Jazz After Dark December 26 2017

Tonight on Jazz After Dark I went deep into the archives for a show from year-end 2011. Here's to lots of great jazz in the New Year!

Jerry Gray  --  The Anvil Chorus

Ray Eberle  --  Chatanooga Choo Choo

Duke Ellington  --  Satin Doll

Bunny Berigan  --  Skylark

Freddy Martin  --  Tonight We Love

Ray Anthony  --  The Man With A Horn

Benny Goodman  --  Let's Dance

Count Basie  --  You Can Depend On Me

Ella Fitzgerald  --  Night And Day

Louis Armstrong  --  I Get Ideas

Tomas Einarsson  --  Rumdrum

Machito with Cannonball Adderley  --  Congo Mulence

Erroll Garner  --  How Could You Do A Thing Like That To Me [Live]

Winifred Atwell  --  Near You

Dave Brubeck/Tony Bennett  --  That Old Black Magic

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  --  Jump With Me Baby

Guy Lombardo  --  Auld Lang Syne

“Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition” on The Folk Brothers December 13, 2017

The Folk Brothers dedicate this week's program to this new, Grammy-nominated double album of 32 tracks of Appalachian ballads which originated both in the old (i.e., Scotland and England) and new worlds.   The album, featuring artists including Rosanne Cash, Martin Simpson, Alice Gerrard, Jody Stecher, Doyle Lawson, is a fundraiser for the Great Smoky Mountains Association.

Misner and Smith to perform at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout December 8, 2017 6:30PM

KDRT will broadcast direct and live from Armadillo Music in Davis, CA, for 2nd Friday ArtAbout on December 8th.  This month will be a real treat as one of the favorite duos in California perform. Soaring vocal harmonies and story-filled, poetic songwriting, Misner & Smith's sound harkens back to the bedrock of modern American rock and folk. Paying tribute to strong influences like Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, and Buffalo Springfield, they invent a sound all their own, seducing listeners with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Their partnership in music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all.

Misner & Smith's latest release is Headwaters, a collection of covers. Please join us December 8th for the live broadcast from Armadillo, or if you're outside the listening area, please listen online at

One Foundation: Curating Around Reggae

November 17, 2017

As Cam and I have been getting ready to start our program, One Foundation, people have been asking us, "So is this a reggae show?" Our answer: No and Yes.

No, in the sense that we'll be playing a wide variety of musical styles from around the globe, especially from the Caribbean, Latin America, and the diasporas of those regions throughout the world. Reggae might be the majority of what we play, but you could say we're "hardly strictly reggae." 

The Outcome fills the KDRT radio studio on Friday 12/1/17 at 4:00PM on Listening Lyrics

The Outcome is comprised of

Vocals, Guitar, Keys / Jesse Sizemore

Vocals, Guitar / Quinn Hedges

Bass / Mike Strickland

Drums / Andy Dibben

Jesse’s approachable songwriting style melds seamlessly with Quinn’s more elaborate composition method, which leads The Outcome to churn out challenging yet palatable tunes. Andy and Mike provide the big, grooving backbeats and tasty, melodic bass lines over which effects addicts Jesse and Quinn create the textural atmospherics and searing guitar leads that define the band’s sound. With distinct yet complementary singing styles, Quinn and Jesse share lead vocal duties, adding to the band’s diverse interpretation of modern rock. The Outcome has been featured on 98Rock, Sacramento News & Review, First Festival, Skope Magazine, and more. They release their debut EP entitled I’ll Take It on December 8th at Harlow’s Nightclub in Sacramento, CA.

For those outside the listening area this programmed will be streamed live  on