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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.

Juan Miranda visits Listening Lyrics on Friday November 30, 2018 at 4:00PM

So many things to talk about with this very special guest.

Juan Miranda is a recent Ph.D. of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with an emphasis in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis, focusing in Spanish, Southern Cone and Latinx Literature, Cinema and Culture. He is a radio host for KDVS 90.3’s Correveydile (Every other Monday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Spanish and Portuguese Review, and an activist in various non-governmental institutions. In addition, he is a writer (including the plays ¡Mama! Grandes Funerales and The Karma of Fools), actor (La Fronteriza Theatre Company; La Poltrona; The Art Theater of Davis), and a performer in the Sammy award winning musical project group Bomba Fried Rice.

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

Mike Blanchard & the Californios perform at Armadillo for Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout, Nov. 9, 6:30PM

Mike Blanchard & the Californios are a country and western band playing traditional Americana and are unabashedly proud of their California roots.

Founded by Mike Blanchard of The Tattooed Love Dogs, the band that has been playing the West Coast for more than 20 years plays an Americana grab bag with a mix of originals, gospel and honky tonk, as well as covers of their favorite artists old and new. For more information, visit www.mikeblanchardandthecalifornios.com.

Anyone who can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music may join KDRT 95.7 FM live and streaming at kdrt.org. Armadillo Music is at 207 F St. in downtown Davis and can be found online at armadillomusic.com.

The Big Poppies, live in the studio this Friday November 2, 2018 - 4:00PM

This will be EPIC.  The Big Poppies are one of northern California's favorite bands and will be in the studio with us. Their music is contagious with a heavy influence of blues, rock and throw in a bit of funk. Their stage presence is electrifying. If that is not enough, all of the band members are spot on talented musicians. Influences include the likes of Vance Joy, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, Daft Punk, just to name a few. On this show we will focus in on their new CD release.

The band members are, Max Van Dyke • vox/lead guitar, Ari Schwartz • bass/backing vox, Chris Preston • drums

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