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Jazz After Dark June 27 2017

Some boogie, some virtuoso piano, and some soul jazz tonight.

  • Sue Palmer
  • Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Red Norvo, Hank Jones
  • The Lawrence Marable Quartet featuring James Clay
  • Clark Terry
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Lionel Hampton & Axel Zwingenberger
  • Roland Kirk
  • The Contemporary Piano Ensemble
  • The Howard Roberts Quartet
  • Brandi Disterheft
  • Jack Sheldon

Album of the Week - NEW Garrett Pierce - June 22

The East Bay Express expresses it best: "Garrett pens songs that are literary in style with well-worked lyrics and a voice that soars over dark, ethereal melodies...ranging from raving pop to solemn folk, from Shins-like exuberance to Mark Kozalek's charismatic sadness." Dusk is no exception. Tune in Thursday, June 22, 5-6p, for Album of the Week on KDRT. Jess Goddesse hosts.

 

Genoa Nevada Cowboy Music Festival Redux

On the June 23, 2017 episode of "Cowboy Tracks", Nancy will share her impressions from a Cowboy Music & Poetry Festival held in the historic town of Genoa, Nevada. You'll  hear awesome music from artists who performed at the festival, such as, Dave Stamey, Trinity Seely, Tom Russell, Mike Beck, the Quebe Sisters and Gary Allegretto. It will almost be as if you had been there!

Divine Intervention Strikes - June 19

This week, Divine Intervention strikes to save us from that anticlimatic DMF hangover. Yes, the 7th annual Davis Music Fest (and KDRT's 2nd annual DMF live broadcast) was good fun for all—so much fun that it's hard to say goodbye. On top of that, unless you are as intrepid as our own photographista Eunah, you likely didn't catch every band on every stage. To remedy this situation on this hotter-than-hades evening, we'll skip Vinyl Vespers tonight (and even skimp a little on the new tunes) simply to revisit assorted savory sounds from several DMF7 artists. Do tune in, 7-9p Pacific, only on KDRT! For visual accompaniment, peruse Eunah's hot photos here!

 

Live DiRT at Davis Music Festival, June 16-18!

Once again, the KDRT Live DiRT crew brings the sounds of the 7th Annual Davis Music Fest to the airwaves. Join KDRT broadcasters for the live-music action:

* The SUDWERKS’s kickoff party on FRIDAY evening, with the Polyorchids, Kaz Mirblouk, The Nickel Slots, and Boca do Rio…

* The K-DiRT Stage at ARMADILLO MUSIC on SATURDAY, with Lillian Frances, Tony Bonacci, Gabe Lewin, Garrett Pierce, Hannah Jane Kile, and Pets…

* The WOODSTOCK’s afternoon party on SUNDAY, with the Golden Gate String Quartet, Be Brave Bold Robot, The Five Thirty, and the West Nile Ramblers.

In addition to broadcasting the musical acts from these fine venues, an expanded Live DiRT crew will roam the streets of downtown Davis on Saturday, collecting interviews, sounds, and samples from across the festival for sharing over the air and social media. See you at DMF7!

Dead Wax its Final Vinyl show 6/15/17 - so sad

As George Harrison sang "All Things Must Pass" - Tonight is the final episode of DEAD WAX which was created and hosted by Jesse Deere. I had a hand in getting Jesse on the air but tonight, as he celebrates his 100th and final show, he taught me that music is more than just the joy of hearing it but discovering what makes it so. Dead Wax will leave a big hole in KDRT's line up. Jesse played several genres but the main focus was Americana and vinyl. He alsways had a theme to his show and I loved hearing his comments on why he selected the songs he played. So to sum up his 100 shows on KDRT, we have loved having him in the studio and have been blessed to be able to broadcast his passion of vinyl.

All the best Jesse 

Love Pieter and the KDRT gang