some breakbeat and chill sounds alongsides.  The music is quite up my alley, and one track, “Statis” served as the opening music for my show.  Segment 1 went from organic songs (Aurical, The Symbols)  to depressing songs (Fellaheen, The K’s).  Dylan Connor’s new CD on Greta Gertler’s label (Goldfish Prize) is the fulcrum here. Dylan perorms ‘release’ shows in NYC, Philly and DC in the immediate future.  That electronic track before Dylan’s is also his; it sounds like an excerpt from a child’s first computer game.  Segment 2: includes another from the new album by My Pet Dragon, they share billing with NYC/Ireland’s Stand on 3/10 at The Saint in Asbury Park NJ. I spun both artists back-to-back.  Songs hinting and implying endings alongside beginnings colored Segment 3.  Shane Cooley & Rosa Wallace are both performing on 3/8 at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale AZ.  2 Philly artists heard back-to-back, Carsie Blanton (listen for Rob Hyman on the organ on her song “Together Too Long”), and Ryan Tennis (who continues his Clubhouse (house) Concert series here in South Philly.    Segment 4 gave us female archetypes who’ve had it ‘up to here’ (Kellylee Evans, Shanna Underwood, Lara Ewen).

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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
1701 Snyder Avenue, #4
Philadelphia, PA 19145
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Any compelling compilation/concept CDs can also be sent here directly. I’m seeking material that can be featured, song-for-song, in my CD FOCUS segments.
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Dan Herman
Radio Crystal Blue
http://www.radiocrystalblue.net
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215 995 2234