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Album of the Week - 7/2/15- Owl Paws "Reservoir" @5:00PM

Owl Paws new record Reservoir will be an exclusive KDRT universe premiere!!! The record drops on July 7 and it's incredible!! Owl Paws is a folk-rock trio from San Francisco. Their sound combines acoustic elements of folk music with driving drums, memorable vocals and progressive songwriting. Sara is your host this week

The Evangenitals live on Listening Lyrics June 26, 2015 (4:00PM)

Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature. 

The Evangenitals boast one of the most eclectic resumes in the indie music world. As live performers, they’ve built a fiercely loyal following through a thousand shows at clubs, coffee houses and festivals throughout the world (including Scotland’s prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Their shows are notable for music that can be bawdy and rollicking in one moment, and, in the next, sufficiently mysterious and haunting to make the rowdiest of beer brawlers pause, turn toward the stage and listen. 

LIVE IN THE LOAM presents CALLAGHAN - June 15, 2015 at 3:30 PM

British artist Callaghan (full name Georgina Callaghan) is a singer-songwriter. She performs under the name Callaghan. She is best known for her 2012 album "Life in Full Colour" produced by Grammy-nominated US artist Shawn Mullins.

Callaghan is currently living in Nashville where she is recording her 2nd studio album.

Album of the Week (6/4/15 @ 5pm) Rick Wakeman, "6 Wives of Henry the VIII"

Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author. He is best known for being the former keyboardist in the progressive rock band Yes.

Wakeman began his career as a solo artist in 1973. His first three albums are his most successful and well known: The Six Wives of Henry VIII

 (1973), Journey to the Centre of the Earth

 (1974), The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Wakeman has released over 100 solo albums that has sold 50 million copies worldwide.

His styles range from pop, solo piano, jazz, film scores, Christian, ambient, and New-age music

Wakeman has made many television and radio appearances throughout his career. He has written three books; an autobiography and two memoirs.


Your host this week is Pieter Pastoor

Xochitl appears on LISTENING LYRICS Friday June 5, 2015 @4:00PM

Xochitl (pronounced "so-chee") is a 22 year old singer-songwriter born & raised in Sacramento, CA. Her musical journey began in womb; her parents met in church playing music and would place headphones over her mothers pregnant belly blasting Mozar or Beatles. Growing up, Xochitl was surrounded by music and decided to take it seriously after attending college and deciding it was not the right path. At age 19, she took her first songs and started playing open mics and practicing every day. As of 2015, Xochitl has toured the east & west coast, held the cover of local music newspaper "Submerge" and preformed in hundreds of venues. Her new EP "Lion Heart" is available worldwide and she is currently touring the entire west coast.

Listening Lyrics will experiment with the new PERISCOPE app so folks can not only listen to the show but watch it stream live on video. Check out PERISCOPE here  https://www.periscope.tv

GRATEFUL DEAD special - Friday 5/8/15, 6:30PM - midnight

Friday, May 8th from 6:30 pm to 12 midnight on your local community radio station, KDRT 95.7 FM LP or KDRT.org for this special broadcast.

“Well everybody’s dancin’ in a ring around the sun, nobody’s finished – we ain’t even begun.  So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat – try on your wings and find out where it’s at!” – The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) by the Grateful Dead

On May 5, 1965, the original five members of the Grateful Dead played their first paid gig as a band at Magoo’s Pizza Parlor in Palo Alto.  50 years later, almost to the very day, KDRT 95.7 LP will air a special broadcast  in celebration of the spirit & music of the Grateful Dead.  The broadcast will air live Friday, May 8th on KDRT 95.7 LP from 6:30 pm to 12 midnight and will be hosted by KDRT DJ’s Rod Moseanko & Lee Maddex (The Golden Road), Wayne Hagen (Sounds So Sweet) and Jesse Deere (Dead Wax) who will bring their long-time appreciation of the band’s music, their many experiences of seeing The Grateful Dead perform live in concert and their extensive  archives of top quality recordings to the KDRT studio for the event.

The Grateful Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era and among the most groundbreaking acts in rock and roll history. They broke all the rules while slowly and steadily building a career that carried them from the ballrooms of San Francisco in the Sixties to arenas and stadiums all over the country in the decades that followed. A leaderless democracy, they were fronted by guitarist Jerry Garcia, whose improvisational tangents made him a pied piper to the largest and most devoted cult following in popular music: a massive network of fans known as “Deadheads.” The Dead and their followers did much to keep the spirit of the Sixties alive in modern times.  Heavily steeped in Americana, the group had its roots in blues and bluegrass, folk, R & B, jazz and highly experimental sounds. The Grateful Dead learned to approach music from an improvisational perspective and illuminated the world with their music, transforming culture and consciousness as well. In so doing, they became an improbably durable and influential institution. 

So please join us on Friday, May 8th from 6:30 pm to 12 midnight on your local community radio station, KDRT 95.7 LP for this special broadcast.

Max Van Dyke visits LISTENING LYRICS Friday May 8, 2015 - 4:00PM

Max will be with us for the hour, his mission is to talk dirty with us, dirty blues that is. Max Van Dyke is a 22-year-old college student and musician. Born and raised in Winters, he began playing the drums at age 9. He picked up his first guitar when he was 13. From that early age he began playing in a rock bands including an all-ages band, The 220 Band in which he shared the stage with his father, a blues/rock band called A Beautiful Shade of Joe, and currently with Ryan Mcbride and Ari Schwartz. Max just began singing a couple of years ago and is continually working to improve his vocals, songwriting and guitar skills. He primarily plays dirty blues, and can be found several evenings a month at Open Mic Nights throughout Yolo and Solano counties. He was recently a finalist in the Vacaville Singer Songwriter contest. His Influences include Hozier, The Black Keys, Matt Corby and Vance Joy.