Live Tracks

    Live Tracks frequently airs songs from local performances recorded here in Davis. In general, live music takes precedence over studio cuts. LT began broadcasting on KDRT Sept. 30, 2004, and has produced 653 unique programs as of May 2022.  In addition to music, hear a blend of trivia and history.   The year 2012 ushered in the birth of the segment "This Day in Beatles' History."  Best experienced with a lava lamp, cool recreational beverage of choice, and a place to chill out.

    Peace.

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Replays Monday 1-3pm, Saturday 9-11pm
Live Thursday 7-9pm
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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.

Live Tracks Feb 25th, 2021: A high-octane dose of live music with The Nickel Slots

This episode features a never-before aired live recording of The Nickel Slots from their Nov. 2019 gig at Thursday Live! at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall.  The Nickel Slots are in the Sacramento Sammie Awards Hall of Fame for multiple category wins, and are described as "taking you on a journey through hard times and desperation that always carries hope that better things are just around the corner".  Just what we all need! Also featured in this episode are live recordings of Joe Craven and The Sometimes (also from the Davis Odd Fellows Hall), and an extended live set by Mumbo Gumbo from the 2018 Paradise Fire Relief Benefit broadcast live by KDRT.  

Live Tracks for Feb 18th, 2021: Joy and Madness Erupts!

In February 2019, the eight piece soul and funk band  Joy and Madness exploded onto the stage at Odd Fellows Hall, and kept the crowd dancing throughout the evening.  Jim "Live Tracks" Buchanan recorded this epic, joy-filled event and shares it tonight.  Joy and Madness describe their sound as "a raucous mix of raw stonesy energy, pulsing groove, and juicy horn lines coloring tightly crafted songs". They’ve shared the stage with other high energy performers such as Tower of Power, Trombone Shorty, and Collective Soul. They describe their front man and vocalist Hans Eberbach as bringing so much freewheeling energy to the stage, that he has literally broken right through the floorboards.

An Evening at the 95.7 Lounge

 

  Some years ago this program was produced as an homage to the Cabaret style lounge acts.  Sadly, the days of dining out and watching the likes of Peggy Lee on stage have passed us by.

  For two hours you will be entertained at the 95.7 Live Tracks Lounge.  Don't miss the assortment of recipes for non-alchoholic cool recreational beverages of choice, submitted by the bartender.  You may need a pen and paper, or a photographic mind (Marie).

  Get the lights down low.  Close your eyes, and remember - always tip your waitress/waiter and bartender.

Live Tracks vintage2014

 

  This program originally aired in early March of 2014.  A remarkable example of what I always hoped this program would achieve.  Coherent, it works on many levels.  Good music also.  Check it out as a prescription for curing the blues this winter, at least for two hours.  I only wish there was some way to follow this up with similar quality programs, live from the studio.

  Be patient, kind listeners, we will get past the madness and chaos and find a Golden Orb* glowing phenomenally bright in our future.  Peace. 

  * Golden Orb is not an allusion to the arachnid Nephila, which is most definitely not what I want to see in my future.   Rather, it is an all encompassing symbol of happy times.  What would your Golden Orb signify? 

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Hi Jim,
Your show makes for great bike commute music...regarding Daltry & Townsend "cultural" award...it 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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