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Liz Kat (of The Midnight Dip) is in the studio today on Listening Lyrics, March 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

True strength comes from within, like a constant burning furnace that fuels the body and its limbs. Liz Kat, soultress and lead prowess for The Midnight Dip, started the band with a fiery passion and a cacophony of emotions: anger, sadness, love, and everything in between. She wanted to inspire the world and counter the lack of female representation in the local music scene. It was not always sparkles and sass in the life of Liz Kat. She started playing piano when she was seven years old, and only sang when she was alone. Her shyness hindered her from expressing herself musically up until her late teenage years, when she decided to try to play music with other people. Many fears and experiences later and playing in the shadow of men, she’s decided to take the spotlight for the first time. Her messages have a suggestive twist to them to promote body and sex-positivity to women and to confront gender stereotypes. She has sworn transparency, sharing the truth to heal and help. She hopes to inspire others to reclaim their power and share their stories as well.

Special "Live DiRT", with Misner & Smith March 15, 2019 at 3:30PM

The program "Live DiRT" is dedicated to bringing you live performances at various pop-up times to fit the schedule of the artists appearing. 

Hailing from Northern California, Misner & Smith’s music is a combination of soaring vocal harmonies, extremely tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting, adding up to some of the most electrifying music on the scene today. The band’s sound harkens back to the bedrock of american rock & folk, but the diversity of styles and genres are one of the things that set M&S apart. They can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song. With two singers who could easily lead a band independently, Sam and Megan sing with one voice, with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Close your eyes and you’ll be swept up in a sound that you’ll swear is a full band. The combination of musical dexterity and vocal prowess packs a punch that will linger with you for a long time to come.

"Live DiRT" with Rainbow Girls - March 16, 2019 at 4:00PM

Live DiRT returns to the KDRT airwaves when Dug Deep hosts North Bay band Rainbow Girls on Saturday, March 16th at 4:00 pm.  Rainbow Girls perform original songs in a soulful, bluesy style.  Their latest album is called American Dream.  They will be playing at the Veterans Memorial Theatre with local Americana favorites Misner and Smith that evening.  More information at DavisLiveMusic.com.

Animation Discussion on Listening Lyrics, Friday March 15 at 4:00PM

For the last couple of years every Friday at Davis Media (and right next to the KDRT studio) young teens have been participating in an animation class. Well you might have guesed we got to know them a bit and a few months ago I asked them to join me this Friday. So lets listen to what these teens share about animation and also play some of their favorite music.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Jazz After Dark March 12 2019

Coming up at 8 pm: great vocals tonight on Jazz After Dark! Plus, piano and guitar virtuosos, mellow sax, and more.  Dianne Reeves & Raul Midón, King Cole Trio, Oscar Moore, Sonny Clark, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Cannonball Adderley & Ray Brown, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Rich, Bud Shank & Michel Legrand, Wynton Marsalis, Pharoah Sanders & William Henderson, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Stanley Turrentine.

Photo clockwise from upper left: Dianne Reeves, Oscar Moore, Pharoah Sanders, Sonny Clark.

KDRT and Armadillo Music Hosts 2nd Friday ArtAbout feat. Brenden Tull

Songwriter Brenden Tull - Music is back! This time being featured for the KDRT 95.7FM live radio broadcast as part of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis on Friday at Armadillo Music, March 8 @ 6:30PM. If you're not able to stop in, join us on the radio at www.kdrt.org

Brenden Tull is a new face to the local music scene. Two years ago he was a nomadic busker, playing guitar on street corners across the west coast. He then spent a year working as a farmhand in Hawaii, growing taro, kava, and bananas. Recently, Tull has returned to his hometown of Davis, California and begun his music career. His songs have been described as "tangled in emotion... what I imagine clouds sing to each other before it starts raining" (Moli O. "The Glass Pianist") and his songwriting deals mostly in the contrasting imagery of beauty and meaning. Tull is currently a bartender at the Root of Happiness and full-time student at Sacramento City College, but hopes to expand his music to a level where he can focus on it full time.