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Adrian West Visits KDRT this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Ask Adrian what kind of music The Adrian West Band  plays and he'll say "Yes." Or if he's feeling cocky, he'll say "Good."

The longer answer: original acoustic rock that sounds like Paul Simon meets Dave Matthews meets Talking Heads. The band features vocal harmonies, guitar, electric violin, bass, drums, sometimes an alto sax, and a bit of live “looping.”

Born and raised in Montreal, Adrian is an exciting performer. A gifted vocalist, he moves effortlessly between guitar & violin, sometimes using live looping to add layers of sound and intrigue to his songs. With a knack for language that's simple yet poetic, he's not afraid to tackle difficult topics in his songwriting. "Safe Streets" tells an allegory about police violence, "Close Your Eyes" laments the beauty bias that pervades the mass media, and "Senses" entreats you to appreciate your senses while you can. But Adrian doesn't take any of this stuff too seriously; his lyrics are infused with a sense of hope and a touch of whimsy.  

Adrian started playing violin at 4, and in his teens he studied classical violin at the McGill Conservatory of Music in Montreal. He later learned drums and guitar, and developed his vocal and songwriting technique. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1995, where as a sideman violinist he began supporting Bay Area bands, playing some of the area's better known venues including the Fillmore, Yoshi's SF (main stage), Slim’s, The Independent and The Sweetwater. In 2005 he formed the Adrian West Band, which has performed steadily at venues and festivals all over the Bay Area.

Check out his new album "The Human Touch"

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Broken Glass to perform live in the studio on Listening Lyrics, Friday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.

I cannot think of a better way to feature these young artists as Listening Lyrics' last show of 2019. 

Broken Glass, formed in December 2018, are 8th-graders who practice in their drummer’s garage. Performing at small gigs and school events, the band started by playing cover songs, and was soon creating originals. They play a variety of genres, but most often stay within the wider rock style. The members are Alexander (keyboard/vocals/guitar), Alden (guitarist),  Everett (bass), and Oscar (drums).

This broadcast will also be streamed live on kdrt.org

The Power of Music on Listening Lyrics, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, 4 p.m.

Let's all play along. This week's show will have two guests: Sue from Southern California, and David from Portland, Ore., and both will answer the questions below. We will play the songs and talk a bit with them about our favorite topic: MUSIC. Let's see what they come up with. 

“Where words leave off, music begins.”  ― Heinrich Heine

1. Has a particular song ever moved you into action?

2. Has a particular song ever moved you to tears?

3. If you could send one song into space for beings to hear in the far distant future, what song would that be?

4. What is your go-to “feel good”song?

5. What song would you like played at your celebration of life?

This broadcast will also be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

The Loose Threads on Listening Lyrics. Friday Nov. 15, 2019 4:00PM

The Loose Threads blend the raw energy of American rock from years gone by with acoustic blues, country, and soul.

This show is a perfect segway into the weekend.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

The Loose Threads photo by Julia E. Heath

Band Members

Joanne Adams - Vocals and Percussion

John Bologni - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

Arash Ansari - Lead Guitar

Gabriel Gee - Bass

Listening Lyrics interviews StnrKrew, Hip Hop and Rock. Friday November 1, 2019

StnrKrew Music is a group of four artists who love hip hop and a variety of old rock n roll type music, growing up in Las Vegas and different parts of California the members DocSinister, JetLagg, MoonChild, and DaVinciiHendriXX have come together accompanied by good friend Dj Morfintime to recreate and reignite the fire in lyrical punch line battle rap style BARs putting rhythm and raw words together as one to exceed the level set by previous rap legends. With idols such as MacMiller, Tupac, Biggie, Eminem, and so sooooo much more the bar is set very high!

Visit StnrKrew at StnrKrew Music on Soundcloud

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on kdrt.org

Abbey Road Under The Covers - Reliving 1969 on Silver Nine Volt Heart. Oct. 10 at 5PM

Guest host Pieter Pastoor plugs in for this weeks SILVER NINE VOLT HEART radio show. (Thank you Rod for allowing me to fill in.)

Pieter will cover the Beatles Abbey Road Road album in covers. The Abbey Road release is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  So every song on Abbey Road will be played by a cover artist. Included in the EPIC 2 hour show will be songs from 1969 and including some tid bits about that infamous year. Tune in from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday October 10, 2019.

Dorothy Lane - The Band talks Music and the VYBE Charity Concert

This week, guest host Doug Deep, will be in control. (thank you Doug)

Dorothy Lane is a Rock & Roll band from Martinez, CA. Here's the catch, they are so much more. Family oriented, fun loving and super involved in their greater community plus oh that talent makes this rock group a powerfull force. Nicky Knobs i(guitar) joins us this week along with a surprise guest. Dorothy lane will be performing at the VYBE event in Folsom, CA. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7 p.m. at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College.

Ben Huseby in the Studio, Friday Sept. 20, 2019, 4 to 5 PM

Ben Huseby is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer, performing in genres that span country, blues, folk, traditional jazz, and modern pop. He performs as a solo loop artist under the moniker Big Ben, fronts the cover band Big Ben and the Brians on vocals and guitar, and fronts the traditional Dixieland band Big Ben and the Bay Area Ramblers on vocals and trombone.

Ben, a trombonist with the U.S. Air Force Band since 2011, has been stationed with the Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB since 2018. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Africa as an active-duty musician, and has performed countless times for ambassadors, international dignitaries, and civic and military leaders, including the president of Estonia and former President Obama.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Minot State University in North Dakota, and a master’s in music education from the prestigious Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. Find him on Facebook @BigBenMusic, on Instagram @big.ben.music, or at www.bigbenmusic.net

This broadcast will also be streamed live on www.kdrt.org.

Jeanne Edwards Pastoor - The Great American Songbook, August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM

Jeanne Pastoor has been and is the co-host on Listening Lyrics. This week however we will make her our guest. Jeanne has loved music her whole life starting with the Great American Songbook tunes, rock, and many other genre's. She grew up in New Jersey and California, finally ending up in Ohio before moving back to California. She has known and met musicians all her life and loves the live music scene. That of course made her the perfect co-host. Today's show is all about Jeanne - her life and some of her favorite music. Listen in or go to www.kdrt.org since this show is streamed live. 

KDRT Will Broadcast Opening Night of the Davis Music Fest, June 21, from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

KDRT will present a special Live "DiRT" broadcast of the opening night of this year's Davis Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. It will be live and streamed on kdrt.org.

5 p.m. - Bomba Fried Rice

6:15 p.m.  - King Dream

7:30 p.m. - West Nile Ramblers

9 p.m. - Ideateam

Plus live interviews between performances!