Listening Lyrics

Welcome to an hour of LISTENING LYRICS. Right here on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis, California. Listening Lyrics is a genre free zone - we feature the artist. What makes them do their thing. Listen to the hope and satisfaction in their voices. Listen to what only commercial free community radio can bring you. Close your eyes - open your ears - relax your mind. Join host Pieter Pastoor as he sends color to your ears. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
Replays Tuesday 10-11pm, Sunday 1-2pm
Live Friday 4-5pm
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Dan Dressen (folk song singer) Nov 20th, 2015

This weeks show features music from an older generation of songwriters to be performed by Dan Dressen. As a teen in the 1960’s Dan Dressen enjoyed music on the radio.  He started playing guitar around the time when folk music was popular.  But in the 1970’s Dan started to hear singer/song writers who were just starting their music careers and who performed at small local venues, like coffee houses and the like.  It was these lesser known musicians, at that time, that influenced Dan the most, artists such as John Hiatt, Guy Clark, Robin and Linda Williams, Tom Paxton, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Tom Russell and others.Over the years Dan played guitar mostly for his own enjoyment.  His fans say he does “talking songs” or plays ballads but Dan just likes to play songs that tell stories.

Featuring the music of Lage & Eldridge Nov 6th, 2015

Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge are playing the Mondavi Center this week. Last year we had Julian on the show but this year our schedules did not allow it. So, instead we will play a few songs from their album, Avalon along with some other selections of artists that have or will appear in the area. Enjoy this show

Stephen Michael Pocus, Oct, 2015, on Listening Lyrics

STEPHEN MICHAEL POCUS - Musician: keyboard. Do not listen to this episode of LISTENING LYRICS while drinking Red Bull or coffee. Stephen brings all the energy we need. He has been playing piano since the age of 10, but has been surrounded by music his entire life. He began playing by ear, writing songs and leaning from his parents and siblings. By the time he was 14 he was playing at local Winery’s and Brewing companies doing private parties and events as a solo artist. He also was playing in his high school jazz band and his own side project metal bands with friends. During that time, he was also involved in the San Jose Jazz Society programs going to jazz camps during the summertime and participating in their Advanced Youth Latin Jazz Ensemble and Advanced Youth Jazz Ensemble groups throughout the school year.

Rita Hosking with her new CD FRANKIE and the NO-GO ROAD. Oct 9th, 2015

Rita Hosking - new CD FRANKIE and the NO-GO ROAD

This episode of Listening Lyrics Rita introduces us to her latest CD

Rita has giving us a gift. A book of music wherein each song is a chapter that’s heard on pages of music. A journey unfolding and ending, explained in song with her unique voice and musical arrangements. The listener can decide if this is a journey of life, a day, a relationship or battling a disease. The out come being is “to build a bridge ’cross the divide”  This CD is a mountain of lyrics, artistry, songwriting and story telling. “Put your head to the mountain, Tell me, what you hear”

Quotes are from the song SING in the CD FRANKIE and the NO-GO ROAD.


Visit Rita at

Thomas Björkroth- music scene in Sweden - Oct 2nd, 2015

Thomas Björkroth visited Listening Lyrics. Thomas is a music enthusiast who is visiting us from Sweden. He keeps a keen ear to what’s happening music wise in Europe. In fact he has attended the hugely popular  Euro Vision

(link is external) contest a couple of times. We will be spinning some songs that are currently on the charts in Europe and also some songs that have made Euro Vision an international spotlight for new talent. Also we will featured a song from Ryan McBride's new EP "ADHD" 

Joe Kye of "Joseph in the Well" fame, Sep 25th, 2015

This show was a treat. A refreshingly authentic artist with a unique sound and story. Joe Kye is a violinist-looper-songwriter and leader of the Sacramento band Joseph in the Well. Born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Seattle, Joe draws upon an eclectic array of influences, like rock, jazz, classical, and world music. Featuring violin, lush string loops, upright bass, and percussion, Joseph in the Well's unique sound has been influenced by artists including Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, and Miles Davis. Joseph in the Well was recently awarded 2015 “Outstanding New Artist” and “Artist of the Year” by Sacramento News & Review’s Sammies Music Awards. Kye draws upon his immigrant upbringing for much of his songwriting. Visit Joe at

DJ Trop'a on Listening Lyrics Sept. 18,2015 "Lets Scratch"

What a show - I had an itch to learn something and a "scratch" really helped. Want to know about Scratching, mixing, remixing - listen in and join the fun. Check out the short video of DJ Trop'a doing his thing in the studio.


DJ Trop’a, is a French DJ living in Davis, CA, plays HIP HOP, REGGAE, JAZZ, SOUL and BLUES using vinyl (yes, some still exists) and a computer driven mixer.

As a member of the PLS SOUND SYSTEM, a French DJ Crew based in Marseille and Aix-en-Provence (France) he meets and collaborates with DJ and musicians that enrich his musical experiences through the years 2000s.

DJ Trop’a started spinning in 2000, pushed by friends from the PLS Sound System who introduced him to the vinyl universe.

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What can I say; I LOVED THIS SHOW!

Additionally, I'll let you in on a secret, this was the first time that I listened to, not one, but two complete Rap songs -- and enjoyed them. :)


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 7:01am

Loved the show and thoroughly enjoyed Cory. Tell him what Michael J Fox once said; "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."  He was excellent.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 5:07pm

the October 3rd show was way too short. What a mellow and superbly classy hour that just blew by. Thanks!


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 2:58pm

Kind words from a kind brother - thank you

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 8:33pm

Underground Grandpa rocks!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:40pm

Thanks ed

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 5:35pm

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