“Bob Wills’ Legacy.” On this special episode of Cowboy Tracks, we’ll hear the musical legacy of Bob Wills. Wills is known as the “King of Western Swing.” He had a massive influence on performers and listeners alike. Many of his 300+ songs are music standards. Today’s show feature a few originals performed by his Texas Playboys but most will be versions performed by contemporary artists who are honoring and keeping Wills’ musical legacy alive.
Some bands, soul jazz, classical fusion, and West Coast cool jazz tonight on Jazz After Dark. Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, Vince Guaraldi, Kai Winding & J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Chet Baker, Buddy Rich, Jerry Fielding, Yo-Yo Ma, Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan, Pat Metheny, Vince Guaraldi Trio
Photo, clockwise from upper left: Stan Kenton, J.J. Johnson with Kai Winding, Billy Taylor, Buddy Rich.
Boot Juice, The band has been kickin' since 2012, indiscriminately leaving dance floors sticky in California and Idaho. We are a 5-piece band consisting of electric and acoustic guitars, three vocalists, bass and drums. The music we play has evolved over 10 years, starting when our lead guitarist, Evan Daly, would play his beat-up acoustic seagull guitar and sing his heart out to an apartment full of lost kids until the strings broke. One of those kids was me, Connor Herdt. Since then, I have been writing and playing music, and eventually founded BootJuice. We have had an evolving line-up over the years that has finally solidified with David Provost on Drum kit, Brett Worley on Bass, Evan Daly on lead guitar and vocals, Jessica Stoll on vocals, and myself, playing acoustic and singing. It has been a long road, and it just keeps getting better. Our music will attempt to bring you to the street corner, the river side, or the dance floor. I've always wanted the music to hold on to the raw inspiration I felt sitting in that apartment as a 17 year old, searching for meaning in life.
“Easy on the Ears.” On the Sept. 28th “Cowboy Tracks”, you’ll hear western music and cowboy poetry that is easy on the ears and soothing for the soul.
Doc Tari is a one-man band, formed under the influence of New Orleans busking acts. Driving out feel-good rhythms on foot pedal drums, guitar and harmonica, Doc Tari sings songs that trace the roots of American music back through the annals of country, blues, gospel and folk music. His set includes new arrangements of both rare and well-known gems of American music as well as original songs, drawing on experiences gained while living across the country, from New Orleans to Montana and, now, veterinary school in Davis, California.
For those outside the listening area this program will be streamed live 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.
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 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 Writer’s: Top Song Picks, Part 2.” This episode continues our parade of selections from the Western Writers of America’s Top 100 Western Songs of All Time. We’ll hear the best of the highest rated songs, right on up to #1!
Tuesday 8 pm on Jazz After Dark!
Ella Fitzgerald & Buddy Bregman, Art Tatum, Roland Kirk, Ben Sidran, The L.A. 4, Nancy Wilson & The Great Jazz Trio, Herlin Riley, Eva Cassidy, Johnny Varro, Earl Hines, Charlie Byrd And The Washington Guitar Quintet.