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Album of the Week -- Rush Hour by Joe Lovano

Rush Hour, released in 1995, was a collaboration between the American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano and longtime composer/arranger Gunther Schuller, featuring compositions by Ellington, Mingus, Monk, and Schuller.  Schuller coined the term "Third Stream", referring to a music composed and performed using jazz and classical music techniques.  

Album of the Week - Stone Fox - Mar 16 at 5P

AotW this week is Stone Fox's first album, self-titled and released on Rockstar Records in 1996. Stone Fox was one of San Francisco's best 90s bands, bringing amazing energy to their recordings and much, much more to their live shows. Tune in 5-6p PT, March 16, to hear Jorjee, Yvette, Kim, Janis, and Brett rock off their (and your) socks -- or ripped nylons, as the case may be.

Divine Intervention Strikes - Lucky Mar 13

It's lucky Monday March 13th -- yes, of course that's a thing -- and we'll be celebrating with new music and more -- including this likely terrible Vinyl Vespers feature -- starting at 7p PT sharp. Even luckier, it'll feel like it's 6p because of the weekend's ridiculous clock change, so there you go. Tune in tonight for Divine Intervention -- rock, pop, miscellanea, etcetera -- on your favorite little radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM DAVIS.

A Rare Treat: Wyatt Hesemeyer & Friends, Live DiRT at Armadillo ArtAbout, March 10

Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast from Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout on March 10th starting at 6:30 pm PT. Wyatt Hesemeyer is a local singer-songwriter heavily influenced by old-time country and folk, with themes drawing from topical politics and the human condition. Wyatt is accompanied by Keith Cary, a Winters-based multiinstrumentalist, and Scotty Prawalsky, one of this area's best upright bassist.

Lorena Andrea visits Listening Lyrics on Friday March 10, 2017 at 4:00PM

Lorena Andrea is an English and Spanish pop singer-songwriter.

She plays guitar and piano, and she writes her lyrics by drawing from her everyday life experiences and dreams. Although she also enjoys other genres, her main influences are pop singers, like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor and many others. She performs regularly with her band, Lorena Andrea and the Saints, at local fairs and festivals in and around her hometown of Davis, CA. She has also been invited to sing the National Anthem for her local NBA basketball team the Sacramento Kings.  Visit her at http://www.lorenaandreamusic.com

For those outside the listening area the show will stream live at www.kdrt.org

Album of the Week for 03/09/17: "The Lion's Roar" by First Aid Kit

The conversation went like this:

Me: What do you guys want to play on Album of the Week this week?

C&D: (always the first request) Taylor Swift?

Me: No.

C&D: Can we do Lily and Madeline again, or do they have anything new?

Me: No. (Without checking. They had an album come out in February 2016 that flew way, way under my radar. I only checked after the rest of this post already happened) Would you be willing to do something by Neil Diamond?

C&D: No. We want some melodies. How about First Aid Kit?

Me: Done.

Divine Intervention Strikes - Mar 6

You can see from our Vinyl Vespers' selection that it's going to be an oh-so-happy time for this edition of Divine Intervention. We're cheating a little -- today's pick is actually so obscure, we can't find a picture of the cover. If only there were technology to create such an image... In any event, oh won't you please tune in for roots, rock, pop, punk... new music and more... 7-9p PT, on KDRT? Thank you kindly!