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SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

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 […]

SongwriterView Proof of Love

SongwriterView Proof of Love

Songwriter View: Proof of Love By Patty Castillo Davis We love music. I love that we are an event forward community with an abundance of choices. This month Deva Cafe continues their support of local entertainment by hosting an important concert showcasing Jordan Waters’ mission of love and stewardship. On Saturday, February 10 at 6:30 […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →
Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

2017 November Songwriter View  Music Appreciation By Patty Castillo Davis Every night of the week there is live music offered in and around the valley. Every season there are more concerts and festivals to be attended than you have the time or the funds for. Every Summer when it comes time to consider nominees for […]

By November 12, 2017 Read More →
Unplugged – MIMsy & Whimsy

Unplugged – MIMsy & Whimsy

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan MIMsy and Whimsy I ran off on an adventure with one of my favorite songwriter friends a few weeks ago, on a weeklong tour through a few states. It was high time to escape from this valley heat for a while. We went to Phoenix. Brilliant plan, right? Well, in […]

By August 6, 2017 Read More →
Unplugged View – Hang ’em High

Unplugged View – Hang ’em High

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan Hang ’Em High Of all the artists I’ve worked with over the years, I doubt any have been more aptly named than Gaelynn Lea. Her original violin music is like a soothing breeze through the meadow. Gaelynn crafts hauntingly beautiful compositions rooted in the Irish traditions. She made quite a […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
UnpluggedView – When the Cows Come Home

UnpluggedView – When the Cows Come Home

Unplugged View By Aaron Rowan When The Cows Come Home I watched an incredible piece of video recently. Swedish artist Jonna Jinton stood in a pasture on a summer evening, and began to sing the ancient herding call known as ‘kulning.’ It was like a ghostly, medieval-style chant. One of the most glorious things I’ve […]

By July 30, 2016 Read More →
AcousticView -Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry

AcousticView -Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan Profiles in Philharmonic Poetry: Chris Doud Them old-time country songs sure have some hilarious titles, don’t they? ‘If I Can’t Be Number One In Your Life, Then Number Two On You’ by Mel Tillis comes to mind. And don’t forget Roger Miller’s classic ‘You Can‘t Roller Skate In A Buffalo […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
AcousticView – Splendor in the Bluegrass

AcousticView – Splendor in the Bluegrass

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan Splendor In The Bluegrass Last autumn I spent a weekend volunteering at one of the many festivals sponsored by the California Bluegrass Association. What great times those were! Local songwriter Rainy Escobar is a good friend of mine, and her love of the genre has slowly imprinted itself upon me. […]

By May 5, 2014 Read More →
AcousticView-Sweet Sassy Bluegrassy

AcousticView-Sweet Sassy Bluegrassy

Acoustic View By Aaron Rowan Sweet Sassy Bluegrassy Welcome to the new Acoustic View column. The San Joaquin Valley is an absolute goldmine of folk, roots, and country talent. I’ll highlight a different local gem or two every month. Rainy Escobar is a modern day country crooner in the vein of old-time greats such as […]

MAMA View -Modesto Unplugged Music Festival

MAMA View -Modesto Unplugged Music Festival

MAMA View Modesto Unplugged Music Festival June 21 – June 30 The hit acoustic/folk festival in downtown Modesto returns for its second year at the end of June! Over 40 acts will come together to jam, both national players and local favorites. You’ll enjoy the sounds of bluegrass, Americana, old-time country, swing, gypsy, folk, anti-folk, […]

AcousticView- May

AcousticView- May

AcousticView By Matty Comer As we jump into May, I can not help but to get a bit exited inside! The evenings are warming up, and people are ready to be outside enjoying themselves. The avenues that we are taking this summer reflect the idea that people should be able to bring their entire families […]