Free Admission With 2 New Unwrapped Toys | $40 Admission Includes Two Course Meal
Featuring Brandon Callies, Jonathan Jeter, John David Kent & Matt Dunn
Entertainment as it should be at the beautifully renovated historic theater in downtown Greenville, TX! Get ready to be spoiled! Come enjoy an intimate show with close free parking, full 4 course dinner, luxurious seating, table service, and all gratuities included!
Brandon Callies Band was formed in Greenville, Texas in 2007 by the band's singer/songwriter, Brandon Callies. The band recorded their first EP "Unique Normalities" and began playing shows in the Dallas area. After a few years of performing in Dallas, Brandon relocated the band to Austin, Texas where they recorded their debut full length album "The Gunner" in 2011. The album was met with good reviews which led to more regional and high profile shows. In 2013, the band was signed to Hand Drawn Records, and they released a new EP entitled "Life Is Still Good."
The EP is a reflection of finding beauty in the pain and inspiration in what seems to be hopeless situations. In early 2015, the band recorded a live album entitled "Be Quiet! We're Recording," which really showcases the band's ability to perform. At the end of 2015, Brandon Callies Band released their full length studio album entitled "There's A Killer Down In Texas." After months of support on their new album, the band changed it's moniker to Brandon Callies & the American Revival.
The lights of the big city may not seem as bold to those that have grown callous to the meaning and promises they hold to those like Jonathan Jeter. Born and raised with the big city lights visible on the horizon, Jeter knew those lights held opportunities. To most the opportunities would be the chance to grab a piece of the pie, but not Jeter.
Jeter knew there were people there that had came from the same place he was raised. Beyond the suburbs where the barbed wire fences once held all of the opportunities a man needed. At the same time he knew that those that had made it to those cities had stories and experiences that were similar to his. And those that were from the city had the same trials as everyone else, the common man. That’s Jonathan Jeter.
Jeter’s understanding that we all have our loves and losses, ups and downs, and every day pressures doesn’t set him apart from a lot of artist, but his delivery does. His lyrics are often stark brush strokes on a canvas of bridled electricity. Jeter’s first single “Come On” is almost an invitation for us to join him on this musical journey as he repeats the words come on like he is pulling you into the experience. Ray Wylie Hubbard says, “The album is dangerous. It’s got leather and swagger. This is how music is supposed to be.” Jeter’s parents owned a venue that was stage to many greats including Leon Russell and Michael Martin Murphy and the next generation with the likes of Chris Knight and Jack Ingram. These artists gave Jeter a well rounded idea as to what music from the heart and soul was about.
John David Kent
With his self titled 2011 debut album, John David Kent established in himself as a force to be reckoned with in the Texas scene. In the '90s, as a teen, Kent started an alt-rock band with Ben Kweller called Radish, the Texas boys had world wide success, and a Top 40 single in Europe. The guys made their rounds on the late night American television shows, even went on our world tour: Europe, Japan and Australia. Kweller has since gone on to a successful solo career, with John playing drums on his first two solo albums.
"That's the cool thing about music," says Kent, "You grow up playing as a kid just so you can hang out with your buddies, you never think it's gonna take you around the world and then bring you right back home."
For a relatively young man, Matt Dunn has lived enough life for three people, which serves as a big portion of his credential as performer and songwriter. When your step-father is career military, you tend to move about every three years and Matt saw residence in several states including Virginia, Michigan, California, and Hawaii, which means young Matt had grown up on both coasts and beyond. Music came naturally and he found himself touring nationally with a Christian Rock band, and after a time he settled in Texas, where fate brought him into the acquaintance of Jack Ingram. Matt went to work for Ingram in a tech/personal assistant capacity and was exposed to a whole new realm of story-teller style songwriting. It wasn’t long before Matt’s penchant for writing and singing his own brand of Texas music shone brightly enough that Ingram encouraged him to pursue his own career as an artist…and pursue it he did.
Matt Dunn has a well-earned reputation as one of the hardest working artist in the region, usually doing multiple shows a week, booking other acts for a notable venue, and constantly writing. He is an everyday “one-of-us” kind of guy, further evidenced by the fact that he, himself, joined the Army and did a tour of duty in Iraq a few years ago. His songs are about struggle, love, reflection, lessons learned from bruises and cuts of bad decisions and the glories of doing the right thing, of fathers, friends, and family, good times and bad, but always with a desperation to see hope in all. Matt Dunn gets his mail in Texas, but for a man who’d seen this country coast to coast and places abroad by the time he was in his twenties, the road is that place he most recognizes as home. The new CD is called Black Lines. And it should be in your play list. Real songs, a real voice, real life, no pretentiousness, and honest as hell. Catch a Matt Dunn show - you’ll see what I mean.
Doors Open: 6:30PM