Join us at Banter Bistro for First Friday tomorrow night! We love First Friday. Tomorrow night we have Jazz with Alex Blair and Austin Byrd @ 6pm followed by Wise Ruby at 8 and The Poor Kings at 10pm! So come hang out with us and listen to some great music!
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.
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
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.
A Creative Art STUDIO opens their door for another night filled with music and art at First Friday Denton, November 2, 2012 from 7 – 10:30 pm. Music starts at with with Link and Katherine Chalon, a local music group playing a variety of tunes. Darrin Kobetich, master guitarist, will begin playing around 8:15 followed by Mark Brandt. Darrin returns to the studio with his amazing guitar sounds but Darrin also performs in the DFW and Austin area and is based out of Fort Worth, Texas.
Featured Artist of the Month is Amy Carter-Ishmael, a North Texas printmaker and mixed media artist.
November 2nd is All Souls Day and Artist, Aurora Cabrera will be on hand to help you make a Calaveras artwork, a brightly decorated skull to celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Crystal Nelson will be leading a Make and take session where you can make a small art shrine. ($7 for materials for art shrine) There will also be a community art collage that all can help create as well as many Artist demonstrations. Robin Jansen, the 5 minute novelist returns to write your story. Grab a friend and join the fun at A Creative Art STUDIO.