Live Tracks

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Sunday 9-11pm


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.

Jim had the chance to record some of the ol' Davis favorites, like The Essentials, Barry "The Fish" Melton, !Akimbo, Mejor Que Nada, the Nickel Slots, the West Nile Ramblers, the Rita Hosking Trio, Me & Him, Biscuits 'n Honey, Misner and Smith, Calvin Handy and the Jazz Patrol, Hardwater, UrbanFire, and Davis Joint Unified. These live concerts were then mixed and engineered by Jim, for later play on his weekly Live Tracks show.

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.

Blues Benefit Concert poster





The Taxman visits Live Tracks

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.

Live Tracks for March 27, 2014

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

Really nice recording

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. 


Beatles rock

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

Beatles rock

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

Muskrat, Muskrat??

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

Muskrat, Muskrat??

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

Hi Jim

Long ago I had the pleasure of co-producing a successful live session in Studio A at KDVS that featured Sacramento Irish-Celtic band, Colin Keneen and Friends. Today, I'm promoting newer Celtic artists on the Sacramento area music scene. And what better time than just before St. Patrick's Day?

I am personally inviting you to experience lively traditional Irish-Celtic-Rock music artists Whiskey and Stitches along with Stout Rebellion this Friday, March 12th at 7pm at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant in Davis. It's a free show.

At some point, I'd like to discuss the possibility of broadcasting an upcoming LIVE gig featuring Whiskey and Stitches and Stout Rebellion. Let me know what you think.
Thanks for doing what you can to support Irish music. If you have any questions just give me a call or send an email.

Jenn Hill
Jenn Hill Presents
(530) 312-3399

Epic Radio on Live Tracks

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!

Jim's Beatles Broadcast

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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