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About

The Family Recipe is an instrumental fusion group from Athens, Georgia. The group consists of Will Ruff (electric mandolin/keys/violin), Nathan Hallman (guitar), Quentin Smith (bass) and Ethan Fain (drums).

With a wide range of genre influences, Family Recipe delivers a truly unique sonic experience for the listener. Focusing on improvisation and attempting to constantly innovate the music, FR brings new energy and emotions to the stage every time they play. 

Following the release of their first EP, "Mushroom for Improvement," the band got right back to work on their debut album “Roads,” which was released in April of 2020. The Family Recipe has shared the stage with prominent artists in their genre such as CBDB/Polyrhythmics/DLO3/Twiddle, and has played significant venues in the Atlanta and Athens area, including headlining shows at the historic 40 Watt Club and The Georgia Theatre. Though they specialize in instrumental music, the band is known for onstage experimentation with guest horn lines, singers, and rappers.

The Covid-19 pandemic brought its challenges, but the band found their way through by utilizing the time inside to explore other playing styles and genres, which in turn inspired the group's vision for success. Family Recipe is now stepping with intentions to further push the conventions of jazz, funk, and southern psych combined. 

For Real, the group's newest release, is a test of each of their abilities to create a completely live studio record. One with natural room acoustics to make for a truly intimate and fully transparent experience.  The guys debuted their album release at The Georgia Theatre Rooftop on September 30th, 2021.

FR is excited to take on some new venues in the Atlanta area and get working on a new album for 2023!

Booking & Management

Hollis Poggio • 203-885-5994

familyrecipeband@gmail.com