A year from their first serendipitous encounter at a local poetry reading, Rutkowski began writing acoustic guitar riffs around Nigro's lyrics in her Eastside studio apartment. They formed the recording group Sometimes Y and released two EP’s, "I Am" and "That’s Not What I Heard" produced with Emmy award winning composer, Peter Buffett.
I Am the album brought the 11th Story artists together. Sonically layered with an epic timber, the four year labor was mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME. It garnered back to back WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) awards for best artist. Experience the I Am 20th anniversary video release (Full Album + Lyrics),
That's Not What I Heard
Incubated through live performance, That's Not What I Heard is rooted down to electric and organic acoustic guitars melded with the emotive swells of the Chapman Stick®.