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Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the HorizonBy Eric Benson Well, things are continuing to improve, and the weather is cooperating for getting back to the business of living and playing live music. We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer. The monthly Blues Crawl returns Sunday, May 23rd […]

By May 1, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Raising Cain

Go Modesto: Raising Cain

The Chris Cain Band returns out of lockdown to Cafe Urbano on the outside patio on Sunday, March 21st. Chris will be promoting his upcoming release “Raising Cain”.  Doors open at 3 pm and the music will start at 4 PM. Tickets are just $20 each, this event will sell out so you are encouraged […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz-Blues View: Here comes the Sun Little DollyEric Benson Well folks this is the new norm with things opening and improving! The promise of spring gives me optimism for brighter days ahead, “the smile’s returning to there faces…here comes the sun, here comes the sun.” This song played in hospitals when someone with a Covid […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →
Jazz Blues View: Soul Vaccination

Jazz Blues View: Soul Vaccination

Jazz/Blues View: Time to Get Your Soul Vaccination!By Eric Benson Alright my peeps time for all of us to get our Soul Vaccination. Tower of Power said it best; “All across the nation people been catch’ honkypox, when you get the notion Towers’s got the potion-you might look in to get yourself in motion…Everybody get […]

By February 4, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz BluesView: Things Will Get Better

Jazz/Blues View: Things Will Get Better By Eric Benson Well, 2020 certainly has been one of the most challenging years I have ever lived through bar none, With COVID, extreme heat, California on fire but sometimes you just got to roll with it. I continue to suspend disbelief and keep going forward. My job as […]

By December 31, 2020 Read More →
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 →