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Album of the Week - Robyn Hitchcock "I Often Dream of Trains" - TH 12/10

This week's featured album is I Often Dream of Trains by British singer-songwriter Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn started out in the 1970s with the Soft Boys before going solo in the early 1980s. He's known for quirky, haunting poetic lyrics that in early days drew comparisons to the style of Syd Barrett. 
 
I Often Dream of Trains is his third solo album, released in 1984. It's an all acoustic effort, with Robyn's lyrics and vocals at the front, backing himself on electric and acoustic guitars and piano. 
 
Today, Robyn remains an active recording and touring artist, with no less than 20 studio albums under his belt. His most recent release, The Man Upstairs, came out in 2014. Check out the man and his music at robynhitchcock.com.
 
KDRT's Album of the Week airs every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. PT. This week's host is Jess Goddesse.

Album of the Week - Boscoe - TH 10/1 5P

Boscoe came up in Chicago’s South Side in the late '60s and early '70s, with this self-titled release springing forth in 1973. The group’s lineup included James Rice on guitar, Ron Harris on bass, Harold Warner on trumpet, Darryl Johnson on sax, and Reg Holden on trombone. Boscoe also featured Steve Cobb on drums, and it was Cobb who drove the group's movement beyond covers to original songs with socially conscious lyrics. Boscoe’s conscious-funk-fusion sound was somewhat lost in the immense sea of talent pouring out of South Side Chicago at the time, and the group folded not long after this release.

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents BRUCE SALMON - Fri, 9/25, 2:30P

DJ Dug Deep hosts New Orleans-born, Texas-raised musician, troubadour, and singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon live in the KDRT studios, Friday, September 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m. A veteran of the Austin music scene, Bruce began performing as a solo artist in 2012, releasing his first solo album A Barrel of Monkeys in 2014. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition; New Orleans jazz, funk, and blues; and more recent studies of ancestral folk music from Eastern Europe. Tune in and enjoy!

It's true: Internship opportunities at KDRT-FM!

Do you have a burning desire to learn more about radio, from the back-end business to the on-air broadcast? We have just the thing: KDRT offers no-cost training via community internships across departments, including Publicity and Social Media, Music Acquisitions and Curation, and Audio Production. We also welcome volunteers, both behind the mic and behind the scenes. If you'd like to get involved in community radio, now's your chance. Shoot us a line today, expressing your interest: info@kdrt.org.

It's that time of year... Please support KDRT!

KDRT is celebrating 10 years of homegrown radio. Every year, we cultivate our grass roots with an annual fund drive to keep the station going strong. As a project of Davis Media Access, we’re supported entirely by contributions from listeners, like you. Your tax-deductible donation keeps KDRT on the air and our unique programming flowing, from local public affairs to independent music and artists.

If you listen local, please give local: Donate online or by mail to Davis Media Access, 1623 Fifth Street, Suite A, Davis, California, 95616.

Thank you so much for your continued support. :)

Live Local, Give Local: The Big DoG Is Back, Tue 5/5/15

Davis Media Access (DMA), Yolo County’s only nonprofit community media center (and KDRT's parent organization), and The Wardrobe, a clothing salon located in downtown Davis, are pairing up to present a unique, interactive event on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, the Big Day of Giving (Big DoG!). Titled "5/5 - Help the Grass Roots Thrive," the event takes place from 5-7pm at The Wardrobe storefront, located at 206 E Street. Please RSVP and share here. Donate here! :)

It's Spring, but It's Autumn on the Grapevine - April 2015

Autumn and Rod on KDRT's The GrapevineRod's guest for Grapevine special is Autumn Labbe-Renault, Davis Media Access executive director. Listen as they discuss concerts, fundraising -- including the May 5 Big Day of Giving -- and share stories and music inspired by Lee Renault -- Autumn's dad, Rod's friend, KDRT's Eclectic Dinosaur for nearly 9 years.

Album of the Week - Fiery Furnaces "Bitter Tea" - TH 3/5 5P

Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea cover imageThis week's AotW is "Bitter Tea," the 2006 release by the Fiery Furnaces, a band composed of brother and sister Eleanor and Matt Friedberger. It’s a trippy, inspired piece of work that features a tinny upright piano--dragged from the lounge of a depression-era bordello--functioning as the signature instrument, stitching together the patchwork songs with Matt's speedy little trills. Toss in Eleanor’s high, clipped voice; some moog; backward vocals; and other electronic and studio madness...these kids are really on to something! :> DJ Dug Deep hosts.