Acoustic Society Mission for Music

Acoustic View By Matty Comer

Singer songwriters are amazing people and we have so many talented folks writing and performing and our community needs to know more about them. I thought that I would start by giving a simple mission statement for what the Acoustic Rock Society represents and what exactly we are trying to accomplish. We are a group of high profile musicians who have banded together to try to give back to our own community. Also, we are striving to put the best FREE SHOWS possible through our music scene each month. This month we are involved with two shows locally, one in Turlock atAl’s Billiards, and the other our first show of the season back at The Queen Bean. You can help by supporting the venues that host live music and by purchasing the music these people make.

Saturday – April 7 – 8 pm – Free Show – All Ages Al’s – 128 Center St. Turlock The Dustbowl Children, Dwayne Henry, Every Atlas, THE JOSH ROSENBLUM BAND, Dr. Blue & Bad Medicine, and We, the Same

Saturday April 28th – 6 pm – All Ages The Queen Bean 1126 14th St. Modesto Joe Barretta, Dave Hanley, Chris Doud, Patty Castillo, Walnut Road Free admission with a simple purchase of a coffee, etc. We encourage you all to bring your family out to this event. If you have not been to the Queen Bean, you will love the great outdoor atmosphere!

April Artist of the Month: Dave Hanley grew up among the open orchards of the Central Valley in California,becoming a self-taught musician at an early age and creating a place for himself in the local music scene. His first solo album, Gift horse, was released in 2005, and in 2009 he won the Modesto Area Music Awards for BestAmericana music.

Hanley has also played with a number of California bands, most notably the Puffin Billies of Oakdale, CA (1999 – 2002), Panhandle of Modesto, CA (2006 – 2007), and the Earl Brothers of San Francisco, CA (2008 – 2009). Currently, Dave Hanley lives in Modesto, CA with his wife and children. He continues to perform and write music for a new album due for release late 2012.

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About the Author:

Matty Comer is a local singer and songwriter. He leads the Acoustic Music Society, dedicated to making music more accessible and available to all in our community.