909 Coffee & Wine to host the ever so talented Ryan Burns for the November 6 Music & Art Walk

909 Coffee & Wine in Olde Burien will be hosting our very own Ryan Burns for the November 6 Music & Art Walk. Ryan is one of the founding members of the B-Town Beat but also a very talented and accomplished musician. 909 might be the perfect place to start or end your Beat on November 6, if not for the awesome food and drinks served there, then for the performance for Ryan Burns.

"Ryan Burns studied piano at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and has been teaching and playing music professionally for over 20 years. Burns spent time on faculty at University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. He currently owns and operates Burien School of Music, teaching piano, bass, and guitar. He has performed with Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses), Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros), Bobby Previte, Wayne Horvitz, Skerik, Matt Jorgensen, Thomas Marriott, and others. Burns has played piano with the Tacoma Symphony, wrote music for the Food Network TV show “Food Nation with Bobby Flay,” and recorded on dozens of CD’s, including six as a leader. Jazz Times Magazine writes “Keyboardist Ryan Burns has a lyrical, controlled style on organ, Moog and Fender Rhodes, the latter played with a gorgeous chimelike tone.”"

Keller Williams will be hosting Ron Weinstein for November Art Walk

Ron Weinstein playing at Keller Williams

Make sure to visit Keller Williams on November 6 from 6-9pm. They will be hosting a great artist, Ron Weinstein.

Ron Weinstein grew up in New York City and began playing piano when he was 7. In 1968 he moved to San Francisco with the other Hippies and later took Jazz lessons from Jim Roussey. Ron's early gigs included solo piano and drunken singing at the Albatross in North Beach and keys in an Asian underground disco band. Ron came to Seattle in 1987 and took lessons from Jerome Gray. He played lunch time piano for a few years at the New Orleans and Hammond B3 in various blues bands with John Hodgkin, Tim Sherman, and Lee Oskar.  Currently he plays in Crack Sabbath, the JD Hobson Band, the Yada Yada Blues Band, the Jelly Rollers and the Suffering Mike and Ron with Thomas Marriott as a frequent guest. Ron currently leads a piano trio Sundays at Vito's and Tuesdays and Fridays at Brass Tacks.

Tristan Gianola will be playing at Maven Mercantile for November Beat

Tristan Gianola will be performing at Maven Mercantile

For this month's art walk, Maven Mercantile will be hosting Seattle-area guitarist, Tristan Gianola. You can find him on November 6 from 6-9pm at 641 SW 152nd St., 

Tristan Gianola is an active guitarist, composer and arranger based in the Seattle area. Prior to joining the Seattle music scene Gianola studied composition, conducting and guitar at Cornish College of The Arts.
A versatile guitarist, Gianola has specialized in rock, country, funk, metal, free improvisation, jazz, progressive, R&B, folk and more. Current bands he plays in include SpiceRack, Beth Fleenor’s Boom Boom Band, Electric Circus, Being John Mclaughlin (tribute to Mahavishnu Orchestra) The Royal Room Wedding Band (The Chancellors). Past projects include Tristan Gianola Quintet, Torture Garden (Tribute to Naked City w/ Wayne Horvitz), Sydnee Ranee Band, Music of Henry Mancini, Music of Barbra Streisand & Karen Carpenter, Scary Music Ensemble, Film Improvisation Ensemble, Spontaneous Rex, Mullet and many more. When he is not performing he keeps busy working alongside Wayne Horvitz at The Royal Room in Columbia City.
As a composer Gianola has composed and arranged for orchestra, big band, wind ensemble, opera, chorus, string quartet, rock bands, various chamber ensembles and more.

Burien Press releases time-lapse of Mantra's Art Alley mural

Burien Press releases time-lapse of Mantra's Art Alley mural

B-Town Beat member's Burien Press has released a time-lapse of French artist, Mantra, who was kind enough to request partake in our Art Alley Project last August. Mantra painted one large mural behind Burien Press and two smaller murals further west in the Art Alley as well as a privately commissioned mural in Olde Burien in front of the B-Town Beat member, Phoenix Tea.

The video and text from Burien Press' blog can be found after the break! 

October B-Town Beat featuring several performers

October's B-Town Beat is full of exciting performers and artists. 

Skinperfect is hosting Amy Kramer Hawks, a Jazz Vocalist and mixed media artist from 6-8 pm.

Jacques Willis will be performing vibraphone solos at ReMax

Berkshire Hathaway is hosting local guitarist, Bernie. Bernie has opened for Joan Baez, seen on Komo News, and heard on local radio. He has performed in the Seattle area for both adults and children for over 25 years. 

Keller Williams will be hosting Gregg Robinson on piano.

Spencer Hoveskeland will be performing solo guitar at 909 Coffee and Wine.

Maven Mercantile is hosting a celebration for her one year anniversary! She will be hosting northwest musical duo, March to May, and serving wine and appetizers.


Try to visit a venue you've never been to!


The Maven Mercantile celebrating one year anniversary with October Music & Art Walk

The Maven Mercantile celebrating one year anniversary with October Music & Art Walk

It's hard to believe it has already been one year since The Maven Mercantile first opened in Burien! It was during the New Business Beat in our first season of the Music and Art Walk that Heidi Pomeroy opened the doors of her new Burien business and partnered with us to promote a strong and vibrant community by joining local business and the arts so at October's Music and Art Walk, The Maven Mercantile will be hosting their first anniversary party...

B-Town Beat’s Art Alley project featured on King 5

B-Town Beat’s Art Alley project featured on King 5

The B-Town Beat's very own Art Alley project has been featured on King 5 news this week! We've been working hard since the City of Burien's Art Commission first approved our project proposal to use art as a catalyst to convert a previously undesirable space to one that is used as an economic and community driver. You can check the little piece King 5 did on us on their website.