Michael Futreal, musician and multimedia artist

Brothers Andy and Michael Futreal

Whenever we can get together — Andy lives in the Houston, TX, and I live in Shreveport, LA (though he used to live in England, which made it even more of a challenge) — we record original music for stringed instruments. Once upon a time, back when we both lived in NC, we called ourselves "The Offramps," but we're just us these days.

Our music gets around the map: it's Primitive American. African-influenced. Avant American. Sometimes it's post-blues. It's acoustic. Sometimes it's electric. Mostly, it's improvisational, so, heck, we don't even know what's going to happen.

Check out our CD pages for previews and what-not.

Some Improvisation Captured on Video...

Here's an improvisational tune that I called "Story from the Journey" after the fact: