Floor of Cotton (FoC)

While attending college at the University of Georgia in Athens in the late 1970’s (1978 or 1979), Delio Niro and Michael Stipe (lead singer from REM) were dorm roommates in their freshman year, but due to Delio’s allergies he had to swap rooms. He stayed friends and collaborators with Michael for their budding and ultimately long-term musical careers. FoC and Listen Lady both toured with REM for multiple stops on REM’s CHRONIC TOWN tour in 1982.

Floor of Cotton (FoC)

Floor of Cotton in Atlanta, GA on August 12, 1987.
From left to right: Matthew Carlson, Delio Niro, Brian Web, and Jay Stephens.