Author Archive: Patty Castillo Davis

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WomenView – The Future is Female

WomenView – The Future is Female

National Women’s History Month The Future is Female By Patty Castillo Davis While the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad vastly increased the pace of urbanization, agricultural development and industrialization which integrated California, the women who lived in and around 1870 in the newly established albeit, unruly village of Modesto did not enjoy progress the same […]

Get Your voice HEaRd

Get Your voice HEaRd

SONGWRITER VIEWGet Your Voice HEaRd-I Am Generation Equality By Patty Castillo Davis Sunday, March 8 is a day of civil awareness. International Women’s Day.This day is a focal point in the movement of women’s rights, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Some countries commemorate International Women’s Day […]

By February 29, 2020 Read More →
Waiting for Our Ship

Waiting for Our Ship

SongwriterView: Waiting For Our Ship By Patty Castillo Davis Hearts and flowers, the ultimate culmination for the Church of the NFL, a groundhog, some dead presidents, letting the good times roll, the Day the Music Died-all worthy of observance this month, this Leap Year, this last time before the thaw.February ushers out the frigid temps […]

By February 16, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Hindsight is 2020 Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines […]

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman

Blues is a Woman
By Patty Castillo Davis

Pamela Rose said something very provocative to me that got me thinking.
When you think of the Blues, what does your mind conjure?
A man and a guitar. 

By January 16, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView – Last Act

SongwriterView – Last Act

Last Act By Patty Castillo Davis What a year! What an abundance of milestones. KCBP 95.5 FM is up and running bring you pertinent local features, news and music. I’m personally humbled by being recognized last March as a Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Woman of the year for contributions in music and winning […]

Share the Warmth

Share the Warmth

Singer-Songwriter View: SHARE the WARMTHBy Patty Castillo DavisThe wind-down is upon us. The reflection is on the horizon.The blessings are counted, inventory is taken at holiday time as to where we might be without our fortunate favor and luck. Maybe this is the first time you get the chance to pay it forward, return the favor and elevate someone who doesn’t have your opportunities.

By November 5, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

Scare Up Some Local SupportBy Patty Castillo Davis This final stretch of the year is also the beginning of my favorite season and with this comes a month full of choice. Both the weather and former pace is amicable and chill. Our area holds exciting events celebrating diversity, culture, harvest and local music this month. […]

By October 2, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

By Patty Castillo Davis When Independence Day is upon us, I cannot help but think about the origins of our patriotic music. It’s a bit supernatural how Roots music is all linked together by a thread of beautiful, diverse, cultural melodies from immigrant contributions. Sacred spiritual melodies have lent some of the richest ingredients to […]

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O

Songwriter View: Songs For My Daddy-O By Patty Castillo Davis I was singing before I could walk. My household was made vibrantly alive and musically influential because of my parents. My Father, Alonzo Castillo is a transplant from Corpus Christi, Texas who fell madly in love with a California girl and the California Sound. The […]

SongwriterView: The Growing Season

SongwriterView: The Growing Season

Songwriter View: The Growing Season By Patty Castillo Davis Bloom where you are planted. An excellent friend of mine has always reminded me of this. Just because we do not reside in Los Angeles, New York or Nashville does not mean we cannot create art on an unparalleled level and find success on the map. […]

Songwriter View Sheros

Songwriter View Sheros

March Songwriter View SHEros By Patty Castillo Davis March 8 is International Women’s Day-in some places a protest, in others it celebrates womanhood. Downtown Modesto will offer its part of the observance starting with an event held at the Barkin Dog on March 8 at 6 pm which will feature music, dance, poetry and theater. […]

Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View Dayspring

Songwriter View: DAYSPRING By Patty Castillo Davis Welcome to the new year! We are creatures of habit-call it loyalty, call it routine, whatever you name it, it’s comfortable. Step out of that place and discover. Vanessa Valencia is a name to notice, an artist to follow, a fresh face to learn about. An Alternative Independent […]

By January 1, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView – Outro

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Outro It would be easy to list every musical happening of worth in our scene from 2018-Grammy Winner John McCutcheon, the incarnation of the Drum Love Drum Circle, the first annual International Woman’s Day Music extravaganza, the incomparable Porchfest, the Buddy Holly Tribute, Red Tie Arts’ phenomenal concert series, the […]

By December 4, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

SongwriterView: Table of Plenty

  SONGWRITER VIEW Table of Plenty By Patty Castillo Davis It’s giving time. Time to be mindful about what you say, how you model positivity, what you have and about how you can fill the void in others’ universe. Our community is abundant with opportunities to be fulfilled culturally, artistically and leading by example to […]

By November 14, 2018 Read More →