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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 →
BluesView: 2020

BluesView: 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to 2020. I’m excited for a big start to the new year and am grateful to have ended 2020 with a great show at the Prospect Theatre. Thanks to everyone who came out to see any of the bands I play in over the last decade and thank you all for supporting the blues.

By January 5, 2020 Read More →
Music Therapy with David Victor

Music Therapy with David Victor

Patients, visitors and employees at Doctors Medical Center had a special visitor yesterday. David Victor, former guitarist from the band Boston, provided music therapy at the facility.

By November 6, 2019 Read More →
Share the Warmth

Share the Warmth

Singer-Songwriter View: SHARE the WARMTHBy Patty Castillo DavisThe wind-down is upon us. The reflection is on the horizon.The blessings are counted, inventory is taken at holiday time as to where we might be without our fortunate favor and luck. Maybe this is the first time you get the chance to pay it forward, return the favor and elevate someone who doesn’t have your opportunities.

By November 5, 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 →
Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Jazz&BluesView – Fall is in the Air

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Fall is in the air and yes we are ready for the changing of the season. Cooler weather in store and no longer sweating in places I did not know I had places. Take a cool walk to our farmer’s market Thursdays and […]

By September 28, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Jazz&BluesView

Jazz&BluesView

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson If you luv music you’re gonna love this Alright turned 62 years young this August, celebrated with my Blue Monday Band with Barry Finnerty Jazz guitarist from Miles Davis with catered New Orleans food; Gumbo, Crab cakes, Tri Tip, wings and more in my home town house of Bezerkeley California. You […]

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 →
The Big View  – Once Upon A Time in Modesto

The Big View – Once Upon A Time in Modesto

The BigView Once Upon a Time in Modesto By Chris Murphy 1969 was a time of great music, expanded awareness and horizons. Nothing showed this to the world like Woodstock Festival, held in August 1969. Along with Elvis and the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, this was one of history’s greatest music happenings. 1969 was also […]

MAMAView: Two Decades and Counting

MAMAView: Two Decades and Counting

MAMAView: Two Decades and CountingBy Middagh GoodwinI think that it is reasonable to assume that neither Murphy or Ricci had any idea back in the year 2000 that the Modesto Area Music Awards would be going strong after 20 years. Starting out with only seven categories and being held at Club Maxx and now having […]

By August 12, 2019 Read More →
Justin Moore Show the Redneck Side of Him at the Fruityard

Justin Moore Show the Redneck Side of Him at the Fruityard

Justin Moore Shows the Redneck Side of Him at the Fruityardby Michael Mangano The weather was hot and the beer cold at the Fruityard Friday night as a cowboy hats and boots packed the amphitheater for Justin Moore.  First, the Nashville singer-songwriter Eric Pasley who has written songs for Jake Owen; “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” […]

By July 13, 2019 Read More →
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 →
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 →