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Radio Crystal Blue 3/31/13 news


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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about April 3 and will be available
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RCB Novus Ordo is a separate podcast with 8 songs, one each
from a brand new recording. I spin the music and give you some backstory of
each.
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ranking artists based on who I see and interact with and also from airplay from the last 3 months. The chart is a great way to know who is receiving the most progressive airplay on my show. You can view the previous quarterly, annual and all-time charts at https://radiocrystalblue.net/chart-page/
 
CAPE MAY: For my own purposes, the weekend at Cape May’s 6th annual Singer-Songwriter (music conference) was fairly successful. I met a number of familiar faces and introduced myself to some new ones. I also saw a handful of songwriters and bands that may well appear on Radio Crystal Blue in the future. Full recap here: https://radiocrystalblue.net/2013/03/28/cape-may-nj-322-2313/
 
Legendary Dobbs was the site for Rachel Schain’s CD release event. A recap of that evening has just been posted to my website, right here:
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RCB rewind: FrodoCPU is someone whose music I spun in the early days of Radio Crystal Blue. He used to run an indie label, now works in a studio and is creating albums. The HicktoryTown Ruckus, according to legend, take their own stories from legend about a place called Lancashire,…er..Hickory Town, in Pennsylvania. Spun the newest albums from Arlon Bennett and KC Clifford, both frequently heard on my show prior.

 
RCB proper: Cheatin’ songs, the devil and angel on yer shoulder, that’s what I had in mind with segment #1, with Sean Kershaw setting the mood here. Segment #2: If you weren’t at Dobbs last night, you missed out. Rachel Schain, The Way Home, Venice Sunlight all in action, and in this segment. Rachel’s tune is from the just-dropped album “LilacFace”. The Shipwrecks from Long Island continue here with edgy surf/hard rock. Segment 3: 5 songs primarily about girls (Jon Regen, Carolann Solebello, James Houlahan, The YaYas, Red Molly, Chris Smither). Carolann co-bills with The YaYas at The Eclectic Cafe, Bay Shore NY on 4/13. Red Molly & Chris Smither are part of the National Folk Festival in Australia this weekend. Segment 4 gets predominently folkish with RCB’s true sweethearts Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin. Did you hear Danny proposed to her? She said yes! There’s video on Youtube. Jessi Robertson & Tall Tall Trees shared billing this week at someplace called Rockwood Music Hall.
 
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Radio Crystal Blue and RCB Novus Ordo 3/24/13


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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(4) RSS: www.bigcontact.com/radiocrystalblu/rssThis show was distributed on 3/28/13
FrodoCPU “Every Day” – Power Of Two CD www.frodocpu.com
Myth Of Progress “Let It Go” – s/t CD www.mythofprogress.com
Tiger Suit “Book About Your Life” – demo EP www.tigersuit.bandcamp.com
Garageboys “Original” – s/t CD www.thegarageboysband.com
The HickoryTown Ruckus “No Radio” – Who Stole the Banjo? CD www.thehickorytownruckus.com
KC Clifford “Cactus Flower” – The Tag Hollow Sessions CD www.kcclifford.com
Macedo “Ghost” – Flags & Boxes CD www.macedomusic.com
Gallon House “Revolution” – s/t CD www.gallonhouse.com
Jason MacDonald “Storm On The Way” – Got A Ways To Go CD www.jasonmacdonald.com
Arlon Bennett “Nothing Like A Song” – World Of Possibility CD www.arlonbennett.com
Running time: 71 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

Radio Crystal Blue is my long-running standard freeform radio program. The
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This show was distributed on 3/28/13.
Opening music: Juaneco y su combo “Un Shipibo En Espana” – Masters Of Chicha Volume 1 CD www.barbesrecords.com

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Sean Kershaw & The New Jack Ramblers “Already Cheatin’ ” – Coney Island Cowboy CD www.seankershaw.com
Bryan Dunn ” Marlene” – Sweetheart Of The Music Hall CD www.bryandunnmusic.net
Shane Cooley “Too Much Risk Involved” – When It Rains, It Pours CD www.shanecooleymusic.com
Jason Spooner “Time Is Running Out” – Sea Monster CD www.jasonspooner.com
Carsie Blanton “All We Got” – Idiot Heart CD www.carsieblanton.com
Jenee Halstead “Heart Song” – Raised By Wolves CD www.jeneehalstead.com
Remember September “Better This Way” – The Roads We Travel CD www.rememberseptemberband.com
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The Kurt Henry Band “From Our Religions We’ll Be Free! CD www.kurthenry.com
Jamie McLean Band “Box Of Memories” – Live At Gibson CD www.jamiemcleanband.com
Blue Rodeo “All The Things That Are Left Behind” – The Things We Leave Behind CD www.bluerodeo.com
*The Way Home “To Reason Why” – On So Thin A Line CD www.thewayhomemusic.com
*Rachel Schain “Unconventionally Yours” – LilacFace CD www.rachelschain.com
*Venice Sunlight “Hey Logan!” – vs. The Sophomore Slump EP www.venicesunlight.com
The Shipwrecks “Funky Bikini Monkey” – s/t EP www.shipwreckslb.com
Brothers-N-Arms “Breathe” – s/t EP www.facebook.com/brothersnarmsband
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Jon Regen “Delores” – Revolution CD www.jonregen.com
James Houlahan “Carly Rose” – Misfit Hymns CD www.jameshoulahan.com
*Carolann Solebello “Alice” – Threshold CD www.carolannsolebello.com
*The YaYas “Third Girl From The Left” – Paper Boats CD www.wearetheyayas.com
**Red Molly “Hello Goodbye” – Light in the Sky CD www.redmolly.com
**Chris Smither “Hundred Dollar Valentine” – Hundred Dollar Valentine CD www.smither.com
Sarah McQuaid “The Sun Goes On Rising” – The Plum Tree And The Rose CD www.sarahmcquaid.com
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Eliane Amherd “Temptation” (Tom Waits cover) – Now And From Now On CD www.elianeperforms.com
*Jessi Robertson “You Don’t Want To Taste My Heart” – Small Town Girls CD www.jessirobertson.com
*Tall Tall Trees “Lonely Weekend” – Moment CD www.talltalltrees.com
Kristi Martel “This Space Is All Mine CD www.kristimartel.com
*Carrie Elkin “The Things We’re Afraid Of” – Call It My Garden CD www.carrieelkin.com
*Danny Schmidt “Guilty By Association Blues” – Man Of Many Moons CD www.dannyschmidt.com
John Roy Zat “Irish Waltz” – solo CD www.royzat.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Sonido Amazonico” – Sonido Amazonico CD http://www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 3 hours 16 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 3/31/13
Please consider contributing to this unique freeform radio program. RCB cannot exist without the support of listeners and fans of indie/underground/DIY/up-coming/touring talent that I freely share each and every week. There is a PayPal button active at the Home tab and the main post page at http://www.radiocrystalblue.net

@ Milkboy Philly 10/11/12


This show at Milkboy Philly was nearly off my radar until the prior evening. Two weeks prior I had received a postcard (remember those?) from Brooklyn’s Food Will Win The War, mentioning this particular event. I filed it away and paid a bit more attention to emails alerting me to other events. Then I heard from Marc Cantone, who fronts the Brooklyn indie pop band The City And Horses, asking whether I’d like to attend. I said, sure, with barely any recollection of who else was on the bill. So I check out the lineup online…it’s Food Will Win The War, The City And Horses, and…wait for it….big local favorites The Way Home! Plus there was West Philly Americana hybrid band On The Water as the opener. From what I recall, Food Will Win The War and On The Water have shared bills previously, as has the latter band with The Way Home.
The audience was pretty vocal throughout and thinned out a bit later. The sound at Milkboy was strong all through the evening.
On The Water are a large ensemble perform songs with their lead singer Fletcher Van Vliet commanding in ragged voice, not unlike Tom Waits. The music is even-tempered in waltz time for the most part, and rides the chemistry of the band, who were eight-strong tonight. Instruments were two acoustics, banjo, snare drum, toy piano, bass, fiddle. A lot of hollerin’, a bit of croonin’.
   
The City & Horses provide unsophisticated indie pop with lots of lyrical and guitar-based hooks. They introduced a new guy on bass. Marc also introduced his day job co-worker Carlie (sp?) on backing vox for a few songs.
VIDEO Of The City & Horses with Carlie taking the lead
Food Will Win The War are billed as ‘glockenspiel rock’, tho I have to admit I barely could hear said glockenspiel in their set. Rockin’ the glock’ is Devlin Rodriguez, whom I’m told was once was part of this band.  This six-piece band grooves has lead rhythm guitar by tall baritone Rob Ward, anchored on keys and accordion by the well-groomed Scott Stein, and others checking in bass, drums, and a rather animated fiddler. This was the final night of a 8-city East Coast tour outside of the home base in Brooklyn. They perform 10/17 at Bowery Electric during the big CMJ Music Marathon. The band is big on chemistry and good harmonies. Having been around for about 10 years plus, they know exactly how to deliver a good show, even when it doesn’t rock out fully.
The Way Home are beginning to tour around the region themselves, with upcoming shows in DC, western PA, eastern MA, CT, and upper NY.
This was the band’s first fully acoustic show, a bit different from a similar gig performed at Sine Studios that I covered for you way back when. James rocked the acoustic, with Daniel Drago on bass, Nick Hughes on drums, Henry Nam on accordion, an instrument he was just beginning to learn. Henry sounded just wonderful on the accordion, making it sound like a Rhodes, having me forget this was an acoustic set. A truly clever, well-thought set and arrangement was experienced. James would intro each song either promoting the CD, talk about the lyrics, shout out a few folks, or otherwise would say “This is ‘The Way Home’ “. They didn’t have to break the fourth wall. It was at tho, despite the mild turnout, that one could easily connect with the band’s ethos. And if that doesn’t grab you, you should have been singing along with the 4-part harmonies (kind of the way The Eagles did). I was.
After the show I caught up with Dave DeHart, who is in the bands The Gang Age and Donovan Rice‘s band The Standing Cinema. I had seen both bands last summer at The M Room, and covered this event last summer

Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo 8/12/12 audio and links


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 8/15/12

Brian Kalinec “Lone Star Lonely” – The Fence CD http://www.briankalinec.com
Kati Mac “Highway 100” – Save Me From Myself CD http://www.katimac.com
Desmond Grundy “Debt Jubilee” – Tiles From The Amber Room CD http://www.dgrundy.com
Matt Harlan & The Sentimentals “Elevator Ride” – Bow And Be Simple CD
http://www.mattharlan.com
Effron White “Built By Men” – Long Haul CD http://www.effronwhite.com
Lee Feldman “Hamfest” – Album No. 4 CD http://www.leefeldman.com
David Leinweber “King of Spain” – Stories, Legends and Lies CD
http://www.davidleinweber.com
Radio Drive “Life is for Living” – This Is Our Time CD http://www.radio-drive.com
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Running time: 67 minutos
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Here’s RCB proper:

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This show was distributed on 8/15/12
Artists with shared gigs in the near future are noted with * & **

“Waldo Jeffers had reached his limit. It was now mid-August..”

Continuning an RCB tradition with this particular segment:

Opening music:
The Velvet Underground “The Gift” – White Light/White Heat
Serge Gainsbourg “Melody” – Histoire de Melody Nelson
The Small Faces “Mad John” – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
Brian Eno “The Big Ship” – Another Green World
Saint Etienne “Stoned To Say The Least” – Fox Base Alpha
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Bryan Dunn “Adeline” – Sweetheart Of The Music Hall CD http://www.bryandunnmusic.net
John Brodeur “Remains Of A Heart” – Tiger Pop Ten CD http://www.johnbrodeur.com
Jon Shain Trio “To Rise Again” – The Kress Sessions CD http://www.jonshain.com
Adam Gilbert “On A Hill” – A Generation Of Forgotten Kings CD
http://www.adamgilbertmusic.com
Justin James “Help You Stand” – a beautiful life CD http://www.justinjamesmusic.com
Liz Longley “Free” – hot loose wire CD http://www.lizlongley.com
Marina V “Thursday Song” – My Star CD http://www.marinav.com
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MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Whither The War Room” & “The Battle Of Peterborough”
– Dinosaur Planet CD http://www.mjhibbett.com
The Stereofidelics “You Are Having A Wonderful Time” – live from binghamton CD
http://www.stereof.com
Sirsy “Wishless” – Build Your Own Bootleg Collection CD http://www.sirsy.com
Hudson K “I Gave It All” – Shine CD http://www.hudsonkmusic.com
Tom Principato “Stranger’s Eyes” – A Part Of Me CD http://www.tomprincipato.com
Blue Rodeo “All The Things That Are Left Behind” – The Things We Left Behind CD
http://www.bluerodeo.com
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These artists are taking part in the 1st Liberty Music Festival, Philadelphia,
8/16-19 http://www.libertymusicfest.com :
Venice Sunlight “Miscreants” – Venice Sunlight v. The Sophomore Slump EP
http://www.music.venicesunlight.com
Donovan Rice & The Standing Cinema “Stones In The Boat” – The Space Race CD
http://www.donovanrice.com
The Way Home “Summer Feels Like Forever” – On So Thin A Line CD
http://www.thewayhomemusic.com
A Little Affair “Surroundings” – s/t CD http://www.alittleaffairmusic.com
Late Cambrian “Trash Show!” – Social Season EP http://www.latecambrian.com
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The Timid Roosevelts “Barnacles” – http://www.thetimidroosevelts.com
Aqua Cherry “You” – Drowning In The Shallow End CD
http://www.reverbnation.com/aquacherry
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*Greg Klyma “Unspoken” – pianomandonation CD http://www.klyma.com
*Danielle Miraglia “See The Light” – Box Of Troubles CD http://www.daniellem.com
*Kate Klim “Somewhere” – Kamikaze Love CD http://www.kateklim.com
*Meg Braun “August” – Broken Places CD http://www.megbraun.com
Heather Styka “Glory Hallelu”- Lifeboats For Atlantis CD http://www.heather.styka.com
Lauren Adams “Same Moon” – Secret Heart CD http://www.laurenadams.com
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These artists are performing in the Kerrville Wine & Music Festival, 8/31-9/2
http://www.kerrville-music.com/wine_info.htm :
Cary Cooper “Suzanne” – Pink Umbrella CD http://www.carycooper.com
Raina Rose “Your Neighbor’s Trampoline” – When May Came CD http://www.rainarose.com
Brother Sun “Love Is The Reason” – s/t CD http://www.brothersunmusic.com
Anna Dagmar “Keep On Moving” – Satellite CD http://www.annadagmar.com
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Heather Pierson “Dust Bowl Romance” – Make It Min CD http://www.heatherpierson.com
Vance Gilbert “Boy On A Train” – old white men CD http://www.vancegilbert.com
Dan and Faith “Lonesome Highway” – dreaming of another path CD
http://www.danandfaith.com
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Closing music: Chicha Libre “Pavane” – Sonido Amazonico CD http://www.barbesrecords.com
Running time: 4 hours, 7 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,
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Next show will be recorded and distributed in the week of 8/19/12

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