Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View
>by Aaron Rowan
>Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik
>³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang
>Amadeus Mozart.
>The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at
>Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues
>in Modesto, we¹ve seen our share of standing-ovation talent take the stage
>in this DIY space since opening two years ago. Our finale concert on June
>20 will showcase one of my personal favorite instruments, which I don¹t
>get to feature often enough – the flute, played here by international
>touring musician Rebecca Kleinmann. Rebecca moves effortlessly between
>numerous styles including jazz improv, flamenco, and Brazilian choro. Her
>Quarteto Jacaré features fellow international artists Rafael Amarante on
>guitar, Rafael Barata on drums and Scott Thompson on bass. This exciting
>new group features original music composed by all band members as well as
>new takes on Brazilian classics. ŒJacaré¹ is Portuguese for Œalligator,¹
>and as someone once said about Beethoven¹s music, ³he puts doves and
>crocodiles in the same cage.² You can bet that Rebecca and friends will
>bring the same dynamic to wrap up our season. Catch them up-close and
>intimate on Thursday 6/20 at 8pm, $20 cash at the door. Find Moon &
>Sixpence at 500 9th St. between E & F, in the courtyard to the left of El
>Sol. RSVP for seats to modestounplugged@yahoo.com.
>While we take the summer off from hosting in the Moonhouse, Modesto
>Unplugged¹s endless spring of fresh acoustic sounds will be flowing each
>and every weekend at The Dragonfly Art For Life. This lovely art gallery
>is transformed into a semi-listening room from 7:30-9:00pm each Friday
>evening. June¹s offerings include Stockton folk-rock duo Vodessa (6/7),
>and singer-songwriters James Houlahan, Ben de la Cour & Tawnee Kendall,
>and Grover Anderson on the 14th, 21st and 28th. $10 gets you an evening of
>song plus a glass of wine; and you can also try your hand at paint-pouring
>for an extra fee.
>Take a day trip to San Francisco on Saturday June 8 to experience one of
>the coolest acoustic music gatherings in the state, the SF Free Folk
>Festival held at Everett Middle School. This is my 7th straight year
>attending, and numerous fantastic acts I¹ve featured here are people I
>first met there. Modesto/SF based folk duo Mark & Cindy Lemaire will
>appear on the main stage, and MAMA Award winner Tina Louise Barr will
>teach an autoharp workshop. Dirty Cello, Brother Spellbinder, the Dunsmuir
>Scottish Dancers, and Brass Farthing are just some of the exciting live
>acts you should be sure to catch. Find the full program and info at
>sffolkfest.org. Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO
>UNPLUGGED. www.modestounplugged.com.



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About the Author:

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.