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Abbey Road Under The Covers - Reliving 1969 on Silver Nine Volt Heart. Oct. 10 at 5PM

Guest host Pieter Pastoor plugs in for this weeks SILVER NINE VOLT HEART radio show. (Thank you Rod for allowing me to fill in.)

Pieter will cover the Beatles Abbey Road Road album in covers. The Abbey Road release is celebrating its 50th anniversary.  So every song on Abbey Road will be played by a cover artist. Included in the EPIC 2 hour show will be songs from 1969 and including some tid bits about that infamous year. Tune in from 5 to 7 PM on Thursday October 10, 2019.

Dorothy Lane - The Band talks Music and the VYBE Charity Concert

This week, guest host Doug Deep, will be in control. (thank you Doug)

Dorothy Lane is a Rock & Roll band from Martinez, CA. Here's the catch, they are so much more. Family oriented, fun loving and super involved in their greater community plus oh that talent makes this rock group a powerfull force. Nicky Knobs i(guitar) joins us this week along with a surprise guest. Dorothy lane will be performing at the VYBE event in Folsom, CA. on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7 p.m. at the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College.

Ben Huseby in the Studio, Friday Sept. 20, 2019, 4 to 5 PM

Ben Huseby is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer, performing in genres that span country, blues, folk, traditional jazz, and modern pop. He performs as a solo loop artist under the moniker Big Ben, fronts the cover band Big Ben and the Brians on vocals and guitar, and fronts the traditional Dixieland band Big Ben and the Bay Area Ramblers on vocals and trombone.

Ben, a trombonist with the U.S. Air Force Band since 2011, has been stationed with the Band of the Golden West at Travis AFB since 2018. He has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Africa as an active-duty musician, and has performed countless times for ambassadors, international dignitaries, and civic and military leaders, including the president of Estonia and former President Obama.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Minot State University in North Dakota, and a master’s in music education from the prestigious Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. Find him on Facebook @BigBenMusic, on Instagram @big.ben.music, or at www.bigbenmusic.net

This broadcast will also be streamed live on www.kdrt.org.

Jeanne Edwards Pastoor - The Great American Songbook, August 30, 2019 at 4:00PM

Jeanne Pastoor has been and is the co-host on Listening Lyrics. This week however we will make her our guest. Jeanne has loved music her whole life starting with the Great American Songbook tunes, rock, and many other genre's. She grew up in New Jersey and California, finally ending up in Ohio before moving back to California. She has known and met musicians all her life and loves the live music scene. That of course made her the perfect co-host. Today's show is all about Jeanne - her life and some of her favorite music. Listen in or go to www.kdrt.org since this show is streamed live. 

KDRT Will Broadcast Opening Night of the Davis Music Fest, June 21, from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

KDRT will present a special Live "DiRT" broadcast of the opening night of this year's Davis Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. It will be live and streamed on kdrt.org.

5 p.m. - Bomba Fried Rice

6:15 p.m.  - King Dream

7:30 p.m. - West Nile Ramblers

9 p.m. - Ideateam

Plus live interviews between performances!

Bad Mother Nature visits KDRT June 21 at 4 p.m. (International Music Day)

Friday, June 21, is International Music Day - so let's celebrate with one of Sacramento's premier rock bands: BAD MOTHER NATURE.

Bad Mother Nature, an original band formed in 2016, consists of guitarist/bassist duo Axel Ahrens and Corey Allred, pianist Ryan Allred, and drummer Jon McCann. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960s and '70s, they balance driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking - often within the same song.

Their debut EP “Strange Weather,” featuring Colin Curtin on drums, presented a range of styles from the upbeat blues-rock Honey Rider, to the instrumental guitar piece Persephone, to the anthemic ballad I’ll Make You a Thief. UK rock magazine Fireworks profiled the album and the band.

Their latest feature LP “Porcelain Martyr” was released Feb. 8, 2019. A departure from the raw guitar-heavy style of the previous EP, the album is a conceptually thematic overture of progressive rock, utilizing more backing vocals and harmonies, piano-driven riffs, and instrumental experimentation.

This broacast will also be streamed live on kdrt.org.

Laurel Canyon 1965 Was All About The Music, lets go Friday June 14, 2019 at 4:00PM

In three short years (1965 - 1967) Laural Canyon, Hollywood, created a music communty that influenced music around the world. The movie "Echo In The Canyon" is a must see for music lovers. So this weeks listening lyrics will explore those three years. So listen in - relax, close your eyes, open your ears and let us take you back to 1965. 

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

Painted Wind visits Listening Lyrics Friday May 24, 2019 at 4:00PM

"Painted Wind" with Nancy Northrup and Mel Bearns visits us with their musical gifts they loves to share

We are an Americana duo that is steeped in traditional folk, bluegrass, country and blues, with a passion for artfully crafted songs and vocal harmonies.=

Painted Wind was formed out of a trio formerly known as Hickory Hollar. Nancy and Mel found common ground across a panorama featuring many distinct artists and genres and came together with the shared passion of crafting new music, and deftly interpreting classic covers.

This show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

Patrick Van Dyke, Live Music and the Importance of Community Radio, Friday May 17, 2019 at 4:00pm

Patrick Van Dyke can be seen all over Northern California as he absorbs and appreciates live music. So he is my guest this week as we explore his love of music and how community radio helps so many budding artists find a voice and a platform.

If you are out of the listening area this show will be streamed live on kdrt.org

KDRT Fund Raising Event at Sophia's Thai Kitchen Thursday June 20 at 8 p.m., Live Music, No Cover

Special Fundraiser for KDRT at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Thursday June 20, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

Donate now for KDRT here 

Live music will entertain folks on Sophia's outdoor porch. Three awesome acts will help you enjoy your beer, all the while raising some needed funds for KDRT. KDRT prides itself in bringing local voices to the forefront. Stop by, take in the tunes, and “see” some great sounds. The lineup is Roger Kunkel, 8-8:30 p.m.; Calvin Handy/Hot Pursuit 8:45-9:45 p.m.; Didar Singh Khalsa 10-10:30 p.m.