Folk Brothers albums of 2019

Some of Peter's favorites (in no particular order):

Judy Collins, Jonas Fjeld, and Chatham County Line/Winter Stories

Mandolin Orange/Tides Of A Teardrop

I See Hawks In LA and The Good Intentions/Hawks With Good Intentions

Daoiri Farrell/A Lifetime Of Happiness

Lankum/The Livelong Day

Christy Moore/Magic Nights

Joan Shelley/The River Loves The Sea

Show Of Hands/Battlefield Dancefloor

Andrew Marlin/Buried In A Cape

Jake Xeres Fussell/Out Of Sight

Tom Russell/October In The Railroad Earth

The Crooked Jades/Empathy Moves The Water

Kora Feder/In Sevens

Various Artists/Vision and Revision: The First 80 Years Of Topic Records

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Jazz After Dark January 07 2020

Spanning the decades tonight on Jazz After Dark: 1930 – 2008. Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey with Spike Hughes  and His Three Blind Mice, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Billie Holiday, Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, Gene Krupa, Earl Bostic, Ben Webster & Johnny Hodges, Louis Prima, Earl Hines, Jerry Fielding, Robert ‘Bootsie’ Barnes, Jim Galloway's Wee Big Band, Piano Connection & Marcs Boogie.

Live at 8 pm on 95.7 FM, KDRT-LP in Davis CA.

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

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Alt Country and Bluegrass

Following a short break for the holidays, today's High Country Music Radio will kick-off the new year with mandolin driven songs from Sam Bush, David Grisman and Peter Rowan. We’ll then journey into alt country with Dolly Parton, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch with David Rawlings. I updated today's playlist to include a song from the exciting alt country band Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Hope you can join us at 11:00 a.m on KDRT 95.7FM or stream live at!

Broken Glass to perform live in the studio on Listening Lyrics, Friday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.

I cannot think of a better way to feature these young artists as Listening Lyrics' last show of 2019. 

Broken Glass, formed in December 2018, are 8th-graders who practice in their drummer’s garage. Performing at small gigs and school events, the band started by playing cover songs, and was soon creating originals. They play a variety of genres, but most often stay within the wider rock style. The members are Alexander (keyboard/vocals/guitar), Alden (guitarist),  Everett (bass), and Oscar (drums).

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Jazz After Dark December 17 2019

Coming up at 8 pm on Jazz After Dark:

Peggy Lee & Harold Mooney, Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, Woody Herman Sextet, Vince Guaraldi, Cal Tjader, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Houston Person, Enrico Pieranunzi

Broadcasts live 8 pm Tuesdays.

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Thankful for our Listeners, Programmers and Community's Generous Support

As we look back upon a busy fall, we are grateful for the generosity shown during our 2019 Rootstock fundraising events. We greatly appreciate the MANY listeners who donated, for this support is truly what allows us to continue to produce our 24/7 local broadcast and streaming.

We celebrated our 15th anniversary at a diverse array of community venues, and were thrilled to make new friends, and to reconnect with longtime partners. In mid-November, we hit the "Grassroots Trail" with events that included Berryessa Brewing in Winters with The Muddy Waders, The Barn and Pantry Tuesday Open Mic Night in Dixon with Hattie Craven, 2nd Wednesday Jazz Night at the Root of Happiness Kava Bar in Davis, a special KDRT benefit at Woodstock's Pizza with The West Nile Ramblers, and concluded in Woodland at Sunday Sessions at Blue Note Brewing. Each venue is a hub for communities to gather and support their local musicians.