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Joe Kye appears on Listening Lyrics this Friday 9/25/15

This show will be a treat. A refreshingly authentic artist with a unique sound and story. Joe Kye is a violinist-looper-songwriter and leader of the Sacramento band Joseph in the Well. Born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Seattle, Joe draws upon an eclectic array of influences, like rock, jazz, classical, and world music. Featuring violin, lush string loops, upright bass, and percussion, Joseph in the Well's unique sound has been influenced by artists including Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, and Miles Davis. Joseph in the Well was recently awarded 2015 “Outstanding New Artist” and “Artist of the Year” by Sacramento News & Review’s Sammies Music Awards. Kye draws upon his immigrant upbringing for much of his songwriting.

For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live online at KDRT.org at 4:00PM (9/25/15). It will also be available for replays in the show archives or as an podcast on iTunes under LISTENING LYRICS.

Spin master and SCRATCH expert DJ TROP'A visits Listening Lyrics 9/18/15

DJ Trop’a, is a French DJ living in Davis, CA, plays HIP HOP, REGGAE, JAZZ, SOUL and BLUES using vinyl (yes, some still exists) and a computer driven mixer.

As a member of the PLS SOUND SYSTEM, a French DJ Crew based in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence (France) he meets and collaborates with DJ and musicians that enrich his musical experiences through the years 2000s.

DJ Trop’a started spinning in 2000, pushed by friends from the PLS Sound System who introduced him to the vinyl universe.

Movie-Score Composer David Tippie Visits KDRT's Listening Lyrics 9/4/15 at 4:00PM

David Tippie is a 14-year-old musician from Davis, California. Don’t let his age fool you--he has something in his resume that most musicians can only dream of. Mr. Tippie wrote the music score for the movie The Unforgotten, produced by Andre Martinez. Mr. Tippie’s main instruments are guitar and piano, and most of what he plays is rock and metal. So let's hear some of the movie score and learn how a composer and movie director work together. Join us this Friday, 9/4/15, at 4:00PM. 

Ruby Mountain String Band to appear on Listening Lyrics 8/28/15 at 4:00PM

Ever heard of  "Old time Americana Fusion" want to know what it sounds like? Join us with the Ruby Mountain String Band. Once upon a time, in a town called Haiku (spelled backwards) four devotees of trad music bumped into each other in an organic food co-op; one was a cellist, one a fiddler, two played guitars, banjoes and sang. A banjo player and guitarist also favored song writing. All liked CapeBreton/scottish fiddle tunes. So, how many musicians walked into the co-op?.

Cliff Landis - Guitar, Vocals, Banjo and Fiddle, Julia Landis - Guitar, Vocals, Darin Smith - Cello, other things.

Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/rubymountainband/info?tab=page_info

Stephen Hendry on Listening Lyrics - August 21 2015, 4:00PM - Let's Hear the Guitar Man!

Let's talk about guitar riffs and guitarists that set music on fire. Stephen Hendry, 23  from Lodi, CA, is our guest this Friday. His earliest influences are pop-punk bands like The Offspring, New Found Glory, Sum 41, and Blink 182, but today he follows bands and artists like Airbourne, Social Distortion, and Frank Turner. Stephen’s  musical interests are based in punk, metal, and especially rock'n'roll, with a touch of blues and pop. Stephen’s most profound influences are Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, and Mike Ness. Stephen plays around the Sacramento area, either jamming with or backing up most of the local musicians on the scene. Whether practicing or keeping busy with gigs, his motivation always boils down to the fact that he loves to play and takes pride in his abilities.

Album of the Week - 8/13/15 at 5:00PM -Santana "Abraxas"

Join Jesse and Pieter as we listen to an early vinyl pressing of the classic Santana album, Abraxas. Released in 1970, this album is a sprawling blend of sounds, incorporating influences from latin jazz, electric blues and rock. Featuring Carlos Santana’s incredible electric guitar work and an extensive percussion section, our opinion is that this album is best experienced on vinyl. While there are many newer pressings to pick from that get great reviews, the one that we’re going to play is from the early 1970’s. And the album jacket is a classic! Painted by artist Mati Klarwein in 1961, the artwork drew inspiration from Hermann Hesse’s novel, Demian. The novel is quoted on the back cover of the jacket:  "We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas….”. The artwork incorporates symbology from several religions.

Hannah Jane Kile appears on Listening Lyrics Friday August 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

Hannah Jane Kile is a 20 year old songbird who embraces her robust yet sweet voice to convey vulnerability & strength in each of her songs.Hannah’s guitar work effortlessly weaves through her melodies touching on the ideas of coming of age, strength in overcoming obstacles, & the overall human experience.  According to Hannah, “Being human can be frighting, exciting, charming, & most of all beautiful!”  Hannah Jane Kile revisits these ideas in her tunes often drawing comparisons to her heroes: Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, & Norah Jones.

Hannah is known as a "Sweet, soulful songwriter [Who] provides poetic messages blending original and traditional folk, with individual voice and instrument”. She loves to create tunes that unify her listeners, strengthen her audience by overcoming emotional obstacles through song, and reinforcing the idea that there is a place for everyone.

Visit Hanah Jane at http://www.hannahjanekile.com/photos

S P E C I A L EVENT - Victor Krummenacher in Davis, Aug. 14

If you’re looking for someone so good that a local record store, a house concert producer, and a community radio station all jumped on board to bring him to town, then look no further than Victor Krummenacher. Serving up music that draws from influences as far-ranging as cosmic folk, the blues, and even a smattering of punk, the renowned musician plays an intimate “living room” show at Davis Media Access (DMA) on Friday, Aug. 14, co-presented by Armadillo Music, Bill Wagman, and KDRT. The show features fellow Camper Van Beethoven member Greg Lisher on guitar, along with Bruce Kaplan of American Music Club on pedal steel. The music starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are available at Armadillo Music, 207 F Street in Downtown Davis. Davis Media Access is located at 1623 Fifth Street. Get your tickets early: This is a small venue, and seating is limited to 40. 

Album of the Week - 7/30/15 at 5:00PM - Alabama Shakes "Sound & Color"

 

"Sound & Color is not an electronic record. But it is strange and mystical and unexpected—more Houses of the Holy than "Holy Cow". It’s got past lives and future people, traces of Curtis Mayfield, Erykah Badu, MC5, the Strokes. There’s a song called "Shoegaze" that could find a second home on the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You. Bon Iver collaborator Rob Moose provides eerie string arrangements that slowly encroach on songs like ivy climbing up a fence while the band and co-producer Blake Mills tweak tones and rhythms to make guitars and drums and bass and keyboards sound genuinely exciting—fresh, even—in 2015. This is stadium soul with one eye peeking toward another galaxy while hands and feet and throats desperately try to suss out life here on Earth." review by PITCHFORK - see complete review here http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20420-sound-color/.

Host this week is Pieter Pastoor  http://kdrt.org/programs/listening-lyrics