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KDRT LIVE broadcast from Armadillo Music on Friday June 8, 2018 at 6:30PM with The Mindful

KDRT and Armadillo Music are thrilled to have The Mindful celebrate ArtAbout in Davis, CA. The Mindful represents sophisticated music with a band of well trained  musicians. The Mindful is not afraid to tread in unknown territories by artistically blending many genres. If experimentalism is defined as "the philosophical belief that the way to truth is through experiments and empiricism", then the Mindful aim to be a musical expression of this belief. Founded by Brett Vaughn, the Mindful plays with sounds, styles and musical approaches at will, making use of primarily rock and jazz influences while also offering funk and Americana vibes. Not merely instrumental-based music, the Mindful's colorful lyrics narrate a vast and varied display of songwriting prowess and discoveries. This is one show you should not miss especially if you appreciate true craftmanship.  For those outside the listening area this broadscast will be streamed live on KDRT.

Listening Lyrics 200th interview celebration live from Watermelon Music Friday May 25, 2018 from 4 to 6 PM

Your invited to the celebration of Listening Lyrics 200th interview. This 2 hour special will be broadcast live from the Watermelon Music's Melon Ball. A new venue in Davis that is rapidly becoming the go to place for musicians to perfom. Several artists are lined up to perform a song or two and this is the cool part - its open to the public, no cover no worries. Jeanne and Pieter are thrilled to share this moment with you and the Davis community. So please drop by if only to say hello.

If you have been a past guest on the show bring your guitar, keyboard or whatever and I will try to give you time to perform a song or two.

Watermellon Music is located in Davis, CA on the corner of Covell and Lake Blvd. (1970 Lake Blvd) - and this part is sooo sweet, plenty of parking available.

For those outside the listening area this show will be stream live on KDRT.org

Live Broadcast from Armadillo Music with Make No Bones on the Stage Friday 5/11/18 6:30PM

This months live broadcast from Armadillo Music is Austin James Hicks. Born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10.

Make No Bones (A.J. Hicks) is an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, indie, and blues from San Leandro, CA. To Make no bones means to be who you are without making a big deal. Who ever is watching, who ever is listening, be yourself and Make No Bones.

Like what you hear - like what we do then - LIKE KDRT on facebook and receive weekly updates on our guests. 

For those outside the listening area, his show is streamed live at KDRT.org

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Didar Singh Khalsa visits Listening Lyrics this Friday May 11, 2018 at 4:00PM

Listening Lyrics is proud to present Didar Singh Khalsa. Didar Singh Khalsa has played guitars for 52 years but only six years ago started writing songs, singing and recording them. Inspired by six consecutive trips to the guitar/songwriting camp taught by the amazing Richard Thompson. He claims the muse is relentless and not even very intermittent. Let’s test that theory.

For those outside of the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

The Gold Souls visit Listening Lyrics Friday May 4, 2018 at 4:00PM

Vocalist Juniper Waller and percusionist Billy D. Thompson of The Gold Souls will be in the studio. The Gold Souls are bringing the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to the Northern California scene. With the dynamic Juniper Waller at the helm, the band combines their many influences to create a unique sound that rings true to the idioms that inspire them. Their recent efforts include the release and tour of their self-recorded and produced, eponymous EP in May of 2017. This release, while remaining an honest representation, is only the beginning of the band’s creative journey. Their full length record is set to release in Summer of 2018.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT 95.7FM

Let's get Punked, Dorothy Lane visits Listening Lyrics Friday April 27, 2018 at 4:00PM

Dorothy Lane is a Punk Rock n Roll band from Martinez CA. When brother-in-laws Nick and Lorin first met they realized they loved playing music with each other and could be found at any family party playing guitar or piano and singing. In early 2015 when they both found themselves without a band to play in they made the decision to form a band together. Neil, the drummer, heard from a friend who saw a post on facebook that the band was looking for a drummer. He contacted Lorin and after playing together it was a perfect match. Neil brought his long time friend Greg on to play bass.

Early 2017 Lorin packed up and moved to Portland OR. The band agreed to call it quits and look back fondly on the times they had. Later that same year Lorin decided to make the move back to Martinez CA. When Nick heard Lorin was coming back he instantly wanted to get the band back together. Recording started on the Cut & Dry EP and once the band was back together .

Nick and Lorin’s other brother-in-law, Tony, was brought on to play bass for the band. Tony, who had never played bass or even played in a band, had been learning to play guitar and would always hang out with Nick and Lorin during those family get togethers. Tony had about 2 months to learn the songs for their first show together and nailed it.

..............The band is now booking shows and working on new songs their first full length album. 

Not in the KDRT listening area - no problem - this show is streamed live on KDRT

The Music of Basketball with Siler Schneider on Listening Lyrics Friday April 20,2018 at 4:00PM

Siler Schneider is making quite a name for himself as one of the premier players of the UC Davis mens basketball team. He will join us in the studio to talk a little basketball but really we are going to explore the music of basketball. Siler hails from Lansing, Kansas.  Attending UC Davis as a Junior Communication major. Siler says one of his favorite pastimes outside of basketball is playing ‘Clue’ the board game, the question is what music is he listening to while practicing Bball, motivation for the game or playing a board game.

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

The OUTCOME live at Armadillo Music for Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout Friday Apriday 13, 2018 6:30PM

KDRT hosts a live broadcast featuring Sacramento’s The Outcome, on stage at Armadillo Music during 2nd Friday ArtAbout, April 13th, at 6:30 p.m.  The Outcome comprise four distinct musical minds who bring you big, grooving backbeats and melodic bass lines draped with searing guitar leads and vocals, creating a diverse interpretation of modern rock.  If you can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music, please join us live on KDRT 95.7 FM and KDRT.org. This show will also be streamed live on KDRT.org

A J Hicks returns to Listening Lyrics on Friday April 13, 2018

This week he returns to Listening Lyrics. Austin James Hicks. Born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10.

Make No Bones (A.J. Hicks) is an eclectic blend of folk, jazz, indie, and blues from San Leandro, CA. To Make no bones means to be who you are without making a big deal. Who ever is watching, who ever is listening, be yourself and Make No Bones.

You can visit Austin at http://www.austinjameshicks.com.   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/

For those outside the listening area, his show is streamed live at KDRT.org

The Mechula, Post-Bop Jazz, live on Listening Lyrics, Friday 3/30/18 at 4:00PM

The Mechula is a jazz trio out of Sacramento, California. They are always searching and experimenting as a post-bop jazz quartet for new ways to interpret the genre, and aim to create music that is interesting and meaningful. 

Jackson Riley - Saxophone

Nick Bretz - Keyboards

Peter Bell - Drums

Andrew Mearns - Bass

If you are out of the broadcast area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org