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Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Music is Good Medicine Part 2

Marirose Powell, Hero On The Frontline: Music Is Good Medicine Part 2By Patty Castillo Davis Marirose Powell currently lives in Lodi, a Stockton native, former Modesto resident, whose face is familiar in the Central Valley music community. A former constant in the downtown Modesto festival scene and in most every venue therein, it is a […]

Music is Good Medicine Pt. 1

Music is Good Medicine Pt. 1

Music is Good Medicine Part 1By Patty Castillo Davis Many people’s lives have been altered by COVID19. Social media and news outlets have focused to a great degree on the implications of the virus in regard to mental health and offering recommendations on how to preserve well being. One particular group we should keep in […]

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gear

MAMAView: Halee Smith Rockit Music Gearby Middagh Goodwin This month I wanted to introduce a wider audience to Halee Smith and her homegrown business Rockit Music Gear. You may have seen Doug Robinett rocking one of her LED guitar straps at the Modesto Area Music Awards or even picked up a custom strap at last […]

By February 28, 2020 Read More →
Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Epic Modesto All-Star Music Event on Saturday night!

Featuring the 2017 winner of Best Male Vocalist at the Gallo Center’s Valley Talent Project, this performance will showcase Joe Barretta’s exceptional artistry as a singer, songwriter and guitarist, and as a HUGE bonus Joe will be joined by a line-up of Modesto music all-stars: pianist/vocalist Tim Allen, bassist Steve Ashman, guitarist/vocalist Patty Castillo Davis, […]

By February 5, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: Rebirth

MAMAView: RebirthBy Middagh Goodwin It is a brand new year and what kind of resolutions as musicians, have you made? Are you going to play out more, record a new album or release a video for a new single? It is important to make plans and follow through to develop not just as an artist […]

By January 31, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView – Hindsight is 2020

SongwriterView By Patty Castillo Davis Hindsight is 2020 Reflection is clarity. Sometimes. It is educational for sure. We learn a whole lot about what is important or perhaps what we should have cared about. This year Modesto celebrates 150 years. How has our city changed? How are we honoring its gifts? Our local culture defines […]

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 →
ComedyView: MAMA Ha Ha

ComedyView: MAMA Ha Ha

ComedyView: MAMA HA HABy Felicia Aleman Hello, hello, hello. It’s October! The month I get a haircut, a new dress and shave my legs because it’s the MAMA Awards.(look literally anywhere else in this magazine if you need to know what the MAMA awards are).Always one to find a way to get out of writing […]

By October 2, 2019 Read More →
MAMView: Two Decades with Ears to the Future

MAMView: Two Decades with Ears to the Future

MAMAView: Two Decades with Ears to the FutureBy Middagh Goodwin I have said it before and I will say it again, who would have imagined that when Murphy and Ricci decided to host a local music award show that it would still be going strong twenty years later? The landscape of local music has waxed […]

By October 1, 2019 Read More →
Go DoMo! – Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw – Sept 6

Go DoMo! – Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw – Sept 6

Go Downtown Modesto Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw Music in the Plaza and DoMo1st Friday Market This event will be magic. Grandaddy frontman and songwriter Jason Lytle will be performing at Music in the Plaza in conjunction with the DoMo First Fridays on September 6 at 7 pm. This is a show you will not […]

By September 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView: Celebrating 20

MAMAView: Celebrating 20

MAMAViewBy Middagh Goodwin October 15th the Modesto Area Music Awards will be celebrating two decades of music and live entertainment in the 209. Over the years thousands of acts, venues, events have been nominated and you the fans have chosen the winners with your votes. This year on top of a new batch of mamanees […]

By September 2, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView: MAMA turns 20

MAMAView: MAMA turns 20

MAMAView: MAMA turns 20By Middagh Goodwin Can you believe it has been 20 years since Murphy and Ricci first dreamed up the idea for the Modesto Area Music Awards? The First MAMA Awards Show was hosted at Club Maxx in the year 2000, and it was packed and featured only seven categories. How things have […]

By June 27, 2019 Read More →
Unplugged View: Bizetennial

Unplugged View: Bizetennial

Unplugged View: Bizetennial by Aaron Rowan “All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.” – Louis Armstrong. Opera Modesto is preparing to stage the world’s most beloved opera work, Georges Bizet’s CARMEN, first performed in 1875. As part of the festivities leading to the big production at the Gallo Center […]

By April 3, 2019 Read More →
MAMAView Spring Cleaning

MAMAView Spring Cleaning

MAMAView: Spring Cleaning By Middagh Goodwin It is officially Spring and time to do some proverbial  “spring cleaning”. Go through your merch and see what needs to be replenished or replaced with something fresh. Make plans to record a new song or go out and shoot a new video, even if it is just an […]

By April 1, 2019 Read More →
Featured Friday Moon Trent

Featured Friday Moon Trent

Featured Friday Each Friday we are going to feature a member of our community, Business Owners, Musicians, Artists, Teachers, Community Leaders and those that inspire us. Your Name? Moon Trent Home Base? Central California What do you do? I am a singer, a songwriter, a former local radio DJ and I’m also co-owner of timmi-kat […]

By March 22, 2019 Read More →