Tonight’s Twilight Tunes features another local band, the folksy siblings Bonnie and Nick Norris. The pair sounds like a blue mountain duo stranded with their fiddles on a Malibu beach — in a good way.
Their breezy, up-tempo rhythms are fitting for a hot summer night. Bonnie Norris’ smooth vocals bring out the biting pace of her fiddle, while her brother Nick provides a steady complement on banjo or steel guitar.
On the scene since the mid-’90s, the Western swing duo evokes sounds from the past, but keeps its music fresh with a wide variety of instruments not traditionally associated with folk. Several of their own compositions, sometimes reminiscent of older Brave Combo tracks, reflect the disparate elements of Denton’s vibrant music.
And just like any good band playing on a summer night, they’ll make you wiggle around in your chair until the power of dance compels you.
Bonnie and Nick Norris’ performance is part of Denton’s Twilight Tunes series, hosting a free concert every Thursday through May and June on the lawn of the Courthouse on the Square.
This is the last evening performance for Twilight Tunes, presented by the Denton Main Street Association each May and June. Next week for July Fourth, Sol Tax plays a special midday show from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
— George Joseph