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.
Born in Oklahoma, and previously a visual artist working at The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis, Nellie spent the last eight years living in Alaska - much of that time, in small rustic cabins without utilities. Nellie credits the solitude and tragedies that accompany life in The Last Frontier with her musical rebirth and subsequent song material - enough to last ten lifetimes.
Acting on a gut feeling and the encouragement of her extended folk family, Clay recently moved to Nashville. The singer/songwriter wasted no time putting a band together and has played favorite local venues including The Bluebird Cafe, The 5 Spot, and The City Winery.