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KDRT not only plays music -- we record it, too

The show LIVE TRACKS is the work of JIM BUCHANAN. Jim takes his gear to local events and records them. What a treat this is for our community. A holiday "gift" of local music - here's the direct link to Live Tracks show that in first hour featured recording of Richie Lawrence and The Yolos, and the second hour featured Davis' Me & Him with Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis from their Nov. 7th concert at Davis Odd Fellows....enjoy. Photo courtesy of Sasha Prawalsky. http://kdrt.org/node/13469


Listening Lyrics Friday Dec 13, 2013 with Justin Carson

What does an artist do when talent begs to be unleashed? The answer to that question will be explored as Listening Lyrics talks with Justin Carson.

Justin Carson, also known as XPiRiMiNT, is a Davis local. Music has been a big part of his life as far back as he can remember. At the age of 15, he decided to pick up on the guitar after playing Rockband. The game was fun, but a real guitar might be “more rewarding” so he has stuck with the guitar ever since. A few months later, he was introduced to the computer side of music production. The struggle to get a band together turned him to the computer and other instruments he decided to learn to play himself.

Listening Lyrics Dec 6, 2013 with SPANGLER

Spangler hit the scene in 2011 first as a duo with multi instrumentalist singer songwriters Tim and Helen Spangler. The band started to produce indie pop rock songs with a range of sensibilities from folk funk to quirky alt. Their catchy tunes worked well for the Sacramento bar scene as well as smaller house gatherings and tasting rooms. The band really hit its stride with the addition of Chris Reilly Reilly on percussion/drums/vocals and Adam Estell on bass and vocals. Spangler is currently cranking out gritty indie rock with their new single "Lock Me Up" to pair with their folk ballads.

Visit Spangler at http://www.reverbnation.com/spanglerband to learn more or hear some of their music

Message from Jeff - KDRT's Production Manager

"Enjoy the holiday- read a book, write a postcard, send a letter,
go for a walk, take a photo, listen to a record, go see live music, ride
a bike, paint a picture, hang some lights, and by all means avoid
shopping if you can"

and ........ listen to the 30 plus original programs on KDRT 95.7 FM in Davis. One of the nations finist community radio stations right here in Davis.

What IS Community Radio

Check this out and see what Wikipedia says about COMMUNITY RADIO. Community radio is a radio service offering a third model of radio broadcasting in addition to commercial and public broadcasting. Community stations serve geographic communities and communities of interest. They broadcast content that is popular and relevant to a local, specific audience but is often overlooked by commercial or mass-media broadcasters. Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve.

Listening Lyrics with Mick Flannery - this Friday

It is not every week we have an international renowned singer/songwriter - BUT _ this week we do.

Mick Flannery was brought up on a farm outside Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. His first real connection to music was watching an unplugged Nirvana coveringBowie’s “The Man Who Sold the World”. After a stint in a music college in Cork, he travelled to the U.S. where he “wandered around for a time.” While there, he entered the U.S. Songwriting Competition in Nashville, Tennessee and, to his surprise, won two top awards for his compositions.

Mick has a couple of top 10 singles in Europe and is in California for ONLY two shows (SF and Davis) before heading back to Ireland.

Catch him live Friday Nov. 15 in Davis at THIRD SPACE