This show highlights live musical performances ranging widely, from early 60s rock to rock-a-billy, and from blues to bluegrass. Live Tracks frequently features performances from local musicians recorded and mixed by the show's host, Jim Buchanan.
About the Local Music
Jim started with KDRT at the official Launch Party in September 2004, where he recorded the musical performances and ran the sound board for KDRT's maiden broadcast. Since then, Jim has regularly aired recordings from venues around Davis, such as the Odd Fellows Hall Thursday Live! monthly free concert series, the E Street Plaza Friday Night Concert Series, and special events like the annual Davis Music Fest.
Thanks go out to Barry Melton and the Bill Scholer Blues Band for KDRT's first benefit concert on January 26, 2008, for assisting our station during the threat of commercial radio encroachment on our signal.
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Mar 26th, 2015|
Live Tracks features Notorious Shank Brothers and a helping of Joe Craven
Tune in for a recent performance of traditional bluegrass by The Notorious Shank Brothers recorded at February's Thursday Live! from the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. Their influences include The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, and Flatt & Scruggs to name a few. Also included from the archives are a few tunes by Joe Craven from a 2009 KDRT benefit concert. Your toes will be tappin'.
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Mar 12th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Mar 5th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Feb 26th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Feb 19th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Feb 12th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Feb 5th, 2015|
|Live Tracks for 7pm on Jan 29th, 2015|
Live Tracks features Local Blues from The Ray "Catfish" Copeland Band
A blues theme runs throughout the show, with a special treat of a 1-hour live recording of local blues favorites, The Ray "Catfish" Copeland Band from their November 2014 performance at the Thursday Live! community concert at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. Ray Copeland has played in the Sacramento blues scene for decades. He is accompanied by the stellar guitar work of Steve Randall and award-winning drumming of Jeff Minnieweather.