by Dan Ferguson
Little Fuji Records
Going all the way back to his debut release Love & Trust from 1992, to these ears Michael Fracasso has always been one of the great unsung singer/songwriters of the highly fertile Austin scene. His five subsequent albums saw him dabbling between folk and country with the occasion rock flourish. It’s the latter where he truly excels and with his new release Saint Monday, he delivers a satisfying dose of tunes walking the plan between folk, pop, and rock. Singing in his distinctive high tenor voice, Fracasso’s songcraft proves the perfect mix with the jangly backdrop. Recommended. Visit www.michaelfracasso.com.
(Dan Ferguson is a free-lance music writer and host of The Boudin Barndance, broadcast Thursday nights from 6 – 9 pm on WRIU-FM 90.3. He lives in Peace Dale and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)