Custom Saw Auction

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Custom Saw Auction

In preparation (and excitement) for this year's Dragon*Con, we are offering four one-of-a-kind, custom painted and engraved Crystal Bright hand saws!

Three will be offered only at Dragon*Con, one available through this online auction. Visit the Crystal Bright merchandise table at Dragon*Con to place a bid on any of the other three (to be revealed at a later date). Otherwise, place your bid here to get your hands the only saw available online!

With a black handle, red blade, two prints by DividingMe Photography and two prints from C Perry Studios, this saw can also be used to hang photos, mementos, or anything your heart desires with four black crystal magnets!

This rare custom saw will be available for bidding until Wednesday, August 30th at 11:59pm. To enter, place your bid in the comments section. Highest bid entered will win. Good luck!

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Free Album Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a FREE AUTOGRAPHED ALBUM!

Come to any of our shows on our cross country tour and upload your photos/videos to Instagram/FB/Twitter with the hashtag #crystalbrightandthesilverhands

We will choose one winner from each city to win the new EP album, Staring at the Sun, autographed with love by Crystal Bright! 

You can also support us and the new album by pre-ordering here! --> www.pledgemusic.com/crystalbright

For those who cannot make it to a show on this tour, don't fret.. more fun stuff to come!

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Behind the Scenes in the Studio Take 1 and Q&A this Thursday

I present to you our first behind the scenes video and photo compilation of our time recording the new album in the legendary Mitch Easter's Studio, The Fidelitorium! 

Here's the link:  http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/crystalbright/updates

There will be more to come! We have gone through all of the best takes of the songs and will be mixing them with Mitch Easter on Sunday and Monday. I will make sure to post videos of that time as well. I also posted a new pledge package including a VIP experience if anyone would like to spend some time with us mixing and see where REM, Wilco, and many more have recorded. You can find it at the bottom of the store. There are only two spots available. We still have a ways to go to reach the goal in finishing everything. So, please share! Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered and supported this project so far. I can’t wait for you to hear the songs. I’m loving them, and I know you will too!

Also, I will be doing a Facebook Livestream on Thursday at 7pm answering any questions you have about anything (within reason ;). So, please comment here, and stayed tuned! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/191839601347793/

Go check out all of the PledgeMusic exclusives, including a really cool T-Shirt, poster, and saw earrings and necklaces! http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/crystalbright/

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Spring Tour 4/22-4/30

Spring Tour coming up starting Saturday! Come hang with me in your town! More details here: http://www.crystalbrightandsilverhands.com/schedule/
4/22 - Asheville, NC - Crow & Quill
4/23 - Johnson City, TN - Willow Tree Cafe (2pm)  (Also looking for something this evening between JC and Chattanooga)                                                                                    
4/24 - Looking for an open mic or show in Chattanooga (email me!)
4/25 - Nashville, TN - Radio Cafe
4/27 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
4/28 - Cincinnati, OH - Steampunk Symposium
4/29 - Cincinnati, OH - Motr Pub
4/30 - Cincinnati, OH - Steampunk Symposium (12pm)
4/30 - Chicago, IL - Underground Lounge

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LiveStream Web Concert @ Royal Peasantry Saturday

Finally! A live streaming concert on Concert Window that is being announced with more than a day to plan. :) Please join us online or in store at the amazing Royal Peasantry in Asheville, NC. Lots of surprises for you. There will be some beverages, there will be amazing outfits, possible surprise guests...

The full band will be playing songs with me, I'll be taking requests, and answering YOUR questions in real time! Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in. You can purchase online tickets starting now at https://www.concertwindow.com/crystalbright. The webcast will not be taped – it's offered in real time. I hope you can join us! 

"Royal Peasantry Design House lives at the intersection of ethics and inspiration, of conservation and opulence. Drawing from the cast off treasures of a wasteful society, Royal Peasantry is a noble scavenger. We rescue rough stones and chipped gems from the scrapheap and refashion them into skilfully made garments and accessories which span the line from everyday utilitarian simplicity to high ritual extravagance. Since 1999 we have breathed transformative life back into thousands of articles of discarded clothing. We have saved innumerable pieces of high quality upholstery and leather scraps reincarnating them as bags, holsters, and parts of clothing. We cut, dye, trim, print, and recombine to create contemporary designs that evoke a timeless and primal magic." 

Also, to anyone who can physically make it to the happening and donate to the concert, you will be given 20% off any housemade merchandise in Royal Peasantry. 

There will be tip options on Concert Window for those of you streaming online to get gift cards for Royal Peasantry to use in store or on their website: http://www.royalpeasantry.com/

Huge thanks to Danielle Miller (owner of Royal Peasantry) for letting this happen!

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Auction: One of kind necklace!

UP FOR AUCTION: Pewter 'Silver Hand' necklace/pendant. It was made by a friend, Richard O'Hara, from a handmade mold. It was the only one made with an octopus pendant. Very rare and the last of its kind!

So, list your bid in the comments below, and the highest bidder will be announced  by midnight on Monday! I will also be posting some older merchandise with big discounts soon in order to make room for new things. Stay Tuned!

Made by Richard O'Hara

Made by Richard O'Hara

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Listen to Greensboro's music

Wow! I can't believe it's been since February since I posted anything. So sorry about that! I've been focusing too much on Facebook and need to bring things back here. I would like to share with you a podcast of a variety of music that's going on in Greensboro. There is a lot of amazing stuff here. Please enjoy! And thanks to Lottie for including me! 

http://www.btrtoday.com/listen/spotlightonthecity/spotlight-on-the-city-greensboro-north-carolina

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Music Video Fundraiser!

It's happening! Everything is coming together for the horror video shoot, and so many talented people are involved! We are fortunate to have professional film makers Craig Thieman and his partner joining us from Wilmington! We need to raise $1500 to make this happen, though. We've put together this donation page with some fun incentives. Please SHARE and let's really make this the best it can be!

http://www.crystalbrightandthesilverhands.com/chokemusicvideo-1-1/

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We need YOU to make the Creepiest Music Video ever!

Hello Beautiful people,

We are going to be shooting a new music video on MARCH 4-6 for my new song Choke. We need creepy dolls, any creepy art you might have, or you might want to make something new. Perhaps you have something extra creepy hanging around your house that you want in a video. I've attached a link below to what we're looking for with the dolls, or you can donate them and we'll pass them on to our art crew. (Creepy dolls are my worst nightmare, btw, and I can't even watch horror movies, so this is going to be interesting!)

ALSO, WHAT KINDS OF THINGS CREEP YOU OUT? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS.

We also need an ART DIRECTOR to oversee the look of the sets, PEOPLE TO BE HORROR CHARACTERS with awesome costumes, volunteer crew members, and makeup artists. We have Rusty McDonald and film maker Craig Thieman from Wilmington involved. I'm really excited about how great it's going to be!

So please send me a message or comment below if you'd like to be involved and share with others who might be. LET"S DO THIS!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3185228/Enter-Mexico-s-haunted-Island-Dolls-dare-Thousands-creepy-toys-hang-trees-quell-tormented-screams-ghost-little-girl-drowned-there.html

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Full Digital Discography 40% Off!

Hello beautiful people!

I am offering my full digital discography for 40% off over the holiday season. That's a total of $19.20! If you are missing an album or two, or would like to give the gift of some eccentric, eclectic music to someone, now's the time! It includes the self titled CD, Muses and Bones, the live album Live on All Hallows' Evening, The Absolute Elsewhere, and the Tom Waits cover "Jockey Full of Bourbon." 

Just click here: https://crystalbrightandthesilverhands.bandcamp.com, scroll down just a little and you'll see it on the left.

Happy Holidays everyone! Here's to peace and making new friends! xoxoxo

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Keys for Crystal

Hello beautiful people! My keyboard has been a real road warrior, but the road has finally won. So I need a new companion and your help. The upside is that technology has made keyboards lighter weight (my bandmates will thank you), more reliable and fairly economical. I don’t want a lot of bells and whistles, just a true piano sound for better live performances and creative inspiration. I’ve selected the Yamaha P-115 for its great sound and the best feeling keyboard I’ve played. I will be taking a holiday break from touring to write new songs. It would be a great time to get acquainted with my new muse! What you give will cover the cost of the keyboard and a hard case to keep her safe. What you get (beside my eternal gratitude) is the promise of new songs to make you dance or cry.

Thank you! XOXOX

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Listen to "Jockey Full of Bourbon"

Here it is for your listening pleasure! I was invited to do a song for a Tom Waits compilation album, so I went into the studio with Jeremy Haire and Randy Seals. This is what we came up with. I really love it, and hope you do, too! Click on the link below to download, and any donations above $1 are welcome. Also, leave comments below on your thoughts. 

Recorded at On Pop of the World Studios
Crystal Bright - vocals, piano, percussion
Jeremy Haire - guitar, double bass, percussion
Randy Seals - percussion
Adam Collis - trombone

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Album Premiere on AllMusic!

You can now stream my new album "The Absolute Elsewhere" today exclusively at AllMusic in advance of next week's release! PLEASE SHARE far and wide!

"Wildly eclectic, engaging and creative, the new album from Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands takes inspiration from myriad sources for a rather cinematic listening experience. From the gypsy funeral procession atmosphere of opener "The End" to the Latin-flavored "Bajando La Luna" and the wounded "Torment," there's no shortage of twists and turns across the album's 13 tracks." 

Click HERE

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Another round of Body Painting

I was fortunate enough to do another video shoot with Madelyn Greco and Scott Fray (LivingBrush) for my new music video "Of Sirenuse." During the process, a film maker and musician named David Hauser was there shooting a documentary about Scott and Madelyn, and he interviewed me. So, maaaaaybe I'll be a part of the documentary, and maaaaybe you'll see it one day. It's been a lot of fun working with them. There was a lightning storm going on during this shoot. I think that was the inspiration for the painting. I felt like an X-Men character. What do you think my super power is? 

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