SongwriterView: Spurs

By Patty Castillo Davis

In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon and Sixpence and Ralston’s Goat are leading the way by introducing artistic selections that are both unorthodox and bridging genre and generations. The urgent call for more business owners to make the move and offer spaces to house entertainment is paramount to the survival and promotion of culture. Salons, studios, bodegas and boutiques are all suitable for hosting Singer Songwriter rooted talent- non-obtrusive volume, marginal use of space and clever for generating Interest and business. If you are interested in taking your space to a new cultural plane and investing in our locale- it’s a rewarding involvement and we are here to help you. Let’s do this!

Deva Cafe continues its tradition of great Sunday Breakfast music. The April lineup will feature two Singer Songwriter MAMA winners, two Blue Collar MAMA winners and an Americana MAMA winner. Tim Allen kicks off 4/8 channelling Elton, Billy and the Beatles, 4/15 the Ardent Trio featuring Rick Fletcher, Patty Castillo Davis and Tim Allen, 4/22 Chris Murphy plays an acoustic Classic Rock set and on April 29th, Mattea Overstreet sings a sultry collection of covers and originals. Try the April beverage of the month- The Strawberry Mimosa. Check in on Facebook and tag your meal pics to win “Food Foto” prizes.

EAT. SIP. STROLL. LISTEN. ENJOY! The Third Thursday Artwalk on April 19 includes some great venues presenting live acoustic-based music highlighting Singer-Songwriters. Deva Cafe will host Abraham Steven Lackey, Ralston’s Goat and Still Smokin will bring a lineup of familiar voices and the ModestoView stage will have MAMA winner and Women’s Music advocate, Patty Castillo Davis at 11th and J Street.
Castle Sisters Production and Events brings Lauren Peterson to Tresetti’s World Caffe on April 19 from 9 pm to 11 pm. Her reinterpretations of favorite cover tunes are both beautiful and mesmerizing.

Check out what some cooperating Singer Songwriters are doing in April!
4/5 Jackson Michelson Black Oak Casino 8-11pm
4/12 Me & You-The Duo Tresettis  9-11pm
4/14 A.C. Myles  Black Oak Casino 9-12 pm
4/13 Mondo Mariscal Woodbridge Uncorked 6:30-8: 30 pm
4/20  Honeygirl  Black Oak Casino 8-11pm

Missing your gig? Submit your shows/events to pcdenterprises@yahoo.combefore 4/20



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