“Go West.” This episode is called “Go West” which is the title of a song on our playlist and is also a general descriptor for the songs to come. You’ll hear from the High Country Cowboys, The Cowboy Way, “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle, Donnie Poindexter, Adrian, Jean Prescott and many more. It’s all good music, so enjoy!
Voices of women in jazz tonight on Jazz After Dark. Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Ethel Ennis, Etta Jones, Shirley Horn, Madeleine Peyroux, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dianne Reeves, Andrea Wolper, Cassandra Wilson.
Photo clockwise from upper left: Peggy Lee, Dianne Reeves, Shirley Horn, Etta Jones.
This event is open and free to the public. Josh Wisterman is making quite a name for himself playing traditional jazz with a young mans determination. His interpretations of 1950’s jazz greats has many believing in reincarnation. When you hear him you will understand that this “kid” delivers a sound that leaves you wanting for more. Music enthusiasts are taking notice. Josh grew up in Woodland, CA . Armadillo Music is hosting this event (Located at 207 F Street in Davis, CA.)
For those outside of the listening area this event will be streamed live at KDRT.org.
“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