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High Country Music Radio and Song of the Traveling Daughter

Tune into High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM or KDRT.org this Tuesday May 5th from 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This week's playlist includes songs from Abigail Washburn, Kora Feder, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth and Merle Haggard.

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

High Country Music Radio

Tune into KDRT.org  this Tuesday at 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for High Country Music Radio

This week's playlist includes songs from Nora Jones, Rachel Harrington, Colter Wall, Gillian Welch, I'm Not Sally, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken and more. Always more. 

The show broadcasts 11:00 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesdays on KDRT-FM 95.7 FM in Davis, CA and at KDRT.org

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

High Country Music Radio Bluegrass, Americana, Alt Country and Folk

Tune into KDRT.org  this Tuesday at 11:00 am to Noon for High Country Music Radio

This week's playlist includes songs from Laurie Lewis, The Stray Birds, Ruthie Foster, Malcolm MacWatt, Neil Young, CSN&Y, Michael McNevin, Marshall Tucker Band and others. 

The show broadcasts 11:00 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesdays on KDRT-FM 95.7 FM in Davis, CA and at KDRT.org

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Alt Country Bluegrass Americana

Want to let ya'll know I'm now "broadcasting" High Country Music Radio from home. Our incredible staff KDRT 95.7FM provided online tools allowing us to create new programming and upload for play.

A new High Country Music Radio will broadcast today (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. with replay Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Today's playlist includes Rita Hosking, Chris Hillman (formerly with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Bros) & Herb Pederson, Bonnie Riatt with John Prine, Snap Jackson, Uncle Tupelo, Willie Nelson, a live recording of Rickie Lee Jones and other artists and songs.

Thanks for listening!!

Dave R. aka Rusty Nail

A Message from High Country Music Radio

As the outbreak of COVID-19 leaves most  of us doing business from makeshift offices and living room couches, it’s anything but business as usual.

That goes for our programming at KDRT 95.7 fm. With the exception of Autumn Labbe-Renault’s excellent community report of COVID-19, broadcast live Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 to 12:30, we’re relying on rebroadcasts of previous shows.

Our hardworking management and technical staff - all working remotely - are doing what they can to bring us back on air with live broadcasting, most likely from our couch or kitchen.

So thank you for listening and we “hope you’re well.”

Rusty Nail - High Country Music Radio

High Country Music Radio Alt Country and Bluegrass

Country, blues and old time music tell a story of hurt and pain and the struggles we deal with, an expression of life experiences, good and bad.

When current events seem overwhelming, sanctuary can be found within our music and friendships. The playlist on this week’s High Country Music Radio will feature Americana country and bluegrass artists such as Emmylou Harris, The Lowest Pair and Ward Davis, and songwriters such as Guy Clark, who offer a reflective, more melancholy, tone.

Boot Juice in the Studio on High Country Music Radio - Tuesday March 3rd - 11 a.m. - noon

Evan Daly and Connor Herdt from the Davis-based traveling band Boot Juice joined DJ Rusty Nail in studio this Tuesday, March 3rd. They talked about their music, Davis roots, their influences and recording. We listen to tracks from the band’s first album "Speaking in Tones" as well as selections from their musical influences including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Railroad Earth, Doc Watson and others. They also discuss their upcoming album project as the band returns to the studio to begin producing a second album.  Boot Juice is appearing live this Saturday evening, March 7th, 7 pm at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. This event is an album fundraising show.

 

 

Live Bluegrass! A Humboldt Ho Down and More This Tuesday Feb. 25 on High Country Music Radio

Music Festivals and live performances are a great place to relax and enjoy seeing performers up close on the stage. With anticipation of the coming festival season, this week’s High Country Music Radio will feature live performances from travelin’ bands such Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Bill Monroe, Jerry Garcia and Peter Rowan with a few other notables such as Old and In the Way, a rare live session with Elizabeth Cotten, Greg Brown from the Kate Wolf Music Fest, along with a few surprises. Get ready for a Humboldt Ho Down Tuesday feb. 25 from 11:00 a.m. to Noon at KDRT 95.7 or stream at KDRT.org.

On the radio - Women of Bluegrass and Country

Recently NBC’s Think newsletter featured a report from a radio consultant which encouraged corporate program directors to limit the number of songs by women in their playlists to make ratings.

From “Think”: “This type of story — of the limited space for women — is all too common in country music. For years, women have been told that there is only one spot for women on playlists and label rosters, that they should avoid releasing ballads, that their music isn’t good enough and that their songs cannot be played back-to-back.”

KDRT 95.7FM is grassroots community radio and as hosts of our radio programs aren’t beholden to corporate radio interests, in other words we have the freedom to play whatever the “H” we want.. Tomorrow (Tuesday at 11:00 to Noon) on High Country Music Radio Rusty will feature several of the great female bluegrass and country artists. Played "back-to-back" we'll listen to timeless music from Laurie Lewis, Rita Hosking, Kora Feder , Hazel Dickins, Tift Merritt, Patty Griffin and many others. Tune in tomorrow or stream at KDRT.org!

Founder of Celtic Folk-Rock Band TEMPEST - Lief Sorbye - to be Interviewed on High Country Music Radio Feb. 11, 2020.

Bay-Area Celtic band Tempest blends Irish reels, Scottish ballads, with Norwegian influences and other world-music elements creating an internationally renowned folk rock sound. Since forming in 1988, the Celtic-rock quintet has earned a reputation for delivering exuberant live performances.  This Tuesday's High Country Music Radio will get a chance to speak with Lief Sorbye - founding member and lead singer/electric mandolinist - in preparation for their upcoming concert at The Palms Playhouse, in Winters, CA this Saturday evening Feb. 15th at 8 p.m. This week's episode also explores some of the English, Irish and Scottish roots of bluegrass and country music.  We thank Lief and The Palms for donating a pair of tickets for host Rusty to give away during this Tuesday's episode 11 a.m. to noon. Stream live at KDRT.org