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Fran Johnson

September 7, 2013

Just got into Camp Tawonga, after The Rim Fire. I listened to you guys on your newest CD - Great Friends on the way in, it made the devastion a little bit easier to take. Thanks for all the great music over the years and Labor Day in Arnold was what we needed during our evacuation.

Sandra Hoke Bennett

August 12, 2013

In school I addressed you as Mr. Durr, so I guess I still will, even though I'm 56 now. Don't mean to make you feel old or any thing. You, Mr. Autry,and Mr.Cislo were always my favorite teachers.You now have my granddaughters mother in one of your classes(Shalynn Hodgson. Rock on, Sandy Bennett

Barbara Heckendorf

March 29, 2013

My husband Richard and I so enjoyed you at the Whitmore Mansion for the Salvation Army Dinner. You guys are ... and continue to be great!


October 23, 2012

Just a quick note to hey to Pat Durr, and I hope I"m able to see you guys play at the State on Nov.3.

Sharlene Griffin

September 13, 2012

I can't wait to see you at the farmer's market...wish it was all of you playing, but still I will be there. Thanks for the invites.

Sharlene (Harris) Griffin

LauraLynn Ferrell and family

September 3, 2012

It was so great seeing and listening to you again after so long. Still sounds as amazing in Arnold over the Labor Day weekend as you did the 1st year. Will you be there again next year?

Paul & Billie Westenroff

August 19, 2012

None better than Home Grown!!!

Michael Lingg

August 6, 2012

Judy, thank you for advocating for us in Twain Harte! We would love to return in 2013.

Judy Spisak

July 23, 2012

We missed you in Twain Harte this summer. Don't understand why the Chamber added new bands this year. We have appealed to them to reinstate you to our Concerts in the Pines schedule, and, if you are willing, they have promised to do so.

Barbara Miller

June 6, 2011

Thanks for all the wonderful music you guys have shared over the years!! I love every minute of it!!

Barbara Tyson

May 30, 2011

I left Modesto in 89 taking with me an already tired cassette tape from back in the day? Will you be doing anything local the first week of July? I will be in town and would love to see you and say hello (

Jim Carson

January 14, 2011

Hi Friends. Tonight, we are listening to DirecTV 70's music. Made me think of many good times at the Vintage. Hope to se you all soon.

Jim Carson

John Aston

December 19, 2010

Hi Ya Guys,
I'm betting you wont remember me, so a little reminder coming up.

We worked together in an airfield hangar, just out from Modesto CA in 2004 around August/September as I recall.

I recently began re processing my family video's onto DVD and I came across a recording from that concert.
Then I remembered a CD you gave me and found your web site from the information on the back, so, here I am, a blast from the past so to speak.
Well how are things with the band, still working well I hope? I have done a lot of radio work since I came back from CA and had your reunion album played a few times, it got a good review every time, with some listeners calling in some info on the band.

Not sure when we will be back your way, probably late 2011, maybe we could meet up and catch up, I'd like that.

John Aston


John Silveira

March 18, 2010

My wife have followed you through out our marriage that began with hearing you at the Cask & Cleaver. we try to come see you as ften as we can. I just found your site and will be checking it frequently to see where you are. We miss seeing you at the fair. See you soon.

Cathie & Debbie (Woodside)

November 24, 2009

Can't believe the three of you are still together! Loved those Friday nights at the Vintage and Borels.

Paula Bray

November 12, 2009

You guys are fantastic I have been listening to you for a number of years, in person as well as on CD, you always bring a smile to my heart....Loved seeing you all at Kevin and Leween's 25th anniversary...hope to see you again soon....

Sharlene Griffin

October 8, 2009

Checking to see if you guys are playing some where near by, would love to come and see you. I know the hoildays are coming up. Please let me know.

Patrick, Sharlene here, Mary's Daughter.... thanks for coming by... can't believe it's been a year already. thanks again...

Dave & Margaret Holtz

August 22, 2009

Great music tonight - thanks!

Mike Bacciarini

August 10, 2009

What a treat! The new Christmas CD is wonderful... I'm already humming "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" and it's only August. Is it possible to wear out a CD? Thanks guys, the singing and musicianship is stronger than ever.

Malia Foley (niece of Patrick Durr)

May 19, 2009

I will never forget going to the park and listening to you all play. Now I can pass the music on to my chlidren!! Thanks love you all!!

joshua falvo

April 22, 2009

I used to see you guys in concert as a kid with my parents(John & Cindy). I am glad you are still rocking on. I am in a band myself... maybe I'll list you as one of my inspirations.... Good Luck in the future!

Diana Clark

December 11, 2008

Wow, love it...I went back to Sonora Inn, the Park and lots of other places and times when I listened to these...Thanks for the memories.....still wish you would revive "BUDDY" for me and my buddy Donna.
Love and best wishes for the holidays to you all. Diana Clark

Roxanne Thayer

December 7, 2008

Thanks for the link to the new Christmas music! It is wonderful! Can't wait until 2009 for the entire collection! Love you guys! Dan & Roxanne Thayer

Patrick Durr (the nephew)

December 5, 2008

Its only Dec 5 and I was already getting bored of the Christmas standards on the radio. Then along comes some Home Grown Christmas music! Thank You, Now I can enjoy some Christmas music this holiday season, Keep em coming.

Donna Chandler

July 11, 2008

I used to come and see you guys at The Vintage every week in the 70's. I have wonderful memories of those days. You were amazing! I still have your first album. I only wish it was available on CD. The last time I saw you all perform I was with my two daughters. They were about 9 and 10 at the time. They really enjoyed it! Keep on truckin' guys!

David Gearhart

June 5, 2008

Love your music, have almost worn out your CD. Hope to see you in Merced, Arnold or Modesto area. And hope you get to see the Blues Box Bayou Band with Julie, Pete, Frank, Mike and Jimmy soon. We'll be watching for you!! David Gearhart

maggie kinsey

March 14, 2008

Mr.Durr, I was a classmate of yours back in 92ish....I always looked forward to fridays when you'd play guitar and sing.....I still have the cd you gave me. Hope all is well with you and your family.

LauraLynn Ferrell and family

January 16, 2008

Miss you all! Wishing you were not so far from out new home in Grants Pass, Oregon.

If you are ever up North, make sure to stop by and say Hi!

September 4, 2007


Dale Himes

August 7, 2007

Great vocal blend! great musicianship...mainstays in the Modesto Music Scene....(members from the 60's groups The Ratz and Ice Age if my memory serves me)

Amy Van Eyck

May 21, 2007

All of you guys played at our wedding per the request of the Abernethy's and Bensing's. I love the music. Can't wait to see you again.

Thanks so much,
Keep it comin'

Cindy & John Falvo

June 3, 2006

great web site!!!! maybe someday our paths will cross again. thanks for the wonderful memories. miss you guys.

Jim & Jeri McDonald

May 9, 2006

We've been following you guys since 1979. Thanks for the memories! You sound even better today. We see you every chance we get. We have your CD and absolutely LOVE it! Even our kids know the words.

ted alcorn

November 14, 2005

Hey Guys,
How about a Pirate looks at 57 or Mother, Mother Ocean at the Tree Frog just for Shits and Giggles !!
In town for a short time from Cartagena, Columbia. Where are you playing next?

At the ranch 862-2407
Buen dia, Ted

Peggy Patton Hegel

November 13, 2005

Hi Guys, long time no see. Seeing your old pictures reminds me of the great fun we always had at The Vintage. I hope you keep going strong for a long time.
Take Care,

Sam Thorne

October 26, 2005

If only I could expect Pat to remember every high school student who flaked out in his Study Hall in the mid-70s!

Anyway, I second Brett's motion. I'd love to get my hands on that self-titled debut album again!

It had tracks like, Nickelodeon and I Wanna Know about Girls.

Brett Weitl

October 18, 2005

you may not remember me, but my folks, Daryl and Sharyn were friends of yours way back in the beginning. I recently saw you all as you played for my company at a meeting we had a couple of years ago.
I am wondering if there is somewhere I can purchase a CD of one of(maybe the first) albums you did. I grew up listening to that album, partied to it in my early 20's and would love to share it with my kids. I have the vinyl of it somewhere, but would love to have it on CD. Can you let me know if and where I might find it. I don't know if that album was titled, but it included the songs: Honey Don't, Rock-n-roll man, etc...

Thanks for your time. I hope to see you soon.

Best regards,

Brett Weitl

Dan & Roxanne Thayer

September 26, 2005

Hey guys! Great web site! You know we ALWAYS enjoy hanging out and hearing you play! Keep up the great music! Lots of love, Dan & Roxanne

Sharon & David Blickenstaff

September 23, 2005