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Christmas week offers choice sounds

December 23, 2014

By Kathy Edwards McFarland and Mr. Joseph Pinson

Mild Texas weather for Christmas is just what we can use – last minute shopping, caroling in the Square, and gathering at some of the best live Jazz Christmas wreathvenues around. Enjoy, be safe and a very Merry Christmas to all.

Tuesday, December 23:

Thad Bonduris, Robert Hokamp, Chris Hokamp and Bubba Hernandez will be hanging back in Denton playing

Bubba Hernandez

Bubba Hernandez

whatever comes to mind including but not limited to: bH originals, un-originals, aboriginals, 50s/60/country AND Western/Swing/Jazz/Tex-mex/Cumbia/Hawaiian or whatever comes to mind. Basically sharing musical love and good cheer para nuestros loco locals. And, it’s free!

  • Nice Up Tuesday featuring Bud Santa at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 4 p.m. – FREE

Thursday, December 25: A very Merry Christmas, dear Readers.

  • Hares on the Mountain at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 p.m. – price TBA

Friday, December 26:

  • Classical Guitar at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 6 p.m., followed by Richard Gilbert at 7 p.m., Louie Lewis at 8 p.m., Isaac & Josh Tauaefa at 9 p.m., Ellie Meyer at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE
  • Wayne “The Train” Hancock at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 9 p.m. – $10  (Out-of Bounds a la Hank Williams)

Saturday, December 27:

  • Irish Session with John Murphy at Banter Bistro, 219 W. Oak St., at 3 p.m., followed by Nicholas Altobelli at 8 p.m., The Choosy Beggar at 10 p.m. –ALL FREE
  • Beerman at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 7 p.m. – $10

Sunday, December 28: Brr! It’s supposed to get really cold today.

  • Bone Doggie’s Open Mic at the Abbey Underground, 100 Walnut St., at 9 p.m. – FREE

Monday, December 29:

  • Trio at the Greenhouse featuring Pete Weise, Matt Young and Jacob Smith at the Greenhouse Restaurant, 600 N. Locust, 10 p.m. to Midnight – no cover

Tuesday, December 30:

  • Jazz Bassist Jeffry Eckels, featuring vocalist Rosana Eckert and keyboardist Stefan Karlsson on the Sweetwater Grill & Tavern patio stage, 115 S.
    Jeffry Eckels

    Jeffry Eckels

    S. Elm St., 7-9 p.m. – FREE

  • Nice Up Tuesday at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial, 4 p.m. – FREE; Night featuring J.R. Byrd at 8 p.m., Sydney Wright at 9 p.m., Puddin Taine at 10 p.m. – ALL FREE

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