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Listening Lyrics July 25, 2014 with STEVE KOTAREK and Naomi Rogers-Hefley

What a treat to have Steve Kotarek back in the studio. This time Steve will be accompinied by one of his bandmates, Naomi Rogers-Hefley

Steve has worked his way into the local music scene with his talent as a songwriter and uses his voice to convey a message in song. Steve lives in Woodland and his music is heard around northern California. Once you hear Steve perform you will be VERY tempted to pick up one of his CDs.

Naomi hails from the UK, recently moved to California. With her classical background, she brings a unique appoach to fiddle playing that complements Steve's music.

Visit Steve at  https://www.facebook.com/SteveKotarekBand

Album of the Week July 17, 2014 (6 PM) - Minus the Bear "Highly Refined Pirates"

This week, Sara takes us on a journey with Minus the Bear. Since forming in Seattle in 2001, Minus the Bear has worked relentlessly over the past decade to build a large and devoted following worldwide with consistent releases and a non-stop touring regimen... They have proven to be a powerful musical force that has outlasted trends, the changing musical landscape, and a volatile record industry. Their Dangerbird debut, Omni, debuted in the Billboard Top 50, and over the last 11 years they have released four albums and several EPs on varying labels such as Suicide Squeeze, Arena Rock, and Polyvinyl. The band has played countless sold out venues throughout the world both large and small and toured the globe over including North America, Europe, U.K., Japan, and Australia, in addition to unforgettable performances at every high-profile U.S. festival like Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Sasquatch!. It is no doubt a testament to the band’s DIY beginnings, impressive relationship with their fans, and inventive music that they remain a beloved group with an unyielding fanbase that continues to grow with each album.

Listening Lyrics July 18, 2014 RED UNION BLUE

Many months in the making and this week its happening - RED UNION BLUE will be in the studio for the whole hour. Red Union Blue from Sacramento, CA brings together the musical talents of Trena Thompson and Chris Lee into an exciting new blend of country, rock, pop, and folk. Since 2012, the band has grown into one of the area's most promising up-and-coming artists, combining thoughtful and insightful lyrics with powerful vocals and dynamic musicianship.

The band's first album "Learning To Fall" was released in June 2013. Featuring 10 original songs, the album ranges in styles from the pop choruses of "I Don't Want To Need You" and "Without You & Me" to the introspective folk-rock reflection of "Ghost Town" and "Let It Rain". Recorded by J.K. Northrup (King Kobra, Montrose, Foreigner, Toto) at Alien Productions & Recordings, the album was voted by Twirl Radio as one of the best debuts of 2013.

Album of the Week July 10, 2014, Jack White - Lazaretto

Lazaretto is Jack White's second solo album. Euan Harris of the TheSoundBot writes, "Lazaretto is almost an instant classic. It’s big, it’s bold and full of humor – which may seem odd given his recent divorce from model, Karen Elson. The humour, albeit dark, starts with the album’s title. For those unaware a lazaretto is a quarantine for people with infectious diseases. Read into that what you will."

Yes, folks, we will play the VINYL version in its entire glory, Thursday, July 10, at 6 pm. 


Listening Lyrics for July 11, 2014 with Michael Leahy

This week we spend an hour with MICHAEL LEAHY of CROSSBILL RECORDS. We will hear some of the artists on this label discuss how a label select artists. Plus much more. Crossbill Records has been releasing a steady stream of songwriter-based indie folk, rock, americana, and bluegrass albums from its Davis, CA home-base since 2005. Headed by longtime KDVS DJ and “Cool as Folk” concert presenter Michael Leahy, the label thrives as a cooperative effort with releases from friends Tom Brosseau, Brass Bed, Matt Bauer, Appetite, The Loom, Sea of Bees, Garrett Pierce, and Jake Mann making the team push (Leahy is also a basketball coach) for recordings, bookings, tours, and getting the word out.


A SPECIAL Listening Lyrics with RAY BONNEVILLE on Sat. June 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Talk about a SPECIAL guest - we needed a SPECIAL Listening Lyrics show to have RAY BONNEVILLE join us in the studio. Ray was born in Canada and is widely regarded as a blues player strongly influanced by New Orleans. To date, Bonneville has released seven records and, in 2000, won the prestigious Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for his third album Gust Of Wind. As a touring musician Bonneville plays more than one hundred and fifty shows a year across the United States, Canada and Europe.

Joining us with Ray is RICHIE LAWRENCE who is a well know musician in California. Richie has has a lifetime of music in his soul and his latest CD "Water" reflects this.

Vist RAY BONNEVILLE at http://raybonneville.com

NEW Show - One Health & Wildlife Talk - Thursdays on KDRT

This monthly half-hour show focuses on the health of animals, people, and the environment. With a different guest each month, we tell the stories of the UC Davis One Health Institute and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center. The show is hosted by Justin Cox and airs Thursdays at 4 pm. Visit the show page.

Listening Lyrics for June 27, 2014 with Five Three Oh!

Five Three Oh!, an acoustic trio that plays music from many genres and generations, is the featured act (live in the studio) this week on Listening Lyrics The band’s wide ranging mix of music, including folk, blues and original tunes, is enhanced by original arrangements and unique three-part harmonies. To learn more visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FiveThreeOh. You can also hear some of their music on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/five-three-oh


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AoTW - Album of The Week -6/19/2014 6:00PM with SHIPS HAVE SAILED

Los Angeles is a hub of musical talents that are struggling to get heard. Some of these bands or artists are so good, it amazes that they aren't household names. One such "group" is "SHIPS HAVE SAILED", I say group but the driving force behind SHIPS HAVE SAILED is WILL CARPENTER. Will has spent 10 years in LA creating and playing. With this band he has a set of songs that trully have solid bones. By that I mean the raw songs are well written with lyrics to match. Then he adds a group of musicians and some technical wizardly to create an LP of 6 songs - some lush, some pop, some singer/songwritter. This album has a variety that makes the listener want to hear what else is hidden here. Yes LA should be proud of the fact that it still has the energy and creative force to produce hidden jewels sounds as this
This week will include an interview with WILL CARPENTER as he shares histhought  this album.

Listening Lyrics Jun 20th, 2014 with TAJLYN

A multi talented, multi instrumentalist (10 and counting) all packaged in a young lady named TAJLYN. Originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area she is now shaking things up musically in central California. Tajlyn discovered music with the help of Mr. Rogers and wrote her first jingle in a funeral home. She describes her self as living a normadic life of music, travel and good times.

I know that KDRT and LISTENING LYRICS will be in for one great show with Tajlyn.

visit TAJLYN at http://www.tajlyn.com