Live Tracks

Live Tracks frequently airs recordings from local performances here in Davis. LT began broadcasting on September 30, 2004, and has produced 695 original episodes as of November 2023. Best experienced with a lava lamp, cool recreational beverage of choice, and a place to chill out. Peace.

Replays Monday 1-3pm, Saturday 9-11pm
Live Thursday 7-9pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Live Tracks for 7:00pm on May 20th, 2021

  Perhaps you went to the Blue Mango?  Bill Scholer and Jan Peters sure did, and played there often.  Live Tracks plays some songs recorded in October 2019 at the site of the Blue Mango (now the Paradise Bar & Grille) with Jan Peters on vocals and harmonica, Bill Scholer (guitar/vocals), Steve O'Neill (bass), Cedar Seeger (guitar) and Bart Van der Zeeuw (drums).

  In the other hour and a half of the program, you will hear Sandy Coldiron (w/Jan Peters) from 2012 perform her haunting song "Here's To Us."  New Words (from the 1940 Webster Collegiate Dictionary) debuts as a new irregular segment on Live Tracks.  And to ease the mania filled mind that describes 21st century life in California, sit back with your cool beverage and float along with the Twanglers, Muddy Waders, Quitters, Boca do Rio and Achilles Wheel Trio.  Peace.

Live Tracks for 7:00pm on May 6th, 2021

  Today's program buffet is a tale of two main courses.  The first is a series of jams that will put you in a jazzy, fok groove, suitable for the coming summer.  About 10 minutes into the second hour, rock and roll fever takes over.  Lou Reed, R.E.M. and Neil Young to name only a few.

  Settle in to your best hi fi music listening position and age gracefully, one song at a time.  Peace.


Live Tracks for 7:00pm on Mar 25th, 2021

  High energy rock and roll with recordings of Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Mumbo Gumbo, the Nickel Slots and Elvis and the E-Men.  That's just the first set.  The second set lays back with thoughtful lyrics and virtuoso guitar work from Sandy Coldiron (with support from Jan Peters on mandolin), the Honey Badgers, Gene Parsons and David Hayes, Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis (Me and Him), and Achilles Wheel Trio.  The evening rounds out with a short rockin' set from Evan Daly Blues Band and Ray "Catfish" Copeland.

  Did I leave something out?  Yup.  Listen in and find out.  Peace. 

Live Tracks, March 18, 2021: Upbeat equinox with the harmonies of Duval Speck, and Brazilian jams of Boca do Rio

Featuring all live recordings of local artists, this special episode celebrates the renewal of Spring with the lively harmonies of Davis duo Duval Speck, the Brazilian space-funk of Boca do Rio, the world beat of Yolo Mambo, and the bossa nova/samba sounds of Son Nosso, whose members hail from Brazil, Sweden, Mexico, and Davis.

Duval Speck was recorded live by DJ Jim Buchanan in downtown Davis at E Street Plaza and Davis Central Park. The other bands were recorded live at Davis Odd Fellows Hall during the monthly Thursday Live! concert series.

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Hi Jim,
Your show makes for great bike commute music...regarding Daltry & Townsend "cultural" was the Kennedy Center awards...presented by, you guessed it...dubya! Oh, and the Sac. Blues Review number is reminiscent of the Cealis commercial on TeeVee...any connection?? Just wondering, Drt-clod Craig

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