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 April 7, 2021: The Dreamer

Che Apalache's song "The Dreamer" was inspired by the stories of undocumented immigrants living in North Carolina. Also this week: New music from Rachel Baiman, who will perform on April 9 as part of The Sofia's series of "Six Feet Apart" virtual concerts, and tracks from Barbaro, Swap, Eddi Reader, Ian Carr, Charlie Haden, Ollabelle, and more.

The Folk Brothers for March 31, 2021: Doddie's Dream for a cure

Fiddler and Blazin' Fiddles' frontman Bruce MacGregor has written a beautiful tune, which has been turned into a fundraiser for Scottish Rugby legend Doddie Weir's foundation: "My Name's Doddie," which seeks a cure for Motor Neuron Disease. Also on today's show: the story behind San Sweeney's "Unfinished Violin," new music from The Trials Of Cato, Maya De Vitry, John Smith, Rhiannon Giddens, and so much more!

The Folk Brothers for March 17, 2021: It's St. Patrick's Day!

We have new music from Ye Vagabonds, Sharon Shannon, Claire Sands and Susan O'Neil; classic tracks from Ireland's great voices: Daoiri Farrell, Finbar Furey, and Christy Moore; and we delve into the story of The Troubles with music from Podgie, The Jakes, Black 47, and more.

The Folk Brothers, March 10, 2021: Who wrote 'Copper Kettle'?

Jake Xerxes Fussell has a great new cover of the neo-traditional, Prohibition-era ballad "Copper Kettle." Authorship of this song -- recorded by many, perhaps most memorably by Joan Baez -- is an enigmatic, almost gumshoe-like tale in itself. We won't tell that tale, but you can learn all you might want to know in Ross Altman's "Folkworks" blog

Also on today's show: new music from Jon Boden, Lau, Andrew Marlin, and the Paul McKenna Band. And Brother Bill delves into '70s Brit folk rock with tracks from Jade, Magna Carta and others.

Photo: Brian Stansberry, copper moonshine still

The Folk Brothers Feb 17th, 2021 - Eclectic Tunes from Scotland, California, The Gambia, Sea Shanties and More

The Folk Brothers are back with new live shows as the KDRT studios have reopened!  Catch our latest program featuring an eclectic mix:  the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s powerful, new interpretation of “The Times They Are A-Changing”; Gambian Kora player/vocalist Sona Jobarteh; Declan O’Rourke’s autobiographical song “Stars Over Kinvara” from his new release “Arrivals”; rousing instrumentals from Scottish bands Elephant Sessions and Talisk; Jorma Kaukonen from The Cabale Creamery, Berkeley in 1964; Barbara Dane and Lightnin’ Hopkins; and Sea Shanties!

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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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