“Live in the Loam” is a new show on KDRT community radio designed to highlight musicians as they travel through town. Show host and KDRT Music Director Doug Kelly is excited about the opportunity to share more live music with the community, and to provide a forum for the musicians who are part of the independent music touring scene.
First up from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, is Austin-based Americana singer/songwriter Bruce Salmon. He will perform songs from his latest solo record, “A Barrel Full of Monkeys.” Born in New Orleans, and based in Texas for most of his musical career, Salmon has played bass, guitar, keyboard and brass in a broad range of styles and bands. His influences include jazz, blues, Eastern European and west Texas storytelling. Salmon will be performing Friday at Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters, where he will be joined by popular local musician Keith Cary.
At 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, the show will feature guitarist/singer/songwriter Sean Watkins, who will perform from his latest solo album “All I Do Is Lie.” Watkins is touring with the Grammy Award-winning band Nickel Creek, which is performing Sunday night at the Mondavi Center. Watkins previously toured as a side man with Jackson Browne and Lyle Lovett, and his session work includes playing guitar, mandolin and vocals on records by notable artists like Dolly Parton, Lyle Lovett, Steve Martin/Edie Brickell, The Chieftains, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Hank Williams Jr.