Weekly Greeting

Weekly Greeting Archive

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SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongWriterView – Patriots, Pride and Performances

SongwriterView Patriots, Pride and Performances By Patty A. Davis We are in for a month full of celebrations reminding us of the sacrifice and service of others in the pursuit and assurance of equality, liberty and safety. Many of these events will include live entertainment. Show your appreciation for those who have selflessly served our […]

By September 14, 2018 Read More →
BigView –  Fall Season Preview

BigView – Fall Season Preview

HS-Football-Cheat-Sheet.pdf The BigView By Chris Murphy It is football season! About time huh? The ViewCrew loves this time of year and we especially love the fun and the spirit of high school football games. But, where and when are they? The ViewCrew is here to help and have compiled a handy-dandy cheat sheet so there […]

By September 2, 2018 Read More →
BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By August 13, 2018 Read More →
The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

MAMAView: The Choice is Yours By Middagh Goodwin Modesto is fortunate to have so many talented performers in the area. Over the last few months, the Modesto Area Music Association has sifted through hundreds of nominees to narrow down the up and comers, the grinders and the acts that keep on rockin’. We have reached […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues

BluesView: Summertime Blues By  Earl Matthews Hello everyone, the dog days of summer are here again, and for some crazy reason, that means there is a ton of fun stuff going on. In fact, there is so much to do that I hope you look at the calendar because I don’t have room to talk […]

By July 30, 2018 Read More →
American Woman

American Woman

SONGWRITER VIEW: AMERICAN WOMAN-Listen What I Say By Patty Castillo Davis   There is no shortage of music while celebrating Independence Day in the 209. The annual community parades are opened by a rendition of the National Anthem and filled with marching bands, dance troupes performing to exuberant tracks and live bands on floats. Every […]

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

SingerSongwriterView: Where were you in 62?

The Gleam In Dad’s Eye By Patty Castillo Davis The answer to “Where Were You In ’62?” is the title of my column this month. My stoic, quiet Dad, Alonzo Castillo is the sole reason I am in BIG love with Linda Ronstadt today. He cultivated a musical environment from which I gleaned influences from […]

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer

MAMAView: Graffiti Summer By Middagh Goodwin  We are in the midst of Graffiti Summer, and that means that MAMA season is just around the corner.  You might not know that the Modesto Area Music Association is a 501c-3 non-profit, that over the last few years we have been actively booking or helping others to book […]

By June 3, 2018 Read More →
SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SongwriterView: Mother of My Invention

SONGWRITER View: Mother of My Invention By Patty Castillo Davis My Mother has always been in support of my music. When I was a minor she and my Dad and a crew of their friends would caravan to various bars around town so I might participate in their “Talent Contests”-it was always on a school […]

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Wash Me Away the music of Lisa Ballew

Local singer-songwriter Lisa Ballew sophomore ep Wash Me Away, the follow up to Ready for the Ride has recently dropped. One can appreciate how Ballew has matured as a songwriter. The production on this release stands up with anything that has come out over the last few years. The songs are tight with great arrangements. It is filled with ballads and danceable pop […]

SongwriterView: Spurs

SongwriterView: Spurs

Spurs By Patty Castillo Davis In Rodeo, spurs are a tool, dull and proven, with rowels used for prompting persuasion to confront being uncomfortable and encourage moving forward. We can spur our local music community on by putting our support behind venues that propel diverse music choices. The Barkin Dog Grill, Congregation Beth Shalom, Moon […]

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView: Fresh Tunes

BluesView By Big Earl Hello everyone and I hope you guys are enjoying the winter that almost wasn’t. Starting it off on the first I will be with the Poorhouse Millionaires at Ralston’s Goat and our host Felicia Aleman for an evening of comedy and music, the food is great and we always have a […]

By March 2, 2018 Read More →
MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at a Time

MAMAView $5 at Time by Middagh Goodwin One thing that I Love and pretty much been a constant my entire life, Music if it is Live and Local even better. We are quite fortunate to have so many great artists spanning just about every genre and style of music. I like so many others, wish we […]

By February 3, 2018 Read More →
Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

Bad Seed An Album Come Alive

“BAD SEED: An Album Come Alive” Music by Mattea Overstreet Written by Summer Krafft Directed by Traci Sprague A passion project for all involved, this ONE WEEKEND ONLY event started with Mattea’s debut EP, BAD SEED, released in June of 2017, which sparked a narrative for her long-time friend and collaborator, Summer Krafft. She wrote […]

By January 29, 2018 Read More →
Cold Weather Hot Music

Cold Weather Hot Music

Songwriter View Cold Weather, Hot Music. By Patty Castillo Davis The Latin word for January means door since January is the door to the new year and opening to new beginnings. Begin 2018 like this-resolve to actively support your favorite local venues. Last year saw the dissolution of places to create art. Put your money […]

By January 3, 2018 Read More →