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NEXT SHOW will be published on or about January
20 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
indie/DIY/underground songwriters and bands.
RCB Novus Ordo returns as
a separate podcast with 10 (ten) songs, one each from a brand new recording. I spin
the music and give you some backstory of each.
Each week through my January shows I'm airing
tracks from The 1861 Project,
a series that touches upon the Civil War experience.
We're up to Volume 2:
From The Famine To The Front. This collection of original
those families with Scottish and Irish ties who fought in the
war. From the
liner notes "Every singer, player and writer on this album
has a strong
connection to Ireland, by ancestry, birth, or just by heart".
this fascinating series at www.1861project.com
On Twitter: Monday RCB Twitter
Trivia. Sometime in the 6pm hour ET I will give you 3 questions based on the airplay
from the most recent podcast. All you have to do is reply with the correct answer.
Good karma for the most correct answers (I'm on a budget, folks) @radiocblue
EVENT COVERAGE: I'm planning to cover 1 or 2 events a month in Philly. So far, there
is one possible event to attend next week and I'm still seeking a second. I do
writeups of shows on my website, and share most photos on Facebook, plus video on
SHORTY AWARDS:The Shorty Awards
honor the best of short-form content across many expressions. This is the 5th annual
awards.See who else have won in years past here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorty_Awards
You can vote for me to win the acclaimed Shorty Award in the area of podcasting.
Just surf to www.shortyawards.com/radiocblue then tick the dropdown area to select
the category 'podcaster' ('music' is the default; this should be changed!). Then
fill in a tweet on the page describing why you want yours truly to win the title
and the hallowed glassware.
RCB REVIEW (the annotated version):
RCB Novus Ordo: Tom
Brislin (Spiraling) is now situated further south and unveils a solo album, performing
nearly all instruments. I spun an instrumental from that album.
Elison Jackson's song "Man About Lowell" would seem to be about a hero,
Jack Kerouac. Daphne Lee Martin on backing vox. Elison Jackson's album is on Daphne
Lee's label Telegraph Recording Company. Veteran bandleader Chris Daniels (The
Kings) released a solo album. Included is a section of songs recorded live at Telluride
in 1985. The song I spun "Cabin Fever" from the live set was rerecorded
in studio for this album as well.
RCB proper: Segment 1: Dariux Lux and Sloan
Wainwright perform at part of the Posi Music Festival in Orlando FL this weekend.
Rather positive (posi, positive, get it?) and daring songs in this first segment,
including one recent song from Tall Tall Trees. Segment 2: Eilen Jewell and Miss
Tess share billing tonight (1/18) at Narrows Center For the Arts in Fall River MA.
I had known of Miss Tess from her days fronting her prior band, the Bon Ton Parade.
Her new band, The Talkbacks, swing and rock out a bit more, resembling Eilen's own
sound. DK & The Joy Machine is solo artist Dian Killian and her mountain dulcimer.
Spun a special segment of music of artists peforming at the 13th annual Light Of
Day Festival, happening all week in South Jersey. (and what's funny is, I only now
get the new Arlon Bennett CD in the mail!) Segment 3: New music from Jamie Kent
and Big Rock Club are highlights. Churchill & Justin Levinson are at Higher
Ground in Burlington VT on 1/19 (how high up is it?). Segment 4: Spuyten Duyvil
& Putnam Smith perform at someplace called Rockwood Music Hall on 1/20. I followed
this up with an Amy Speace cover by Red Molly, and a few other songs relevant to
the subject of time. Final segment: Honor Finnegan opens for Brother Sun on 1/19
at Circle Of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA. A few more new tunes from Katie Aingle
and Heather Pierson round this edition out.
HODGEPODGE OPEN-MIC: The mic, she is open.
It is at HodgePodge, a variety/retail music establishment at 1212 South Street here
in Philadelphia. I've been deputized to guest-host their Friday open mic on January
12 (tonight!). 5 minute performance time. Open to comedians, musicians, poets. It's
the only Friday open mic around! Signup at 730pm, event runs 8pm-10pm. More at http://circamotifs.wordpress.com/about/
Psst: There IS no microphone.
Really! Sound travels very well in this establishment.
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