Modesto Unplugged and ModestoView present:
‘MUSIC AT THE GMC’
An intimate acoustic series at the Gottschalk Music Center recital hall
1502 E St., Modesto
Doors at 7:00, concerts at 7:30 - $15 general admission / kids 12 and under free

Call 209-543-5306 or email modestounplugged@yahoo.com to reserve seats

Friday September 16
THE FIRE
The Fire is a high-energy pure-drop Scottish music band, with world-class fiddling in combination with bagpipes, guitar, bodhran, and whistlei-instrumentalist David Brewer of the popular Celtic band Molly’s Revenge, and International Scottish Fiddle Champion Rebecca Lomnicky, bridge the gap between the fiddle and bagpipe music of Scotland -  two worlds united, into a heartfelt and rousing musical experience.

Saturday October 8

KERRY GROMBACHER

Kerry Grombacher writes contemporary western songs that are set in the landscape that he’s worked and traveled in, from his home on New Orleans’ Bayou St. John, to the desert Southwest, to the Northwest forests. He is the best kind of songwriter, with lyrics that take us on journeys to places we’ve never visited before.

Saturday August 27
THE HEIFER BELLES
The Heifer Belles deliver three part harmonies through Back Porch Americana with the twang of the pedal steel and the rumble of the upright bass. Songs range from heartfelt, tongue-in-cheek to socially insightful. The Heifer Belles guarantee to bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.

Saturday November 12
XANTHE ALEXIS
From the mountains of Colorado, Xanthe takes you on a journey of harmonies and storytelling. With her soaring vocals, Xanthe weaves an unforgettable tapestry of sounds conjuring late nights by the fire and still mornings when the day is brand new.

Friday December 9
MEGAN LYNCH CHOWNING and MARY SUE ENGLUND
Megan and Mary Sue have been playing music together for years. After a tour full of sold-out shows, many laughs, and poignant musical moments, Megan and Mary Sue are excited to get back on the road together in 2016. They play original music - personal songs tinged with country, folk, and whatever it takes to reach audiences. Sometimes they play other people's songs - fiddle tunes and under-the-radar covers. Megan is a seven-time National Fiddle Champion and Mary Sue is an award-winning songwriter. They are absolutely magical together.

Thursday September 8

THE LITTLEST BIRDS and CHRIS DOUD

The Littlest Birds features Sharon Martinson on banjo, offering a gentle, harmony-fueled brand of twang that evokes the dusty back roads and wide open spaces of the American West while remaining deeply rooted on a back porch somewhere in Appalachia.

Chris Doud is one of the two frontmen behind The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit. Crafting lyrics rife with visual imagery, this masterful songwriter has been sharing his solo Americana/country sound with audiences for a few months now.