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BluesView: Whats coming this month

BluesView: Whats coming this month

by Earl Mathews Hello everyone! Welcome to 2017. This big world keeps spinning and the music never stops. For those of you who know what’s up and like to set a tone for your year starting on day one, I invite you to head out to the Delta on January 1 first to see one […]

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BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView December 2016 Shows

BluesView by Earl Matthews Well folks this is it; the last month of 2016. Alongside mourning all the great musicians we have lost this year, let’s spend this month celebrating those who are still with us. Kicking things off on the 3rd at P. Wexford’s is Rob Hill Band. Rob’s signature Jazzy Blue sound is […]

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BluesView November 2016

BluesView November 2016

by Big Earl Hello everyone! It’s turkey tine and as always I am ready. Just had my knives sharpened and if anybody tries to get my wings they better be ready for a fight. Kicking things off this month is the Rob Hill Band on the 4th up in Knight’s Ferry at the 50’s Roadhouse. […]

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BluesView October 2016

BluesView October 2016

Hello everyone, fall is here and I for one am ready! October is my favorite month because it’s my birthday, and this year I am turning 40. It’s going to be extra special for sure. Right out the gate we have two fun options on October 1st: You can check out Rob Hill band at […]

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BluesView August 2016

BluesView August 2016

BluesView By Earl Mathews Hello everyone! I hope your summer is going great and you have all had some chances to get out and see some great bands. Things are heating up and the best cure is some cool music. Starting your month off right is Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood hosting the Thursday […]

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BluesView – April is Picking Up

BluesView – April is Picking Up

BluesView by Big Earl Mathews It’s April and things are picking up, folks. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for it. I have some exciting news for you: I have re-joined forces with my old partner in crime Ray Vazira and all this month, we are again playing shows as the “Poorhouse […]

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BluesView By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, I hope you are ready for spring because it is here already and that means it’s time to get yourself ready for some outdoor fun and music. Getting things kicked off this monthevery Thursday is Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood hosting their weekly open Blues Jam at Garlic […]

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BluesView – February

BluesView – February

BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everybody! It’s a leap year, so that means we have one extra day to get out and listen to some good music. I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to either of our CD release parties. Your support is greatly appreciated! Getting things started with a […]

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BluesView – Big New Year

BluesView – Big New Year

Blues View by Earl Matthews Hello everyone and happy new year. We are kicking the year off in a big way this month with a ton of great events for you to check out. This month is especially big for me personally because we (Big Earl and the Cryin’ Shame) are releasing a new CD […]

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BluesView by Earl Matthews Hello everyone! October is here and it’s time to play dress up. There are some great shows this month too, but first let me remind you that every Thursday at Garlic Brothers in Stockton you can check out the Blues Jam, hosted by Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood. Always fun, […]

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BluesView – Summer Is Winding Down

BluesView – Summer Is Winding Down

BluesView By “Big” Earl Matthews Hello friends and blues lovers! Summer is winding down and its time for the harvest. I have been scouring the web looking to see what is in store for us in September for local blues fans. First off, every Thursday at the Garlic Brothers in Stockton Jeramy Norris and the […]

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BluesView

Blues View by Earl Matthews Hello friends, it’s been a few months since I have written a column. Life has been busy, and I have been holding on tight to the rails. I am happy to be writing again, and I hope you find time to attend some of the great events happening all around […]

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BluesView – Closing the Month With the Blues

BluesView – Closing the Month With the Blues

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a good year, I know I did. Family, friends and music all make for a full heart and a happy “Big E.” Well, it’s December and that means tons of events big and small, holiday parties and family get togethers. I am kind of taking it easy this […]

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Blues View – Pass the Flask

Blues View – Pass the Flask

by Earl Matthews Hello everybody, November means cooler nights and my favorite holiday of the year Thanksgiving. November also marks 7 years since I moved back to my hometown of Modesto. It’s been long enough now that it have a hard time imagining living anywhere else, even though I did just that for almost 10 […]

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Poking Around with Pokey LaFarge

Poking Around with Pokey LaFarge

Poking Around with Pokey LaFarge by Big Earl Matthews Editor’s note: Pokey LaFarge is scheduled to play at Fat Cat on May 11th. Tickets ($10, general admission, 21+) are available at tinyurl.com/pokey209 Official artist website: pokeylafarge.net I had never heard of Pokey LaFarge before my friend Jen Allsup told me she was bringing him to […]