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Two Bits

Two Bits

Jazz / Vocal / Acoustic Austin, TX  US
Dance Me to the End of Love
Green Love - N. Ballinger
The World Is Falling Down


  • 2014

    Feb 27

    Austin, TEXAS, US | 7:00pm

    Two Bits will be joined by violinis Javier Chaparro for this show. We start at 7pm. Bernice plays at 8pm. An open jam will follow at 9pm.

  • 2012

    Apr 28

    Austin, TX, US | 7:00pm

    South oz Hoot is a house concert. Street parking. Please bring your favorite folding chair, friends, beverages, and a pot luck snack to share. This is an outdoor show in a beautiful backyard setting.

  • 2011

    May 7

    Manor, TX, US | 6:00pm

    This might be the last performance of Two Bits & A Dollar till fall. Good Luck Grill has yummy fried everything but the beer and slaw. Open mic from 6 to 7:30 or so.We'll play sometime after that.

  • 2011

    Apr 20

    Austin, TX, US | 5:00pm

    Two Bits & A Dollar will be playing under the huge live oaks at Rain Lilly while you dance or eat Lamb from Lancito Farm prepared by one of Austin's great chefs. For more details, contact farmhousedelivery.com

  • 2011

    Apr 9

    Austin, TX, US | 8:00pm

    Howdy hay! This here's a reminder of the South Oz Hoot Night next Saturday, April 9. It's going to be a thoroughly entertaining lineup featuring Two Bits & A Dollar followed by Little e & The Catfish. Two Bits & A Dollar is the new, full band with Gretchen Janzow and myself on vocals and guitar, respectively (the original Two bits), joined by Sonal Blumenthal on drums, Kent Cole on bass, JB Henry on Trumpet and Jimmy Ruggiere on harmonica. Old timey tunes mixed with new timey, tunes in between and something original on top. We will play the early set, starting around 8pm, Oz Time. Then, round about 9:30 or so I am priveleged to present Little e & The Catfish, Frank Meyer's wonderful band of Cab Calloway-type skid diddley, featuring Frank on stringed boxes of all sorts and vocals, Stan Smith on guit box and clarinet, Oliver Steck on accordion and tuba, and the delightful Elena "Little e" Antinelli on vocals. Bring your favorite friend(s), chair, a potluck snack to share, a beverage, if you care. I'll have some good Berkey water here and there. I won't say nothin' about yer hair. And perhaps a fire to keep away the lions, tigers, and bears. See yous there! Norm 512-921-9482



Bio: Two Bits

Norm Ballinger and Gretchen Lynn

Music bio

Norm grew up in Ohio, studied music formally at Kent State, and less formally in the nightclubs and bars there, in Akron, and Cleveland. Weary of the cold winter, Norm landed in Houston 33 years ago and has made Texas his home ever since.

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