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David Jacobin spreads his aura on Listening Lyrics Friday, 5/19/17 at 4:00PM

Lets see what David wants to share with us through his lyrics, music and conversation. David Jacobin writes music to reflect the times, searching for beauty, joy, sadness and truth. He hopes that the songs he writes will help inspire people to create a better world for all it's inhabitants. Visit David and listen at https://davidjacobin.bandcamp.com or on facebook.

For those outside of the listening area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Space Funk performs at Armadillo Music with KDRT Friday 5/12/17 at 6:30PM

KDRT is proud that we will again be celebrating Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout at Armadillo Music . This month a very talentd jazz band will rock the town. SPACE FUNK is a Davis High School group that will strut their stuff. High energy with a touch of youthfull exubarance makes this act a must see. If you can not be there in person join us at KDRT 95.7FM or online at www.kdrt.org.

Jai Patel of Massflow visits Listening Lyrics Friday May 12, 2017 at 4:00PM

Conjur up an image around the word MASSFLOW and see what your mind comes up with. On this weeks show Jai Pattel will share with us what that word means to him and the artist community in California.  Massflow is an experimental platform dedicated to exploring creativity in its various forms. Our name parallels the philosophy of the Dao or “Way” and embodies the principles of effortless action and spontaneity. We proudly provide a stage for artists and creatives through our website and art+music shows put on throughout California. We are a website, event coordinator, original content producer and DIY brand - stay curious. www.massflow.org

For those outside the listening area the show will be streamed live on KDRT.

Gabe Reynolds visits KDRT Friday May 5th, 2017

Gabriel Reynolds is one of those musicians that when he plays he is in the moment. He also creates that moment. His love and choice of instruments are guitar, mandolin and viola.. Hailing from Davis and now also a student at UC Davis he says he is so invested in music at this point there's no backing out. His music spreads his love to friends and family.

Neil Heaton shares his story and music April 28, 2017 at 4PM

He can sing, he can play, he can compose. Neil Heaton is a pianist from Davis, California.  As influenced by jazz virtuosos as he is alternative auteurs, his music attempts to find the common ground between rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. That description is exactly why his compositions are a delight. Listen in as we talk with and listen to Neil. Vist and listen to Neil https://neilheaton.bandcamp.com

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

Dirk Hamilton on Friday April 14, 2017

California raised Dirk Hamilton is our guest this week. I am really looking forward to this episode of Listening Lyrics as we dig into some of the lyrics of his songs. Dirk will appear at the Palms in Winters, CA Saturday  April 15, 2017. You ca visit Dirk at www.dirkhamilton.com. 

Dirk: “I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

At 15, Dirk wrote two more songs for another 45, this one under his own name. Both records were on the IKON label in Sacramento. “These two were stinkers too but after what seemed like a real long time, I began writing good songs and realized I’d done it! I had enjoyed myself into a real songwriter poet!”

A Rare Treat: Wyatt Hesemeyer & Friends, Live DiRT at Armadillo ArtAbout, March 10

Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast from Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout on March 10th starting at 6:30 pm PT. Wyatt Hesemeyer is a local singer-songwriter heavily influenced by old-time country and folk, with themes drawing from topical politics and the human condition. Wyatt is accompanied by Keith Cary, a Winters-based multiinstrumentalist, and Scotty Prawalsky, one of this area's best upright bassist.

Lorena Andrea visits Listening Lyrics on Friday March 10, 2017 at 4:00PM

Lorena Andrea is an English and Spanish pop singer-songwriter.

She plays guitar and piano, and she writes her lyrics by drawing from her everyday life experiences and dreams. Although she also enjoys other genres, her main influences are pop singers, like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor and many others. She performs regularly with her band, Lorena Andrea and the Saints, at local fairs and festivals in and around her hometown of Davis, CA. She has also been invited to sing the National Anthem for her local NBA basketball team the Sacramento Kings.  Visit her at http://www.lorenaandreamusic.com

For those outside the listening area the show will stream live at www.kdrt.org

Preacher shares the joy of gospel music on Listening Lyrics Friday March3, 2017 at 4:00PM

Gospel music is very powerful whether a Christan or not. It is safe to say that most people, if not all love, this type of music because it is uplifting and inspiring to the listener. The purpose of “gospel” music is in the word itself; Gospel derives from the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news”. A song is sung with passion and belief from the singer that those that hear will be touched in a good and heartfelt way. Even the musicians have a part in the beat they play, it causes the listener to be impacted.

My hopes for you listeners is to help you find inside of you what I think we all have, a spirit. we are driven to be something. we are driven to be the best we can be. through the music & chat in my show, I hope to help you find in you the thing I strive for every day, my spirit. And you have it too, I will work to help you find it & show it to the world. As I say most nights before I go to sleep “we fall down... but we get up”. We can work together to get up & listen to each other & bring each other up.

If your not in the listening area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen visit Live DiRT Friday March 3, 2017 at 1:00PM

KDRT broadcasters Bill Wagman and Peter Schiffman, collectively known as the Folk Brothers, will host Washington D.C. bluegrass band Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen on Live DiRT at the KDRT studio.

Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist and fiery fiddler and his original music has climbed to the tops of the bluegrass charts coast to coast.  His band, banjoist Mike Munford, guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, have been named International Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Group of the Year in 2014 and 2016.  Their latest album, “Family, Friends and Heroes”, is a genre-stretching album that provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work, paying homage to his family members and featuring the picking of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen play at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, Friday March 3rd at 8pm.  Their latest release is “Family, Friends and Heroes” on Compass Records