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Their sound is an integration of Ruby's Tex-Mex upbringing and musical heritage and Tim's deep folk, folk-rock and rock & roll influences.
Many of Tim's tunes were composed in Mexico and weave Spanish language elements into verses and choruses, expertly interpreted by Ruby's native tongue. Their songs have a decidedly "Americana" acoustic instrumentation while reaching out towards a "world music" orientation in their use of percussion, horns and cultural touches.
I heard Steve a week ago and his orginal songs cast a spell.
Yes this is what community radio thrives at - featuring great local talent.
This Friday at 4:00 PM on KDRT FM 95.7 or streamed at KDRT.org
Following his Grammy-nominated 2009 debutSounding Point, virtuoso guitarist Julian Lage returns with the evocative and finely wrought Gladwell - the second effort by his offbeat, eclectic group with cellist Aristides Rivas, percussionist Tupac Mantilla, bassist Jorge Roeder and saxophonist Dan Blake.
S H O E S - This Friday a show all about shoes. With all of the talk about the Popes red shoes we are spending an hour with songs about shoes. Our very special guest will be STEVE the owner of GENERATIONS FAMILY FOOTWEAR in Davis, CA. (I never knew that there are hundreds of songs about shoes)
A RARE treat this week. ALEX ROTH of the band WEST NILE RAMBLERS will be my guest for the whole hour. This very talented individual will discuss his music, his band, the artists that have influenced him and of course - coffee.
The WEST NILE NILE RAMBLERS were brought together by a desire to play music as often as possible, This band brings years of experience and a depth of understanding to a smörgåsbord of music styles. Don't be surprised if you hear Jazz, Cajun, and Bluegrass tunes at a WNR show near you. Their fairly simple arrangements are made special by their very tight musicianship. Also, they have been known to bicycle to their gigs with all their gear. Gotta give them some credit for that.
The show will air Friday, March 1, 2013 at 4:00PM.
A discussion with Toni Kallin. Toni is a L.A. native residing in Davis. She is a movie buff with ties to the Hollywood scene. We are going to discuss movies and play songs about movies. The top Oscar nominated songs and soundtracks will be reviewed. This hour will not only be fascinating but a lot of fun. So have your popcorn ready for Friday at 4:00PM
KDRT 95.7 FM or stream it at www.kdrt.org
This weeks Listening Lyrics will talk with Marque Cass of "Tha Dirt Feelin". A Davis based group that will be performing (Friday 2/15/13) at Beat Night at the John Natsoulas gallery.
To describe the band I will use Marque's own words ""Our music is, in my opinion, a very original and eclectic amalgamation of hip-hop, soul, and rock & roll. It is always upbeat, positive, and danceable. Our lyrical styles range from rapid-fire raps that may remind you of Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony or Three Six Mafia to soulful crooning that evokes Sam Cooke or Bill Withers."
I have heard Marque at the Dr. Andy poetry reading series and frankly Marque blew me away with his presentation and passion.
Soooo - to catch this very special event tune in on Friday at 4:00PM on 95.7FM or on line at www.kdrt.org
Tha Dirt Feelin (Marque is front row center)
Story telling through song is this weeks theme. We will discuss and play music that really is a musical short story. Listening Lyrics on Friday Feb. 8 2013 at 4:00PM
This weeks show will feature music that reflects on our spiritual side. My in studio guest will be Corey La Rue. Corey is a painter, poet, musician and oh so much more. The reason I have invited Corey is that much of his work reflects his spiritual walk.
Friday at 4:00PM