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Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here

Jazz/Blues View: Gettin’ Crazy Up in Here!By Eric Benson     Well, things are really challenging my ability to stay calm, “La Fiesta de Masque 2nd to COVID, extreme heat, and now California is on fire. I am an optimist but man if a Tsunami rolls in I am getting a surfboard and I am […]

By August 29, 2020 Read More →
Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!

Jazz & Blues View: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson And so it goes, I am doing my thing seeing my patients in primary care with the Fiesta De Mascara, the festival of masks with a lot of stress on top of the usual issues of sickness and health. Please take a minute […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz-BluesView: Tryin Times

Jazz/BluesView: Tryin times and out of Quarantine!By Eric Benson Well, folks, we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being exposed […]

By June 29, 2020 Read More →
Livin in These Tryin Times

Livin in These Tryin Times

Jazz and BluesView: Livin’ in these Tryin’ TimesBy Eric Benson Where have you all been? It has been a minute but I have not got out much Governator’s orders. It has been a while since I have seen a lot of my friends except on social media sharing what juice they had for breakfast, belting […]

By May 31, 2020 Read More →
BluesView: Farewell

BluesView: Farewell

BluesView: Bye Bye Team I will be Rooting for youBy Earl MatthewsHello everyone. Thank you all so much for the love you have shown to me over my years at the Modesto View. As you should know by now, my love for the ViewCrew runs deep and wide but, it is time for me to move […]

By March 2, 2020 Read More →
Jazz/Blues View

Jazz/Blues View

Jazz/BluesView: Chris Cain and MAMA BluesBy Eric Benson Sometimes things have an organic feel to them, they flourish and fall apart and they come back once again. One of my favorite Bands the Chris Cain Band we used to have come through every three months to the formerly Clayton’s Café over the years. Clayton’s closed […]

By February 29, 2020 Read More →
Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView – Blue Monday Twice a Month

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Blue Monday Party Jam goes to twice a month Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano downtown Modesto every second and fourth Monday of the month. The blue Monday House Band will continue to have special guests and help promote other live music events in the Downtown. Monday […]

By February 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
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 →
Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

Jazz-BluesView: If you Luv Music

 Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Monday’s over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had 70 people who stayed to the end with great food, and music on a blustery Monday night.

By January 11, 2020 Read More →
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 →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
New Years Eve 2020

New Years Eve 2020

There are many things going on in and around Modesto for New Year’s Eve. We have tried to compile a list for you to help with your planning. Go out with friends so that you can look out for each other. Have fun but by all means stay safe. If you choose to go out have fun but remember to have a designated driver or take a cab, Lyft or Uber. Also, remember AAA offers Safe Rides 1-800-AAA-HELP. 

By December 26, 2019 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView – Winter Blue

Jazz&BluesView – Winter Blue

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this We will miss the musical offering that took place over years at the Barkin’ Dog Grill that supported music for all-ages in a family friendly environment. But what we have really lost is a great spot for family friendly live music and the […]

By December 10, 2019 0 Comments 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 →
Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Fall is in the air and yes we are ready for the changing of the season. Cooler weather in store and no longer sweating in places I did not know I had places. Take a cool walk to our farmer’s market Thursdays and […]

By September 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →