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BluesView: Live Music If You Want It

BluesView: Live Music If You Want It
By Eric Benson

Well now things are opening up a bit and I am cautiously optimistic, yes the glass is half full, not half empty! Nice to see folks out and about living life and getting back to the business of living! More shows are planned and tours being booked: Chris Cain Band is going out on tour in August! The Modesto Blues Crawl will miss him but could not happen to a better band. Sunday, August 29th Modesto Blues Crawl will feature Barry Finnerty guitarist, vocalist and writer with the Blues Monday band with Dave Hawks drums, John Adey Bass, Andrew Rosenblum Sax and Horns! Barry has played with Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Tower of Power, Jazz Crusaders, BB King and many others. He will be playing some of his arrangements from people he has played with from Blues to R & B, to funk! RSVP Eric Benson if coming: (209) 918-7033. 25 dollar cover charge for Barry Finnerty show.

We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer and inside shows with smaller capacity at Ralston’s Goat, Downtown Bauers and Café Urbano. The monthly Blues Crawl returns promoted by Eric Benson and Big Earl Mathews will also feature: Ralston’s Goat High st Blues Band 11 am until 3 pm. Head on over to Downtown Bauer’s where Tony and the Tufftimes kick off at 1 pm. Ralston’s Goat & Downtown Bauer’s are outside within walking distance of each other in Downtown Modesto with food and beverage available.

Café Urbano continues with live music: Sunday, and August 9th The Blue Monday Band features John Adey & Conrad Johnson Bass, Dave Hawks Drums, Andrew Rosenblum Sax, Kevin Marin Trumpet, John Burt Sax and Dave Dow & Eric Benson keys playing Jazz, Funk, R & B, Latin and the Blues. Urbano’s host DJ events Salsa, cumbia on Taco Tuesdays, and Thursday through Sunday,

Well, folks, thanks to all you good people doing the right thing, wearing masks, social distancing and getting that Soul Vaccination things are continuing to improve. We also need to support our local business and economy, so they continue to stay healthy also, so please continue to support our local venues.

Peace out, Eric Benson! Need to get me or co-conspire with me (209) 918-7033 And be like Alpha Beta and tell a friend or a hundred!

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