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BluesView: 2020

BluesView: 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to 2020. I’m excited for a big start to the new year and am grateful to have ended 2020 with a great show at the Prospect Theatre. Thanks to everyone who came out to see any of the bands I play in over the last decade and thank you all for supporting the blues.

By January 5, 2020 Read More →
BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the Blues

BluesView: Dig the BluesBy Earl MathewsHello friends, there is so much happening this month in our area and my world. Let’s dig in. Robert Cray is coming to town on the 8th, and he will be at the Tracy Grand again. He’s one of my favorite songwriters and one hell of a musician.

By October 31, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

BluesView: Hello Blues Fans

BluesView By Earl Matthews   Hello Blues fans, here are some fun things to do in the month of September. On the first up in Mokelumne Hill, you can hang out with Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood at the Hotel Ledger for their Blues BBQ Party. Poorhouse Millionaires will be back at Louie’s in […]

By August 31, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: An Interview with Ava Grace

BluesView: An Interview with Ava Grace

BluesView: an Interview with Ava GraceBy Earl Matthews Hello everyone. June 15th at the State Theater. Headliners Tommy Castro and the Painkillers with guest Ron Thompson. Both bands are SF legends and should not be missed. There is a lot more happening so please go to the main calendar for details. This month I’ve interviewed […]

By June 1, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: Happy Spring

BluesView: Happy Spring

BluesView: Happy Spring By Earl Matthews Happy Spring to you all. I normally do a calendar run down but there is so much going on this month that I am going to try something different and talk about why this month is such a great month for music in Modesto.   Let’s start with Music […]

By April 29, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: Spring into Action

BluesView: Spring into Action

BluesView: Spring into Action By Earl Matthews Spring into action, my friends. The weather is nice and you should be out in it listening to all these great bands. The don’t miss show of the month is going to be Rick Estrin and the Night Cats at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz. These guys are […]

By April 4, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking Great

BluesView: February is looking great By Earl Matthews Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great year so far. January was a little bleak but February is looking great for blues so let’s talk about the shows coming this month. On the 2nd and in fact, every Saturday in February you can catch […]

By January 31, 2019 Read More →
BluesView Blues Beginnings

BluesView Blues Beginnings

BluesView: Blues Beginnings By Earl Matthews Hello everyone and happy new year to you. 2018 was a great year for music and I am really excited about what is in store for us this year. I honestly believe that the music scene in Modesto is growing and getting better in a lot of ways. I […]

By January 4, 2019 Read More →
BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues

BluesView: Winter Blues By Earl Matthews Here we are friends, closing the books on 2018. It was a good year in many respects. Kicking it off on the 1st Tony and the Tuff Times will be at Ridgeways in Modesto. December 3rd is a huge tribute to the late great Lazy Lester. You can check […]

By December 1, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: November Nights

BluesView: November Nights

BluesView Big Earl Matthews Hello Friends and welcome to November. There are some pretty cool events coming up this month so let’s talk about it. It’s not blues but its still pretty cool, WAR is coming to the Tracy Grand on Nov 2nd. Classic tunes and more groove then one man can handle. On the […]

By November 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights

BluesView: October Nights By Earl Matthews Kicking things off this month is the downtown Sampler, there will be bands all over downtown and samples on offering for one ticket price Oct 2nd. On the 3rd my Big Earl’s Blues Jam at Fired Up Grill in Ceres, Bring your axe and sit in with the band […]

By October 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: End of Summer

BluesView: End of Summer

BluesView: End of Summer By Earl Matthews Hello everyone and welcome to the end of summer! Let’s get into this months Blues shows. Finishing out this seasons run of Sunday Blues and BBQ’s at the Hotel Ledger is Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood. This is a really nice spot and I highly recommend you […]

By September 5, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By  Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView Highlights for July

BluesView By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, I hope you are feeling fine and ready for a great July. It’s been an amazing year so far and I for one am ready to keep this blues train rolling. Starting things off is a band originally formed by the legendary Mike Bloomfield, The Electric Flag will be […]

By July 11, 2018 Read More →