September 27th, 2023 7pm Stage 2
R.O. Shapiro is a purveyor of original Americana music, carefully crafted and soulfully sung. Originally from the very east end of Long Island, NY, he spent several years touring and recording with the acoustic trio Odell Fox. When the members of the group went their separate ways in 2017, R.O. settled down in Austin, TX, where he developed a full-band, electrified sound, as heard on his 2021 release King Electric Sessions. A powerful performer of original heartfelt songs, and with a little bit of New York swagger and Texas twang, he’s drawn comparisons to Josh Ritter, Ray LaMontagne, and Nathaniel Rateliff. R.O. is a recent winner of the 2022 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk songwriting contest. He is currently based in California’s Bay Area, and regularly tours solo in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.
Four strangers wandered aimlessly across the four corners of this country until one evening they came across each other at a dusty intersection in a town forgotten by time. Weary from their travels, they made camp and joined one another in song - and suddenly, everything changed. They sang in brilliant harmony: beautiful, personal songs that evoked the memory of folk pop legends of yesteryear such as Fleetwood Mac, but way better. And baby, it was hot. And thus Fast Casual was born: veteran singer/songwriter Hannah Lynne Miller and her strapping young lads: Fred Elwas, Zachary Kreiser, and Jake Hoffman. It’s your lucky day, because they came all the way to New York City to play their songs for you.