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Laura Love visits Listening Lyrics Friday 2/16/18 from 4:00PM to 4:30PM

 We at KDRT are thrilled to have Laura Love visit us in the studio during her tour across the USA.  Laura Love is an award winning "folk-funk"  singer/songwriter/bassist who has been touring throughout the world since the early 1990s.  Laura has released 11 CDs on major and minor labels, she has performed at nearly every great music festival in North America and Australia, she has composed commissioned music for dance and theater productions and is a published author. Laura will be performing at The Palms in Winters, CA on Friday February 16, 2018.

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

Element Brass Band kicks of Mardi Gras on Listening Lyrics this Friday 2/9/18 at 4:00PM

Live in the studio some "elements" of the Element Brass Band will be in the studio. When Sacramento trumpeter Ryan Robertson traveled to New Orleans in 2010, he knew that he had found a new home and calling. He was fascinated with the local music and immersed himself in New Orleans’ rich culture. He quickly began working in several local brass bands. When Robertson returned to his hometown of Sacramento in 2011, he brought the music of New Orleans with him. He rallied some of Sacramento's top aspiring musicians, and the Element Brass Band was born! Robertson could not get New Orleans out of his blood and soon returned to the Crescent City to further his musical career, passing the bandleader torch to saxophonist Byron Colborn.

For those outside the listening area this program will be streamed live on KDRT at 4:00pm on Friday 2/9/18

Evan Daly performs for 2nd Friday ArtAbout at Armadillo Music - Broadcast live on KDRT Friday February 9, 2018 at 6:30PM

"If you want to define the live music scene in Davis its a very talented musician named Evan Daly. Evan has his own blues band but also is involved in other local bands covering a wide number of genre’s. Evan is actively involved in creating s space for budding and established artists to share their talents. Evan will be performing solo at Armadillo Music during the February Davis 2nd Art About. Music and the live KDRT broadcast starts at 6:30PM”

Samuel Sancho Nelson on Listening Lyrics Friday Feb. 2, 2018 4:00PM

Samuel Sancho Nelson is a 21-year old student at UC Davis from Sacramento. He has been playing guitar for almost 10 years, and singing for 3 years. For Samual, music is the one thing that lets him truly live in the moment and feel catharsis. While performing his main goal is to express the truest meaning of the song. Samual will be spending the whole hour with us so plenty of time for him to sing a few songs.

For those outside the listening area this program will be streamed live at www.kdrt.org

Quinn Hedges shares himself and his music on Listening Lyrics January 19, 2018

Quinn Hedges is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Although he is a versatile musician, having dabbled in a mesh of genres including folk, rock, and jazz, he considers himself a blues player at heart. Quinn started his musical journey in Delaware, where he was born and raised in a very musical family.

Quinn’s first instrument was trumpet, then the piano, and finally he became hooked on the common twang of the guitar at age 15. He continued his musical career all throughout high school, later moving to California to earn a degree in music. It was at this time that he became serious about songwriting, and began to hone his talent. This hard work and determination lead to the creation of his all-original, self-titled, debut album: “Quinn Hedges” (Circa 2006). Later, in 2011, he released his sophomore effort in the acoustic-based album, “Without You”.

With all this experience under his belt, including playing in several different bands, rigorous gigging as a solo musician, and having written so much original music, Quinn decided it was high time to start his own group. Thus “The Quinn Hedges Band”, came to be in 2009. The band release “Step Outside” in 2012, and eventually split in 2013.

From 2013 through 2016, Quinn teamed up with his cousin, John B Hedges, and released his finest album to date, "Slightly South of Stormy Clouds" (Mixed by Grammy Award Winner Tim Sonnefeld & Mastered by the legendary Bob Ludwig).

Quinn currently performs in the dynamic Sacramento-based rock band, "The Outcome", who recently released an EP titled, “I’ll Take It”.

Since 2003, Quinn has been playing in restaurants, dive bars, wine bars, wineries, clubs, theaters, weddings, private events, opened for numerous national touring acts, and even performed the national anthem at a Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers game.    

A renowned artist who is known for the truth and wisdom behind his lyrics, Quinn creates soulful and relatable music, which touches a wide array of audiences.

Joshua Wisterman visits Listening Lyrics on Friday 1/12/18 at 4:00PM

Joshua Wisterman grew up in Woodland, CA and started playing guitar at the age of nine. Now, 19 and playing mostly jazz music in the Sacramento area he has started creating a name for himself as talented and driven. His dream is to keep on doing music all of his life.

Listening Lyrics saw Joshua perform with jazz musicians more than twice his age, let me say that he more then held his own and is a real treat to hear.

 

Misner and Smith to perform at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout December 8, 2017 6:30PM

KDRT will broadcast direct and live from Armadillo Music in Davis, CA, for 2nd Friday ArtAbout on December 8th.  This month will be a real treat as one of the favorite duos in California perform. Soaring vocal harmonies and story-filled, poetic songwriting, Misner & Smith's sound harkens back to the bedrock of modern American rock and folk. Paying tribute to strong influences like Simon & Garfunkel, The Band, and Buffalo Springfield, they invent a sound all their own, seducing listeners with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Their partnership in music is a search for meaning. The songs yearn for connection, ache for understanding, relish in mystery, and rejoice in creation. In a world that often feels to be crumbling down around us, they dig deep and find hope in simple things, in the beauty that surrounds us all.

Misner & Smith's latest release is Headwaters, a collection of covers. Please join us December 8th for the live broadcast from Armadillo, or if you're outside the listening area, please listen online at kdrt.org.

The Outcome fills the KDRT radio studio on Friday 12/1/17 at 4:00PM on Listening Lyrics

The Outcome is comprised of

Vocals, Guitar, Keys / Jesse Sizemore

Vocals, Guitar / Quinn Hedges

Bass / Mike Strickland

Drums / Andy Dibben

Jesse’s approachable songwriting style melds seamlessly with Quinn’s more elaborate composition method, which leads The Outcome to churn out challenging yet palatable tunes. Andy and Mike provide the big, grooving backbeats and tasty, melodic bass lines over which effects addicts Jesse and Quinn create the textural atmospherics and searing guitar leads that define the band’s sound. With distinct yet complementary singing styles, Quinn and Jesse share lead vocal duties, adding to the band’s diverse interpretation of modern rock. The Outcome has been featured on 98Rock, Sacramento News & Review, First Festival, Skope Magazine, and more. They release their debut EP entitled I’ll Take It on December 8th at Harlow’s Nightclub in Sacramento, CA.

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

Byron Colborn jazzes up Listening Lyrics on Friday 11/17/17 at 4:00PM

"Byron Colborn was born in Santa Rosa, CA and grew up in Davis, CA. Byron studied music at many schools in California including Sonoma State University, Sacramento State, and the Jazzchool in Berkeley, CA before moving to Boston, MA where he studied at Berklee College of Music. He now resides in Sacramento, CA where he is a full time performer and teacher of music. Byron leads several local ensembles, including the Element Brass Band, a variety of small combos, and the 17-piece Byron Colborn Big Band.”

Visit Byron on facebook

Listening Lyrics is broadcast live on KDRT 95.7FM, if you are outside the listening area the full show is streamed on www.kdrt.org

Ryan McBride, how kids can learn to appreciate music . Friday 10/20/17 at 4:00PM

Ryan McBride's stellar guitar music charms his toddler students as they learn to appreciate music through singing, dancing, and playing fun, wacky instruments! All parents with their children ages 2 - 5 are invited to his singing group on Saturdays, 10-11 AM at the Partners In Learning Tutoring Center. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/TutoringDavis/

Ryan is also part of the band THE BIG POPPIES which is gaining a lot of attention in Northern California.

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