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MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView Celebrating in a Pandemic

MAMAView: Celebrating in a Pandemic By Middagh Goodwin MAMA Radio first aired on Monday, November 25th at 5 pm on KCBP 95.5 FM and has been going strong ever since playing the music by artists from the greater 209 area code, all genres going back decades. Who could have imagined the hardships musicians and artists would start […]

By November 5, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView – 2020 Covid Version

MAMAView Virtual MAMA 2020 By Chris Murphy Everyone is sick of hearing it by now, but this year has upended so many of our community events and traditions. We all miss the things we used to do, but we need to do the right thing. One of the hardest hit has been live music and […]

By November 1, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

Piano Version of Grandaddy Song Released and 20th Anniversary Reissue of Sophtware Slump.

The Sophtware Slump ….on a Wooden Piano is Scheduled for a November 20th release to coincide with Grandaddy 20th Anniversary of The Sophtware Slump.  This is not a demo or rough sketch, this can be considere a “shadow sibling” to the original. You can listen to Jason Lytle playing on a Wooden Piano “Jed’s Other […]

By August 28, 2020 Read More →
MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMView: Is That Freedom Rock? Turn It Up!

MAMAView: Is that Freedom Rock? Turn it Up!By Middagh Goodwin It is a scientific, social-political and economic fact that the greatest decade of music was the 1970’s. If you think, otherwise you are just wrong. Ok it is my personal opinion(but you know I am right.) Musicians were much freer to experiment with what they […]

By July 30, 2020 Read More →
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 →