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Resolve to Create

By Patty Castillo Davis


I only ever fulfilled a handful of the New Year’s Resolutions I have made during my entire life.

1974-I resolved to be the Modesto City Schools Spelling Bee Champion. Check.

1981-I resolved to go to The City and party with DEVO on December 31. Check.

1991-I resolved to have my first baby natural-WITH NO DRUGS. ChecK.

2004-I resolved to keep my date with Pope John Paul II and sing for him, after my brief stay in the hospital Cardiac Wing. Check.

2010-I resolved to train for my Father’s Birthday climb to Half Dome and succeed. Check.


Resolve to create more beauty in 2017. I encourage everyone to discover their gifts, refine and share them. The planet is in need of supplemental bliss. Together we can be the change by bringing forth additional merit and lovely innovation.

Consider utilizing community spaces to take part in bringing your talents to life in front of an audience by visiting an Open Mic Night.


The Queen Bean Coffee House 1126 14th St. Modesto 7pm


P. Wexfords Modesto 8pm hosted by Josh Rosenblum


2nd Tues. Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry  Barkin Dog Grill


Cow Track Lounge 850 N Yosemite Oakdale  8pm


Open Jam with David Dow, Barkin Dog Grill


Stay tuned for the 2017 Stanislaus-San Joaquin Co- County Songwriter Showcase. This annual event will be hosted by MAMA Best Singer Songwriter Winners, Mondo Mariscal and Patty Castillo Davis. The finest original music within a 3,000 mile radius will be featured for your chance to see some amazing up and comers. Nashville bound performers and unique touring artists and your tried and true favorites.

If you are interested in bringing your musical events to DEVA Café please send inquiries to Looking for Songwriter and/or Acoustic opportunities please email and visit for music and info.

An amazing innovative retreat for Songwriters is January 26-30 on the Central Coast of Cali in Cambria. All levels of classes in songwriting, guitar, singing, harmony, piano and performance are available. Share songs, information and insight and perform for the community. For info and registration

Sunday Afternoons at CBS is celebrating their 25th season and the first showcase of 2017 is Patty Castillo Davis and Amigas.  This showcase will honor women and their positive role in impacting lives, fostering community and promoting global stewardship with songs from around the world about equality, peace, war, love, loss, and family. The Patty Castillo Davis Band featuring David Rogers, Joe Barretta and Tim Allen will be joined by San Francisco Artist/Activist Karmen Butler, local Bohemian and Church in the Park/Mobile Shower  Steward Ava Frey Rodrigues, Bay Area Poet/Vocalist Christian Magdaleno and prose by Shanyn Vitti Avila. A concert series brought to the community by Congregation Beth Shalom features eclectic and unparalleled talent for a Sunday afternoon performance. Each concert includes a delicious “afternoon tea” at intermission featuring specialty baked goods, tea and coffee and other surprises. Single Tickets $25/Adults, $20 Seniors and Students; $10 Children.  Call (209) 571-6060 for tickets and info.


Two great nights filled with a variety of music from valley artists will be featured at a fundraiser for Center Stage Conservatory’s Lower Level Theater fundraiser.

Original works will be performed on Friday January, 6 and Saturday January, 7 at 7pm. Songwriters Iraya Cress, Mattea Overstreet, Christian Boyatt, Chris Farris, Jelani and many more  will share. $5 for one night or $8 for both (cash only). CSCLL is located at 948 Eleventh St. inside the City Center on the corner of J and 11th in downtown Modesto. Enter on J Street.


“Glasses raised we all say cheers.

Could this be the one?

This could be the one.

Could this be the one?

Our new year”
-Tori Amos




1 /8-ME & YOU  Breakfast at DEVA Cafe 10am

1/11-Mondo Mariscal  Vine and Grain 6pm

1/12-The Hot Dark  Black Oak Casino  9pm

1/13-Mondo Mariscal   Scottos in Lodi 6pm

1/14- Acoustic Jam  Sandude Brewing and Taproom 7pm

1/19-ME & YOU  Third Thursday Art Walk  5pm

1/20-Mondo Mariscal  Bourbon Barrel  Sonora 8pm

1/21-Mondo Mariscal  Wine Social  Lodi  7pm

1/22-Melynda Breakfast at DEVA Café 10am

1/22- Sunday Afternoons at CBS 25th Season Showcase Patty Castillo Davis and her amigos 3pm

1/27 Mondo Mariscal  School Grounds  Lodi 7pm

1/29-Tim Allen & Patty Castillo Davis  Breakfast at DEVA Café 10am



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