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“Western Writers: Top Song Picks.” Sept. 14, 2018

“Western Writers: Top Song Picks.” A few years back, the members of Western Writers of America voted on the Top 100 Western Songs of All Time. This week, DJ Nancy will play her selections from the lower half of the “100” list and then next week, she’ll pull the best of the best from the top half. Because the Top 100 songs were chosen by writers, we’ll focus on the song lyrics.

Jazz After Dark September 11 2018

Traditional jazz at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark.

June Katz; Johnny Dodds & the New Orleans Wanderers, Chu Berry, Chick Webb and his Orchestra featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Artie Shaw, Jack Teagarden & Bobby Hackett, Roy Eldridge Quintet, Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, Buster Bailey, Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges, Barney Bigard & Claude Luter.

Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday at midnight, and Wednesday 10-11pm.

 

Jesse Deere (Dead Wax) returns to Listening Lyrics Friday Sept 14, 2018 4:00PM

We got him back in the studio for the whole hour. Jesse Deere returns with a bag full of new songs and artists he has found since his "Dead Wax" days. Jesse has a very good ear to spot new and insightful music. So the playlist will be all his. Tune in for a vinyl-centric exploration of Americana, from classic country to roots rock and blues

Welcome back Jesse

 

Mike And The Californios at Armadillo Music for the 2nd Friday ArtAbout live on KDRT, September 14, 2018 at 6:30PM

As part of the Davis 2nd Friday ArtAboutKDRT 95.7FM will be broadcasting LIVE from Armadillo Music at 6:30PM with Mike Blanchard & the Californios. A Country and Western band, playing traditional Americana and unabashedly proud of their California roots. Founded by Mike Blanchard of The Tattooed Love Dogs, a band that has been playing the west coast for over 20 years, the band plays an Americana grab bag with a mix of originals, gospel, and honky tonk as well as covers of their favorite artists from both old and new.

Facebook: Mike Blanchard and the Californios

This event is FREE and ALL AGES

Jazz After Dark September 04 2018

Virtuoso performances tonight on Jazz After Dark. Piano by Fats Waller, Bud Powell, Johnny Varro, and Les McCann. Clarinet by Edmond Hall, Buster Bailey; horn by Louis A and Charlie Parker. Sax by Sonny Rollins and Lee Konitz. Ella leads it all off with the ultimate rendition of Summertime from Porgy & Bess.  Photo, clockwise from upper left: Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, Buster Bailey, Bud Powell, Edmond Hall.

Brett Vaughn (of The Mindful) Joins us in the Studio, Friday September 7, 2018, 4:00PM

Brett Vaughn (of The Mindful ) uses his passion in music to "find meaning in an often meaningless culture". Brett says 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 Berklee College of Music alum 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, Vaughn's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discovery.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will also be streamed on www.KDRT.org

Jazz After Dark August 28 2018

Featuring soulful sax tonight on Jazz After Dark. Live at 8 pm on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis, CA. First we'll hear from Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Ash, Sonny Clark, Chet Baker, Maynard Ferguson. Then sax artists John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, Art Pepper, Eddie Harris, Pharoah Sanders & William Henderson, and Stanley Turrentine.

Photo: clockwise from upper left -- John Coltrane, Stanley Turrentine, Art Pepper, Pharaoh Sanders.