The Folk Brothers

The Folk Brothers—Bill and Peter—explore an eclectic range of music, including traditional folk of the British Isles and the U.S, contemporary singer/songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, and American roots music and some of its lesser-known offshoots. Tune in for a great music mix served with just a shake of sibling rivalry.

Replays Monday 3-4pm, Thursday 3-4pm
Live Wednesday 10-11am
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

The Folk Brothers for Feb 8th, 2023: Tiny Notes for Suicide Prevention

The Young-Uns, a mainly a capella trio from the NE of England, have consistently penned modern ballads centered on local people who have affected positive social change in their communities.  Their latest release - Tiny Notes - was inspired by Paige Hunter, who in 2018 began tying handwritten notes to the railing of the Weamouth Bridge in Sunderland.   These messages have now saved over 30 lives, as well as inspired others to leave similar messages on bridges across the world.  Also on today's show: a new bluegrass supergroup fronted by Andrew Marlin and a love letter to the Silver State from Mike Beck.  And lots more too!

The Folk Brothers for Jan. 25, 2023: 'Tribute to a Songpoet'

Eric Andersen -- who has had a long, distinuished career as a singer-songwriter -- was the subject of a 2021 PBS documentary The Songpoet, and now the recepient of a just-released, 3-CD tribute album featuring contributions from Bob Dylan (who covers "Thirsty Boots") and 40 other artists. This morning we played contributions from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Helm, Richard Shindell and others.

The Folk Brothers for Jan. 11, 2023: Remembering Ian Tyson and Blaze Foley

Ian Tyson passed away at his cattle ranch on Dec. 29. Long after folk stardom with Syliva Fricker in the 1960s, Tyson had a long career as a singer-songwriter who almost single-handedly revived Western (aka "cowboy") music. Blaze Foley (pictured) died by gunshot in 1989. But Brother Bill watched Ethan Hawkes' biofilm Blaze over the holiday, and was inspired to present music from that soundtrack. And more.

The Folk Brothers for Dec. 21, 2022: Brother Bill's cheesy holiday show

It only comes once a year -- and let's be thankful for that. In addition to classics from the likes of Yogi Yorgesson, Christmas Jugband, The Yid Kids, and The Three Weismen, Brother Bill rolled out some new holiday tunes from the likes of Sandy Rogers and I See Hawks In LA, Kevin Bacon and The Old 97's, and David DeBoy. Give a listen if you dare.

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Davis resident, Dave Nachmanoff is an award-winning singer-songwriter and renowned guitarist.  He tours nationally and internationally as a solo act, as well as valued accompanist to Al Stewart.  Over the many years he has resided in Davis, Dave has been a generous supporter of this community.  In a rare local appearance, Dave will be doing a benefit concert on December 12th for Yolo Food Trucks who are raising the funds to purchase a new refrigerated truck.   Dave will be joining the Folk Brothers live in the KDRT studio between 10 and 11 AM on Wednesday, Dec. 9th.   He’ll bring his guitar, play some songs, talk about his storied musical career, and tell us why we heard him singing in Starbucks across North America last month. Please join us!



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