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Jessica Malone to perform at Armadillo Music with KDRT for 2nd Friday Art About, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Jessica Malone is an award winning singer/ songwriter who was raised in the tall mountains of far northern California. Her original music evokes a sense of wanderlust, self-discovery, positivity and moving forward. On Jessica's latest release, "The Waiting Hours" EP, drums, upright bass, violin, acoustic & electric guitar accompany her powerful and soothing vocals. Her raw and unfiltered approach to folk/ Americana songwriting creates music that will take you back in time, while her heartfelt lyrics will keep you rooted in the present.

David Jacobin mixes Food, Music and Activism - Listen in this Friday March 2, 2018 at 4:00PM

As host of Listening Lyrics I am looking forward to this hour with David Jacobin. As an aging hippie I now have the oppurtunity to talk with someone about changing aspects of the world we live in. For you see this guest not only talks but he walks the talk.  David Jacobin uses his unique brand of Resistance Rock music to support social causes in the community, and promote the change he wishes to see in the world. In addition to not only hearing him play some tunes David will talk about a project he is deeply involved with. The Yisrael Family Farm. Their logo says it all "Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment."

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT.

Bill Dakin on Listening Lyrics this Friday February 23, 2018 at 4:00PM

Bill Dakin joins us to talk the "bass" of music. Well known and respected in Northern California. Listening Lyrics is thrilled to have him on the show.

Bill Dakin plays upright bass and acoustic guitar, and sings with local artists Rita Hosking, The Muddy Waders, and What’s Left. His love for roots music runs deep whether it is The Stanley Brothers, The Carter Family, or the Louvin Brothers, while his musical influences include Neil Young, Camper Van Beethoven, Miles Davis and Bill Frisell.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT

Wyatt Williams talks about the newest live music venue in Davis. February 16, 2018 on Listening Lyrics from 4:30 to 5:00PM

Wyatt Williams, the first and current manager of booking and promotions at Watermelon Music, shares with us the story of Davis' newest live music venue: The Melon Ball (short for The Melon Ballroom). Situated adjacent to the beloved Davis music store, Watermelon Music, The Melon Ball is a 100 person hall that greets is audiences and artists with a professional and humble vibe. Past performers at The Melon Ball have remarked on the space's beauty and feel. The current owner of the hall and Watermelon Music, Jeff Simons, opened the venue for the purpose of having a local space for music teachers to host recitals, receptions, and other performances. The hall has since begun to take its first steps into becoming a regular spot for supporting the arts in and around Davis.

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

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.