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Tag: Modesto Area Music

MAMAView – New Music from Gravel & Grace

MAMAView – New Music from Gravel & Grace

Gravel and Grace – Bringing the Blues By Chris Murphy Just released is the new debut CD from Gravel and Grace called “Bringing the Blues”. This is one of the most perfect band names as it features the gravel of Big Earl Mathews and the Grace of Ava Grace. This is a captivating CD loaded […]

MAMAView: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2

MAMAView: Phase 2 What does that mean?By Middagh Goodwin   California is well into Phase 2 and restaurants, cafes and diners are opening up to have patrons dine in, but with limited capacity. What does that mean for live music? It will come back but just needs to come back in a safe way, with […]

By May 29, 2020 Read More →
MAMA Virtual Live

MAMA Virtual Live

ModestoView and the Modesto Area Music Association have been live-streaming local artists since almost the beginning of the pandemic. We plan to continue our nightly broadcast through May and beyond if needed. We feel music is essential and the way we interact with each other and the musicians are memories that last a lifetime.  All […]

By April 30, 2020 Read More →
MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in Place

MAMAView: Life Sheltered in PlaceBy Middagh Goodwin First off I can not believe no one messaged me about my profile picture in the magazine last month? It was a picture of Jack Black not me, a little April Fools prank or Easter egg if you will. I am not sure about you but I have […]

By April 27, 2020 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 →
MAMView: Radio is a Soul Salvation

MAMView: Radio is a Soul Salvation

MAMAView: Radio is a Sound SalvationBy Middagh Goodwin”When I got the music I got a place to go.”It used to be driving around listening to the radio was a right of passages for teenager all over America. It was how the rest of us passed the time while stuck in traffic or as we just cruised around on a Saturday night.

By December 3, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Last Act

SongwriterView – Last Act

Last Act By Patty Castillo Davis What a year! What an abundance of milestones. KCBP 95.5 FM is up and running bring you pertinent local features, news and music. I’m personally humbled by being recognized last March as a Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Woman of the year for contributions in music and winning […]

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Wins

MAMAView: Modesto Area Music Wins

The State Theatre was the sight for the 20th Anniversary of the Modesto Area Music Awards and with a record number of votes coming in we were set for a celebration of a lifetime.

By October 16, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

SongwriterView: Scare Up Some Local Support

Scare Up Some Local SupportBy Patty Castillo Davis This final stretch of the year is also the beginning of my favorite season and with this comes a month full of choice. Both the weather and former pace is amicable and chill. Our area holds exciting events celebrating diversity, culture, harvest and local music this month. […]

By October 2, 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 →
Go Modesto: ModStock

Go Modesto: ModStock

Join Darin Morris and the Valley Music Institute for the 9th Annual ModStock at Graceada Park on Sunday, August 11th. This incredible event brings together 55 different acts on two stages for one awesome day of local music. ModStock takes place between 10 am and 8 pm and is Free to attend. Featuring 41 student bands performing alongside 14 […]

By August 5, 2019 Read More →
SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

SongwriterView – Mine Ears Hath Heard the Glory

By Patty Castillo Davis When Independence Day is upon us, I cannot help but think about the origins of our patriotic music. It’s a bit supernatural how Roots music is all linked together by a thread of beautiful, diverse, cultural melodies from immigrant contributions. Sacred spiritual melodies have lent some of the richest ingredients to […]

MAMView: 20 Years of Music Awards

MAMView: 20 Years of Music Awards

MAMAView:20 Years of Music AwardsBy Middagh Goodwin 20 Years ago Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci got together with an idea to put on a local music awards show, similar to the Grammy, the Bammy or even the Sammies, but for bands and musicians from Modesto and the surrounding area. Thus the first annual Modesto Area […]

By July 1, 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 – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View – Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik

Unplugged View >by Aaron Rowan > >Eine Kleinmann Nachtmusik > >³The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.² – Wolfgang >Amadeus Mozart. > >The time has come to conclude a phenomenal second season of live music at >Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House. One of very few listening-room venues >in […]