Pieter Pastoor's blog

Ryan McBride, how kids can learn to appreciate music . Friday 10/20/17 at 4:00PM

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Ryan McBride

Ryan McBride's stellar guitar music charms his toddler students as they learn to appreciate music through singing, dancing, and playing fun, wacky instruments! All parents with their children ages 2 - 5 are invited to his singing group on Saturdays, 10-11 AM at the Partners In Learning Tutoring Center. Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/TutoringDavis/

Ryan is also part of the band THE BIG POPPIES which is gaining a lot of attention in Northern California.

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

Moody Slough visits Listening Lyrics Friday, October 6, 2017 at 4:00PM

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Moody Slough visits KDRT

Moody Slough (Pronounced Moody Slooooo) is an acoustic-based project of original tunes. Joe Sanders appreciates more and more the sound of an acoustic guitar and a voice, and the simplicity it brings while writing a song. Over the years, music has always been his main focus.  When writting his music he didn't see these songs as the beginnings of a project. “Moody Slough” is just the name that he slapped on that project once I figured out that it could really be a project. Joe's ultimate dream is to one day be able to pay his rent and bills through playing music. 

For those outside the listening area this KDRT is streamed "live" at www.kdrt.org

Timothy Nutter appears on Listening Lyrics Friday Sept. 29, 2017 at 4:00PM


Timothy Nutter

Multi talented Timothy Nutter is a singer-songwriter, theatre director, and choreographer from Davis, California. His original music can be heard regularly at Poetry Night at the Natsoulas Gallery. As Artistic Director of The Art Theater of Davis, he has directed works by Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg, Pirandello, and Moliére. His choreography has been presented at the Neuberger Museum of Art, Davis Arts Center, and the Veterans Memorial Theatre. Timothy studied dance at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase, philosophy at Antioch College, and philosophy of biology at Exeter University, England.

Dead Wax its Final Vinyl show 6/15/17 - so sad

As George Harrison sang "All Things Must Pass" - Tonight is the final episode of DEAD WAX which was created and hosted by Jesse Deere. I had a hand in getting Jesse on the air but tonight, as he celebrates his 100th and final show, he taught me that music is more than just the joy of hearing it but discovering what makes it so. Dead Wax will leave a big hole in KDRT's line up. Jesse played several genres but the main focus was Americana and vinyl. He alsways had a theme to his show and I loved hearing his comments on why he selected the songs he played. So to sum up his 100 shows on KDRT, we have loved having him in the studio and have been blessed to be able to broadcast his passion of vinyl.

All the best Jesse 

Love Pieter and the KDRT gang

Mardi Morillo - a very unique guest this week on Listening Lyrics Friday June 16, 2017

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Mardi Morillo in the KDRT studio

Mardi Morillo is a singer-songwriter out of the Bay Area. In a former life, he worked as a CIO in the healthcare industry. He found his life's passion in music when he quit due to losing partial vision from glaucoma. Born legally blind, this further loss of vision, refocused him to pursue something more meaningful. Something creative. After picking up the guitar to learn one song ("Stop This Train" by John Mayer) he began writing his own songs and music has changed his life.

He is regularly performing at shows throughout California and is a songwriter in residence at Crema Coffee in San Jose. With music that is influenced by many contemporary artists like Adele, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, he aims to inspire others and make universal songs that touch on themes of love, isolation, and hope.

Visit Mardi at www.mardimorrillo.com

For those outside the listening area this program will stream live on www.kdrt.org

The Big Poppies on stage at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout, June 9

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The Big Poppies, KDRT,

The BIG POPPIES appear at Armadillo Music for the KDRT  Second Friday ArtAbout, June 9at 6:30PM.The show will be broadcast live. Bio-dishing out grooves all along the west coast, The Big Poppies and their punch-pop blues have enthralled listeners and fans for years. Hailing from Yolo County, TBP deliver crunchy guitar riffs, sizzling solos, rumbling beats, moving your soul with tunes unique yet familiar. The Big Poppies are Ryan McBride,vocals/harmonica/guitar; Max Van Dyke, vocals/lead guitar; Ari Schwartz, bass/backing vocals; and Carlos Figueroa, drums. This show will stream live on KDRT for those outside the listening area. Locals, come on down!


Saul and Elena visit KDRT on Listening Lyrics June 2, 2017 at 4:00PM

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Saul and Elona, listening lyrics, KDRT, pieter pastoor

Oz Fritz writes about Saul and Elena as follows. "Saul Rayo's music reflects a rich active life of multitudinous experience and discovery.  Rayo observes nature, his own and the world around him then writes and receives songs that stimulates and nourishes the creative soul.  Not so much food for thought as it is food for being.  Genuine, insightful, drawn from a life well lived.  Personally experienced, you can feel it not only in the melodies and lyrics he writes, but as it plays through his fingers in unique rhythm guitar grooves and syncopations that carries a tune like Atlas carries the World only you can dance to it.

Elena Rayo also presents songs culled from the depths of her primary being. That being, and thus her music, seems not of the mundane world but more celestially derived providing an overview of the human condition from both an inside and outside source.  She was born to idealistic experimenters and initially brought up in an environment and time when intelligent, rational people sincerely believed that love could conquer all. That thread seems to subtly run through her music.  It's music often as delicate as the wings of a butterfly but with the confident strength to be wide open and vulnerable."

Visit Saul and Elena on the web site Saul and Elena

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

David Jacobin spreads his aura on Listening Lyrics Friday, 5/19/17 at 4:00PM


David Jacobin vists KDRT 5/18/17

Lets see what David wants to share with us through his lyrics, music and conversation. David Jacobin writes music to reflect the times, searching for beauty, joy, sadness and truth. He hopes that the songs he writes will help inspire people to create a better world for all it's inhabitants. Visit David and listen at https://davidjacobin.bandcamp.com or on facebook.

For those outside of the listening area this show is streamed live on www.kdrt.org

Space Funk performs at Armadillo Music with KDRT Friday 5/12/17 at 6:30PM

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Space Funk to appear at 2nd Friday ArtAbout in May 2017

KDRT is proud that we will again be celebrating Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout at Armadillo Music . This month a very talentd jazz band will rock the town. SPACE FUNK is a Davis High School group that will strut their stuff. High energy with a touch of youthfull exubarance makes this act a must see. If you can not be there in person join us at KDRT 95.7FM or online at www.kdrt.org.