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High Country Music Radio 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken'

This week's High Country Music Radio will feature songs from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a 1972 album that introduced many of us to bluegrass and old-time country music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band wanted to play alongside their bluegrass heroes and bring together two generations of musicians. The Nashville- and Appalachian-based artists include Roy Acuff, Mother Mabelle Carter, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, and others. The result is a critically acclaimed album recorded with minimal processing, retaining much of the musician's dialogue between songs.

Tune in KDRT 95.7 FM Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon, or from 7 to 8 p.m, or stream at @KDRT.org

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!!

High Country Music Radio May 19th 2020

This Tuesday on High Country Music Radio listen to the evolving sounds of Americana, English Ballads, folk, gospel and bluegrass.

This week's playlist includes songs from The Lowest Pair, The Crooked Jades, The Cox Family, Fairport Convention, Dock Boggs, Donut Exchange, Special Consensus, Brown Bird, Chris Thomas King, Greensky Bluegrass and Jay Farrar. 

Tune in Tuesday from 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM or stream at @KDRT.org

Replays Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!!

High Country Music Radio May 12 2020.

I hope all is well with everyone! You can tune into High Country Music Radio this Tuesday from 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM or stream at KDRT.org

This week's playlist includes songs from Old Salt Union, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Steel Drivers, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Jay Farrar, Willie Nelson Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson and Vassar Clements, Hank Williams, Otis Taylor, Gabe Lee, AJ Lee & Blue Summit and Brokedown in Bakersfield.

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!!

 

High Country Music Radio and Song of the Traveling Daughter

Tune into High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM or KDRT.org this Tuesday May 5th from 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

This week's playlist includes songs from Abigail Washburn, Kora Feder, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth and Merle Haggard.

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

High Country Music Radio

Tune into KDRT.org  this Tuesday at 11:00 am to Noon and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for High Country Music Radio

This week's playlist includes songs from Nora Jones, Rachel Harrington, Colter Wall, Gillian Welch, I'm Not Sally, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Will the Circle Be Unbroken and more. Always more. 

The show broadcasts 11:00 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesdays on KDRT-FM 95.7 FM in Davis, CA and at KDRT.org

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

High Country Music Radio Bluegrass, Americana, Alt Country and Folk

Tune into KDRT.org  this Tuesday at 11:00 am to Noon for High Country Music Radio

This week's playlist includes songs from Laurie Lewis, The Stray Birds, Ruthie Foster, Malcolm MacWatt, Neil Young, CSN&Y, Michael McNevin, Marshall Tucker Band and others. 

The show broadcasts 11:00 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesdays on KDRT-FM 95.7 FM in Davis, CA and at KDRT.org

Replays Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Look for High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Alt Country Bluegrass Americana

Want to let ya'll know I'm now "broadcasting" High Country Music Radio from home. Our incredible staff KDRT 95.7FM provided online tools allowing us to create new programming and upload for play.

A new High Country Music Radio will broadcast today (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. with replay Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Today's playlist includes Rita Hosking, Chris Hillman (formerly with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Bros) & Herb Pederson, Bonnie Riatt with John Prine, Snap Jackson, Uncle Tupelo, Willie Nelson, a live recording of Rickie Lee Jones and other artists and songs.

Thanks for listening!!

Dave R. aka Rusty Nail

A Message from High Country Music Radio

As the outbreak of COVID-19 leaves most  of us doing business from makeshift offices and living room couches, it’s anything but business as usual.

That goes for our programming at KDRT 95.7 fm. With the exception of Autumn Labbe-Renault’s excellent community report of COVID-19, broadcast live Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 to 12:30, we’re relying on rebroadcasts of previous shows.

Our hardworking management and technical staff - all working remotely - are doing what they can to bring us back on air with live broadcasting, most likely from our couch or kitchen.

So thank you for listening and we “hope you’re well.”

Rusty Nail - High Country Music Radio

High Country Music Radio Alt Country and Bluegrass

Country, blues and old time music tell a story of hurt and pain and the struggles we deal with, an expression of life experiences, good and bad.

When current events seem overwhelming, sanctuary can be found within our music and friendships. The playlist on this week’s High Country Music Radio will feature Americana country and bluegrass artists such as Emmylou Harris, The Lowest Pair and Ward Davis, and songwriters such as Guy Clark, who offer a reflective, more melancholy, tone.

Boot Juice in the Studio on High Country Music Radio - Tuesday March 3rd - 11 a.m. - noon

Evan Daly and Connor Herdt from the Davis-based traveling band Boot Juice joined DJ Rusty Nail in studio this Tuesday, March 3rd. They talked about their music, Davis roots, their influences and recording. We listen to tracks from the band’s first album "Speaking in Tones" as well as selections from their musical influences including Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Band, Railroad Earth, Doc Watson and others. They also discuss their upcoming album project as the band returns to the studio to begin producing a second album.  Boot Juice is appearing live this Saturday evening, March 7th, 7 pm at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. This event is an album fundraising show.