Upon arriving in Austin, TX in 1990 from New York City, Michael 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 for whom Michael opened her Spring 2006 tour. He has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe and Japan.
Joel Melton is a successful artist. Many people debate and discuss at length what constitutes real art. Some say art is subjective... in other words, what one individual loves another will stand and scratch their head and say, "I just don't get it!" To tell what is really art all a person has to do is look at the artists while they talk about or look at their creations. The reason is this: Real true art has to fulfill and please only the artists themselves. The artists write, paint, sculpt, or perform to convey a message or feeling. Once this particular 'breath of life' is complete to their satisfaction... it becomes art. Joel Melton is a successful artist.