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Neil Heaton shares his story and music April 28, 2017 at 4PM

He can sing, he can play, he can compose. Neil Heaton is a pianist from Davis, California.  As influenced by jazz virtuosos as he is alternative auteurs, his music attempts to find the common ground between rock, jazz, pop, and hip-hop. That description is exactly why his compositions are a delight. Listen in as we talk with and listen to Neil. Vist and listen to Neil https://neilheaton.bandcamp.com

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

Dirk Hamilton on Friday April 14, 2017

California raised Dirk Hamilton is our guest this week. I am really looking forward to this episode of Listening Lyrics as we dig into some of the lyrics of his songs. Dirk will appear at the Palms in Winters, CA Saturday  April 15, 2017. You ca visit Dirk at www.dirkhamilton.com. 

Dirk: “I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

At 15, Dirk wrote two more songs for another 45, this one under his own name. Both records were on the IKON label in Sacramento. “These two were stinkers too but after what seemed like a real long time, I began writing good songs and realized I’d done it! I had enjoyed myself into a real songwriter poet!”

A Rare Treat: Wyatt Hesemeyer & Friends, Live DiRT at Armadillo ArtAbout, March 10

Join the KDRT Live DiRT crew for a live broadcast from Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout on March 10th starting at 6:30 pm PT. Wyatt Hesemeyer is a local singer-songwriter heavily influenced by old-time country and folk, with themes drawing from topical politics and the human condition. Wyatt is accompanied by Keith Cary, a Winters-based multiinstrumentalist, and Scotty Prawalsky, one of this area's best upright bassist.

Lorena Andrea visits Listening Lyrics on Friday March 10, 2017 at 4:00PM

Lorena Andrea is an English and Spanish pop singer-songwriter.

She plays guitar and piano, and she writes her lyrics by drawing from her everyday life experiences and dreams. Although she also enjoys other genres, her main influences are pop singers, like Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele, Tori Kelly, Meghan Trainor and many others. She performs regularly with her band, Lorena Andrea and the Saints, at local fairs and festivals in and around her hometown of Davis, CA. She has also been invited to sing the National Anthem for her local NBA basketball team the Sacramento Kings.  Visit her at http://www.lorenaandreamusic.com

For those outside the listening area the show will stream live at www.kdrt.org

Preacher shares the joy of gospel music on Listening Lyrics Friday March3, 2017 at 4:00PM

Gospel music is very powerful whether a Christan or not. It is safe to say that most people, if not all love, this type of music because it is uplifting and inspiring to the listener. The purpose of “gospel” music is in the word itself; Gospel derives from the old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news”. A song is sung with passion and belief from the singer that those that hear will be touched in a good and heartfelt way. Even the musicians have a part in the beat they play, it causes the listener to be impacted.

My hopes for you listeners is to help you find inside of you what I think we all have, a spirit. we are driven to be something. we are driven to be the best we can be. through the music & chat in my show, I hope to help you find in you the thing I strive for every day, my spirit. And you have it too, I will work to help you find it & show it to the world. As I say most nights before I go to sleep “we fall down... but we get up”. We can work together to get up & listen to each other & bring each other up.

If your not in the listening area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen visit Live DiRT Friday March 3, 2017 at 1:00PM

KDRT broadcasters Bill Wagman and Peter Schiffman, collectively known as the Folk Brothers, will host Washington D.C. bluegrass band Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen on Live DiRT at the KDRT studio.

Frank Solivan has built a reputation as a monster mandolinist and fiery fiddler and his original music has climbed to the tops of the bluegrass charts coast to coast.  His band, banjoist Mike Munford, guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, have been named International Bluegrass Music Association Instrumental Group of the Year in 2014 and 2016.  Their latest album, “Family, Friends and Heroes”, is a genre-stretching album that provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work, paying homage to his family members and featuring the picking of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, and Sam Bush.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen play at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, Friday March 3rd at 8pm.  Their latest release is “Family, Friends and Heroes” on Compass Records

PopeAlopes visit KDRT Friday Feb. 24, 2017 at 4:00PM

Pete and John of the PopeAlopes will be in the studio to talk about all things PopeAlopes including the Davis/Sacramento music scene in the 80's and 90's. We will also discuss the famed Olive Pit (ground zero for Davis music circa 1986-1989), in fact, the picture shown is the band in that studio. PopeAlopes was formed in 1985 by UC Davis students Pete Lohstroh, Steven Dueker, Robert Wurz and John Nelson. The band played dark, loud, reverb-drenched music with intertwining guitar arrangements like their trailblazing heroes in The Dream Syndicate and Thin White Rope. A series of demo recordings led to their first LP, An Adder's Tale, produced by True West's Russ Tolman. The band launched a US Tour and followed with other releases including Kerosene and Cavalcade. They also released and EP on Helter Skelter Records. After a lineup change saw drummer John Nelson leaving the band, they released 1999's Chrome Canary before disbanding in 2001. 2004 saw the release of the out take compilation Yolo County Line. Visit the PopeAlopes on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PopeAlopes/. YouTube Channel has a few videos from local access and live in concert > https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnNegMCRlwo0aYElG854ibQ.

If you are not in the listening area the show will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Austin James Hicks returns to Listening Lyrics Friday Feb. 17th, 2017 at 4:00PM

Back for a second time is Austin James Hicks. Born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10. Why does he do this? To him its simple but he is still searching for the right words.

"I guess because music is sort of everything. Not everything in sense of it being all I want to do but simply that it sort of feels like it's interwoven so tightly in all aspects of my life that it almost feels silly to talk about it as if it were separate from anything else I do. I like to think that everyone has that in some way with something. But if I were to break it down to simply the act of writing, playing, and performing, it's both what is getting me through this crazy life and what makes this crazy life worth getting through."- from an interview with Federica Buonsante for The Babel Harbinger.

If your not in the listening area the show is streamed live at www.kdrt.org

You can visit Austin at http://www.austinjameshicks.com View a short video clip of Austin performing https://youtu.be/91jaOsX6yww Like what you hear - like what we do then - LIKE Listening Lyrics on facebook and receive weekly updates on our guests. https://www.facebook.com/ListeningLyrics/

KDRT LIVE broadcast from Armadillo Music on 2/10/17 at 6:30PM with The Smoke Shovelers

Second Friday ArtAbout with KDRT and Armadillo Music (207 F Street, Davis CA)

Davis, CA - Feb. 10, 2017 at 6:30PM

This months the Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout features the Smoke Shoveler’s performing live at Armadillo Music. The performance will be broadcast live using the KDRT mobile DIRT technology.

So if you can not join us at Armadillo Music tune to KDRT 95.7 or via streaming at www.kdrt.org

Jack Symes / Nat Lefkoff visit Listening Lyrics, Friday 2/10/17 at 4 PM PCT

Jack Symes is a singer-songwriter from the LA area but has been living in and performing around the Bay for the last 5 years. A solo act, his music embodies a folky, relaxed tone packed with emotional lyrics and a shaky moustache. Symes recently released his debut EP titled “Gargoyles” and is now out on a 3-month long West Coast tour through April. 

Nat Lefkoff: Born and raised in Davis, California, Nat has since toured up and down the West Coast throughout his high school and college careers with a variety of groups and venues. Nat focuses heavily on lyrics and melody as he composes with the goal of creating music that speaks to the experience of being human as we interact with the changing worlds around us.

For those outside the listening area the show will stream live on www.kdrt.org.