Austin, Texas artist Michael Fracasso is known for his distinctive songs and a high lonesome tenor that has been compared to legendary singers such as Roy Orbison and Gene Pitney. He has recorded and toured nationally and internationally.
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What to Expect
“Michael Fracasso easily integrates two of everyone’s favorite loves – music and food – with his unique ‘cooking and singing’ performances that provide the perfect entertainment combination.
We’ve hosted countless house concerts over the years, and nothing before or since has matched the fun, enjoyment, and interaction of the evening that Michael Fracasso shared with us.
Michael effortlessly involved our guests in the preparation of several food courses from his personal/family recipes. He is incredibly personable and engaging as the singer/songwriter in him conveys fantastic stories throughout the cooking journey. After a delectable meal that brought rave reviews, he strapped on the guitar and harmonica and entertained us all with the extraordinary singing and Americana storytelling for which he’s already renowned.”
Michael Fracasso is an authentic Texas musician born of Italian parents in the steel town of Steubenville, Ohio (just down the river from Pittsburgh). He spent years working the New York City folk scene while mentored by the great Doc Pomus, Michael Fracasso follows a grand aesthetic compass found in a rare few and has recorded 8 CDs of original material. He has a renowned pedigree of friends with whom he has worked with including: Charlie Sexton, Lucinda Williams and Patty Griffin and has cuts on the Ribbons of Highway: Tribute to Woody Guthrie recording. His seventh CD, “Red Dog Blues” was number one on the Americana Charts in Europe and he was short-listed for The Austin Public Library Literary Achievement award. In 2013 he published a cookbook “Artist in the Kitchen” and in 2015 released his newest CD, “Here Come the Savages”, a wicked take on the state of this world. He’s a “folkie badass” who gloriously integrates a countrified Texas twang with Beatlesque popisms and rocking enthusiasm.
Additional Booking Notes
Michael Fracasso does not require a PA inside unless singing in a large hall. If needed a small PA will do the job with two speakers, one monitor and small 6 channel head with chords and mic and mic stand. If he is doing a cooking show the hostess and he will decide on the menu and the kitchen items that are necessary for the meal.
Past Booked Events
|December 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Lake Austin Spa Austin, TX|
|December 13, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Armadillo Christmas Austin, TX|
|December 08, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Anderson Fair Houston, TX|
|December 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Central Market Cooking Show|
|December 03, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Jim Patton's Birthday at NWD Austin|
|December 02, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||Cooking Show - Austin, TX|
|November 15, 2017 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Austin Bergtrom Airport|
|November 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Center For Spiritual Living Austin, TX|
|November 06, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Rock the boat (I mean vote) w/ Joel Melton|
|November 04, 2017 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||house concert Pittsburgh|
|November 03, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Cooking Show in Pittsburgh|
|November 01, 2017 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Cornelia St. Cage NYC|
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