Michael Fracasso, an Austin singer-songwriter who sings in a high tenor that evokes the "high lonesome" sound of early country, will take the Winter Wind stage in The Depot, 200 S. Jones, at 7:00 pm on December 6, 2015. Tickets are $20.
Fracasso has slowly built a national following for his literate, beguiling songs and captivating vocal style. He has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan. "In a city renowned for it's original music, Michael Fracasso has distinguished himself as an artist of uncommon brilliance." says Robert Fraser, Texas Monthly. The Austin Chronicle declares that Michael Fracasso “remains one of Austin’s most distinctive voices."
Upon arriving in Austin in 1990 from New York City, 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.
His 2007 release, Red Dog Blues went to #1 on the Americana Chart in Europe. For his seventh CD, Saint Monday (2011) Fracasso returned to a harder-hitting sound of a full rock band. 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.
To purchase concert tickets click the buy tickets link above or stop by The Depot M-F 8am - 2pm. For more information on programs at The Depot, phone 405-307-9320.
Winter Wind Concerts are a program of The Depot Performing Arts Studio and made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council and by sponsors Tom McAuliffe of Don Cies Real Estate and Cindy Merrick of Therapy in Motion. Additional support comes from contributors Skye Diers, Gingerbread Nursery School and Tom & Mary Cay Woodfin; Friends include Nancy McClellan; Danna Primm; and The Grider Family. In-kind support comes from the City of Norman, The Montford Inn and Norman Music Institute.
The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones. Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in September and continuing into March. The Concert Schedule is as follows:
Sept. 9, Whistle Stop Concert, The Honey Dewdrops, 7:00 pm, $15
Oct. 4, Winter Wind, Jimmy LaFave, 7:00 pm, $20
Oct. 25, Winter Wind, Rebecca Loebe, 7:00 pm, $15
Nov. 1, Whistle Stop Concert, Annie Oakley, 7:00 pm, $10
Nov. 8, Winter Wind, MilkDrive, 7:00 pm, $20
Nov. 10, Whistle Stop Concert, Heather Maloney, 7:00 pm, $15
Nov. 22, Winter Wind, Peter Bradley Adams, 7:00 pm, $20
Dec. 6, Winter Wind, Michael Fracasso, 7:00 pm, $20
Dec. 13, Winter Wind & Jazz in June, Sisters of Swing, 7:00 pm, $15
Dec. 20, Winter Wind, Claudia Schmidt, 7:00 pm, $20 (Member’s Choice)
Jan. 10, Winter Wind, Victor & Penny, 7:00 pm, $15
Jan 17, Winter Wind, Horseshoe Road, 7:00 pm, $20
Jan 31, Winter Wind, Carrie Newcomer, 7:00 pm, $20
Feb. 14, Winter Wind, Eliza Gilkyson, 7:00 pm, $20
Feb. 28, Winter Wind & Jazz in June, Watermelon Slim, 7:00 pm, $20
Mar. 6, Winter Wind, Ellis Paul, 7:00 pm, $20
More Winter Wind & Jazz concerts will be announced soon!
The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience and artist. The concerts feature outstanding established artists, excellent sound and complimentary refreshments in a lovely, gallery setting.
Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line by visiting www.normandepot.org/events, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405 307-9320.
Concerts and other events at The Depot are made possible in part by grants from Norman Arts Council and Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous donors and businesses in the community.