Each 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.
Listening Lyrics Nov 21st, 2014 with Peter Holden
A rocker visied LISTENING LYRICS - listen in to one fun hour with PETER HOLDEN. Peter Holden is a San Francisco based pop/acoustic/rock musician who’s performed in California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and Connecticut to name a few states. His debut EP “The Athens & Other Stories” came out in June of 2013. The album is available on virtually every download site online. A second EP simply titled “EP#2” will be released for digital download soon. Peter’s sound is reminiscent of Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, Jimmy Eat World, and the Gin Blossoms. Peter grew up all over the country traveling with his military Father and Family. Every place Peter lived became a part in his music. Whether it’s the soon too be released “Anywhere California” or “Wasted Youth,” from “The Athens & Other Stories.” Give Peter a listen and you’ll no doubt have his songs in your head for days.
Listening Lyrics Nov 14th, 2014 with Ryan McBride
I heard this young man two years ago and finally he is available to appear on LISTENING LYRICS. KDRT is thrilled that Ryan will spend an hour in the studio. Ryan McBride is a Davis-native guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His mellow acoustic style takes influence from greats such as Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, alongside many other contemporary folk writers such as Jack Johnson and The Tallest Man On Earth. His musical repertoire includes a collection of covers and originals. He is currently in Davis to finish up classes but will send in his credits to receive his degree Bachelors in Biology this fall from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Listening Lyrics Nov 7th, 2014 with Joel daniels of THE HOOTS
Joel Daniel of The Hoots, is our guest this week. Children music can be tricky to say the least but The Hoots have found the right formula. The Hoots play children's oriented music rooted in folk, Americana, and rock. The songs, with their catchy melodies and fun themes, are familiar, yet unique. It is music that kids love and their parents more than tolerate! Visit the HOOTS at http://hootquarters.com.
Short YouTube of Joel perform in the KDRT studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iiAActKtBI&feature=youtu.be
Some of the awards The Hoots have been honored to receive:
- Winner of a 2013 Parent's Choice Award;
- Winner of a 2013 Family Choice Award;
- Winner of a 2013 Parent Tested Parent Approved Award;
- Winner of a 2013 Creative Child Award;
- Winner of a 2013 Tillywig Toy Company Award;
- Featuring the song Bumble a Top 5 Winner of the 2013 Great
American Song Contest;
- Featuring the song Clap Your Hands, a Semi-Finalist in the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (over 15,000 entries).
Listening Lyrics Oct 24th, 2014 with Lisa Cantrell
The first time I heard her perform--actually the first few moments I heard her--I knew I wanted her on the show. That was a few months ago, now we all get to hear her perform live in the studio and get to know Lisa. Lisa was born and raised in South Carolina and lived a short time in Indiana. She was classically trained on the piano and started writing songs at age 11. When she is not playing music, she can be found conducting experiments on infants in the UD Davis Center for Mind and Brain or working on her psychology-story-telling podcast, An InExact Science.
Check out the short video clip of Lisa performing in the studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPi7tqRRSWA&feature=youtu.be
Listening Lyrics Oct 17th, 2014 with Dr. Andy Jones
Dr. Andy visits KDRT and Listening Lyrics. The topic is poetry in today's popular music culture. Listen NOW
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis (1996), M.A., University of California, Davis (1992), B.A., Boston University (1989)
Andy Jones has taught for the English Department and the University Writing Program since 1990. Originally trained as a poet and interpreter of poetry, Andy has taught classes at UC Davis on TS Eliot, the Poetry of the Beat Generation, and Close Reading of Poetry, as well as the Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop. As a Lecturer in the University Writing Program, Andy enjoys teaching pre-professional writing classes, and counts among his favorites Writing in Fine Arts, Writing in the Professions: Elementary and Secondary Education, which he has taught once or twice a year since 1996, and UWP 104C: Journalism. Andy was named “Educator of the Year” by the Associated Students of UC Davis in 2006.
Formerly coordinator of the University Writing Program's Computer-Aided Instruction Program, Andy loves to teach in computer classrooms, and now also serves the campus as Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, where he advises faculty on instructional technology and recent research in adult learning, and edits The Wheel, the campus Instructional Technology Blog. From 2005 to 2010 Andy coordinated the Faculty Mentoring Faculty Program and co-coordinated the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, both sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. In 2008 Andy gave the Plenary Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the University of California, Office of the President, President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and in 2009 and 2010, Andy joined a delegation of faculty that provided faculty development at the Nara Institute on Science and Technology in Nara, Japan.
Committed to outreach and encouraging cross-disciplinary thinking, Andy serves as faculty advisor to The Voice, the campus Undergraduate Health Journal; works with undergraduate creative writers as the faculty advisor to Nameless Magazine, the undergraduate journal of creative writing at UC Davis; speaks before groups of students assembled by Student Advising, the McNair Scholars Program, Professors for the Future, and the UC Davis Medical School’s Post-Baccalaureate Program; and hosts "Dr. Andy’s Poetry and Technology Hour" on radio station KDVS. He is also the Chair of the Cultural Action Committee of the City of Davis. His recent publications include an essay on teaching with Twitter in Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media, on Beat Art and Poetry in Lifescapes Magazine, and a book of poetry, Split Stock, that Andy co-authored with Writing Program colleague Brad Henderson. Currently Andy is working on a new book, Cages, and enjoys co-hosting the bimonthly Poetry Night Reading Series at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis (see http://www.poetryindavis.com). Andy lives in Davis with his wife, Kate, and their three children, Geneva, Jackson, and Truman.
Listening Lyrics Oct 10th, 2014 with the HEY-NOWS!
The HEY-NOWS, This well known local band finally makes their appearance on LISTENING LYRICS and we are thrilled. Formed by singer-songwriters Lee & Roger, the group features Andrew Sisco (bass) & Nicolo Scozzari (guitars, vocals).
Lee & Roger are both veterans of the Northern California rock music scene, having recorded and played in bands from Sacramento to Redding. Since its formation, the group has been busy playing cafe's/coffeehouses, fundraisers, wineries, and a myriad of other venues & events in the greater Sacramento region.
The Hey-Nows! are an acoustic-electric band that weave Power Pop melodies within an Americana landscape to create a new, engaging sound for listeners of all ages. Mixing obscure gems (Big Star, Badfinger, Velvet Underground) with well-known classics (The Band, America, The Beatles), their own original compositions are right at home.
Vist the HEY-NOWS on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/theheynows
A short video of the HEY-NOWS! in the studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs12FfLQ-Io&list=UUGAP8Loyd3hrcPZNy7POLrg
Listening Lyrics Oct 3rd, 2014 with EverTree
Talk about a special duo. One great voice and a guitar to accent each song makes Evertree a duo to watch - NO, HEAR. Listen in for a full hour with Evertree.
Evertree is an alternative folk rock duo based in Northern California Lori Hawk, singer-songwriter and keyboardist, and Sam Hawk, singer-songwriter, 12-string guitarist and bassist, play a blend of originals and unplugged classic rock favorites.
Band mates in the folk trio, Finding Fable, Lori and Sam are songwriting partners and fellow seekers of the meaning of it all.
Visit EverTree on their web site at www.evertreeband.com
A short video clip of the band performing in the studio here on YouTube
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Listening Lyrics Sep 19th, 2014 with CASEY GROAT
Sometimes young talent needs a little polishing, but in the case of singer/songwriter CASEY GROAT he comes to us with a shine that begs to be heard. Casey enjoys a natural stage presence along with the tunes that he crafts. Picking away at his guitar shows us that young talent is worth more then a listen but worth our attention.
With Casey was his friend/DJ Zach
Listen now for an hour with Casey.
View a short GoPro video of Casey in the studio here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wE0aYWTjK8&feature=youtu.be
Listening Lyrics Sep 12th, 2014 with Eliza Gilkyson
Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. The daughter of legendary songwriter Terry Gilkyson, Eliza entered the music world as a teenager, recording demos for her father. Since then she has released 20 recordings of her own, and her songs have been covered by such notables as Joan Baez, Bob Geldof, Tom Rush and Rosanne Cash.
The Grammy-nominated songwriter has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown, XM Radio, Air America Radio and has toured worldwide as a solo artist and in support of Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Dan Fogelberg, as well as with the Woody Guthrie review, Ribbon of Highway-Endless Skyway, alongside the Guthrie Family, Jimmy Lafave, Slaid Cleaves, and special guests Pete Seeger, Jackson Browne and Kris Kristofferson. She has been inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame alongside such legends as Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt and Nanci Griffith and is an ongoing winner of the Austin Chronicle’s various music awards, as well as Folk Alliance awards for Best Artist, Best Songwriter and Record of the Year.
Her CD Land of Milk and Honey was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Eliza’s meditative “Requiem,” written as a prayer for those who lost their lives in the devastating tsunami in Southeast Asia, was recorded by the nationally recognized choral group Conspirare, whose version was nominated for a Grammy and won the prestigious Edison Award in Europe. The song has become a standard in choir repertory the world over. Two of her songs appeared on Joan Baez’ Grammy-nominated CD, Day After Tomorrow. In addition to touring in support of her previous release, Roses at the End of Time, in 2011 and 2012 Eliza and label-mates John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky performed as “Folk Super Trio” Red Horse, a side project whose CD stayed for months at the top of the Folk Music Charts. Eliza recently was invited to contribute a track on the Jackson Browne tribute, Looking Into You (due to be released in early 2014), along with Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley, Sara Watkins, Bonnie Raitt, Shawn Colvin and others.
Eliza is an active member of the Austin music and political community, including the environmental organization Save Our Springs (www.sosalliance.org), and she is a co-founder of www.5604manor.org, an Austin-based activist resource center that promotes political activism and community involvement around issues of race, patriarchy and global injustice.