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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! 

Album of the Week (3/02) José González ~ In Our Nature

Sure, the song Heartbeats has 160M plays on Spotify even though it's 10 years old and Veneer is the album everyone first heard José González and his overdubbed crooning... well, except for me. I discovered In Our Nature (2007) first and whether that's the reason or not, it's still my favorite lp by this man. Swedish, you say? 

Thanks to a Facebook ad for the Mondavi Center in Davis, I will be seeing him perform with a 20-piece orchestra tomorrow night. Can't wait! 

Hope you join the warmup listen with me tonight for this episode of Album of the Week.

-Danny

Preacher shares the joy of gospel music on Listening Lyrics Friday March3, 2017 at 4:00PM

Gospel music is very powerful whether a Christan or not. It is safe to say that most people, if not all love, this type of music because it is uplifting and inspiring to the listener. The purpose of “gospel” music is in the word itself; Gospel derives from the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news”. A song is sung with passion and belief from the singer that those that hear will be touched in a good and heartfelt way. Even the musicians have a part in the beat they play, it causes the listener to be impacted.

My hopes for you listeners is to help you find inside of you what I think we all have, a spirit. we are driven to be something. we are driven to be the best we can be. through the music & chat in my show, I hope to help you find in you the thing I strive for every day, my spirit. And you have it too, I will work to help you find it & show it to the world. As I say most nights before I go to sleep “we fall down... but we get up”. We can work together to get up & listen to each other & bring each other up.

If your not in the listening area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen visit Live DiRT Friday March 3, 2017 at 1:00PM

KDRT broadcasters Bill Wagman and Peter Schiffman, collectively known as the Folk Brothers, will host Washington D.C. bluegrass band Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen on Live DiRT at the KDRT studio.

Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist and fiery fiddler and his original music has climbed to the tops of the bluegrass charts coast to coast.  His band, banjoist Mike Munford, guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, have been named International Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Group of the Year in 2014 and 2016.  Their latest album, “Family, Friends and Heroes”, is a genre-stretching album that provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work, paying homage to his family members and featuring the picking of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen play at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, Friday March 3rd at 8pm.  Their latest release is “Family, Friends and Heroes” on Compass Records