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Dave Nachmanoff and Pamela Cohen to Discuss the upcoming benifit show for the Purple Tree Cafe. Friday April 5 at 3:30PM

In the studio will be Dave Nachmanoff, Pam Cohen and Adair Savoia to talk about this very exciting event.

Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Nachmanoff will perform a benefit concert for Purple Tree Café on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  The benefit will be held at Watermelon Music's concert space, The Melon Ball in Davis, California.  Nachmanoff will perform songs from his soon-to-be-released CD, “Cerulean Sky".  

Purple Tree Café is a local nonprofit with the dual mission of providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities, and bringing people with and without disabilities together through music, art and community. Purple Tree has been employing people with disabilities to make and sell coffee and vegan and wheat-free baked goods at the Davis Farmers Market and other public and private events since April of 2018. They are currently planning toward their goal of opening a brick-and-mortar cafe.

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

Liz Kat (of The Midnight Dip) is in the studio today on Listening Lyrics, March 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

True strength comes from within, like a constant burning furnace that fuels the body and its limbs. Liz Kat, soultress and lead prowess for The Midnight Dip, started the band with a fiery passion and a cacophony of emotions: anger, sadness, love, and everything in between. She wanted to inspire the world and counter the lack of female representation in the local music scene. It was not always sparkles and sass in the life of Liz Kat. She started playing piano when she was seven years old, and only sang when she was alone. Her shyness hindered her from expressing herself musically up until her late teenage years, when she decided to try to play music with other people. Many fears and experiences later and playing in the shadow of men, she’s decided to take the spotlight for the first time. Her messages have a suggestive twist to them to promote body and sex-positivity to women and to confront gender stereotypes. She has sworn transparency, sharing the truth to heal and help. She hopes to inspire others to reclaim their power and share their stories as well.

Special "Live DiRT", with Misner & Smith March 15, 2019 at 3:30PM

The program "Live DiRT" is dedicated to bringing you live performances at various pop-up times to fit the schedule of the artists appearing. 

Hailing from Northern California, Misner & Smith’s music is a combination of soaring vocal harmonies, extremely tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting, adding up to some of the most electrifying music on the scene today. The band’s sound harkens back to the bedrock of american rock & folk, but the diversity of styles and genres are one of the things that set M&S apart. They can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song. With two singers who could easily lead a band independently, Sam and Megan sing with one voice, with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Close your eyes and you’ll be swept up in a sound that you’ll swear is a full band. The combination of musical dexterity and vocal prowess packs a punch that will linger with you for a long time to come.

Animation Discussion on Listening Lyrics, Friday March 15 at 4:00PM

For the last couple of years every Friday at Davis Media (and right next to the KDRT studio) young teens have been participating in an animation class. Well you might have guesed we got to know them a bit and a few months ago I asked them to join me this Friday. So lets listen to what these teens share about animation and also play some of their favorite music.

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

KDRT and Armadillo Music Hosts 2nd Friday ArtAbout feat. Brenden Tull

Songwriter Brenden Tull - Music is back! This time being featured for the KDRT 95.7FM live radio broadcast as part of the 2nd Friday ArtAbout in downtown Davis on Friday at Armadillo Music, March 8 @ 6:30PM. If you're not able to stop in, join us on the radio at www.kdrt.org

Brenden Tull is a new face to the local music scene. Two years ago he was a nomadic busker, playing guitar on street corners across the west coast. He then spent a year working as a farmhand in Hawaii, growing taro, kava, and bananas. Recently, Tull has returned to his hometown of Davis, California and begun his music career. His songs have been described as "tangled in emotion... what I imagine clouds sing to each other before it starts raining" (Moli O. "The Glass Pianist") and his songwriting deals mostly in the contrasting imagery of beauty and meaning. Tull is currently a bartender at the Root of Happiness and full-time student at Sacramento City College, but hopes to expand his music to a level where he can focus on it full time.

Fallon O'Neill Discusses His Book "GEIST Prelude" Friday March 1, 2019 at 4:00pm

This week author Fallon O'Neill is in the studio to discuss his book, Geist Prelude. Of course we will also play some tunes relevant to the conversation.

Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at a young age, Fallon O'Neill has been writing since his sophomore year of high school. These scribblings and vignettes would eventually become the earliest drafts of his debut novel, Geist: Prelude. Dedicated and passionate, Fallon has worked his novels with the Blue Moon Writer's Group for over seven years, culminating in winning second place at the Will Albrecht Young Writers Competition of 2012, and publication in the eighth issue of the Blue Moon Art And Literary Review. His favorite pastimes include grabbing a beer (or four) at the local bar, blasting soundtracks into his skull, and watching German movies from the '20s to keep the existential dread at bay.

For those outside of the listening area this show will be streamed live at www.kdrt.com.

According To Bazooka performs live at Armadillo Music with KDRT. Friday February 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

KDRT and Armadillo Music are proud to present ,"According to Bazooka" live at Armadillo Music to celebrate Davis 2nd ArtAbout.  According to Bazooka presents lush harmonies, archtop guitar, accordion, upright bass and drums to create original Retro-Pop music that travels beyond the limits of it’s folk-rock roots. Based out of Sacramento, A2B is known for its unique and upbeat songwriting. Infectious melodies and plenty of hooks wrapped in a vintage feel gives this quartet a vibrant sound reminiscent of 1960s pop-rock..

If you can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music, please join us live on KDRT 95.7 FM and KDRT.org.

Brotherly Mud on Listening Lyrics this Friday Febuary 1, 2019 at 4:00PM

Brotherly Mud is as if the 60's and 70's folk tradition continued into the modern day, taking influence from today's songwriters while respecting yesterday's honesty.

With members graduating from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute, Brotherly Mud respects the art of musical creation through both an educational and deeply human lens.

Constantly working to be true to their artistic spirits, Brotherly Mud is currently touring with their original material all over the West Coast, with shows, radio interviews and the occasional secret performance.

For those outside the listening area - fear not, this show will be streamed live (and archived) on www.kdrt.org

Jessica Malone visits KDRT for a Listening Lyrics Interview. Friday January 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Jessica Malone is an award winning singer/ songwriter who was raised in the tall mountains of far northern California. Her original music evokes a sense of wanderlust, self-discovery, positivity and moving forward. On Jessica's latest release, "The Waiting Hours" EP, drums, upright bass, violin, acoustic & electric guitar accompany her powerful and soothing vocals. Her raw and unfiltered approach to folk/ Americana songwriting creates music that will take you back in time, while her heartfelt lyrics will keep you rooted in the present.

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

The Cousins appear Live at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout Friday December 14, 2018

For Davis 2nd Friday Artabout on Friday December 14, 2018 at 6:30PM, KDRT and Armadillo Music hosts a live broadcast featuring Sacramento’s, The Cousins. Two family members with a passion for music. They cover a variety of well known (and not so well known! Let's face it, who doesn't love a deep track from time to time?)  This is set up to be a fun evening with familiar and sing along music.

..  If you can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music, please join us live on KDRT 95.7 FM and KDRT.org.