5 pm (Doors at 4:30)
Support The Artist ($10 advance donation, $15 at the door)
Michael Fracasso was promptly voted Best New Artist in Music City Texas ‘Insiders’ poll upon arriving in Austin, Texas a quarter century ago from New York City. Fracasso’s first CD Love & Trust features a duet with Lucinda Williams and he has made two albums with producer/ guitarist Charlie Sexton (World in a Drop of Water and Back to Oklahoma). Additionally, Fraasso collaborated with Sexton to write and record the music for the movie Monster Hunter. Pocketful of Rain (2004) features a duet with Grammy winner Patty Griffin, for whom Michael opened her Spring 2006 tour.
Fracasso has toured extensively throughout the United States, Japan and Europe, where his Red Dog Blues (2007) went to Number One on the Americana Chart. His seventh album Saint Monday (2011) returns to a harder-hitting sound with a full rock band and “…remains one of Austin’s most distinctive voices.” – Austin Chronicle. He was short listed for the Austin Public Library Award for literary achievement in 2011 and was on the Best of 2011 list for several publications including Third Coast Music, San Antonio Express News and Austin Chronicle. Please join us January 11 for Michael’s Catfish Concerts debut!
“The cool thing about Catfish Concerts is that it really has the feel of when I was a kid in South Austin, except you guys are way too calm and take it way to seriously.” – John Townes Van Zandt II
“Catfish Concerts is among the most intimate, friendly, inspired and inspirational house concerts in the country and most likely the world. It’s like hanging out with your favorite folks in a treehouse built by your favorite uncle, the one who paints and write poems all day. I’ll tell you what I think Catfish is: a genuine piece of heaven that you can touch with your hands while you drink good local beer and listen to great songs. Thank you, Jenni and Brian, for creating such a space and event.” – Walt Wilkins
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