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Join Us on Dec. 3 for the Davis City Council Meeting Proclamation Ceremony, and on Dec. 5 at Odd Fellows Hall for Annual Thursday Live! Holiday Show

You are invited to join us at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Davis City Hall (23 Russell Blvd.), before the Davis City Council meeting, as we gather to celebrate the 6:30 p.m. proclamation presentation in honor of KDRT's 15th anniversary. We are very grateful for this ongoing collaboration between our many volunteers and our listener community.

And then two days later, KDRT will attend (and record) the annual Thursday Live! Holiday Show 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. It's always a festive event, and many people stop by after attending the Downtown Davis Holiday Open House and Candlelight Parade that same evening. The show features the "Odd Star Band" - the talented "house band" that brought you "Summer  of Love" and "The British Invasion" concerts not long ago.

Jazz After Dark November 26 2019

The November 26 show is a special rebroadcast of upbeat music suitable for dancing, or at least tapping your toes. Featuring: Earl Bostic, Benny Goodman, The Buddy DeFranco Quartet, Nat King Cole, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald & The Paul Smith Trio, Gerry Mulligan & Johnny Hodges, Louis Armstrong, Ben Webster & Johnny Hodges, Joni James, Zoot Sims, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dianne Reeves, and Dal Richards & His Orchestra.

On Tuesday’s High Country Music Radio, music to whet your appetite for the coming week!

No one really needs any help gearing up for the beautiful table being set for the holiday season, but in the spirit of gorging oneself on pie, turkey, ham, and all manner of traditional treats, Rusty will serve-up bluegrass songs to get your stomach growling.

Are you ready for some “Cornbread and Butter Beans” and “Hot Corn and Cold Corn” with “Angeline the Baker”?

 

Meraki Radio Honors the Passing of Francis Resta - WWII Combat Veteran, PTSD Advocate, KDRT Co-Host, and More

The Nov. 22, 2019 episode of Meraki Radio is a special tribute to the life and wisdom of Francis Resta, a remarkable individual whom the KDRT community was fortunate to engage with during his weekly co-host activities on Alison B's show. He died on Oct. 31. "In this 1-hour special," Alison says, "Meraki Radio pays tribute to our late friend and co-host. Carol, his wife, takes his seat in the studio, and visitors from the community share their thoughts. Bill Buchanan, Jeff Shaw, Michael Gangitano, Kate, and Alison B share perspectives, while Carol informs the conversation from Francis's angle. He will be missed forever, but will live on through all the lives he touched throughout his long life." Bill, host of  KDRT's "Davisville," speaks of admiring Francis' ability to talk about difficult combat-related topics. He interviewed Francis for "Davisville" in 2018, and the San Francisco Press Club recently awarded the episode first-place among public affairs shows (staff of 1 to 4) on non-commercial radio in the club's annual "excellence in journalism" competition.

Jazz After Dark November 19 2019

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark, we’re spanning six decades:

Bunny Berigan (Kay Little vocals), Louis Armstrong and His Hot Seven, Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines, Duke Ellington, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and His All Stars, Ella Fitzgerald, The Lawrence Marable Quartet *, Bud Shank, Doris Day, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Joshua Rifkin, Maria Muldaur, Butch Thompson (Red Maddock vocals)

Broadcasts live 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

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Jazz After Dark November 12 2019

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark: Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Bauer, Mundell Lowe And His All Stars, Ken Sykora, Etta Jones, Billy Taylor, Kenny Burrell Octet, Lena Horne, Illinois Jacquet, Vladimir Vassilieff, Fraser Macpherson Quartet, George Shearing.

Broadcasts live 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

The Loose Threads on Listening Lyrics. Friday Nov. 15, 2019 4:00PM

The Loose Threads blend the raw energy of American rock from years gone by with acoustic blues, country, and soul.

This show is a perfect segway into the weekend.

For those outside the listening area this broadcast will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

The Loose Threads photo by Julia E. Heath

Band Members

Joanne Adams - Vocals and Percussion

John Bologni - Vocals and Rhythm Guitar

Arash Ansari - Lead Guitar

Gabriel Gee - Bass

High Country Music Radio for Nov. 12th 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM the playlist will include new releases from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Dales and Railroad Earth. We’ll also feature the sounds of extended play jamgrass from Blue Ground Under Grass, The Traveling McCourys and Ricky Skaggs. In recognition of Rootstock 2019 Rusty’s playlist will feature Rita Hosking performing “Where the Grassroots Grow.” We hope you join us!

Celtic music masters McKasson, McDonald, and McLane visit The Folk Brothers, Wednesday November 13th

Ryan McKasson (fiddle) Eric McDonald (guitar and vocals) and Jeremiah McLane (accordion) are masters of the Celtic music tradition.  Touring nationally, they will appear at the Palms Playhouse in Winters on Friday the 15th.   Prior to their Palms show, they drop by the Folk Brothers between 10 and 11 AM on Wednesday the 13th to play some live music as well as chat with Bill and Peter.