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The Cousins appear Live at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout Friday December 14, 2018

For Davis 2nd Friday Artabout on Friday December 14, 2018 at 6:30PM, KDRT and Armadillo Music hosts a live broadcast featuring Sacramento’s, The Cousins. Two family members with a passion for music. They cover a variety of well known (and not so well known! Let's face it, who doesn't love a deep track from time to time?)  This is set up to be a fun evening with familiar and sing along music.

..  If you can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music, please join us live on KDRT 95.7 FM and KDRT.org.

Juan Miranda visits Listening Lyrics on Friday November 30, 2018 at 4:00PM

So many things to talk about with this very special guest.

Juan Miranda is a recent Ph.D. of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with an emphasis in Performance Studies from the University of California, Davis, focusing in Spanish, Southern Cone and Latinx Literature, Cinema and Culture. He is a radio host for KDVS 90.3’s Correveydile (Every other Monday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), an associate editor of the peer-reviewed journal Spanish and Portuguese Review, and an activist in various non-governmental institutions. In addition, he is a writer (including the plays ¡Mama! Grandes Funerales and The Karma of Fools), actor (La Fronteriza Theatre Company; La Poltrona; The Art Theater of Davis), and a performer in the Sammy award winning musical project group Bomba Fried Rice.

For those outside of the listening area this program will be streamed live on kdrt.org

Mike Blanchard & the Californios perform at Armadillo for Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout, Nov. 9, 6:30PM

Mike Blanchard & the Californios are a country and western band playing traditional Americana and are unabashedly proud of their California roots.

Founded by Mike Blanchard of The Tattooed Love Dogs, the band that has been playing the West Coast for more than 20 years plays an Americana grab bag with a mix of originals, gospel and honky tonk, as well as covers of their favorite artists old and new. For more information, visit www.mikeblanchardandthecalifornios.com.

Anyone who can’t join in the fun at Armadillo Music may join KDRT 95.7 FM live and streaming at kdrt.org. Armadillo Music is at 207 F St. in downtown Davis and can be found online at armadillomusic.com.

The Big Poppies, live in the studio this Friday November 2, 2018 - 4:00PM

This will be EPIC.  The Big Poppies are one of northern California's favorite bands and will be in the studio with us. Their music is contagious with a heavy influence of blues, rock and throw in a bit of funk. Their stage presence is electrifying. If that is not enough, all of the band members are spot on talented musicians. Influences include the likes of Vance Joy, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, Daft Punk, just to name a few. On this show we will focus in on their new CD release.

The band members are, Max Van Dyke • vox/lead guitar, Ari Schwartz • bass/backing vox, Chris Preston • drums

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

Yo! And The Electric visit Listening Lyrics Friday Oct. 19, 2018, at 4 PM

Yo! And The Electric formed in 2017. This psychedelic group gets its inspiration from such artists as Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, and The Beach Boys. Based in Sacramento, Yo! And The Electric self-released "Spartacus," an EP of original psychedelic jams, in August, and is known for blending '60s pop sensibilities with cool undertones of jazz. The band offers a full rich sound that has a wonderful depth. 

Band members are: Skyler Leftridge, Julia Stimson, Ryan Coughran, Dane Skinner, and Patrick Lema.

If you're outside the KDRT broadcast area, this show will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org.

Connor Herdt and Jessica Stohl (of Bootjuice) along with Alex Roth will perform Friday Oct 12, 2018 at Armadillo Music

Connor Herdt and Jessica Stohl of BootJuice will be performing tonight at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday Davis ArtAbout. Tonights performance will pass on the joy and the power of music to those gracious enough to listen. Showcasing up-beat, rocking, acoustic music, this isn't folk night at the coffee shop. Boot Juice will get your heart beating and your feet stomping.

This show will also be sreamed live on KDRT

Josh Wisterman Performs for 2nd Friday ArtAbout at Armadillo Music. Broadcast live on KDRT Friday October 12, 2018 at 6:30PM

This event is open and free to the public. Josh Wisterman is making quite a name for himself playing traditional jazz with a young mans determination. His interpretations of 1950’s jazz greats has many believing in reincarnation. When you hear him you will understand that this “kid” delivers a sound that leaves you wanting for more. Music enthusiasts are taking notice. Josh grew up in Woodland, CA . Armadillo Music is hosting this event (Located at 207 F Street in Davis, CA.)

For those outside of the listening area this event will be streamed live at KDRT.org.

Boot Juice invades the studio this Friday 10/5/18

Boot Juice, The band has been kickin' since 2012, indiscriminately leaving dance floors sticky in California and Idaho. We are a 5-piece band consisting of electric and acoustic guitars, three vocalists, bass and drums. The music we play has evolved over 10 years, starting when our lead guitarist, Evan Daly, would play his beat-up acoustic seagull guitar and sing his heart out to an apartment full of lost kids until the strings broke. One of those kids was me, Connor Herdt. Since then, I have been writing and playing music, and eventually founded BootJuice. We have had an evolving line-up over the years that has finally solidified with David Provost on Drum kit, Brett Worley on  Bass, Evan Daly on lead guitar and vocals, Jessica Stoll on vocals, and myself, playing acoustic and singing. It has been a long road, and it just keeps getting better. Our music will attempt to bring you to the street corner, the river side, or the dance floor. I've always wanted the music to hold on to the raw inspiration I felt sitting in that apartment as a 17 year old, searching for meaning in life.

Doc Tari is back to visit Listening Lyrics on Friday October 12, 2018 at 4:00PM

Doc Tari is a one-man band, formed under the influence of New Orleans busking acts. Driving out feel-good rhythms on foot pedal drums, guitar and harmonica, Doc Tari sings songs that trace the roots of American music back through the annals of country, blues, gospel and folk music. His set includes new arrangements of both rare and well-known gems of American music as well as original songs, drawing on experiences gained while living across the country, from New Orleans to Montana and, now, veterinary school in Davis, California. 

For those outside the listening area this program will be streamed live on KDRT

Andrew Castro discusses his book about Anxiety 9/21/18 on Listening Lyrics

Andrew Castro has been a full time professional musician in Sacramento for about 4 years now. Over the summer he took a break from writing and performing music to sit down and write his first book and most important project of his life. It's called Overcoming Your Anxiety for People on the Go. The title comes from not managing your anxiety but overcoming it. The book is short and concise, only a little over 100 pages. In our fast moving world he wanted to make something compact and easy to reference.

It was just released on Monday the 17th and since then has hit #1 for New Releases in the short self-help category on Amazon. It also was #9 in Kindle version and #10 in paperback version in the major category Anxieties and Phobias.