Friday February 1, First Friday @ Banter Bistro
6pm – Alex Blair – awesome jazz vocalist with Austin Byrd on keys!
8pm – The Future Eyes
“The Future Eyes were formed in 2011 as four friends came together to put a live sound to the extensive catalog of Denton based singer/songwriter Kelbe Schrank (pronounced, “shronk”), including two previous self-produced albums. The result has been an entirely new true collaborative effort, with Schrank still the primary songwriter, but with new found energy and a dynamic genre-bending sound; an amalgam of indie rock and folk with veins of blues and funk streaking through. With the bold beats and rich harmonies of James Grisham, evocative bass lines of John Oliviera and soaring guitar crescendos of Jason Cook, The Future Eyes leave contrails across the minds of listeners.”
10pm – Ellie Meyer – “Ellie Meyer is an up and coming artist into the music scene, with vocals and song lyrics that will make you want to listen for more. All of her songs are based on life experiences and inspirations that either Ellie, herself, or those around her have experienced”, DentonRadio.com
Also we have an art exhibit of sketches by local artist Bryan Kelly. The show represents one year of daily sketches by Denton based illustrator Bryan Kelly. This collection includes all 365 sketches posted between February 10th 2011 and February 10th 2012. These sketches were initially posted, with captions, on his website, bryankellyillustrations.com and on his facebook account also called Bryan Kelly Illustrations. Bryan continues to post sketches five times a week, Monday through Friday. The Friday sketch is presented as a full color illustration.
– the Cellar 22 Courtesy Photo
We haven’t done a tasting in awhile…
We are super excited about Friday night! We have a whole evening planned, so come and join us!! The fun starts at 7:00 pm with Beaux from Republic Wines tasting 4 wines.
-Wild Horse Pinot Noir
-If You See Kay Red Blend
-Estancia Unoaked Chardonnay
Cost – $15.00 per person. Virgil will have some snacks for you to munch on while you enjoy your wine!! :))
At 8:30, we have a new music artist to the cellar…Matt Grisby. He is a Denton based singer-songwriter who’s music lies somewhere between folk and alternative country, drawing comparisons to the likes of John Prine and Robert Earl Keen.
Please come give him the cellar family welcome!!
I can’t wait to see your face and have some fun!!!!
Virgil and Amanda
Join us Friday, Feb 1st for First Friday Denton at A Creative Art STUDIO. Music will be provided by Jake Dester and friends followed by Link Chalon. Music starts at 7 pm and ends at 10. Crystal Nelson, artist, will be our featured artist of the month. Come meet Crystal and see what she has been making in her STUDIO. We will have a special Valentine Make a Shrine activity. For a small fee you can make that special person a Valentine Shrine. Alena Veteto will be demonstrating her jewelry skills and Tina Alvarez will be demonstrating Touch Painting. Robin Jansen, our 5 minute novelist will be back to write your story. Grab and friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.
This month SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery will have Denton ISD Reuse Student Art on display. In addition, we are excited to have musical guests Polly Maynard and Childbloom performing and Denton’s own Armadillo Ale serving samples of their craft brewed beer and soda. SCRAP Denton will be open from 6-9pm. Come shop, sip and view creative reuse art!
From Ellen at Banter Bistro – Tonight is First Friday! Come out to Banter and hear the crazy mad guitar skills and vocals that will knock your hat in the creek. Chris, Matt, and Allison go on at 6pm. At 8pm we have Dirty Blonde Delaney and at 10pm Reinventing Jude!
NOTE – Banter is a fantastic venue for music, and has some great beer selections as well. Be sure to stop in and enjoy the first First Friday of the year at Banter Bistro, just off the Square in Downtown Denton.