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SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their Composer

SongwriterView: Keeping Their ComposerBy Patty Castillo Davis Some say that Songwriters are a bit like historians, “concerned with the continuous, methodical narrative and research of past events as relating to the human race.” I say we are seeking to catch something universal by crafting melodies and threading prose-developing and advancing the art of the song. […]

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

UnpluggedView: Some Like It Haute

Unplugged View: Some Like It Hauteby Aaron Rowan I’ve always been a serious foodie, but I enjoy Burger King far more than any respectable foodie ought. Whenever I dine inside, I find their TV almost always tuned to the Food Network channel. I’ll sit and scarf my processed patty while watching their series ‘Chopped,’ the […]

By May 2, 2021 Read More →
Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the Horizon

Jazz BluesView: Blues on the HorizonBy Eric Benson Well, things are continuing to improve, and the weather is cooperating for getting back to the business of living and playing live music. We are trying to do more live events outside with social distancing to keep people safer. The monthly Blues Crawl returns Sunday, May 23rd […]

By May 1, 2021 Read More →
SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for Tiers

SongwritterView: Tears for TiersBy Patty Castillo Davis Spring Fever AND Cabin Fever.We haven’t had the opportunity to live life as normal and continue a sense of well-being that comes from a healthy social circle -you, like me, might be ready to run screaming. Health experts say that guessing at a reopening timeline is no easier […]

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year and Out of Lockdown

JazzBluesView: One Year Out and Out of LockdownBy Eric Benson   We celebrated one year since the world changed with Chris Cain Band out of lockdown and it was smoking. Big shout out to all the Blues family that came out to celebrate Chris Cain Band Sunday, March 21st, record crowd of people moving and […]

By April 2, 2021 Read More →
UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steady

UnpluggedView: Slow And Steadyby Aaron Rowan Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know when you’re gonna meet the Reaper. At least that’s the case if you should happen to visit a certain chocolatier in Asheville, NC which makes a truffle-infused with the dreaded Carolina Reaper chilli, among the very hottest peppers known […]

By April 1, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing By

MAMAView: Red Tier Standing ByBy Middagh Goodwin It is spring, and the weather is getting warmer, and we should all be planning on what bands we are going to see. Unfortunately, even though things are getting better, we are not quite there yet. Stanislaus County has entered the Red Tier and more people are getting […]

By March 31, 2021 Read More →
Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

Grandaddy: In a Trance Wandering Around

A month or so ago after the promotion for the Grandaddy Sophtware Slump 20 year Anniversary stuff died down I decided I wanted to do some kind of online performance of piano songs. This would allow me to branch out and play some songs I don’t often play, mixed in with songs that get played […]

By March 11, 2021 Read More →
Go Modesto: Raising Cain

Go Modesto: Raising Cain

The Chris Cain Band returns out of lockdown to Cafe Urbano on the outside patio on Sunday, March 21st. Chris will be promoting his upcoming release “Raising Cain”.  Doors open at 3 pm and the music will start at 4 PM. Tickets are just $20 each, this event will sell out so you are encouraged […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA

MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA

MAMAView: KCBP, Live Streams and SKA By Middagh Goodwin   A little over a year ago in November 2019, I started djing on KCBP playing music by local artists going back to the 1930s up until today.   Modesto Area Music airs every Monday night at 5 pm, Friday at 9 pm and Saturday at […]

By March 9, 2021 Read More →
Equal Voice Equal Rights #sheinspires

Equal Voice Equal Rights #sheinspires

Equal Voice Equal Rights #sheinspiresBy Patty Castillo Davis Kamala Harris becomes the first woman Vice President in history.A descendant of slaves presiding as second in command in a house built by slaves-what a time to be a woman!On the heels of a year that sought to discount and destroy the achievements, freedoms, prosperity and powers […]

Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tide

Unplugged View: Rip Tideby Aaron Rowan One weekend last month, a murder mystery game played out across Modesto – a detective adventure designed by CluedUpp Games and inspired by the infamous Jack The Ripper case. I missed out on that party, but that’s alright because I’ve gotten to enjoy plenty of entertainment provided by Modesto’s […]

By March 3, 2021 Read More →
Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History

Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History

Hazel Houser Spencer: Woman of History by Stella Beratlis Hazel Houser Spencer, Stanislaus County lyricist and composer of many country and gospel songs of renown, is not widely known outside of country music and bluegrass history circles. I’ve been on a personal mission, of sorts, to change that. This year, I nominated Hazel Houser Spencer […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →

RockabillyView – The Pendletons are Back

Tony Trevino and the Pendletons By Chris Murphy Something wonderful in the local music world has happened. As we talk about Women’s History Month, one of Modesto’s adopted greats is Rose Maddox. In 1938, she and her brothers, Fred and Clay, began a band on KTRB that would be hillbilly boogie, later with her family, […]

Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz Blues View: Here Comes the Sun

Jazz-Blues View: Here comes the Sun Little DollyEric Benson Well folks this is the new norm with things opening and improving! The promise of spring gives me optimism for brighter days ahead, “the smile’s returning to there faces…here comes the sun, here comes the sun.” This song played in hospitals when someone with a Covid […]

By March 1, 2021 Read More →