UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

From: Chris Murphy <chrism@spwg.com<mailto:chrism@spwg.com>>
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:02 AM
To: Pete Grimaldi <pete@pgrimaldicreative.com<mailto:pete@pgrimaldicreative.com>>
Subject: UnpluggedView – Balkans to Bayou

Unplugged View
By Aaron Rowan

Balkans To Bayou

You’re sitting there mesmerized by the Eastern European folk melodies that Briget, Juliana & Leslie combine their glorious voices to convey, when suddenly out of nowhere pops up a Bill Monroe bluegrass number. The TRUE LIFE TRIO is full of such delightful delicacies and surprises. Music from Mexico and the gulf coast is there right alongside traditional songs of Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Poland, Ukraine and more, plus plenty of original work performed by these three multi-instrumentalists. It’s a sweet, sonic explosion that melts in the listener’s ear. The ladies will make their second appearance in Modesto on the eve of International Women’s Day, Saturday 3/7 at 7:30pm. A $20 (cash only) admission at the door, at Moon & Sixpence Music And Art House located at 500 9th St. between E & F.

Moon & Sixpence offers a couple other shows this month. March 13, folk harpist Kristin Rebecca breezes back into town with a dynamic, multifaceted approach to pop and Americana-influenced contemporary folk music, bringing her colorful musical narratives to life. 7:30pm, $10. March 22 at 3 PM, we’ll have the Muted Jewel Tones, a jazzy, folksy, quirky, old-timey vocal harmony trio often compared to the Andrews Sisters. $10 at the door. Doors open a half hour prior to concerts, and you can always reserve seats at modestounplugged@yahoo.com<mailto:modestounplugged@yahoo.com> or 209.543.5306.

Valley Talent Project 2019 grand prize winner Kalea Jackson stars in ‘Seussical Jr.’ for one night only at the Gallo Center, Friday 3/6 at 7:00. A whimsical musical featuring many of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters, presented by the Davis High drama department. $20-$25 tickets still available at www.galloarts.org. And later this month, ‘Shrek The Musical’ opens at MJC’s performing arts center. Zoey Rae, two-time winner at last year’s Valley Talent, is among the cast of this show. Both Zoey and Kalea have also starred at my Young Artist Series during the past few months. More info at www.mjc.edu.

The Opera Modesto kids will put on a program inspired by the Celtic diaspora, on Sunday 3/15 at Congregation Beth Shalom, 1705 Sherwood Ave. Enjoy the music of the Northern Celtic Fringe (Brittany, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man), and the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain.) 3 PM, $25/$20/$10. Another great OM event is their All Russian Concert on Sunday 3/29, featuring Natasha Collier, Karl Kaminsky and Alda Turgieva. An afternoon concert at a private home in north Modesto, but you can find info and tickets at www.operamodesto.org.

Intimate performances. Infinite playlist. MODESTO UNPLUGGED.

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