Blogs

Oct. 14th Benefit Concert with The Muddy Waders to Celebrate KDRT's 14th Birthday

We are thrilled to be hosting a benefit concert for KDRT with The Muddy Waders on Sunday, October 14th, from 4 to 7pm at Robin's Nest - one of Davis' most well-loved house concert venues.  The Muddy Waders are known for their innovative sets of newgrass, and their slurry of jazz standards mixed with blues, rock, country and electro-acoustic jamming.  Attendance is capped at 100 seats - reserve tickets now at link.  We are grateful to the band and Robin's Nest for donating their talents and venue in support of KDRT community radio.  Purchase tickets here, and thanks for your support!

Gearfest preview on KDRT

Reverend Michelle Haunold, aka DJ Mikki Riff and president of Gearhead Records joins Dug Deep for a special edition of the Electric Compost Heap honoring Gearhead Records' history and music, live in the KDRT studio Wednesday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m.  Gearhead records began releasing punk rock records in 2000, and their catalog includes releases by the Hives, the New Bomb Turks, the Riverboat Gamblers, and many more.  This year’s Gearfest Event – a fundraiser for the SPCA featuring the Woolly Bandits, Control Freaks, Infamous Swanks, and others – takes place Saturday, September 29th, at the Blue Lamp in Sacramento starting at 12 noon.  More information is available at GearheadHQ.com.

Jazz After Dark September 25 2018

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark: jazz standards and more, performed by Dianne Reeves, Joe Holiday, Carmell Jones, Helen Carr, Clifford Jordan, Freddie Roach, The Contemporary Piano Ensemble, Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Eldridge, Claude Bolling & Jean-Luc Dayan, Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan.

Photo Clockwise from upper left: Carmell Jones, Helen Carr, Gerry Mulligan, Roy Eldridge

Andrew Castro discusses his book about Anxiety 9/21/18 on Listening Lyrics

Andrew Castro has been a full time professional musician in Sacramento for about 4 years now. Over the summer he took a break from writing and performing music to sit down and write his first book and most important project of his life. It's called Overcoming Your Anxiety for People on the Go. The title comes from not managing your anxiety but overcoming it. The book is short and concise, only a little over 100 pages. In our fast moving world he wanted to make something compact and easy to reference.

It was just released on Monday the 17th and since then has hit #1 for New Releases in the short self-help category on Amazon. It also was #9 in Kindle version and #10 in paperback version in the major category Anxieties and Phobias. 

 

“Western Writers: Top Song Picks.” Sept. 14, 2018

“Western Writers: Top Song Picks.” A few years back, the members of Western Writers of America voted on the Top 100 Western Songs of All Time. This week, DJ Nancy will play her selections from the lower half of the “100” list and then next week, she’ll pull the best of the best from the top half. Because the Top 100 songs were chosen by writers, we’ll focus on the song lyrics.

Jazz After Dark September 11 2018

Traditional jazz at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark.

June Katz; Johnny Dodds & the New Orleans Wanderers, Chu Berry, Chick Webb and his Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden & Bobby Hackett, Roy Eldridge Quintet, Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, Buster Bailey, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard & Claude Luter.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday at midnight, and Wednesday 10-11pm.

 

Jesse Deere (Dead Wax) returns to Listening Lyrics Friday Sept 14, 2018 4:00PM

We got him back in the studio for the whole hour. Jesse Deere returns with a bag full of new songs and artists he has found since his "Dead Wax" days. Jesse has a very good ear to spot new and insightful music. So the playlist will be all his. Tune in for a vinyl-centric exploration of Americana, from classic country to roots rock and blues

Welcome back Jesse