Todays’s episode is called “A Western State of Mind.” You’ll hear songs and cowboy poetry from Riders in the Sky, Rita Hosking, Many Strings & Co. and many more. Hopefully, this program will put you in a relaxed frame of mind as images of the west and western lifestyle roll past you.
Swing tonight on Jazz After Dark!
Major Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Lena Horne, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Cannonball Adderley, Ella Fitzgerald, Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Greco, Elvin Jones, Helen Merrill, Swing de Gitanes, Boots Randolph.
Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast of the Davis Music Festival kickoff featuring performances by Hannah Jane Kile, The Philharmonik, The Midnight Dip, and The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. It’s all happening at the Sudwerk Dock at 2001 Second St., east of L Street, on Friday, June 15 beginning at 5 p.m. If you can’t make the kickoff, listen live on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or KDRT.org. The festival runs June 15 through June 17, presents performances by 40 bands across several Davis venues, and benefits the Davis School Arts Foundation. Learn more at DavisMusicFest.com
The tale of the Pony Express mail service is a fascinating slice of western history. On this episode, hear songs and stories about this unique venture.
Great keyboard and vocals on Jazz After Dark tonight. Fats Waller, Art Tatum; Milt Hinton with A.J. Sciacca, Dick Katz, Osie Johnson. Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald. Freddie Roach, Paul Desmond, Gabor Szabo, Vince Guaraldi Trio, David Lamont, Earl "Fatha" Hines.
KDRT and Armadillo Music are thrilled to have The Mindful celebrate ArtAbout in Davis, CA. The Mindful represents sophisticated music with a band of well trained musicians. The Mindful is not afraid to tread in unknown territories by artistically blending many genres. If experimentalism is defined as "the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism", then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Brett Vaughn, the Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, the Mindful's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discoveries. This is one show you should not miss especially if you appreciate true craftmanship. For those outside the listening area this broadscast will be streamed live on KDRT.
Our “Music Roundup” episode will show the many facets of western music. You’ll hear western swing, western blues, traditional cowboy, western reggae-style beats and even a UFO tune!
This Saturday, June 2, as part of the DMA Annual Appeal, KDRT hosts a treasure trove of young musicans in the DCTV studio, broadcasting live 1-5pm, and recording on video for future viewing.
At 3pm, a 14-piece orchestra of Juniors and Seniors from Davis High School called “Sax By Popular Demand” showcase their talent. The live “Band-A-Thon” closes with young musician A.J. Hicks performing at 4pm.
Tune in to the June 1st episode for songs about Finding Yourself in the West.
As part of the Davis Media Access Annual Appeal, tune in this week to KDRT 95.7 fm for a week of on-air fundraising. Support your favorite local KDRT programmer duriing this special week by going to kdrt.org/donate.
“KDRT is a project of Davis Media Access, and the Annual Appeal is the main source of funding for the radio station,” says Jeff Shaw, Station Director, “we depend on the good will of the community to broadcast on 95.7fm throughout Davis.”
Programmers will be playing favorite tracks, featuring guests from the community, and asking for community support. Support is also sought for all the nationally syndicated programming KDRT airs weekly.
The week culminates in a live broadcast on June 2 from the DCTV studio featuring local musicians. Tune into 95.7fm, from 1-5pm, to hear Josh Wisterman Trio, Ryan McBride, The Mechula, Sax By Popular Demand, and A.J. Hicks.
Go to kdrt.org/donate to view premiums available for your donation.