Acoustic View

AcousticView Back to Basics By: Matty Comer

I keep thinking back to my childhood for inspiration. Originally, I am from a small rural West Georgia country town. I have very fond memories of many 4th of July festivities and various bluegrass festivals that my father would take me to through the Bible Belt. At a young age, I was mesmerized by the sounds of a variety of acoustic instruments. Mandolins, guitars, fiddles, a solemn upright bass, & stunning multiple harmonies consumed my thoughts as a child. I truly never believed that as grown man I would have the ability not only to be a musician, but to create The Acoustic Rock Society as a forum to express a style of music that I have loved my entire life. Now, in second season of shows, I am truly amazed at the caliber of our local music scene.

Most of these musicians began their skills in church singing and elementary school bands at a very young age. Even now, Adam Bishop’s new album is called CHURCH MUSIC, and I receive a text on the first and third Tuesday every month from Dr. Blue stating it is time to go to church…where if you sing from the heart you will set your soul free! That means Bad Medicine is playing and the doctor is in the front of the house. If you are looking for an Americana show, you are in luck. With a couple twists! The Hellbellies will be on fire, I guarantee it.

I am exited to see so many talented and respected musicians and friends in one spot for a FREE show. If you around Turlock, stop in!

Saturday March 3 8 pm Al’s Billiards – 128 Center St. Turlock Performing: -Adam Bishop and the Valley Transit Authority from Turlock -Doug Robinett -Jimbo the Warr guitarrist originally from Turlock -Walnut Road -Dr. Blue and Bad Medicine from Turlock



Posted in: news

About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.