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KDRT to hold benefit concert Friday

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Bill Scholer will perform at the KDRT benefit concert on July 11. Russ Tucker/Courtesy photo

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From page A11 | July 09, 2014 |

Local Davis radio station KDRT will host a benefit concert Friday, July 11, at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., featuring an all Yolo County-based lineup. Winters country music band Bonanza King with Kari King will open the show for Bill Scholer and Waiting for Bruce at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests are asked to donate $10.

Friday’s benefit concert is the third that KDRT has held since it first hit the airwaves in 2004. Facing cancellation in 2008, the community radio station raised enough funds from its first concert to hire a legal defense team, sue the Federal Communications Commission and remain on the air.

In 2010, Scholer and other local artists put on a show, which raised nearly $20,000 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

Diane Crumley, a Davis Media Access board member, says former Davisite Bill Scholer was central in organizing Friday’s show.

“Bill came to us a few weeks ago and said he’d love to play a benefit concert for KDRT,” Crumley said. “He lives in Japan now, teaching English, and is only in town for a couple of weeks, but he was able to get Waiting for Bruce and his friend Barry Melton to come play as well.”

Typically a blues musician, Scholer — a former guitar instructor at downtown Davis’ Watermelon Music — says he plans on playing “a mix of genres from swing to funk” with Waiting for Bruce. Made up of artists from around Davis, Waiting for Bruce includes retired UC Davis Police Chief Calvin Handy of the Jazz Patrol, Jeff Simmons and Jeff Devine of Afro-funk group Akimbo!, members of the Davis oldies band Frankie and The Fabletones and Barry “The Fish” Melton, a recently retired public defender for Yolo County who has since toured all across Europe.

“I’m very excited to play this Friday in Davis,” said Scholer, who played a show last month in Winters. “I really enjoy the music that everyone playing has worked on, and I think we’re going to be able to collaborate and come up with a great show.”

Crumley said all proceeds from the concert will be used by KDRT to purchase new equipment to record live music. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in September, KDRT relies solely on community donations, fundraising and volunteers to operate.

“It’s just awesome to see the community come together, have a good time and support KDRT because they do so many wonderful things,” Scholer said. “They really give the community a mouthpiece and are also able to share all this great and diverse local music.”

With better field recording gear, Crumley hopes KDRT will be able to continue broadcasting live local music, like that performed at Thursday Live! sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music and Concert Committee. Thursday Live! is a free concert held every first Thursday of the month at the Odd Fellows Hall and is replayed on the weekly KDRT show “Live Tracks.”

For more information on Friday’s concert or to learn how to volunteer for KDRT, email [email protected]

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