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!
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Live DiRT returns to the KDRT airwaves when Dug Deep hosts North Bay band Rainbow Girls on Saturday, March 16th at 4:00 pm. Rainbow Girls perform original songs in a soulful, bluesy style. Their latest album is called American Dream. They will be playing at the Veterans Memorial Theatre with local Americana favorites Misner and Smith that evening. More information at DavisLiveMusic.com.
Join KDRT at Woodstock's Pizza on Friday night to celebrate our Deep Roots Fundraiser! Starting at 6 pm, KDRT gets a percentage of sales WHEN YOU SAY you're there for KDRT. And speaking of being there for KDRT, Yolo County blues/psych rockers The Big Poppies play live beginning at 8:30 pm. The Big Poppies' new EP is called A Taste Awaits and is available now. See you all Friday!
Reverend Michelle Haunold, aka DJ Mikki Riff and president of Gearhead Records joins Dug Deep for a special edition of the Electric Compost Heap honoring Gearhead Records' history and music, live in the KDRT studio Wednesday, September 26th, at 7:00 p.m. Gearhead records began releasing punk rock records in 2000, and their catalog includes releases by the Hives, the New Bomb Turks, the Riverboat Gamblers, and many more. This year’s Gearfest Event – a fundraiser for the SPCA featuring the Woolly Bandits, Control Freaks, Infamous Swanks, and others – takes place Saturday, September 29th, at the Blue Lamp in Sacramento starting at 12 noon. More information is available at GearheadHQ.com.
Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast of the Davis Music Festival kickoff featuring performances by Hannah Jane Kile, The Philharmonik, The Midnight Dip, and The Sam Chase and the Untraditional. It’s all happening at the Sudwerk Dock at 2001 Second St., east of L Street, on Friday, June 15 beginning at 5 p.m. If you can’t make the kickoff, listen live on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or KDRT.org. The festival runs June 15 through June 17, presents performances by 40 bands across several Davis venues, and benefits the Davis School Arts Foundation. Learn more at DavisMusicFest.com
On Friday, May 18th, KDRT and Davis Media Access are celebrating our Spring Fundraiser with a special event at Woodstock’s with LIVE MUSIC from Midnight Dip and The David Jacobin Band PLUS Woodstock’s traditional Friday Night Alive jam. Beginning at 6 pm, KDRT receives a slice of all purchases made at Woodstock's (even takeout orders if you can't be there) -- all you have to do is mention the KDRT Fundraiser when you order. It’s all happening at Woodstock’s Pizza in downtown Davis. Thanks for your support!
Chicago-based alt-country artist Al Scorch joins Dug Deep for another edition of Live DiRT in the KDRT studio, Thursday, May 10th, at 4:00 p.m. Al’s songs are about standing up to the powers that be in our society, and they come across in a unique blend of punk, old-time string-band music, and American and European folk. His latest album is Circle Round the Signs on Bloodshot Records. Al Scorch and his band play live at the Odd Fellow’s Hall in downtown Davis that same evening.
Austin singer-songwriter Patterson Barrett joins host Bill Wagman for another edition of Live DiRT in the KDRT studio, Thursday, March 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Patterson Barrett has played with Jerry Jeff Walker, Lou Ann Barton, Nanci Griffith, Chuck Berry, and many more. His latest album is Give ‘Em What They Want. He will be playing live at the Acoustic Den Café in Roseville that same evening.
Americana band Mipso appears for another edition of Live DiRT hosted by the Folk Brothers, live in the KDRT studio, Tuesday, October 3rd beginning at 12 noon. Mipso also appears at Harlow's in Sacramento that night. Their latest release is called Coming Down the Mountain. More information at Mipsomusic.com.
KDRT broadcaster Bill Wagman hosts Americana artist Willie Watson live in the KDRT studio on Thursday, September 21st, at 2 p.m. Willie Watson, formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show, makes modern folk music rooted in older traditions. He’s a folksinger in the classic sense: a singer, storyteller, and traveler with a catalog of songs that bridge the gap between the past and present. On his new Acony Records release, Folksinger Vol. 2, he acts as a modern interpreter of older songs, passing along his own version of the music that came long before him. Willie appears at Harlow's in Sacramento the same evening.