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SongwriterView September When It Comes

SongwriterView September When It Comes

By Patty Castillo Davis


For an accidental Country Girl like me, Fall is by far my favorite season. From my property I can hear the Central Valley High School Marching Band rehearsing, the fruit is bending the tree limbs and walking down the dirt driveway in the morning is getting dewy. The Modesto Certified Farmers Market and DoMo are continuing to unveil the new harvest bounty of foods, art and music. Ushering in Autumn is the Mother of all Songwriter events, The Strawberry Music Festival on September 1-4 at Westside Park in Tuolumne County. Los Lobos, Ruthie Foster, Del McCoury Band, and Asleep at the Wheel are among the twenty acts treating you and up to 6,000 of your closest friends to unparalleled entertainment and fellowship. It is like Old Home Week for our local Songwriters as we gather and jam and partake in the inspiration of the festivities.

On Sunday, September 11 at the Knights Ferry General Store, Saloon and Grill an event sanctioned by Ryan Russell Music will be held to benefit the re-release of his CD, The Lonesome Traveler and help fund the completion of his unfinished work and community projects that encourage music, focusing on songwriting for youth. Ten dollar cover, for more information contact 209-881-3340.

Every month in this column I will foster support and elevate the “Woman Musician” just as I have done for decades and encourage awareness, change and celebration-everyday, all the time. Big love to multi-Grammy nominated NorCali girl, Sheila E. who brings her electrifying show to Gallo Center for the Arts on September 9.  I’d like to invite you to take a listen to some tracks by Song Sisters that glorify the Sapphire month and will rock your socks off:

The Late September Dogs- Melissa Etheridge

Come September- Natalie Imbruglia

September Gurls-The Bangles

Pale September- Fiona Apple

September When It Comes- Rosanne Cash

Visit  to submit your Songwriter events for publication and for up to date info and reference.

Also, let your choice be heard and VOTE for MAMA. The 17th Annual MAMA Awards- Coming Soon: October 11.


September 1- Hughson Farmers Market  Patty Castillo Davis 5:45pm

September 3/4-Color the Skies Ripon Patty Castillo Davis

September 7- Riverbank Farmer’s Market Patty Castillo Davis 5:30pm

September 8-Mumfest at GMC Sharon Martinson and Chris Doud 7:30pm

September 8-Hughson Farmer’s Market Rainy Escobar 5:45pm

September 9-Black Oak Casino Roem Baur 9pm

September 11-Turlock Community Theater Chris Isaak 7:30 pm

September 15-Artwalk at Tresetti’s Patty Castillo Davis 6pm

September 24-Sierra Beer Train Patty Castillo Davis Band 6:30

September 29-Modesto Certified Farmers Market PCD 9am

September 29-DoMo Tim Allen and Co. 6pm



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