Andy Frasco and the U.N. to Release 3rd Album, Half a Man

Article Contributed by EmmyG Productions | Published on Sunday, April 27, 2014

Andy Frasco and the U.N. will release their 3rd full-length album Half a Man on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 on Frasco's own label, Fun Machine Records.  Produced by Grammy Award winning Charles Goodan, and recorded at the legendary East West Studios in Hollywood, California Half a Man is perhaps Frasco’s most distinct and divergent album to date. Truly a group effort, Frasco sought to create, as he says, “an album that compliments our live show; raw and soulful songs with my favorite musicians backing me up.”   Some of these musicians included the Kris Lager Band and Philosophy of Soul, members of the Walter Trout Band, as well as members of The Joe Walsh band.   This eclectic collection of musicians helped shape Half A Man into a diverse musical soundscape incorporating core elements of blues, soul, funk, and country while at the same time, maintaining a modern quality and feel.  Half A Man bounces seamlessly from song to song giving the listener plenty of feel good tracks like the Motown inspired “Main Squeeze”, the Prince-defied “Commitment Deficit Disorder”, and the Jerry Lee Lewis-esc “Shakin Ain’t A Crime”, while also showing a more affable, earnest side with songs like the opening track “Sunny Day Soldier,” and “Don’t Ya Worry”.  The band has announced Half a Man record release tours in both the US and in Europe.  Highlights along the Half A Man Tour include a handful of Pre-Wakarusa Party shows with Mike Dillion and his band of Outsiders, 2 sets at Wakarusa, as well as performances at Riverfest, and Alive After Five, Ridgeway, United Way and Newpark Summer Concert Series’.TOUR DATES5.14 - The Hive - Omaha, NE5.15 - Webby D's - Fort Smith, AR5.16 - Festy Fest - Lawrence, KS5.17 - Mother's Day Mother's Brew Fest - Springfield, MO5.20 - Stonewall - Stillwater, OK5.21  - Chugging Monk - Arlington, TX5.22 - Jefferson Street Pub - Lafayette, LA5.23 - Blue Canoe - Tupelo, MS5.24 - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA5.25 - Riverfest - Little Rock, AR5.25 - Stickeyz - Riverfest Afterparty - Little Rock, AR5.27 - Exit 1 - Nashville, TN5.28  - Minglewood - Memphis, TN5.29 - 2720 Cherokee - St. Louis, MO            5.30 - Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS5.31 - Crossroads KC - Kansas City, KS6.01 - Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL            6.02 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO6.05 - 6.08 - Wakarusa - Mulberry Mountain- Ozark, AR6.11 - Mercury Lounge - Tulsa, OK6.12 - the Aggie - Manhattan, KS6.13 - Alibi Pub - Laramie, WY6.14 - Crawfest - Jackson Hole, WY6.16 - Celt - Idaho Falls, ID6.19 - Truckee Downtown Concert Series - Truckee, CA6.20 - Moody’s Bistro - Truckee, CA6.26 - L’Auberge Casino Resort - Lake Charles, LA6.27 - Broadway Oyster Bar - Saint Louis, MO6.28 - Park Street Patio - Columbus, OH (Supporting Lukas Nelson)7.03 - Live After Five - Bozeman, MT7.03 - Zebra – Afterparty Show - Bozeman, MT7.04-7.05 - Whiskey Jaques - Ketchum, ID7.06-7.07 - John’s Alley - Moscow, ID7.10 - Newpark Concert Series - Park City, UT7.11 - Painted Lady - Evanston, WY7.13 - Snow Basin Resort - Huntsville, UT7.17 - Ridgeway Concert Series w/ Orgone - Ridgeway, CO7.17 - Sherbino Theatre - Ridgeway Afterparty - Ridgeway, CO7.18 - Alibi Pub - Laramie, WY7.23 - Bar 10 - Riverton, WY7.24 - United Way Concert Series - Idaho Falls, ID7.24 - the Celt - Idaho Falls, ID7.25 - Roots Retreat Festival - Aspen, CO7.26-7.27 - Hullabaloo Festival - Omaha, NE