Mon, Jun 18 | Opening Bell Coffee

Songwriter in the Round (Nashville style) 7:30 pm Featuring Brianna Straut & Austen Carroll

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Songwriter in the Round (Nashville style) 7:30 pm  Featuring Brianna Straut & Austen Carroll

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2018, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215, USA

About The Artist

Host Zach Balch may have grown up in a flat West Texas town where nobody locks their doors, but his sharp wit, thought provoking words and driving ambition stretch much further. After trading small town life for the bustle of the Dallas metroplex, Zach’s acoustic folk sound took a bluesy-pop turn, culminating in an alt-country sensibility that artists like Ryan Adams and Pete Yorn are known for. When onstage with the rest of the band, pianist Ryan Pool, bassist Robert Willis and guitarist Tyler Martin, Zach Balch and The Company take on an electrifying big-city dimension. The result is the personal prose of David Ramirez meets the clever, full-bodied Alt-Country/Rock of Ryan Adams, served up with a satisfying helping of the Blues.

This Monday night series at Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing per night. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! If you'd like to play the round please email us at

Brianna Straut & Austen Carroll

Brianna Straut moved from west Texas to Colorado to pursue her hunger for the mountains and a new music scene. Playing with a couple bands in Denver, Tomahawk Fox and Bison Bone, she stays busy in her free time drinking home crafted brews and supporting local acts. "Down On Franklin Street" digs deep into those Texas roots and gypsy soul.

A Texas-native, Austen Carroll learned to play guitar and write emotional brazen songs while he was grounded. 15 years later, Austen lives in Denver, CO and fronts the alt-country band Grayson County Burn Ban when he is not out fly-fishing or playing solo shows around town. Gaining comparisons to Todd Snider and Jack Ingram, his lyricism and live performance are why Denver's Westword Magazine claim that "Austen might be the only songwriter fun-loving and sincere enough to spin something so immediately antagonistic into a folky PSA."

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