The Stinkfoot Orchestra
“The Stinkfoot Orchestra admirably delivered all the musical virtuosity, compositional non-conformity,and satire of American culture that Frank Zappa distilled within his extensive oeuvre. The impression left upon driving home from this experience was one of deep appreciation mixed with laughter and amazement.” — Ted Silverman, Jambase
As the iconic voice who contributed to multiple Zappa ensembles, Ike Willis is best known as the voice of Joe from Joe’s Garage. Holding the title of the musician who spent the most years making music with Frank, Willis’ unmistakable baritone helped breathe life into many of Zappa’s most enduring compositions over the course of 10 years and 10+ albums. Decades later, Ike’s voice is as strong as ever and brings an immediate sense of familiarity to the music of the Stinkfoot Orchestra.
Employing a 6-piece horn section, tuned percussion and 4 vocalists, this ensemble pulls no punches -delivering the intricacies and eccentricities of Frank’s music with power, authenticity and musical prowess. Founded by 35-year veteran of the South Bay music scene, Nick Chargin, the Stinkfoot Orchestra spent most of the pandemic honing their craft – finally bringing their show to the stage in September of 2021. Bolstered by a few articles that brought international attention, 2022 saw the band quickly grow a fan base throughout the Pacific Northwest – exposing new audiences to Zappa’s music and wowing existing Zappaphiles with well orchestrated arrangements that hearken back to Zappa’s (last) 1988 touring ensemble.
Get Tickets! | $25-$30
- $25 Advance General Admission / $30 Door General Admission
- Advance price closes at 4:00 p.m. the day of the Show
- Standing / Dancing Show with Limited Seating
Miners Foundry Box Office
Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
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