The Moss Covered Rock
Denton, Texas has had more musicians pass through than you could shake a conductor’s baton at. If one out of ten stayed here, Denton would be the size of New York or Los Angeles. For most musicians, Denton serves as a stop over – a great place to learn, to make contacts, and if you plan to advance your career, a place to move away from. It takes a certain quality of musicianship to stay here for the long term. For all the musicians who have come and gone, what would be left in their wake?
Oui Bis, for the most part, is made up of musicians who have lived in Denton for many years. Most of us are raised in the urban South on a diet of prime time and corn bread. Our ages vary from none-too-young to pretty-darned-old. Most who are outside that range are embarassed to admit playing with us.
We are of the longer standing music scene in Denton embedded in a rich heritage, a foundation of experience. The long standing musicians of Denton regard the time spent together as priceless, giving it away to those who come and go, the passing talents that can never be harnassed, still remembered and always welcomed to return.
The tenured musicians of Denton stand firm amidst the current that moves others onward, enjoying the splash and displaying a healthy crop of fertile peat.