Each one-hour show centers around a theme and plays music to contribute to the theme, or features interviews with local artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them. Do not let the name fool you, this show is all about music--Listening Lyrics plays the tunes that have creative and outstanding lyrics, mostly in the jazz and singer/songwriter genre. The show is hosted by Pieter Pastoor, who as a poet has a good ear for meaningful lyrics. Pieter's co-host is Jeanne Pastoor, who is known to ask those insightful questions that keeps this show in fine-tune mode.
|Listening Lyrics for 4pm on Aug 29th, 2014|
Listening Lyrics Aug 22nd, 2014 with Evan Clayburg and Sally Hensel.
Listen in to the dynamic duo of Evan Clayburg and Sally Hensel. They are Davis residents who met through their shared passion for music and art. Evan along with Sally are founding members of the THIRD SPACE ART COLLECTIVE in Davis, an art collective and music show venue where emerging creatives express themselves in a supportive atmosphere. In mid September Evan and Sally will be embarking on a 4 month creative journey to share what they’ve learned and learn from other likeminded creative spaces.
The first leg of their journey will take the to an artist residency at Dope Chapel in Norman, Oklahoma. Evan will be walking from Los Angeles to Norman, drawing personal inspiration from the walk, an exercise in discovering the intersection of the mundane and the epic. Sally’s project will focus on using plastic bags to create a large scale interactive installation, raising awareness of creative repurposing in a fun, meaningful way. The second leg of their journey will take them to Todos Santos in Mexico where they will work and study under Donna Billick, a well know artist from Davis as she works to create a “Third Space” for school children there.
As if that isn’t enough the pair will then go to Mexico City to discover the underground creative network there. All this before they get married in the spring of 2015. Listen in to Evan and Sally discuss their next few months of adventure, The interview was sprinkled with "walking" songs.
Vist THIRD SPACE at http://www.thirdspacedavis.com/art/
Check out Evan's animated sketching in a music video. https://vimeo.com/68958795
Listening Lyrics Aug 15th, 2014 with ROWAN MCGUIRE
Listen in as you hear a young man funnel his talent through music. He filled the studio with some great sounds. So, Rowan McGuire is my guest for the full hour. Rowan is a singer-songwriter from Davis, California, where he plays guitar, drums and sings. His songs feature unique finger picking techniques that have percussive elements, and they involve many different tunings. Recently he has added lyrics and vocals to his guitar playing to increase the depth and diversity of his music, blending vocal melodies and harmonies with complex picking patterns. His musical influences are John Mayer, Ben Howard, Michael Hedges, Andy McKee, and Tommy Emmanuel.
Listening Lyrics Aug 8th, 2014 with Luke Pena & Micah Groom
Singer/songwriter Luke O. Pena and Micah Groom were our guests. Lukes' genre is folk/indie/acoustic.With their band mates they form the group TREEBEAR. Listen in while we explore this Davis resident's music.Luke and Micah have climbed 10 of the tallest mountains in the USA -- WITH their GUITARS. Yes, they played and sang on the mountain tops. You can hear their music at -
|Listening Lyrics for 4pm on Aug 1st, 2014|
Listening Lyrics Jul 25th, 2014 with Steve Kotarek & Naomi Rogers-Hefley
What a treat to have Steve Kotarek back in the studio. This time Steve will be accompinied by one of his bandmates, Naomi Rogers-Hefley.
Steve has worked his way into the local music scene with his talent as a songwriter and uses his voice to convey a message in song. Steve lives in Woodland and his music is heard around northern California. Once you hear Steve perform you will be VERY tempted to pick up one of his CDs.
Naomi hails from the UK, recently moved to California. With her classical background, she brings a unique appoach to fiddle playing that complements Steve's music.
Visit Steve at https://www.facebook.com/SteveKotarekBand
View PLAYLIST below for song information
Listening Lyrics Jul 18th, 2014 with RED UNION BLUE
Many months in the making and now its in the can. - RED UNION BLUE in the studio for the whole hour. Red Union Blue from Sacramento, CA brings together the musical talents of Trena Thompson and Chris Lee into an exciting new blend of country, rock, pop, and folk. Since 2012, the band has grown into one of the area's most promising up-and-coming artists, combining thoughtful and insightful lyrics with powerful vocals and dynamic musicianship.
Visit RED UNION BLUE at http://www.redunionblue.com
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Listening Lyrics July 11th, 2014 with Michael Leahy of Crossbill Records
We spend an hour with MICHAEL LEAHY of CROSSBILL RECORDS. Listen in to some of the artists on this label and discuss how a label select artists. Plus much more. Crossbill Records has been releasing a steady stream of songwriter-based indie folk, rock, americana, and bluegrass albums from its Davis, CA home-base since 2005. Headed by longtime KDVS DJ and “Cool as Folk” concert presenter Michael Leahy, the label thrives as a cooperative effort with releases from friends Tom Brosseau, Brass Bed, Matt Bauer, Appetite, The Loom, Sea of Bees, Garrett Pierce, and Jake Mann making the team push (Leahy is also a basketball coach) for recordings,
See PLAYLIST BELOW for details
Listening Lyrics Jun 27th, 2014 with FIVE THREE OH !
Five Three Oh!, (and OH what a show this is) -an acoustic trio that plays music from many genres and generations, is the featured act (live in the studio) this week on Listening Lyrics The band’s wide ranging mix of music, including folk, blues and original tunes, is enhanced by original arrangements and unique three-part harmonies. To learn more visit them on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/FiveThreeOh. You can also hear some of their music on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/five-three-oh
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Listening Lyrics Jun 20th, 2014 with TAJLYN
Listen is NOW to a multi talented, multi instrumentalist (10 and counting) all packaged in a young lady named TAJLYN. Originally from the Cincinnati, Ohio area she is now shaking things up musically in central California. Tajlyn discovered music with the help of Mr. Rogers and wrote her first jingle in a funeral home. She describes her self as living a normadic life of music, travel and good times.
I know that KDRT and LISTENING LYRICS will be in for one great show with Tajlyn.
visit TAJLYN at http://www.tajlyn.com