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Live DiRT: The Small Glories Live May, 19, 2016

The Folk Brothers hosted The Small Glories live in the KDRT studio, May 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm PT.  The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, two veteran Canadian singer/songwriters who have teamed up and are building a buzz around their tight harmonies and authentic, visceral live performances. More specifically, Cara Luft is the Juno Award-winning co-founder of the Wailin’ Jennys. She has a solid reputation as an exciting live performer on the guitar and the clawhammer banjo. JD Edwards has a voice that ranges from gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful, truly defying categorization. Together, these two performers are a powerhouse you'll be hearing a lot about in the coming months. The Small Glories new release is Wondrous Traveler. 

Albert Kuvezin and Yat-Kha - "Re-Covers" - TH 5/5

Yat-Kha is a Tuvan band (formed in Russia) led by vocalist/guitarist Albert Kuvezin. Despite the fact that this 2005 LP revolves around covers, the sound is absolutely unique, melding Tuvan-style throat singing with a rock feel. On Re-covers, Yat-Kha pays a distrinctive tribute to many influential musicans and bands, from Led Zeppelin to Joy Division, from Motorhead to Bob Marley. 

KDRT's Album of the Week airs every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. PT on KDRT. This week's host is Jess Goddesse.

Woof It Up for the Big Day of Giving - Go BigDoG! - May 3rd

Come howl with KDRT on Tuesday, May 3rd, 5-9P at the Sudwerk’s dock, where we’ll Woof It Up for the BigDoGthe Big Day of Giving! It’s a community event with entertainment provided by Music Only Makes Sensethe fine folks who bring us the Davis Music Festival. The evening's lineup includes DMF alumni Richie Lawrence and the Yolos, Alicia Murphy, and the Toadmortons. There's even rumor of a BigDoG-themed photo booth... :-D  The Sudwerk's taps will be flowing, with a portion of proceeds benefitting KDRT and Davis Media Access. Other local non-profits will be on hand to help us celebrate, including the Pence Gallery and Cool Davis. Due to technical difficulties on the Big DoG side, to donate now, please go directly to Davis Media Access. TY!

3rd Streaming with Gary Chew, Fri 4/22 3p PT

The new biopic about Miles Davis is opening, and Gary has several minutes of Miles and Gil Evans doing music that came from the mid-50s and was labeled "Third Stream." In addition, the amazing coloratura soprano Kathleen Battle sings a riveting song called “Take My Mother Home”--music by Andre Previn and words by Toni Morrison. Also in the mix, Arturo Sandoval blows his trumpet with Patrick Williams's big beautiful band in a piece composed and arranged by Mr. Williams in salute of his daughter. Finally, Gil Shaham fiddles his way through the first movement of Barber’s Violin Concerto as if he were playing “Happy Birthday.”  You can’t hear this kind of music in such an interesting mix anywhere else except KDRT in Davis. What more need be said? 

3rd Streaming with Gary Chew, Fri 4/15 3p PT

Smack dab in the middle of the last century, it became a busy stretch for private detectives on TV. The list of "private eyes" was lengthy. At the top of that roster was a gumshoe by the name of Peter Gunn. Watching Mr. Gunn was made even more of a household routine through the music composed for the popular series by another name still familiar: Henry Mancini--his compositions and arrangements of those tunes helped immensely. Now as Hank's birthday anniversary draws nigh, Gary Chew has chosen some cool Mancini sounds for part of this week's 3rd Streaming. Other pieces by Gershwin and David Amram round out this hour, only on KDRT.

3rd Streaming with Gary Chew, Fri 4/8 3p PT

This week on 3rd Streaming, Gary focuses on Latin and South America at the outset of the show: The Brazilian Guitar Quartet does a segment from a sonata by Antonio Carlos Gomes, and Puerto Rican jazz pianist Michel Camilo—in a trio setting—plays his own piece titled “In Love.” Next, the late, great American jazz pianist Bill Evans and the legendary French impressionist Claude Debussy provide music that relates to the stars above, including the sun itself. Closing out, Gary turns to late-Romantic music written by the Austrian composer Gustav Mahler: It's Mahler's Adagio, the opening movement from his monumental 10th Symphony in F#. Catch 3rd Streaming live on Friday afternoons at 3 p.m. Pacific time. The show replays Saturday nights at 10 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons at 1 p.m. Listen anytime via the 3rd Streaming archive.

Catch 3rd Streaming with Gary Chew, April Fool's Day Edition

Catch an all new 3rd Streaming with Gary Chew, locked and loaded for Friday afternoon at 3p PT on KDRT. Given that it's April Fools' Day, Gary expects to turn the show upside down with music that bends your ear in a different direction. Let's just say that Gary will kick the program off with a first movement of Mozart's 40th symphony like you’ve never heard before. Gary will then regale you with choice picks of great “April-ish” songs and tunes, totally sucking you into the fact that spring really has sprung, with none of this “Fall Has Fell” stuff. Expect surprises throughout Gary's hour of a music mix that's heard nowhere but KDRT. Stream live on Friday at kdrt.orgor take a “your-choice” approach of when to listen via the 3rd Streaming archive.