Weekly Greeting

Weekly Greeting Archive

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SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]

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 […]

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView By Big Earl Hello everyone and I hope you guys are enjoying the winter that almost wasn’t. Starting it off on the first I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat and our host Felicia Aleman for an evening of comedy and music, the food is great and we always have a […]

By March 2, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at Time by Middagh Goodwin One thing that I Love and pretty much been a constant my entire life, Music if it is Live and Local even better. We are quite fortunate to have so many great artists spanning just about every genre and style of music. I like so many others, wish we […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →
Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

“BAD SEED: An Album Come Alive” Music by Mattea Overstreet Written by Summer Krafft Directed by Traci Sprague A passion project for all involved, this ONE WEEKEND ONLY event started with Mattea’s debut EP, BAD SEED, released in June of 2017, which sparked a narrative for her long-time friend and collaborator, Summer Krafft. She wrote […]

By January 29, 2018 Read More →
Cold Weather Hot Music

Cold Weather Hot Music

Songwriter View Cold Weather, Hot Music. By Patty Castillo Davis The Latin word for January means door since January is the door to the new year and opening to new beginnings. Begin 2018 like this-resolve to actively support your favorite local venues. Last year saw the dissolution of places to create art. Put your money […]

By January 3, 2018 Read More →
InterView – The Rebirth of the Shire

InterView – The Rebirth of the Shire

A new art age dawns in downtown Modesto. By Chris Murphy There is no fun in the world without reinvention. Some chapters have to close so that new ones begin. Many of our stories are the same. When I was in high school my culture came from the Bay Area, Berkeley in particular. I moved […]

By January 3, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView Resolutions

MAMAView: Resolutions By Middagh Goodwin It is a new year, and with it, we all seem to make Resolutions. Maybe work out more, go on a diet, reconnect with old friends or family, go back to school. Unfortunately, most never follow through on these. I would like to challenge everyone who reads the ModestoView to […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
Go Modesto – Grammy John McCutcheon January 9

Go Modesto – Grammy John McCutcheon January 9

Go Modesto Grammy Winner John McCutcheon – January 9 Renowned Folk Virtuoso John McCutcheon Returns for Modesto Peace/Life Center’s 15th Annual Benefit Concert with a special opening performance by MAMA Winner Patty Castillo Davis. Named the “most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard” by none other than Johnny Cash, folk virtuoso John McCutcheon will perform again […]

By January 1, 2018 Read More →
Support Local Artists

Support Local Artists

MAMAView: Support Local Artists by Middagh Goodwin Buy Local Saturday was November 25th but I encourage everyone to continue the trend and Buy Local Art and Music for all your Holiday Gifts. Your purchases will help to keep your arts community vibrant and healthy. So many of our area musicians have upped their merch game with […]

By December 6, 2017 Read More →
BluesView Winters Blues

BluesView Winters Blues

Winters Blues By Earl Matthews Hello, friends, the Holidays are here and I’m sure we could all use some good cheer. I recommend you take yourself out for a nice night of music, here are my suggestions for you blues lovers out there. Kickoff your month with a great night at the Knights Ferry Saloon […]

By December 2, 2017 Read More →
MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks

MAMAView Giving Thanks by Middagh Goodwin November is the Month of giving thanks. I know I am grateful for all the great entertainment opportunities we are afforded living right here in Modesto. It is amazing how much creativity surrounds and is available to us. What can you do to show your gratitude and support of […]

By November 5, 2017 Read More →

MUSICMANIA- the first in a series of events for music lovers in Central California, and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast. The event will take place at The Portal in Modesto on Sunday, May 7th from 10am to 6 pm. Attendees will be able to browse and pick up […]

By April 14, 2017 Read More →
Weekend Needle Drop-Secret Affair

Weekend Needle Drop-Secret Affair

Weekend Needle Drop-52 Weeks 52 Albums SECRET AFFAIR-GLORY BOYS Sire Records Glory Boys was the first of three albums released by the Mod Revival band SECRET AFFAIR. Released in 1979 on I Spy in the UK and 1980  on Sire Records in the US. This is a promotional copy I bought for $2.99 at Replay […]