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Album of the Week - 8/13/15 at 5:00PM -Santana "Abraxas"

Join Jesse and Pieter as we listen to an early vinyl pressing of the classic Santana album, Abraxas. Released in 1970, this album is a sprawling blend of sounds, incorporating influences from latin jazz, electric blues and rock. Featuring Carlos Santana’s incredible electric guitar work and an extensive percussion section, our opinion is that this album is best experienced on vinyl. While there are many newer pressings to pick from that get great reviews, the one that we’re going to play is from the early 1970’s. And the album jacket is a classic! Painted by artist Mati Klarwein in 1961, the artwork drew inspiration from Hermann Hesse’s novel, Demian. The novel is quoted on the back cover of the jacket:  "We stood before it and began to freeze inside from the exertion. We questioned the painting, berated it, made love to it, prayed to it: We called it mother, called it whore and slut, called it our beloved, called it Abraxas….”. The artwork incorporates symbology from several religions.

Hannah Jane Kile appears on Listening Lyrics Friday August 7, 2015 at 4:00PM

Hannah Jane Kile is a 20 year old songbird who embraces her robust yet sweet voice to convey vulnerability & strength in each of her songs.Hannah’s guitar work effortlessly weaves through her melodies touching on the ideas of coming of age, strength in overcoming obstacles, & the overall human experience.  According to Hannah, “Being human can be frighting, exciting, charming, & most of all beautiful!”  Hannah Jane Kile revisits these ideas in her tunes often drawing comparisons to her heroes: Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, & Norah Jones.

Hannah is known as a "Sweet, soulful songwriter [Who] provides poetic messages blending original and traditional folk, with individual voice and instrument”. She loves to create tunes that unify her listeners, strengthen her audience by overcoming emotional obstacles through song, and reinforcing the idea that there is a place for everyone.

Visit Hanah Jane at http://www.hannahjanekile.com/photos

S P E C I A L EVENT - Victor Krummenacher in Davis, Aug. 14

If you’re looking for someone so good that a local record store, a house concert producer, and a community radio station all jumped on board to bring him to town, then look no further than Victor Krummenacher. Serving up music that draws from influences as far-ranging as cosmic folk, the blues, and even a smattering of punk, the renowned musician plays an intimate “living room” show at Davis Media Access (DMA) on Friday, Aug. 14, co-presented by Armadillo Music, Bill Wagman, and KDRT. The show features fellow Camper Van Beethoven member Greg Lisher on guitar, along with Bruce Kaplan of American Music Club on pedal steel. The music starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are available at Armadillo Music, 207 F Street in Downtown Davis. Davis Media Access is located at 1623 Fifth Street. Get your tickets early: This is a small venue, and seating is limited to 40. 

Album of the Week - 7/30/15 at 5:00PM - Alabama Shakes "Sound & Color"


"Sound & Color is not an electronic record. But it is strange and mystical and unexpected—more Houses of the Holy than "Holy Cow". It’s got past lives and future people, traces of Curtis Mayfield, Erykah Badu, MC5, the Strokes. There’s a song called "Shoegaze" that could find a second home on the Rolling Stones’ Tattoo You. Bon Iver collaborator Rob Moose provides eerie string arrangements that slowly encroach on songs like ivy climbing up a fence while the band and co-producer Blake Mills tweak tones and rhythms to make guitars and drums and bass and keyboards sound genuinely exciting—fresh, even—in 2015. This is stadium soul with one eye peeking toward another galaxy while hands and feet and throats desperately try to suss out life here on Earth." review by PITCHFORK - see complete review here http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20420-sound-color/.

Host this week is Pieter Pastoor  http://kdrt.org/programs/listening-lyrics

Jordan Crivelli-Decker visits Listening Lyrics, July 31, 2015 at 4:00PM

Jordan Crivelli-Decker - Every now and then I spot a talent that somehow stands out from the crowd. Within a couple of minutes of playing I knew that Jordan would be a real treat on Listening Lyrics. This week we have Jordan and his guitar for a whole hour. Jordan is heavily influenced by fingerstyle guitar music and his father’s playing, He blend multiple styles of guitar into one holistic genre. You can find Jordan playing at open mic nights around the northern California area a few nights a month.

Noah Byrd on Listening Lyrics Friday 7/24/15 at 4:00PM

"We finally landed an interview with Noah Byrd. Spend an hour with this local songwriter, right before he leaves to tour the Pacifc Northwest. With a voice compared to Elliot Smith and Bradley Nowell, he combines melancholic vocals with punk-influenced acoustic guitar, giving an aggressive undertone to his otherwise laid-back sound."

Nepal Benefit Show 7/11/15 at Odd Fellows in Davis

Help us help the earthquake survivors in Nepal.

The Davis Odd Fellows and Soroptimists International of Davis are hosting a benefit to raise funds for the earthquake survivors in Nepal.  The benefit “Neighbors for Nepal” on Saturday July 11th from 5 pm to 10 pm will feature dinner and music and a taste of Nepali culture.

The music line-up is headlined by The Barry “The Fish” Melton Band at 9 pm.  The other bands are Zapato Viejo at 8 pm, According to Bazooka at 7 pm and Drivin’ South at 6 pm.

Andrew Castro on Listening Lyrics, 7/10/15 @ 4:00PM

UPDATE - Andrew will be appearing at HARLOWS in Sacramento 7/11/15 at 6:00PM

Andrew Castro is a Sacramento based singer songwriter. He started playing live shows in the summer of 2013 and now has played over 350 to date ranging from venues in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Mississippi. His acoustic upbeat pop styled music is catchy and melodic while still providing lyrics that are thoughtful and personal and can relate to anyone who has been in love and out of love or in any type of relationship. Since moving to Sacramento he released a new EP titled "Inside/Out." He has quickly gathered a following and been featured in some of Sacramento's biggest music publishings. He had an article in Submerge magazine and another that followed in SN&R. He was featured in Listen Up! Sacramento a local TV show and on local radio KSSU and KDRT. His EP release show sold out a well known venue in downtown Sacramento called Shine.