Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
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Listening Lyrics, pieter pastoor, KDRT, music, interviews, pastoorEach one-hour show features live interviews with local and national 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. Genres are focused on singer/songwriter, Blues, Americana, Jazz and Bluegrass. 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.

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Listening Lyrics for 4pm on Mar 27th, 2015
Ben and Brian on Listening Lyrics Mar 20th, 2015

Ben Lewis and Brian Morgan are founding members of the Davis based six member folk, rock, funk and soul band Sometimes Warren. Tune in to hear about their new Davis music studio project and hear them play a couple of songs.

 

Here is a short GoPro clip of their performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHrnwh-yFD0&feature=youtu.be, 

Listening Lyrics for 4pm on Mar 13th, 2015
Pierre Bensusan 3/6/15 Listening Lyrics

Pierre Bensusan, kdrt, listening lyrics, pieter pastoor....and now from France, one of the worlds most celebrated guitarist. -  - Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique

Visit Pierre at http://www.pierrebensusan.com

Alice DiMicele on Listening Lyrics Feb 27th, 2015

Alice MiMicele, kdrt, listening lyrics, pieter pastoor, mikie stevensAlice DiMicele seeks to uplift the human experience through music. Her lyrics are love incantations to the elements earth, water, fire, and air. Drawing from a rich musical background including folk, jazz, funk, rock, and soul DiMicele's acoustic music incorporates many styles creating a fresh funky stew all her own. With her powerful band behind her, or alone with her acoustic guitar Alice's multi-octave voice soars high and rumbles deep. As a lyricist and singer DiMicele invokes passionate emotion. 

With thirteen self-released albums and almost 30 years of touring under her belt, DiMicele is a master of her craft and knows how to delight her audiences be it on a large festival stage, a theatre, or a house concert. She's shared the stage with some of music's best including Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, JJ Cale, David Grisman, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Winwood, and so many more. Her festival appearances are many including Strawberry Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, EarthDance, Oregon Country Fair, Joshua Tree Music Festivals, Britt Festivals, and Health and Harmony Festival. 

For her newest recording "Swim," DiMicele assembled a bevy of kindred musical contemporaries to create a record that can only be characterized as a family affair. Backed by some of her most beloved community of musicians, DiMicele's vision comes to life. Released January 26, 2015 the album is already receiving airplay and great reviews.

Mickie Stevens accompanied Alice in the studio

Listening Lyrics Feb 20th, 2015 with Sylvie Simmons & Jason McNiff

What a pleasure to spend an hour with Sylvie and Jason. It shows in the program

Sylvie Simmons is a London-born, San Francisco based music journalist, named as a "principal player" in Paul Gorman's book on the history of the rock music press In Their Own Write (Sanctuary Publishing, 2001). A widely regarded writer and rock historian, she is one of very few women to be included among the predominantly male rock elite. She is also the author of a number of books, including biography and cult fiction.

Jason McNiff is a London based Yorkshireman of Irish and Polish descent. He has made four records of what are loosely described as Alt. Country or Americana, yet there is something very British about him. As Time Out attests, 'McNiff's quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world - a melancholy, almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues.'

Andrew Castro 2/6/15 Listening Lyrics

Andrew Castro, listening Lyrics, kdrt, pastoor, pieter pastoorAndrew Castro is a Sacramento based singer songwriter. He started playing live shows in the summer of 2013 and now has played over 320 to date ranging from venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York. His acoustic upbeat pop styled music is catchy and melodic while still providing lyrics that are thoughtful and personal and can relate to anyone who has been in love and out of love or in any type of relationship. His live shows are high energy and though he is a solo performer the rhythms and sounds created on his guitar and loop pedal provide backing track and a much different experience than the typical singer songwriter act. The release of his new EP titled "Inside/Out" is set to happen in February 2015.

Visit Andrew at http://www.andrewcastromusic.com

Click here for a short youtube of Andrew in the Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKR6BKOfxRs&feature=youtu.be

This show is available as a podcast on iTunes under LISTENING LYRICS

Kenny Rego 1/30/15 Listening Lyrics

Kenny rego, listening Lyrics, KDRT, pieter pastoor, pastoorOne amazing, interesting and very talented artist. A pleasure to get to know him. Kenny Rego “With a working mans voice Kenny is a true champion for the average over worked under paid american."(i think the reason people can relate to the music is because its real, its not all doctored its raw like the hands of a hard working middle class folk. Most of the music out there is very doctored and electronic and people just want to roll back the sound to a simple time”) well simple seems to be the key For Kenny Rego and the Law of one band .With catchy hooks and a groove that you can dance to you'll appreciated this well into your golden years possibly your children's children also. it has the staying power and the grit to become a classic sound.”

Tha Dirt Feelin 1/23/15 Listening Lyrics

This is one NOT to miss. NOTE: The show starts at the 2 minute markMarque Cass,Chris Hunt, Evan Daly and CJ Borges brings to the studio their TALENT, ENERGY, CHARISMA, ENTHUSIASM and htheir awesome PERSONALITIES.Marque is the lead vocalist for THA DIRT FEELIN that has been setting northern California on fire with its high energy can't help but to dance music.Visit Tha Dirt Feelin at http://thadf.com

listening Lyrics Jan 16th, 2015 with Lillian Frances

lillian frances, kdrt, listening lyrics, pastoor, pieter pastoorThis show features a great hour spent with Lillian FrancesLillian is a born-and-raised Davisite who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. She picked up the guitar in middle school, but didn't start playing habitually until college. During her sophomore year at Occidental College, Lillian began writing, performing, and recording her own music. She plays in bars and cars and houses and sometimes in the streets, for anyone who will listen. She's set to release her debut album this Spring.

Vist Lillian at http://lillianfrances.bandcamp.com

Short goPro of Lillian in the KDRT studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsSfmaKmAk0&feature=youtu.be

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Robert Kennedy interview

Since this was a teaching show where I was the student - may the student share?

Screaming Jay Hawkins: His most popular song was "I put a Spell on you". But, my personal favorite and much less known was: "You Put a Spell on Me." Definitely a blast from the past.

Best recent drummers: please add Levon Helm from The Band to the list, he dramatically changed the role of the drummer in a band.

Luciano Pavarotti: He passed in 2007. However he recorded a show for PBS along with Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo titled; The Three Tenors (and as luck would have it I caught it on our local PBS statation - again - just a week ago). Magnificent!

 

Kennedy show

Great comments Dirk - Thank you. Robert is a guy that has great musical taste - all this from a very young man. 

cheers

The Vinyl show

Definitely one fine show Pieter & Jeanne. It was hearing the eclectic mix of music which brought on a rush of memories. Notably, Phillip Glass’ “Open the Kingdom” made me think on my personal favorite Glass piece, the score to the film; Powaqqatsi. As an aside, having a grandchild with Aspergers I remembered listening to an interview with Music Critic, Tim Page who revealed that after being diagnosed as having Aspergers realized that it was Glass’ minimalist focus on each individual note/sound which had him absolutely love Glass’ works; listening by the hour and eventually seeking a career in music. At the time I heard that interview it proved to be just the right positive “punch” I needed while reflecting the future opportunities for my own grandchild.  The wonder of music is indeed powerful.

thanks

Thanks - we had fun putting it together.

Once I get all of your albums cleaned up - I'm doing a show on your collection. I think I'll call it Vinyl - one mans trash reaps another mans treasure. :)

RICHIE LAWRENCE show

More dobra, more acordian, more piano, more 'silky' voiced lyrics, more Richie Lawrence. Great show!

Spangler show

If I lived in the Davis area I'd chase these two around to every one of their gigs. What a find!

Dallas themed show

Surely this was a relaxing hour complete with great banter and music. All that was missing was for all of us sitting around with some after dinner Port and maybe a fire in the fireplace as the conversation carried on.

You and Jeanne were so right about the old 78s and their scratch bringing something special to the listening experience. The occasional totally 'dead' moments found on CDs are almost jarring.

Justin Cox show

Loved Alpert's opening & Justin's closing bumps.

Had I realized just how wonderfully mellow this show was I would have listened in the evening with a cup of caffeine free Peppermint tea and my feet up on the table. As it was, listening in the morning, it was still one I was gald I did not miss.

Chris Clark

Just discovered that I am never too old to learn -- this week Chris Clark opened up a whole new pathway leading to a greater appreciation of and the enchantment of jazz.

Thanks for having Chris Clark on the show Pieter.

listener in Israel

 

Pieter!!! I was listening to few of your shows today.
First- this is high quality stuff!!!! I was blown away!!! great music, great interviews, great ideas for the show. I'm a fan!!!!
Secondly- You two have great communication there. 
Third- for me, it is just brilliant to be able to listen to you two. Your voice sounds so familiar. It feels like sitting with you in the same room. You sound so calm and I just LOVE it.

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