Random Fractions

Random Fractions

Random Fractions (formerly known as Three-Fifths) is the Chicago-area trio of Daniel Gunderson (keyboards, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Cathy McManamon (guitar, vocals), and Jason Neerenberg (bass, vocals).  They play originals and covers, mostly in the folk/rock/filk genres, but their three distinctly different backgrounds provide a rich diversity of music and styles that influence their sound, ranging from Indigo Girls to Iron Maiden, Dave Carter to U2, and others.  Individually and collectively they have played in coffee houses, bars, churches, living rooms, basements, and at sci-fi conventions, outdoor festivals, and fundraisers.

Random Fractions, under its former name Three-Fifths, was nominated twice (2015 & 2016) for the Pegasus Music Award in the category of Best Performer.  They have been known to acquire other musicians (thus the "random") at many of their performances, including Amy McNally, Eric Coleman, Betsy TinneyLeslie Hudson, and Alexander James Adams. This keeps their sound fresh and constantly evolving.  They are also in demand individually as guest musicians for other performers.