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JazzView – Hot Music in the City

JazzView – Hot Music in the City

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Okay it is hot, hot, hot with no reprieve in sight. Stay hydrated and come out from the air-conditioned safety zone when you can. The heat is great for the tomatoes but not for us. I used to cry about the heat in […]

By August 12, 2018 0 Comments 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 […]

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

MAMAView: The Choice is Yours By Middagh Goodwin Modesto is fortunate to have so many talented performers in the area. Over the last few months, the Modesto Area Music Association has sifted through hundreds of nominees to narrow down the up and comers, the grinders and the acts that keep on rockin’. We have reached […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By  Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
Looking Out for You

Looking Out for You

MAMAView: MAMA looking out for you By Middagh Goodwin Wow, time flies when you are having fun. So far this year the Modesto Area Music Association has helped to put close to $10,000 into performers pockets with paying gigs. Over the last few years, the MAMAs have been working hard at curating events and networking […]

By July 20, 2018 Read More →
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 […]

By July 11, 2018 Read More →
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 […]

By July 2, 2018 Read More →
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 […]