Live Tracks

 Live Tracks features a wide range of music, from early '60s rock and rockabilly, to folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz and beyond. The program frequently airs songs from local performances recorded here in Davis. Live Tracks began broadcasting on KDRT on Sept. 30, 2004, and has produced 625 unique programs as of July 2021.  [To be honest, Live Tracks is rather odd.  Just sayin'...]

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Vinyl Visions

    Lots of long playing records fill the airwaves (or internet packets of zeroes and ones) on this episode of Live Tracks.  First aired August 31, 2017, the Summer of Love (1967) was all the rage once again as we collectively licked our mental wounds following the unfortunate election of what would prove to be the worst electoral mistake collectively made by the voters of this wonderful country [the regrettable electee's name rhymed with dump].

   Miraculously sober for the entire two hours of this program, your host honored the music of an era that featured creative, emotive songwriting.  You will hear the Stone Ponies, Savoy Brown, Country Joe and the Fish and much more.  Revel in the wonders of true dynamic range (instead of highly compressed sonic train wrecks).

   Peace.  

Live Tracks, Aug. 12, 2021: Remembering Gary Lee Yoder, by talking with musicians who played with him

In tonight's special program, Live Tracks host Jim Buchanan is joined by Davisville host Bill Buchanan to play music from Gary Lee Yoder's career, and to talk with musicians who played with Gary at different stages of his life: blues great Joe Louis Walker, Jim Keylor (Oxford Circle), Dehner Patten (Oxford Circle, Kak), Chris Lockheed (Kak), Alec Palao (record producer), Dean Sylvester (Davis musician), and René Martucci & Richard Urbino (Davis musicians in Cold Shot and According to Bazooka).

The poster for a concert in Davis is courtesy of Joe Louis Walker, who's shown in the far left side of the image. Oxford Circle members Gary Yoder and Jim Keylor are on the far right. For more information, see this earlier KDRT blog post.

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Ahh, there goes the Sat. Question about lead pencils and tin cans. I KNOW THIS. I listen to Thur. Show so here it is Sat. And I have the answer. Really proud of my self to be so up on trivia. Of course you can only ask me on Sat. questions I heard on Thur.

Love this show. So much prep work goes into this show to make it so special. Thank you.

If you've ever paid taxes, catch the 3-minute segment on the April 17, 2014 Live Tracks show. It begins about 22:45 in from the start of the show.

Thanks, Jim for capturing the evening at the Odd Fellows.  I enjoyed listening tonight.  The Archetypes' set consisted of the following tunes:

1.  Breath Bridge

2. Thrift Shopping

3. Slow Down Boreas

4. Two for Benedetto

5. Hypothesis

6. Beautiful You

7. The Art of War

8. Heartlights

Jim, I missed Richie and the Yolos but the recording of Kurt and friend sounds exquisite. They were amazing. I'll check out the archieves for us. Thanks so much for calling tonight. 

 

Hi Jim - listening to your show up in Portland, OR -
Pieter

Great show...had to listen to Monday's replay.

As I suspected, long time listeners of Live Tracks are tough, seasoned musicologists, not intimidated even by Capt. and Tennille. Listen up this Thursday while I raise the musical bar for fundraising...Thanks for listening! Jim

Just wanted to thank "Butane" James for the excellent broadcast from 1/28 on Live Tracks. Radio simply does not get any better than that!

For those of you who had the pleasure to listen to Live Tracks from 2/5/09...Jim's Beatles show, had the opportunity to hear radio at it's best.

No matter if you were sending out a signal from New York, Chicago or San Francisco, nothing could have been any better than this edition of Live Tracks.

Anyone who knows anybody that believes they know and enjoy the sound of early Beatles should give a listen.  Magnificent!

 

 

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