EST. | 2020
301 Main St.
Smithville, Tx 78957
The Fat Cat Lounge
Introducing Smithville's newest Wine Bar , Restaurant ,and Live Music venue. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to try unique and hard to find wines in a cozy yet intimate atmosphere and eat great food, while listening to amazing music. We will focus on Jazz and the Blues but welcome Folk, Country and other genres as well. We will also provide ample opportunities to learn more about wine by presenting dinners with wine makers and educational experiences with wine experts from all over the country. Come explore and experience what we have to offer.
Now Open on Wednesdays
Take a flight with us!
If you haven't had a chance to try our wine flights , you are seriously missing out. We now offer flights of three related wines for you to sample, priced between $15 - $20. This is a great way to try several different wines at a much lower cost. We offer a flight of Bubbles, Sauvignon Blancs, Racy Whites, Roses, Elegant Reds, and Pinot Noir. The best way to develop your pallete is to compare wines side by side and note the similarities and differences. It's also fun to share multiple fights and get even more exposure to new wine styles and varietals. The next time you come by, take a flight with us and see where it takes you!
A Musical Tapestry “Made in Texas”
Murali Coryell and Ernie Durawa have a musical pedigree that few can match. Ernie has played with everyone from the Texas Tornados to John Belushi, while Murali is the son of legendary Jazz Guitarist Larry Coryell and grew up around Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, and Carlos Santana to name just a few. Though these two took incredibly diverse paths to meet here in Texas, they both bring a veritable treasure trove of experience and musical influences.
Ernie Durawa was born in San Antonio and quickly learned to play the drums, as his aunt and uncle managed a small club that featured Mexican conjunto bands. He took that style of music, mixed it with the Jazz he loved and the R &B that was popular then and moved up to Chicago to complete his education. When he returned, he eventually hooked up with the Texas Tornados, featuring Freddy Fender, Doug Sahm, and Flaco Jimenez. He later toured with Delbert McClinton, and has become the drummer’s drummer performing with Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, Albert Collins, Willie Nelson and many more. He’s won two Grammys and has won countless awards and accolades both here in Texas and Internationally. His greatest strength is his ability to play anything, regardless of genre, blending all these styles effortlessly.
Murali Coryell, by contrast, was born into music royalty, and was surrounded by a who’s who of music legends. He wrote a song called “In the Room With Jimi”, which talks about his father’s famous friend and collaborator, Jimi Hendrix. He grew up around musical greatness, but eventually struck out on his own, adopting a Blues/Stax era Soul sound. He’s opened for George Thorogood, B.B. King, even Wilson Pickett. He has played with Buddy Guy, Bill Evans and countless others including making a special family record with his father and brother Julian. He has recorded 9 studio albums and has not only finally emerged from his father’s shadow but has established himself as one of the preeminent guitarists today.
With “Made in Texas” Murali brings in this rich history and blends it with that of Durawa’s to create a musical tapestry that could only happen here. Like Texas itself, with a vibrant musical heritage forged from the diverse cultures that were transplanted here, their sound is imbued with these overlapping textures and hues. Come out to the Fat Cat Lounge on Dec. 10th to hear these extremely talented and influential artists for yourself.
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