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Listening Lyrics Aug 8, 2014 with LUKE O. PENA

This Friday, singer/songwriter Luke O. Pena will be our guest. Lukes' genre is folk/indie/acoustic. Listen in while we explore this Davis resident's music. Luke has climbed 10 of the tallest mountains in the USA -- WITH HIS GUITAR. Yes, he played and sang on the mountain tops. You can hear his music at http://www.reverbnation.com/lukeopena

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents CHATHAM COUNTY LINE - July 30, 2014 at 4PM

Chatham County Line is an American bluegrass musical group. Formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1999 from members of the band Stillhouse. The band has released seven albums, including six on the influential Yep Roc label (via notable producer Chris Stamey), and have become popular in Europe as well as their native United States. Their most recent tour took in numerous European destinations, including the prestigious Lowlands rock festival in the Netherlands. 

Chatham County Line will appear at the Palms Playhouse in downtown Winters on July 30, at 8 pm. At 4 pm that same day, they'll stop by KDRT's new "Live in the Loam" - LIVE, in studio, on KDRT with Doug Deep.
Visit Chatham County Line at http://www.chathamcountyline.com

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents BRUCE SALMON - Aug 1, 2014 at 2:30PM

With a repertoire including jazz standards from the 30s (think Paper Moon, Dream a Little Dream) to more current tunes (Kinks, Talking Heads, Butch Hancock) along with numerous originals influenced by his upbringing in New Orleans, his time in West Texas, and his studies in Eastern Europe, Brewski Salmineo, aka Bruce Salmon, is the definition of a performer. His music can be described as "Stories informed by travels all across the world, by train, truck, bus, and plane. Touring musician, chef, bus driver, carnie, teacher, audio engineer and more; these rich endeavors have woven a vast tapestry of experience, tales longing to be told."

Bruce Salmon and Keith Cary will be appearing at Berryessa Brewing in Winters on August 1  at 5 pm.  Bruce Salmon’s newest recording, A Barrel Full of Monkeys, will be featured on the new Live in the Loam show - LIVE, in the KDRT studio with host Doug Deep.

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents UNPOPABLE - Aug 2, 2014 at 3PM

"Live in the Loam" is a new show featuring musicians and bands traveling through the area. We can call these "pop-up shows" because the time of the show centers around the availability of the artist. 

As part of the new show's first-week line up, Doug Deep will host two groups performing live in the studio:  Unpopable and the Evangentials. Visit their websites (below) to learn more--their music is indescribably delicious. Better yet, LISTEN to the show. Oh, the JOY of LIVE RADIO!

Unpopable: http://www.balloonbass.com

The Evangenitals    http://www.evangenitals.com

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. 


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."

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