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Women’sMusicView – Northern Californian Women¹s Music Festival 2015

Women’sMusicView – Northern Californian Women¹s Music Festival 2015

Northern Californian Women’s Music Festival 2015 By Jennifer Allsup The director of The Northern California Women’s Music Festival and our fearless leader, Victoria Boyington, has set quite a precedent for women in the Stanislaus County music community. Victoria started out on a small scale last year creating a festival with some local and regional acts […]

RockabillyView – X Fest Stage

RockabillyView – X Fest Stage

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto View and Jennifer Allsup are bringing back Modesto’s roots to XCLAMATION Festival 2015 for the third year. ModestoView has been a champion for celebrating Modesto as the birthplace of Rockabilly music and we all need to spread the word. We are going to bring it to life at Xclamation Fest […]

By August 3, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView – Old School with a New Twist

RockabillyView – Old School with a New Twist

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup OLD SCHOOL & A NEW TWIST Can you remember back to 1950’s & 60’s ? A man by the name of Kent Whitt decided to start a band called “Kent Whitt & the Downbeats”. Kent is the downbeat man on drums. From what I understand, Kent formed Modesto’s first Rock ‘n […]

By July 1, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView – Summertime is Coming

RockabillyView – Summertime is Coming

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Summertime is Coming! The sun will beat down on the valley causing us to take out our beautiful swing dresses and Bobby Sox. Whether you go to a summer dance or even take a small vacation, where would your tiptoes take you? My favorite place to journey would be a place […]

RockabillyView – Amie Alton

RockabillyView – Amie Alton

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup SLAPPIN’ The UPRIGHT BASS Let us introduce you to Amie Alton born Feb. 27th, 1987 in Modesto Ca . Amie’s first passion is photography and of course slappin’ that upright bass. I have known Amie for some time now and have always been impressed by her talents. Including her humorous side. […]

By April 2, 2015 Read More →
Romantic RockabillyView

Romantic RockabillyView

Romantic Rockabilly Top 10 Love Songs & Serenading Your Partner By Jennifer Allsup Music to the ears is always a great start to serenading your partner. Let’s begin with some Buddy Holly “Love Me” & “I’m Going to Love You”, Elvis Presley “All Shook Up”, Wanda Jackson “Rockabilly Fever”, Gene Vincent “Ain’t She Sweet”, Johnny […]

By February 10, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView – Greasehounds

RockabillyView – Greasehounds

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Rockin’ the End of 2014 & Welcoming 2015 with a BANG!! In closing out Modesto’s Rockabilly Scene of 2014, I met up with three fine gentlemen. A newly formed Rockabilly/Psychobillly band just three months fresh to the scene. Let me introduce you to “Grease Hound” ! Frontman Rikki Romero has this […]

By January 1, 2015 Read More →
RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup ROCKIN HOLIDAYS IN THE PLAZA The holidays always seem to approach faster then we expect. This year ModestoView Rockabilly scene teams up with the City of Modesto to bring you and yours holiday tidings starting December 6th, after the downtown Rock’n Holiday Parade. We will be rocking the holidays on 10th […]

By December 9, 2014 Read More →
RockabillyView – Roddy Jackson

RockabillyView – Roddy Jackson

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Let’s stand-up and give a huge applause to Mr. Roddy Jackson, 2014 Rockabilly M.A.M.A. winner!! If, you weren’t lucky enough to witness a magical night of reuniting musicians on Oct 14th. You missed one heck of a party. Mr.Jackson reunited with some old friends Kent Witt and the Downbeats, taking the […]

By November 6, 2014 Read More →
Rockabilly MAMA

Rockabilly MAMA

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Rockabilly MAMA Even though the Rockabilly category is still fairly new to the annual Modesto Area Music Awards. The past three years have been fabulous to the genre. Let’s chat about this years’ 2014 nominees. First up ” Little Johnny & the Sleepwalkers” a Merced based trio that mixes sounds of […]

By October 2, 2014 Read More →
RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup In the words of Willie Nelson “On the road again” ! Yes, two Modesto View Crew, Michael J Mangano and me, along with Wayne Campbell (Threelle Internet Radio), Christine McGrew and Nicky Richardson (local artist) will be travelling to Cookeville,TN in late August for a 17 day road trip. We will […]

By August 6, 2014 Read More →
RockabillyView – Fair Music & History

RockabillyView – Fair Music & History

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup July, our half way point of summer fun, let the fireworks begin!! Whether you are sitting lakeside in a vintage bikini or taking your fancy convertible out for a nice summer drive, carnivals, festivals and fairs are a place we venture to watch the children win the games that the carnies […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Whoot ! Whoot ! Yes Reverend Horton Heat will once again take the stage in Modesto on May 28th. Along with The (Secret) Hitchers out of Stockton with their Outllaw American tunes, Atom Age from Oakland will bring their country rock n roll. with VidaLee spinning all those jukebox specials. This […]

RockabillyView

RockabillyView

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Dee-Jay Savage Salvador Spinning tunes that have you “Jumpin, Jivin Away!!! Here is a little history behind those musical tunes of a Dee-Jay. Leon Scott invented and was the first to record sound in 1857with the phonographic. Shortly, thereafter the phonographic cylinder was introduced for play back of sounds recorded by […]

RockabillyView – Oh My Darlin’!

RockabillyView – Oh My Darlin’!

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Three bands you should check out in 2014, Lets’ start with our local Rockabilly band “Darlin Clementine”. Tess Body had a moment in her crazy music world to chat with me about their exciting news for 2014. Darlin’ Clementine started out as Tess and Devon Boyd doing an open mic at […]