Matthew Grasso with his 7-string guitar joins Listening Lyrics on Friday July 6

This week Matthew Grasso will join us with his extended play 7-string guitar. Matthew will be joined by his son Miyan Grasso, who plays extended 7-string guitar, along with Mathew’s wife Aya Ueda--a soprano, keyboardist, and choral conductor. They will perform duos and trios for the show.

Matthew Grasso is classical guitarist, composer, arranger, musical instrument innovator, and improviser who began playing guitar at 12. He attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and complemented this training by studying the classical music of North India at the Ali Akbar College of Music with the late sarod master Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.

KDRT Broadcasts Live from Davis Music Fest #8 Kickoff, Friday June 15th

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 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