Jazz After Dark April 7 2020

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark.

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Gene Ammons, Shorty Rogers, Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan with Bob Brookmeyer & Bill Evans, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, The Dave Brubeck Quartet, and Joni James.

Then a tribute to Ellis Marsalis Jr., who died April 1, 2020. We’ll hear Mood Indigo and Come Sunday from the album Duke in Blue, Just Squeeze Me from the album The Ellis Marsalis Trio, and Charlie Brown from a collaboration with his sons, a tribute album to the Peanuts television specials called Joe Cool's Blues.

The show broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

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

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Alt Country Bluegrass Americana

Want to let ya'll know I'm now "broadcasting" High Country Music Radio from home. Our incredible staff KDRT 95.7FM provided online tools allowing us to create new programming and upload for play.

A new High Country Music Radio will broadcast today (Tuesday) at 11:00 a.m. with replay Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

Today's playlist includes Rita Hosking, Chris Hillman (formerly with the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Bros) & Herb Pederson, Bonnie Riatt with John Prine, Snap Jackson, Uncle Tupelo, Willie Nelson, a live recording of Rickie Lee Jones and other artists and songs.

Thanks for listening!!

Dave R. aka Rusty Nail

A Message from High Country Music Radio

As the outbreak of COVID-19 leaves most  of us doing business from makeshift offices and living room couches, it’s anything but business as usual.

That goes for our programming at KDRT 95.7 fm. With the exception of Autumn Labbe-Renault’s excellent community report of COVID-19, broadcast live Tuesday and Friday from 12:00 to 12:30, we’re relying on rebroadcasts of previous shows.

Our hardworking management and technical staff - all working remotely - are doing what they can to bring us back on air with live broadcasting, most likely from our couch or kitchen.

So thank you for listening and we “hope you’re well.”

Rusty Nail - High Country Music Radio

Jazz After Dark March 24 2020

The station is closed, so we’ve uploaded some recent favorite shows. Tonight’s program is from December 10, 2019:

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark! Latin flavor and soul jazz: Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete, Pérez Prado & His Orchestra, Chico Hamilton, Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Brother Jack Mc Duff & Kenny Burrell, Paul Desmond, Dave Bass, Chico O'Farrill, Carlos Santana.

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

Live-streaming at

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here:

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

COVID-19 Community Resource List: An In-Progress Supplement to the COVID-19 Community Report

Resource listings from the COVID-19 Community Report are updated each week and currently include the following category headings: Arts and Music, Business, Community, County Services, Food, Media, Non-Profits, Public Health and Schools. We’ll continue connecting with local schools, churches, businesses, elected officials, non-profits and so on to provide and update local information. Please send announcements to the Covid-19 Community Response show page at


COVID-19 Community Report for March 24, 2020

I'm getting ready for tomorrow's episode, when we'll chat with Davis Poet James Lee Jobe, and Elizabeth Gray of the Yolo County Library. Especially in times like this, we need some reflective moments and diversions! Learn about Jobe's virtual offerings at this time, and hear about the Library's e-reader program and other services.

On Friday, we'll chat with Yolo County Supervisor for District 2, Don Saylor, and also check in with the Yolo Public Health Department. As always, I include a large resource listing with each episode on the show page--some I will have read on the air, others are blog listings only.

In times of crisis, especially, local media outlets are important conduits to the community. I'm carrying the KDRT/Davis Media Access banner in terms of live programming at this moment in time, and I hope it's a beacon and of help. Missing our DJs & other volunteers!

Resource Listings for COVID-19 Community Report

Resource Listings for COVID-19 Community Report (in progress, added to each week)


Davis Live Music Collective is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed to curate, organize, host, and promote diverse, high-quality concerts in Davis. CA. They have this to say about their project, “A Song A Day: Music Bringing Hope”—

In the midst of the fear and uncertainty many are experiencing these days, we hope to help bring some light and hope to everyone while also supporting our local musicians. While we are staying safe by staying home, we would like to share a song a day here and on our social media channels starting Monday, March 23.

Episode 2 - COVID-19 Community Report

On tomorrow's episode (March 20, 2020),we'll hear from Superintendent John Bowes of the Davis Joint Unified School District at 12:05, for some updates and resources for families moving forward.

At 12:20, we'll chat with community organizer Kate Mellon-Anibaba, founder of the incredibly active Covid-19 Yolo Community Response Group on Facebook.  Tune in to find out how community members across Yolo County are mustering to meet a wide variety of community needs.

Confirmed guests for Tuesday March 24 include Elizabeth Gray of the Yolo County Library, and Davis Poet Laureate James Lee Jobe. Next Friday, we'll hear from Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor.

In between interviews, I'll share what resources I can on the air, but you'll find them after every show, along with a recording of the episode, on the show's page.

Thanks for tuning in. Stay safe & well.

Davis Media Access - Temporary Closure

In an effort to protect our community of volunteers, public visitors, and staff, and consistent with current public health guidelines, we have made the decision to close the Davis Media Access and KDRT facility to the general public through the end of March. This decision is implemented with our closure at 6 pm this evening, Friday, March 13, 2020.  As a community facility with heavy use and much shared equipment, we feel this is the most responsible way we can help #flattenthecurve, support social distancing, and help keep the COVID-19 virus from spreading.

Behind the scenes, here is what will be happening:

For the next two weeks, I’ll be offering a live show on KDRT on Tuesdays & Fridays from 12-12:30, repeating at 5 pm both days. The COVID-19 Community Report will focus on information and calls to action at the local level, and feature a resource roundup and calls with local elected officials and other community leaders. Breaking news will be shared on our social media platforms.