Michael Fracasso is known for writing built from compelling character sketches and a satin tenor that draws audiences into his songs. Mentored by the great Doc Pomus (you might know him for “Save the Last Dance for Me,” “Suspicion,” and “Lonely Avenue”), Fracasso has become one of the most respected artists on the Austin singer-songwriter scene thanks to such compositions as the haunting “Brazos River Blues” from his critically acclaimed 1993 debut Love & Trust (DejaDisc).
His most recent album, Here Come the Savages, offers “vivid stories,” the Austin Chronicle noted, adding that “his songwriting remains impressive, but with the addition of some well-chosen and often unexpected covers, he delves into his feelings of love, loss, and mixed emotions deeper than before.”
With a 1960s-vintage Harmony Sovereign Deluxe Jumbo in hand, Fracasso stopped by the Acoustic Guitar Sessions studio to perform three songs: “Here Come the Savages,” “Gypsy Moth,” and “Red, White, and Blue.”
He is joined by keyboardist Bettysoo and percussionist Mark Patterson.