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.
The Davis Second Friday ArtAbout is in for a real treat at Armadillo Music (207 "F" Street, Davis, CA) this week. KDRT presents the band Brotherly Mud. These guys will charm you with their harmonies, enchant you with their music and instruments, thrill you with their stage presence and finally you will fall in love with them because all 4 are super dudes and human beings.
Brotherly Mud is as if the 60's and 70's folk tradition continued into the modern day, taking influence from today's songwriters while respecting yesterday's honesty.
With members graduating from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute, Brotherly Mud respects the art of musical creation through both an educational and deeply human lens.
Constantly working to be true to their artistic spirits, Brotherly Mud is currently touring with their original material all over the West Coast, with shows, radio interviews and the occasional secret performance.
Harry Greer (HG) is an artist/musician and the founder of the Davis rebel art and music collective known as BRAINMELTER.
BRAINMELTER (at brainmelter.net) is a group of Davis natives dedicated to making Davis/Yolo a haven for the arts and to changing the world through hip art and sick music. Each of the Brainmelters have a completely different style and genre, which means that there’s definitely something for everyone. Hip hop, pop punk, folk rock, cringecore, hardcore, vaporwave, it’s all of it. The whole collective adds up to some fun and colorful local counter culture.
Sumia Jackson recently appeared at The Palms with Jayme Stone's Folklife. She will be appearing there with her own band on Friday May 10th. That same morning, Sumia will drop by the KDRT studios for a live dirt with me - Folk Brother Bill - at 11AM. With a driving groove and a smooth, open sound, fiddler and tunestress Sumaia Jackson is a quintessential modern West Coast fiddler. Jackson weaves together Old-Time, Bluegrass, Swing, and Celtic traditions with an easy virtuosity and melodic elegance.
His songs teeter on the edge of sentimental-songwriter’y-sad-n-lonely crap. This is a very tough area for a songwriter to inhabit. Mainly because it’s so easy to get lumped in with the rest of the middle-aged losers down at the Applebee’s open mic (next to the airport). BUT IZAAK DOES IT SO WELL that you actually start making plans to visit Montana and you tell the wife you love her.
For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org
Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark! Some cool and soul jazz, featuring great duos and trios.
Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Sonny Clark, Dinah Washington, Art Pepper & Conte Candoli, Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker, George Shearing & The Montgomery Brothers, Sonny Stitt, Shirley Scott with Stanley Turrentine, Kai Winding, Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond, Mel Torme with George Shearing & Gerry Mulligan, Maria Helena Toledo & Luiz Bonfá, Luiz Bonfa with Oscar Castro Neves and Lalo Schifrin.
Replays Monday 11pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm
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“Dick Baxter’s Memories of Dale Evans.” Dick Baxter was Dale Evan’s personal manager for 26 years. I had a delightful interview with Dick about his experiences with Dale. Tune in to hear the interview and to hear songs by and about Dale Evans, the “Queen of the West.”
Divine Intervention strikes this week with a quirkier-than-usual assortment of very old and very new rock/pop, including new music from A.A. Bondy, Sego, Said the Whale, and Davis' own Midnight Dip… and, of course, Vinyl Vespers. See the playlist and stream the show via the program page. Tune in next Monday at 7p Pacific for the latest Divine Intervention.
“Cowboy Poetry Week.” This episode will be a celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week. We’ll hear top cowboy poems, traditional and new, recited by the leading cowboy poets. The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry (cowboypoetry.com) is the prime resource for all-things cowboy poetry-related and I drew upon their resources in preparing the show. (Image by Shawn Cameron, “Making Plans”, 2005)
Davis-based guitarist Roger Kunkel visits the KDRT studio on Wednesday evening, May 1, at 8 pm PST. You know Roger from Mike Blanchard & the Californios, the Smoke Shovelers, and Thin White Rope. Join us to hear him play a few tunes and talk about his new release, Guitar Solo, now available on Bandcamp. Dig it!