Michael Fracasso with Nellie Clay on Sun, June 11, 2017

Michael Fracasso

Michael Fracasso is a genre-crossing artist incapable of repeating himself. His critically acclaimed work includes nine distinctive solo CDs, recorded duets with both Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams, an epic reinterpretation of John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero,” memorable tributes to Woody Guthrie, Mickey Newbury and Townes Van Zandt, two created alongside his gifted friend/producer/guitarist Charlie Sexton (Back To Oklahoma and World In A Drop Of Water). In 2011 he was short listed for the Austin Public Library Award for literary achievement.

Fracasso’s oft-celebrated songwriting has reached new heights on his latest collection, Here Come The Savages. veteran recording artist Michael Fracasso has once again asserted himself as a miraculous American songwriter and truly exceptional singer, as well as a gifted interpreter of well-chosen covers. An authentic Texas musician born of Italian parents he spent years working the New York folk scene while mentored by the great Doc Pomus, Michael Fracasso follows a grand aesthetic compass found in a rare few.

Michael Fracasso website

Nellie Clay

Born in Oklahoma, and previously a visual artist working at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Nellie spent the last eight years living in Alaska—much of that time, in small rustic cabins without utilities. Nellie credits the solitude and tragedies that accompany life in The Last Frontier with her musical rebirth and subsequent song material—enough to last ten lifetimes.

Acting on a gut feeling and the encouragement of her extended folk family, Clay recently moved to Nashville. The singer/songwriter wasted no time putting a band together and has played favorite local venues including The Bluebird Cafe, The 5 Spot, and The City Winery.

Nellie Clay website