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Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

A month or so ago after the promotion for the Grandaddy Sophtware Slump 20 year Anniversary stuff died down I decided I wanted to do some kind of online performance of piano songs. This would allow me to branch out and play some songs I don’t often play, mixed in with songs that get played […]

By March 11, 2021 Read More →
Modesto Women  Making History: Marcella Arguello

Modesto Women Making History: Marcella Arguello

Modesto Women Making History Comedian Marcella Arguello By Middagh Goodwin   Marcella Arguello has become one of Modesto’s greatest comedic exports. Arguello grew up in Modesto, born of Salvadorean immigrants who fled El Salvador during the Civil War. Graduating from Johansen High School in 2002 and active in the theatre program. A self-proclaimed class clown, […]

By February 27, 2021 Read More →

GoModesto: VMI Rocks

Roberts auto sales are sponsoring VMI free drive-in concert at John Thurman Field on March 14, 10 am until 10 pm, in conjunction with the State Theatre. All of the bands in the January/March Valley Music Institute session will perform. The event is free to the public, you drive your car into the parking lot […]

By February 26, 2021 Read More →

Sounds of the Valley

ModestoView will be hosting a virtual fundraiser for Modesto’s community radio station KCBP 95.5 FM on Saturday, March 20th starting at 12 pm on our Facebook page. 13 local artists will be performing including MAMA winners The Poorhouse Millionaires, The Flowers, Patty Castillo Davis along with Third Party, Blues Box Bayou Band, Koala & the […]

By February 26, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New View

MAMAView: A New ViewBy Middagh Goodwin It is a new year a new decade, and usually, we would all be planning for great things in the months to come. We continue to be in the worse pandemic any of us have experienced in our lifetimes. Several vaccines present the proverbial light at the end of […]

By January 2, 2021 Read More →
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 […]