Live Tracks

    Live Tracks frequently airs recordings from local performances  here in Davis. LT began broadcasting Sept. 30, 2004, and has produced 679 episodes as of April 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.

Vinyl Visions

    Lots of long playing records fill the airwaves (or internet packets of zeroes and ones) on this episode of Live Tracks.  First aired August 31, 2017, the Summer of Love (1967) was all the rage once again as we collectively licked our mental wounds following the unfortunate election of what would prove to be the worst electoral mistake collectively made by the voters of this wonderful country [the regrettable electee's name rhymed with dump].

   Miraculously sober for the entire two hours of this program, your host honored the music of an era that featured creative, emotive songwriting.  You will hear the Stone Ponies, Savoy Brown, Country Joe and the Fish and much more.  Revel in the wonders of true dynamic range (instead of highly compressed sonic train wrecks).


Live Tracks, Aug. 12, 2021: Remembering Gary Lee Yoder, by talking with musicians who played with him

In tonight's special program, Live Tracks host Jim Buchanan is joined by Davisville host Bill Buchanan to play music from Gary Lee Yoder's career, and to talk with musicians who played with Gary at different stages of his life: blues great Joe Louis Walker, Jim Keylor (Oxford Circle), Dehner Patten (Oxford Circle, Kak), Chris Lockheed (Kak), Alec Palao (record producer), Dean Sylvester (Davis musician), and René Martucci & Richard Urbino (Davis musicians in Cold Shot and According to Bazooka).

The poster for a concert in Davis is courtesy of Joe Louis Walker, who's shown in the far left side of the image. Oxford Circle members Gary Yoder and Jim Keylor are on the far right. For more information, see this earlier KDRT blog post.

Live Tracks for 7:00pm on Jul 1st, 2021

  Three performances make up this program.  The first is Me & Him (Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis) from December of 2016.  Next is Misner and Smith with special guest Josh Yenne from May of 2014.  The second hour features the Mendocino Quartet (Steven Bates, David Hayes, Gwyneth Moreland and Gene Parsons). circa 2018.

   Distinctive harmonies are what this program is all about.  Instrumental guitar duo Me & Him play their Martin guitars so fluently that two guitars sound, at times, like three or four.  Wonderful rich songs, some steeped in the history of Wales. 

  Josh Yenne provides additional support to the creative folk songs of Misner and Smith.  A real treat for those who are well versed in the songs of this fabulous duo.

  The songs of the Mendocino Quartet feature four part harmonies.  Each vocalist takes a turn at singing lead, depending on the song (and who wrote it!).

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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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