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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 […]

BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling fine and ready for a great July. It’s been an amazing year so far and I for one am ready to keep this blues train rolling. Starting things off is a band originally formed by the legendary Mike Bloomfield, The Electric Flag will be […]

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Unplugged View – The Haldane Effect

Unplugged View – The Haldane Effect

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan The Haldane Effect Loud Indian dance music and acoustic groups don’t mesh very well. I learned this the hard way on an April afternoon a few years ago, when I hosted a segment of MUMfest on a coffeehouse patio. Little did we know that an Indian cultural group had rented […]

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity

InterView American Made Ingenuity – Eli Lester By Chris Murphy From the blues, rockabilly, to chrome, steel and environmental lubricants, Eli is the classic renaissance man. Born and raised here in Modesto, Eli went to Davis High and earned a degree from San Francisco State. Eli lives life surrounded by his wife Jaci and their […]

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JazzView – July R&B Fun

JazzView – July R&B Fun

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson What’s new with Jazz and the Blues News? If you luv music you’re gonna love this And the summer rolls on and it’s time to go to summer camp, Coop Camp Sierra is a destination I have gone to since I was 12 years old every year. First girl friend, carving […]

By June 28, 2018 Read More →
RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView – Blues fest June 23rd

RockabillyView By Jennifer Allsup Modesto Blues Festival makes another comeback! John Black and Peer Recovery presents Bill Clinton Chicken Whisky Band. With Mr. Clifton’s new project coming from Fresno California he is no stranger to playing music in the Modesto Area. Bill started many years ago as a guitar player for the MAMA Winning Mofo […]

XO Music Festival

XO Music Festival

  XO Music Festival in Northern California announces Superstar lineup for their premier music, art, food and fun festival. Ludacris, T.I., Fabolous, MAGIC!, Rev Run of RUN DMC and the Diplomats are among the artists set to perform at the inaugural XO Music Festival, which will take place July 13-15, 2018, at the Contra  Costa County Fairgrounds in Antioch, California. Hip-Hop is […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

Amy Grant comes to the Fruit Yard

The new Fruit Yard Amphitheater and Richter Entertainment Group are proud to announce their first concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Amy Grant.  Amy Grant will be joined by contemporary Christian artist Tim Timmons for a night of inspiration, stories, songs and more in the comfort of our new amphitheater among our famous fruit orchards. Amy […]

By June 11, 2018 Read More →
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 […]

MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season

MetalView: Festival Season By Eve Oberlander Festival season is upon us. Now’s the time to let you know when and where so you can make Metal Summer plans. To kick this month off there is Bay Area Death Fest. This is one you don’t want to miss. Bay Area Death Fest takes place at Cornerstone […]

By June 4, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Highlights for June

BluesView Highlights for June

  BluesView: Highlights for June Big Earl Mattews Hello everyone and welcome to the busiest month I have seen in a long time. Making out June’s calendar this year has been nuts, over 30 events in the blues arena this month. I won’t be able to tell you about everything so please consult the main […]

By May 28, 2018 Read More →
Unplugged View – Gettin’ the Ladin Out

Unplugged View – Gettin’ the Ladin Out

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Gettin’ The Ladin Out “What happens when a banjo player leaves Texas and goes to Oklahoma? The I.Q. goes up in both states.” – Joke told by a local bluegrass friend of mine. What will happen when a banjo player named Evie Ladin leaves Oakland and comes to Modesto? Find […]

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 […]

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]