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Patrick Van Dyke, Live Music and the Importance of Community Radio, Friday May 17, 2019 at 4:00pm

Patrick Van Dyke can be seen all over Northern California as he absorbs and appreciates live music. So he is my guest this week as we explore his love of music and how community radio helps so many budding artists find a voice and a platform.

If you are out of the listening area this show will be streamed live on kdrt.org

KDRT Fund Raising Event at Sophia's Thai Kitchen Thursday June 20 at 8 p.m., Live Music, No Cover

Special Fundraiser for KDRT at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Thursday June 20, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

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Live music will entertain folks on Sophia's outdoor porch. Three awesome acts will help you enjoy your beer, all the while raising some needed funds for KDRT. KDRT prides itself in bringing local voices to the forefront. Stop by, take in the tunes, and “see” some great sounds. The lineup is Roger Kunkel, 8-8:30 p.m.; Calvin Handy/Hot Pursuit 8:45-9:45 p.m.; Didar Singh Khalsa 10-10:30 p.m.

Brotherly Mud Performs at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout May 10, 2019, 6:30PM

The Davis Second Friday ArtAbout is in for a real treat at Armadillo Music (207 "F" Street, Davis, CA) this week. KDRT presents the band Brotherly Mud. These guys will charm you with their harmonies, enchant you with their music and instruments, thrill you with their stage presence and finally you will fall in love with them because all 4 are super dudes and human beings.

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.

Harry Greer to Play and Discuss music and the Arts Friday May 10, 2019 4:00PM

Harry Greer (HG) is an artist/musician and the founder of the Davis rebel art and music collective known as BRAINMELTER.

BRAINMELTER (at brainmelter.net) is a group of Davis natives dedicated to making Davis/Yolo a haven for the arts and to changing the world through hip art and sick music. Each of the Brainmelters have a completely different style and genre, which means that there’s definitely something for everyone. Hip hop, pop punk, folk rock, cringecore, hardcore, vaporwave, it’s all of it. The whole collective adds up to some fun and colorful local counter culture.

Izaak Opatz on LIVE DIRT this Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:30AM

Izaak Opatz joins us for the truly live POP UP show LIVE DIRT this Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:30AM. Izaak will appear at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA  5/9/19

His songs teeter on the edge of sentimental-songwriter’y-sad-n-lonely crap. This is a very tough area for a songwriter to inhabit. Mainly because it’s so easy to get lumped in with the rest of the middle-aged losers down at the Applebee’s open mic (next to the airport). BUT IZAAK DOES IT SO WELL that you actually start making plans to visit Montana and you tell the wife you love her.

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

The Outcome in the studio this Friday May 3, 2019 at 4:00PM on Listening Lyrics

The areas premier band "The Outcome" joins Listening Lyrics to preview their brand new CD release.

The Outcome’s unique brand of genre-bending music combines grooving backbeats, melodic bass lines, textural atmospherics, and searing guitar leads to produce the challenging yet palatable songs that define the band’s sound. This Sacramento quartet has made their mark by striking a balance between complexity and listenability. While exerting meticulous focus of their material, Jesse, Andy, Mike, and Quinn refuse to settle or compromise their standards for songwriting. Seeing their music as a catalyst for connection, The Outcome look for ways to bring imaginative new experiences to listeners that manifest emotions and provoke intrigue.

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

Joshua and Amy Krage visit Listening Lyrics, Friday April 19, 2019 at 4:00PM

Somehow I think this is going to be epic

“Husband and wife singer/songwriter duo Joshua and Amy Anne Krage had been playing music in and around Sacramento for ten years before ever even meeting, let alone playing music together.  Filling in for members of the same cover band for a private event in October 2013, their first meeting was their first practice together for their first gig together; their first date was just a few days later, and they've been playing together ever since.

     Both members of too many bands to ever be able to list over the years, Amy and Joshua found common ground in versatility.  Amy has sung and Josh has played everything from opera to Steely Dan to '90s grunge to folk pop to roadhouse blues to '50s doo-wop to Chaka Khan-approved funk and more.  Currently also working together in chameleonic Sacramento pop/funk outfit The Pressure Lounge, they decided to make Love + Honey about the lighter side of the art of music, focusing on positive message and powerful melody in both their original songs and cover material choices.

     Equipped with ears for harmonies and hearts for lifting the spirits of whoever's listening, Love + Honey strives to be the brightest spot on the speakers of the collective world.”

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

KDRT Presents Alex Roth Live at Armadillo Music, April 12, 2019 at 6:30PM

Join us for the April 12, Second Friday ArtAbout here at Armadillo Music! KDRT 95.7FM will be hosting a LIVE BROADCAST featuring Alex Roth from 6:30-7:30PM. If you're not able to stop in and enjoy the live music in the store, tune in on the radio or this show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

When discussing steady musical fixtures in the Northern California area, the name Alex Roth rises to the top. Passionate about music, song, and lyrics, he's been able to highlight all three while writing songs and fronting his band, “The West Nile Ramblers. ” A skilled songwriter and gifted performer, Alex also lends his talents to other area bands. A generous soul and a man of many talents, Alex runs his coffee company The Pepper Peddler, and donates his time and talent to many local causes, including KDRT. A longtime community favorite, KDRT and Armadillo Music are excited to see and hear Alex perform solo for the April Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout.

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.