KDRT Fund Raising Event at Sophia's Thai Kitchen Thursday June 20 at 8 p.m., Live Music, No Cover

Special Fundraiser for KDRT at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Thursday June 20, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

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Live music will entertain folks on Sophia's outdoor porch. Three awesome acts will help you enjoy your beer, all the while raising some needed funds for KDRT. KDRT prides itself in bringing local voices to the forefront. Stop by, take in the tunes, and “see” some great sounds. The lineup is Roger Kunkel, 8-8:30 p.m.; Calvin Handy/Hot Pursuit 8:45-9:45 p.m.; Didar Singh Khalsa 10-10:30 p.m.

Bad Mother Nature visits KDRT 95.7 Friday June 21, 2019 at 4:00PM (International Music Day)

Friday 6/21/2019 is International Music Day - so lets celebrate with one of Sacramento's premier rock band - BAD MOTHER NATURE

Bad Mother Nature is an original rock band from Sacramento, California. Formed in 2016, the group consists of guitarist/bassist duo Axel Ahrens and Corey Allred, pianist Ryan Allred, and drummer Jon McCann. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960’s and 70’s, the band balances driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking - often within the same song.

Their debut EP “Strange Weather,” featuring Colin Curtin on drums. The album featured a range of styles from the upbeat blues-rock Honey Rider, to the instrumental guitar piece Persephone, to the anthemic ballad I’ll Make You a Thief. The album and the band were profiled in the UK rock magazine Fireworks.

Bad Mother Nature's latest feature LP “Porcelain Martyr” was released February 8th, 2019. A departure from the raw guitar-heavy style of their previous EP, the album is a conceptually-thematic overture of Progressive Rock, utilizing more backing vocals and harmonies, piano-driven riffs, and instrumental experimentation.

For those outside the listening area this broacast will be streamed live on

CANCELLED: Live DiRT - Painted Wind @ Armadillo Music - June 14

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please join us for the NEXT Live DiRT, June 21 at Sudwerk, for the Davis Music Fest Kick-Off! Deets to come. :)

Join KDRT's Live DiRT crew with local American duo Painted Wind for 2nd Friday ArtAbout at Armadillo Music in downtown Davis. As Painted Wind, Mel Bearns and Nancy Northrup draw from the deep well of iconic folk, bluegrass, country, and blues singer-songwriters, presenting artfully crafted originals and carefully chosen covers. The performance and live broadcast start at 6:30 p.m. (PT), June 14. See you there!

KDRT Broadcast Opening Night of the Davis Music Fest. Friday June 21, 2019 at 4:45PM - 10:00PM

A special Live" DiRT" broadcast. KDRT is broadcasting the opening night of the Davis Music Festival It will be live and streamed on - Starting at 5:00PM - 10:00PM.

5:00PM - Bomba Fried Rice

6:15PM  - King Dream

7:30PM - West Nile Ramblers

9:00PM - Ideateam

Plus -- yes there is more - Live interviews between performances.


Laurel Canyon 1965 Was All About The Music, lets go Friday June 14, 2019 at 4:00PM

In three short years (1965 - 1967) Laural Canyon, Hollywood, created a music communty that influenced music around the world. The movie "Echo In The Canyon" is a must see for music lovers. So this weeks listening lyrics will explore those three years. So listen in - relax, close your eyes, open your ears and let us take you back to 1965. 

For those outside of the listening area this show will be streamed live on

“Potluck.” June 14, 2019

“Potluck.”  This episode (6/14/19) is called “Potluck” because we are a community gathering to share and enjoy a table full of delicious western music and poetry. There’s lots of variety in the offerings; enough so that everyone should be able to find plenty to enjoy. I hope this episode leaves you feeling satisfied after this great feast among friends!

Jazz After Dark June 4 2019

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: jazz from the cool, soul, and blues spectrum. Oscar Peterson (with Billie Holiday), Don Byas Quartet, Oscar Peterson, Frank Foster, Jimmy Giuffre, Ella Fitzgerald, Thelonious Monk, Grant Green, Cassandra Wilson, Brandi Disterheft.

Photo, clockwise from upper left: Frank Foster, Grant Green, Cassandra Wilson, Oscar Peterson.  Live Tuesdays at 8 pm, replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm.


Jazz After Dark May 28 2019

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark! Jazz across eight decades! Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Peggy Lee, Major Glenn Miller, Doris Day with Les Brown, Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond, Django Reinhardt, Luiz Bonfá, Billie Holiday, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Stitt, Bobby Hackett, Jim Hall, Pete Fountain, Oscar Peterson and Friends (Shirley Horn vocals), Ben Paterson.

Divine Intervention Strikes - May 28, 2019

Divine Intervention strikes this week with a smattering of old-school hip-hop plus new rock/pop/experimental releases from Anton Barbeau, Interpol, TOKiMONSTA, Holly Herndon... See the playlist and stream the show via the program page. Listen up next Monday at 7pm Pacific for more Divine Intervention, only on KDRT, community radio for Davis, CA, and beyond.