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The Gold Souls visit Listening Lyrics Friday May 4, 2018 at 4:00PM

Vocalist Juniper Waller and percusionist Billy D. Thompson of The Gold Souls will be in the studio. The Gold Souls are bringing the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene. With the dynamic Juniper Waller at the helm, the band combines their many influences to create a unique sound that rings true to the idioms that inspire them. Their recent efforts include the release and tour of their self-recorded and produced, eponymous EP in May of 2017. This release, while remaining an honest representation, is only the beginning of the band’s creative journey. Their full length record is set to release in Summer of 2018.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT 95.7FM

Let's get Punked, Dorothy Lane visits Listening Lyrics Friday April 27, 2018 at 4:00PM

Dorothy Lane is a Punk Rock n Roll band from Martinez CA. When brother-in-laws Nick and Lorin first met they realized they loved playing music with each other and could be found at any family party playing guitar or piano and singing. In early 2015 when they both found themselves without a band to play in they made the decision to form a band together. Neil, the drummer, heard from a friend who saw a post on facebook that the band was looking for a drummer. He contacted Lorin and after playing together it was a perfect match. Neil brought his long time friend Greg on to play bass.

Early 2017 Lorin packed up and moved to Portland OR. The band agreed to call it quits and look back fondly on the times they had. Later that same year Lorin decided to make the move back to Martinez CA. When Nick heard Lorin was coming back he instantly wanted to get the band back together. Recording started on the Cut & Dry EP and once the band was back together .

Nick and Lorin’s other brother-in-law, Tony, was brought on to play bass for the band. Tony, who had never played bass or even played in a band, had been learning to play guitar and would always hang out with Nick and Lorin during those family get togethers. Tony had about 2 months to learn the songs for their first show together and nailed it.

..............The band is now booking shows and working on new songs their first full length album. 

Not in the KDRT listening area - no problem - this show is streamed live on KDRT

The Music of Basketball with Siler Schneider on Listening Lyrics Friday April 20,2018 at 4:00PM

Siler Schneider is making quite a name for himself as one of the premier players of the UC Davis mens basketball team. He will join us in the studio to talk a little basketball but really we are going to explore the music of basketball. Siler hails from Lansing, Kansas.  Attending UC Davis as a Junior Communication major. Siler says one of his favorite pastimes outside of basketball is playing ‘Clue’ the board game, the question is what music is he listening to while practicing Bball, motivation for the game or playing a board game.

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

The OUTCOME live at Armadillo Music for Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout Friday Apriday 13, 2018 6:30PM

KDRT hosts a live broadcast featuring Sacramento’s The Outcome, on stage at Armadillo Music during 2nd Friday ArtAbout, April 13th, at 6:30 p.m.  The Outcome comprise four distinct musical minds who bring you big, grooving backbeats and melodic bass lines draped with searing guitar leads and vocals, creating a diverse interpretation of modern rock.  If you can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music, please join us live on KDRT 95.7 FM and KDRT.org. This show will also be streamed live on KDRT.org

A J Hicks returns to Listening Lyrics on Friday April 13, 2018

This week he returns to Listening Lyrics. Austin James Hicks. Born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10.

Make No Bones (A.J. Hicks) is an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, indie, and blues from San Leandro, CA. To Make no bones means to be who you are without making a big deal. Who ever is watching, who ever is listening, be yourself and Make No Bones.

You can visit Austin at http://www.austinjameshicks.com.   Like what you hear - like what we do then - LIKE Listening Lyrics on facebook and receive weekly updates on our guests. https://www.facebook.com/ListeningLyrics/

For those outside the listening area, his show is streamed live at KDRT.org

The Mechula, Post-Bop Jazz, live on Listening Lyrics, Friday 3/30/18 at 4:00PM

The Mechula is a jazz trio out of Sacramento, California. They are always searching and experimenting as a post-bop jazz quartet for new ways to interpret the genre, and aim to create music that is interesting and meaningful. 

Jackson Riley - Saxophone

Nick Bretz - Keyboards

Peter Bell - Drums

Andrew Mearns - Bass

If you are out of the broadcast area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Jessica Malone to perform at Armadillo Music with KDRT for 2nd Friday Art About, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 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.

David Jacobin mixes Food, Music and Activism - Listen in this Friday March 2, 2018 at 4:00PM

As host of Listening Lyrics I am looking forward to this hour with David Jacobin. As an aging hippie I now have the oppurtunity to talk with someone about changing aspects of the world we live in. For you see this guest not only talks but he walks the talk.  David Jacobin uses his unique brand of Resistance Rock music to support social causes in the community, and promote the change he wishes to see in the world. In addition to not only hearing him play some tunes David will talk about a project he is deeply involved with. The Yisrael Family Farm. Their logo says it all "Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment."

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

Bill Dakin on Listening Lyrics this Friday February 23, 2018 at 4:00PM

Bill Dakin joins us to talk the "bass" of music. Well known and respected in Northern California. Listening Lyrics is thrilled to have him on the show.

Bill Dakin plays upright bass and acoustic guitar, and sings with local artists Rita Hosking, The Muddy Waders, and What’s Left. His love for roots music runs deep whether it is The Stanley Brothers, The Carter Family, or the Louvin Brothers, while his musical influences include Neil Young, Camper Van Beethoven, Miles Davis and Bill Frisell.

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

Wyatt Williams talks about the newest live music venue in Davis. February 16, 2018 on Listening Lyrics from 4:30 to 5:00PM

Wyatt Williams, the first and current manager of booking and promotions at Watermelon Music, shares with us the story of Davis' newest live music venue: The Melon Ball (short for The Melon Ballroom). Situated adjacent to the beloved Davis music store, Watermelon Music, The Melon Ball is a 100 person hall that greets is audiences and artists with a professional and humble vibe. Past performers at The Melon Ball have remarked on the space's beauty and feel. The current owner of the hall and Watermelon Music, Jeff Simons, opened the venue for the purpose of having a local space for music teachers to host recitals, receptions, and other performances. The hall has since begun to take its first steps into becoming a regular spot for supporting the arts in and around Davis.

For those outside the listening area Listening Lyrics is streamed live on KDRT.