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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 […]

By September 5, 2015 Read More →
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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 […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
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 […]

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

By November 5, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

BluesView- New Local Music Shows

BluesView- New Local Music Shows

This is it folks, the debut of local music nights at the State. I am so excited to be a part of all of this. I really feel that this is going to be a great thing for local music and for Modesto as a whole. I would ask that you all make the effort […]

By February 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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BluesView by Earl Matthews Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all had a great time. I am really excited about all the new things going on in local music this year and one of the things that has me the most fired up is, drum roll please… The State Theatre is going to be […]

By January 3, 2013 0 Comments Read More →