Music Scene: Gabrielle Louise and Michael Fracasso and other area shows for Aug. 19–25
The multi-talented duo of singer/songwriters Michael Fracasso and Gabrielle Louise will play two shows in the area this weekend.
Colorado-based Louise and Fracasso, who is from Austin, Texas, will play from 7:30–9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Curtis Hall, 226 Grand Ave., in Paonia. Tickets cost $13. Call 527-7243 or go to bluesage.org for show information.
The following day, Saturday, Aug. 20, Louise and Fracasso will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Cavalcade, 201 E. Aspen Ave., in Fruita. Tickets cost $20. Call 260-5413 or go to cavalcadefruita.com for show information.
“Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice,” according to gabriellelouise.com.
“The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song.”
Her latest album, “If the Static Clears,” will be released Sept. 30.
Joining Louise for these two concerts is singer/songwriter Fracasso, “a genre-crossing artist,” with nine solo CDs, duets with Patty Griffin and “an epic reinterpretation of John Lennon’s ‘Working Class Hero,’” among other notable stage openings and tributes.
The “authentic Texas musician, born of Italian parents” has performed in the United States, Europe and Japan. He is also a personal Italian chef for hire and a cookbook author.
Go to michaelfracasso.com or gabriellelouise.com to learn about these musicians.