An evening with the Stinkfoot Orchestra featuring Ray White – 14 piece tribute to Frank Zappa

The Stinkfoot Orchestra pulls no punches – delivering two sets of Frank’s music via a 14-piece ensemble which incorporates a six-piece horn section, tuned percussion, and five vocalists. Founded in 2019 by
Nick Chargin – a 35-year veteran of the SF Bay Area music scene, the Stinkfoot Orchestra has been wowing audiences since their debut in September of 2021 – bringing Zappa alumni such as Ike Willis and Napoleon Murphy Brock along for the ride at every show.

This tour features Ray White who first joined Frank’s touring ensemble in late 1976 on rhythm
guitar and vocals. While being a talented guitarist in his own right, Ray was primarily brought on board for his strong vocal abilities – and he wasted no time in cementing his place in Zappa history with his performance on the 1978 release, Live in New York. He continued to tour with Frank through 1984 and
his unmistakable tenor voice was featured on no less than 15 albums released while Frank was still alive
as well as countless posthumous releases. Since Zappa’s passing, Ray has shared the stage with a veritable cornucopia of acts including Umphree’s McGee, Ray joined Dweezil on tour with Zappa Plays Zappa in 2007 and has played a major role in multiple Zappa alumni projects including Banned From Utopia and the Zappa Band.

The Stinkfoot Orchestra presents the intricacies and eccentricities of Frank’s music with power, authenticity, and musical prowess – leaving even the most critical Zappaphile pining for more. If you were able to catch them on any of their previous trips to Southern California, you know to expect a different show every time and you know what an amazing show to expect. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, don’t let this opportunity slip away…