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The Fans have spoken. 2-Time MAMA winner, formerly Tracy based, now residing in San Francisco Megan Slankard is among the established and rising stars named as winners in The 10th Independent Music Awards Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans

More than 57,000 music fans from around the world voted online for their favorite self-released and independent label artists. More than 75 percent of these “people’s voice” selections differed from those named in February by The 10th IMAs’ artist and industry judging panel that included Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega, Ozzy Osbourne, Aimee Mann, Seal, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center) among many other music industry professionals. Hear Megan Slankard’s winning song “The Happy Birthday” at

The talent that originates and is developed her in Modesto is truly amazing.



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.