The Western Family Orchestra is a group of musicians and songwriters who play each other’s songs, plus classics from the Country, Soul and American Songbook. We always invite guests to join in and usually end up with a few too many people on stage.

Our home has been the Make-Out Room in San Francisco, where we meet every couple of months on a Sunday and put a show together. This year, we are producing a series of live music radio shows – featuring regional and national acts in a casual west coast opry format – with a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and KVMR, Nevada City CA.

The debut of the WESTERN FAMILY ORCHESTRA RADIO HOUR will be recorded live at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, CA – and we are very pleased to have some special guests joining us for the night:

The WESTERN FAMILY ORCHESTRA with the Moore Brothers, Bart Davenport and Aaron Ross
at the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, CA
Friday, July 23 at 8pm.

Tickets : $10 General / $8 Students; available online at brown paper tickets and at The Briar Patch (Grass Valley) and After the Goldrush Records (Nevada City).

WFO is : Lee Bob Watson (Aficionado, Happy Mayfield) / Gabe Nelson (CAKE) / Tom Heyman (Court and Spark, Chuck Prophet) / Rich and Andi Good (Kings and Queens, Psychedelic Furs) / Dana Gumbiner (Deathray, Station to Station Recording) / Derek Taylor (the Park, Alice Russel, Darondo) / Todd Roper (CAKE, Chuck Prophet, Virgil Shaw).

Guests of the WFO have included : Kelley Stoltz, Greg Loiacono (Mother Hips), Rusty Miller (Jackpot), James Finch Jr, Mike Farrell, Casual Fog, Two Sheds, Sara Bethe Nelson, Paula Frazer, Jesse Denatale, Stephen Yerkey, Jeffrey Luck Lucas & more.