Michael Fracasso And Joel Melton on Fri, October 10, 2014

Michael Fracasso – Upon arriving in Austin, TX in 1990 from New York City, Michael Fracasso was promptly voted Best New Artist in Music City Texas ‘Insiders’ poll and was able to record his first CD, Love & Trust which features a duet with Lucinda Williams. He has made two albums with producer/ guitarist Charlie Sexton (World in a Drop of Water and Back to Oklahoma) and also collaborated with Charlie to write and record the music for the movie Monster Hunter. His 2004 album, Pocketful of Rain featured a duet with Grammy winner Patty Griffin for whom Michael opened her Spring 2006 tour. He has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan.

Joel Melton –  Born in Shawnee Oklahoma, raised in Checotah Oklahoma, Joel was influenced by a musical father who played guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and banjo. Determined not to play the kind of music his father did, Joel purchased an electric guitar at the age of 17 and proceeded to rock out. Now Joel plays all the same kinds of music his father did. Determined not to make any of the mistakes his parents did…Joel has not only made many of those same missteps but also considerably expanded on the list of familial faux pas he so wanted to abstain from. Currently living in the Austin Texas area, Joel pursues his passion for creating art through music, verse, and film. He hopes others will appreciate and take some good from his creations and make
them their own.