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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 →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Alright turned 62 years young this August, celebrated with my Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist from Miles Davis with catered New Orleans food; Gumbo, Crab cakes, Tri Tip, wings and more in my home town house of Bezerkeley California. You […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments 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

BluesView

BluesViewBy Earl Matthews Hello everyone. I honestly think this is going to be my best month for the whole year. Let me tell you about it. We, FEarlisha Presents have partnered with Peer Recovery Art Project and Ava Grace Music to put on a big show at the State Theater in Modesto with headliner Chris […]

By August 12, 2019 Read More →
PatioFest

PatioFest

PatioFest By Middagh Goodwin Join us for the second annual PatioFest not to be confused with Porchfest. On June 15th 6-9 pm the streets of Downtown Modesto will be filled with music coming from the patios from 19 participating restaurants, cafes and bars. You are invited to stroll around Downtown and check out not just the music but […]

By June 10, 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 →
Jazz&WorldView

Jazz&WorldView

Jazz & WorldView By Eric Benson Hey, folks, the Porchfest endured despite a wet soggy day, the weather may not have cooperated but the will to come out for some music and festivities, rain or shine prevailed. People with umbrellas or without soaked up the music and vibes. I think next year we should have […]

Porchfest 2019

Porchfest 2019

Sunday, May 19, Modesto Porchfest returns. Porchfest started in Modesto just two years ago in July 2017 with 30 locations and 45 acts if you do not count the gaggle of VMI bands playing the same day at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Now in its third year, it has grown to 45 porches […]

By May 16, 2019 Read More →