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Keeping Composer

Keeping Composer

Songwriting View: Keeping ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Creativity can flourish anytime and anywhere. Even when an artist is not focused on bringing art to life- it grows. Inspiration flows from all spaces and time. It does not understand if it is born out of chaos. Now we are finding ourselves adapting a new routine, even […]

By September 3, 2020 Read More →
StrayHeart Memories

StrayHeart Memories

StrayHeart Memories The 1980’s music scene in the greater Modesto area kicked off with a bang on the heels of an already growing, electric 1970’s music scene led by area band legions like the Milk house Boys, Silvermoon, Homegrown, The Lights and so many others. I moved to the Central Valley from the Bay Area […]

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgot

Unplugged View: The Lind That Time Forgotby Aaron Rowan There is an old mining town up in Calaveras called Jenny Lind, named after the ‘Swedish Nightingale,’ one of the most highly regarded opera singers of the nineteenth century. Her U.S. tour from 1850-1852 was backed by circus master P.T. Barnum and launched a wave of […]

By July 31, 2020 Read More →
The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto

The Seventies Music Scene in Modesto By Willie Hines    The 70’s, like any decade, didn’t really kick into gear until, say, 1973. Call it the hangover effect. Cultural changes, much like personal relationships, need a couple of years to shake off some of the old baggage and get into the new groove. Musically, the ’60s, after […]

By July 29, 2020 Read More →
GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: Somebody Scream

GoModesto: ModStock goes Virtual Somebody Scream! This year ModStock sponsored by Robert’s Automotive celebrates ten years. Normally Darin Morris’s VMI School of Rock would host the event at Graceada Park on the last weekend of Summer with 50 plus youth and probands performing. This year due to the global pandemic ModStock is going virtual and […]

By July 24, 2020 Read More →
Jazz & BluesView: Tryin’ Times

Jazz & BluesView: Tryin’ Times

Blues&JazzView by Eric Benson Tryin’ times and out of quarantine! Well folks we are out of quarantine but not out of the woods so let’s try and get back to business that is not quite usual. We need to continue to do our thing and take precautions especially for those who are vulnerable to being […]

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

UnpluggedView: Opera In Open Air

Unplugged View: Opera In Open Airby Aaron Rowan Signs of musical life are returning to downtown, and my opera friends are getting in on the action where some of the best action has been unfolding. Award-winning Modesto favorite Patty Castillo Davis and her bandmates have already given two outdoor concerts on the green of the […]

By July 3, 2020 Read More →
SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us Forward

SongwriterView: And Music Will Spur Us ForwardBy Patty Castillo Davis Songs give protest language words won’t suffice to convey.A compendium of unjust events in succession have created conditions for mass protest and finally change on the front of the fight for racial justice which is alarmingly familiar to the urban unrest of the 1960s. The […]

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming

MAMAView: On the Radio and Streaming By Middagh Goodwin We have been separated by a global pandemic that has had us sheltered in place for the better part of 2020. We have missed the interaction of friends and family in social situations as varied as Sunday Brunch at Deva to Music in the Plaza. Live […]

By June 29, 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 […]

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

1937 – The Birth of Rockabilly

Modesto’s Rockabilly Roots put the “Rock” in the Roll By Chris Murphy In 1937, the first notes of Rock and Roll aired over Modesto radio station KTRB 860. The trail of the history of Rock and Roll and the music and the people that inspired Rock and Roll leads directly to Modesto’s doorstep. Yes my […]

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 →
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 →