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SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

By October 2, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

By Patty Castillo Davis When Independence Day is upon us, I cannot help but think about the origins of our patriotic music. It’s a bit supernatural how Roots music is all linked together by a thread of beautiful, diverse, cultural melodies from immigrant contributions. Sacred spiritual melodies have lent some of the richest ingredients to […]

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

SongwriterView: The Growing Season

SongwriterView: The Growing Season

Songwriter View: The Growing Season By Patty Castillo Davis Bloom where you are planted. An excellent friend of mine has always reminded me of this. Just because we do not reside in Los Angeles, New York or Nashville does not mean we cannot create art on an unparalleled level and find success on the map. […]

Songwriter View Sheros

Songwriter View Sheros

March Songwriter View SHEros By Patty Castillo Davis March 8 is International Women’s Day-in some places a protest, in others it celebrates womanhood. Downtown Modesto will offer its part of the observance starting with an event held at the Barkin Dog on March 8 at 6 pm which will feature music, dance, poetry and theater. […]

Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View: DAYSPRING By Patty Castillo Davis Welcome to the new year! We are creatures of habit-call it loyalty, call it routine, whatever you name it, it’s comfortable. Step out of that place and discover. Vanessa Valencia is a name to notice, an artist to follow, a fresh face to learn about. An Alternative Independent […]

By January 1, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Outro It would be easy to list every musical happening of worth in our scene from 2018-Grammy Winner John McCutcheon, the incarnation of the Drum Love Drum Circle, the first annual International Woman’s Day Music extravaganza, the incomparable Porchfest, the Buddy Holly Tribute, Red Tie Arts’ phenomenal concert series, the […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →
SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongwriterView Patriots, Pride and Performances By Patty A. Davis We are in for a month full of celebrations reminding us of the sacrifice and service of others in the pursuit and assurance of equality, liberty and safety. Many of these events will include live entertainment. Show your appreciation for those who have selflessly served our […]

By September 14, 2018 Read More →
Patriots, Pride and Performance

Patriots, Pride and Performance

SONGWRITERVIEW: Patriots, Pride and Performances By Patty A Davis   We are in for a month full of celebrations reminding us of the sacrifice and service of others in the pursuit and assurance of equality, liberty and safety. Many of these events will include live entertainment. Show your appreciation for those who have selflessly served […]

By September 1, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView Best Month of Summer

SongwriterView Best Month of Summer

AUGUST 2018 SONGWRITER VIEW The Best Month of Summer By Patty Castillo Davis After months of sweltering conditions, we finally feel a tempering in the weather and a swell in music festivals. You know what I mean, dirty feet, mosquito bites, stringed instruments like you’ve never seen before, 11 part harmonies, smoke for days and […]

By August 12, 2018 Read More →
The Best Month of Summer

The Best Month of Summer

SONGWRITERVIEW: The Best Month of Summer By Patty Castillo Davis After months of sweltering conditions, we finally feel a tempering in the weather and a swell in music festivals. You know what I mean, dirty feet, mosquito bites, stringed instruments like you’ve never seen before, 11 part harmonies, smoke for days and memories. A whole […]

American Woman

American Woman

SONGWRITER VIEW: AMERICAN WOMAN-Listen What I Say By Patty Castillo Davis   There is no shortage of music while celebrating Independence Day in the 209. The annual community parades are opened by a rendition of the National Anthem and filled with marching bands, dance troupes performing to exuberant tracks and live bands on floats. Every […]

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]