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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 years. I am happy to be here and happy for all the great people I call my friends and family, musical and otherwise.

My big news for November is that I am leaving, no I’m not moving away. I am going on tour, an admittedly short tour but, its the first one I have ever gone on so it’s huge to me. We, Ryan Russell and Poorhouse Millionaires are going to Arizona, to the Phoenix area more specifically to the home of The Hashknife Outfit and the Red Chair Recordings (Look both up on youtube). We will be playing a show with Hashknife and a few other bands while we are down there and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back. We are only going to be gone for about 5 days so let me get back to the business of what’s going on here in November that you might enjoy.

On Nov 14th I am happy to present a great night of music at Deva Cafe featuring The Slaughter Daughters from Bend, OR, The Smokestack Relics from Boulder, CO and Good Neighbor also from Boulder, CO – All very Talented folks and well worth coming out on a Thursday to see. Good Neighbor and Smokestack Relics will also be at the Cow Track Saturday Nov 16th with another group TBA.

The next show I want to tell you about is in Merced at the Partisan, This is easily one of the best bar/venues in the valley. They have played host to many great acts over the years. On Nov 22nd they will welcome Larry and His Flask. If you have seen them before then I would imagine you already have this date circled on your calendar. If you have not, take a moment and do that now. These guys put on a show that is second to none – great songs, great voices, excellent musicianship and enough energy to power Merced for a full day if the lights went out. They bring a mix of newgrass and punk that has to be seen to be fully understood.

Well thats all for me this month. As for all of you, as this year winds down remember to be the kind of friend you want to have and go see some live music.

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