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RockabillyView – X Fest Stage

By Jennifer Allsup

Modesto View and Jennifer Allsup are bringing back Modesto’s roots to XCLAMATION Festival 2015 for the third year. ModestoView has been a champion for celebrating Modesto as the birthplace of Rockabilly music and we all need to spread the word. We are going to bring it to life at Xclamation Fest on Aug 22. This is a pure vintage real roots rock n roll stage. Located at J & 11th streets, downtown.

The lineup this year has its diversity in the roots rock n roll persuasion. Let’s chat a little about each band that will be taking the Rockabilly stage.

GREASEHOUND came together at the end of 2014. Playing the Rockin’ Christmas event in the 10th street plaza. Since then, Greasehound has been entertaining all around Modesto. For XCLAMATION Fest, Greasehound is stepping up their game and will be performing at 5-5:45.
Front man Rikki Romero says ” Playing music helps escapes life’s struggle”.

Three on the Tree, recently signed with Hi-Ho Silver Records. They also, just announced they have made it through the auditions of “Valley’s Got Talent”. Now, in the top three of the band category. If, you don’t get a chance to see them at Valley’s Got Talent, then XCLAMATION fest is the place to be. Three on the Tree play at 6-6:45.

Love Core front women Irene Machillo has now established a new crew of members. You might be familiar with Irene, she was the front lady for “House of Orange”. Now, throwing back those 50’s oldies. You can catch “Love Core” at 7-7:45. You’ll be dancing and singing along.

Yes, Mr. “Kent Whitt and the Downbeats” will be taking the stage as well. Lifetime MAMA Award Winner Kent lead Modesto’s first Rock n Roll band…back in the day. So if you like to go down memory lane? They’ll be performing from 8-8:45.

Switching up the mood with ” The Pendletons”, long time jamming Rockin’ psychobilly band. You also might know the front man Tony Trevino of “Trevino’s Barber ” shop, now located on 10th street next to “Cheroots”. In the past when “The Pendletons” have performed the streets were going crazy so don’t miss their set from 9-9:45.

They have made a name for themselves in Modesto. Hailing from Columbia, Missouri. the “Hooten Hallers” will be taking the stage at 10-10:45. This three piece band has a musical talent that is rare to come by. John Randall playing the guitar, Andy Rehm plays a three piece drum standing up, with high pitch vocals following John’s lead. Of the very talented Kelly Everett on baritone sax. If have not got a chance to catch the “Hooten Hallers” in Modesto, then this is the time. You’ll be blown away on their talents.

A bit of Country,Americana and Graveyard Blues. You get “Hellbound Hayride”! These fellas are base out of Santa Ana and Dana Point Ca. This Is what gets the adrenaline pumping. A bit of twangy country with some rhythm and blues. ” Hellbound Hayride” performs at 11-11:45. Just remember bring your higher heeled sneakers, because you’ll be going out tonight ! They’ll surely knock me dead !!

Check out the history of Modesto Music at and get the story about the roots of Rockabilly.

Jennifer Allsup
Freelance Writer<>



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