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From Christian rock to traditional hymns, local churches celebrate in song

For some the best part of the holidays is the music. Whether it's "Silent Night" or "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," celebrating Christmas just isn't the same without traditional hymns. At Monte Vista Chapel, however, the holidays mean rocking out to The Katinas.

December 11, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Music

Joni Morris: Voice lessons to national tours

The path of Joni Morris' success as a country singer and her rave reviews for her Patsy Cline tributes can all be charted back to her desire to "kill a little time."

October 15, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Musician donates proceeds to help vets

Native Alabama man and Vietnam veteran Richard Hall knows what it's like to be injured in the line of duty and left to fend for himself as a damaged civilian.

September 25, 2012 | BY KIM VAN METER Turlock Journal | Music

X Fest to feature 14 stages, 60 bands

The Valley's biggest party returns to downtown Modesto this Saturday for its 13th year and features some of the biggest touring acts in the country. X Fest, the largest annual cocktail party for the 21 and older crowd will feature 14 stages shared by a lineup of 60 bands and expects to draw a crowd of 20,000, according to the event's producer Chris Ricci.

July 31, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Music

Local guitar picks featured in ‘Rock of Ages’

The new film "Rock of Ages," has a star-studded cast.

June 19, 2012 | | Music

Fair’s entertainment line-up runs the gamut from crooners to tumblers

The upcoming line-up of performers coming to the Stanislaus County Fair is looking to hit all the right notes with fairgoers by bringing in a bevy of entertainers.

May 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Hugh Laurie to make musical ‘House’ call in Turlock

Hugh Laurie, the popular and acclaimed star of television's "House" will readily admit he doesn't have the typical pedigree and background of most Blues musicians, but he's not about to let that get in his way.

May 01, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Bands set to battle in local concert event

Sixteen bands will enter. One band will leave.

April 23, 2012 | | Music

Local woman leads social media workshop for bands at South by Southwest festival

Every March for the past eight years, Kyra Reed has made the trip to Austin, Texas for the unique convergence of music, film, media, and technology that is the South by Southwest festival.

March 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Music

Valley band to play Westside Theatre

Mixing in the sounds of a plucky banjo, the sweet vibrations of the mandolin, the deep resonating bass and an authentic twang, Red Dog Ash is finding their groove in the bluegrass arena.

March 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Bring out your inner Irish with The Van Diemen’s band

Local Irish pub rock band The Van Diemen's has been looking forward to St. Patrick's Day for awhile. This holiday, which has everyone seeing green, is their day to shine.

March 16, 2012 | BY MACIE BENNETT Turlock Journal | Music

Red Molly ready to light up local stage

Mix in one part country, one part folk, a bit of bluegrass and a splash of jazz and serve it all up in three part harmonies and you'll have Red Molly.

February 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Turlock native releases fourth album

Turlock native Andy Padlo recently released his fourth album, "Buffalo Wedding." He describes his style as a mix of singer/songwriter, folk, and alternative country/rock.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

‘Gossip’ girls promote new album

The PreZcotts, a quartet of sisters from Modesto, are busier than ever with the release of their first album, "Gossip." The group has been performing at gigs all over the Central Valley, including recent visit to Dennis Earl Elementary School in Turlock. The sisters are between the ages of 12 and 17 and they write songs mostly about real teen experiences.

December 27, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Music

Turlock teen shares his passion for piano

Rachel Rojas remembers very clearly when her son Heath's love of music became apparent. He was 4 years old at the time and was fascinated by his older brother's piano lesson.

September 13, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Music

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