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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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Gladys Knight is coming in March!

Gladys Knight is coming in March!

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. From the years when she recorded hit after hit as part of the legendary Gladys Knight & Pips—“Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “Neither One of Us […]

By January 27, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
Gallo Center – Boz Scaggs show added!

Gallo Center – Boz Scaggs show added!

Born in Texas and raised with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Boz Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. His extensive and distinctive career spans five decades and many accolades, with such memorable songs as “Lido Shuffle,” “Lowdown,” and numerous others that will […]

By January 21, 2020 0 Comments 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 […]

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 →
MSO Pixar in Concert

MSO Pixar in Concert

January 2020 – The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray, will perform Pixar in Concert on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:30pm and Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto.  Experience the magic of your favorite Pixar films while the MSO performs the scores live. This concert […]

By January 8, 2020 Read More →
SUPERGROUP SF

SUPERGROUP SF

David Victor’s SUPERGROUP SF will be hitting the stage at the Gallo Center this Saturday and if you are in the audience you are in for a treat. When you hear “supergroup” what springs to mind.

By January 6, 2020 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Footloose and Fancy Free

UnpluggedView: Footloose and Fancy Free

Unplugged View: Footloose And Fanny Freeby Aaron Rowan     “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Jane Austen.     Behold! Modesto’s first annual JaneCon, a weekend devoted to all things Regency era. January 10-12 will be filled with screenings of Jane Austen film adaptations, lectures, costume-making workshops, and at the center of […]

By January 5, 2020 Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson “If you luv music you’re gonna love this” Blue Monday Party returns to its new home Café Urbano, formerly of Clayton’s Restaurant where we did Blue Monday for almost 700 Blue Mondays over 8 years. Last Blue Monday there we had over 70 people who stayed to the end with great […]

By January 3, 2020 0 Comments Read More →
MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New Decade

MAMAView: Roaring into a New DecadeBy Middagh GoodwinIt is quite hard to believe that it is the year 2020.  It seems like just yesterday that many of us were celebrating a new century or were worried about Y2K.

By January 3, 2020 Read More →
RockinView – Thank You 2019

RockinView – Thank You 2019

RockinView By Chris Murphy Yay, Rockin’ Holiday 2019 was a big success! Thanks to all that made Rockin Holiday 2019 a Rockin’ success and make it better every year. We delivered a lot of magic to the Modesto holiday season and put a lot of smiles on kids’ faces with our Rockin’ North Pole, Rockin’ […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView – Joe Barretta

MusicianView By Chris Murphy What do Discovery Channel, The Young and the Restless, NBC The Wall, Flipping Out, Toddlers and Tiaras and Ralph’s Transmission have in common? Did you know that Modesto musician Joe Barretta has written songs and jingles for all of these shows and more. He is also a multi-album producing singer and […]

By December 29, 2019 0 Comments Read More →