Thursday Live at the Odd Fellows

At the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge – May 2, 2024

Doors Open 7:01PM. Show at 7:31PM.

Davis Odd Fellows Lodge
415 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95616

FREE SHOW – All donations to support the musicians.

No Host Bar

Thursday Live flyer featuring One Button Suit

Back Porchestra

Admission is Free but Donations for the musicians are greatly appreciated.

Back pOrchEstra plays a wide variety of American Roots music: country blues, roots rock, Cajun, Western Swing and American. The band features players from Commander Cody & His Western Airmen, Etta James, Tommy Castro, John Lee Hooker, NRPS, Norton Buffalo and others.

Their “Voices In My Head (Genre Whiplash)” album made the Top 100 Albums at Alt.Country Specialty Chart. (The Official Site for Alt Country).

“It’s one fine album. So well-crafted as Mr. Eschliman has assembled a wonderful cast of Bay Area musicians to achieve this downhome sound… a very timely reminder of how rich the musical community of the San Francisco Bay Area is. – Ben Fong-Torres (Rolling Stone, Almost Famous)

It started out as a back porch thing, just resonator guitar & drums.. and when the violinist was added, it was jokingly referred to as an orchestra… it then kept growing as the pandemic allowed…to the point where the name actually makes sense.

This mostly acoustic band is genre-busting, or more accurately …genre-fusing, blending their own influences together to manifest what might be their own musical landscape. They draw from new original material as well as reworked classics by Taj Mahal, Dan Hicks, Big Bill Broonzy, Bob Wills, Bobby Charles, Fats Waller, Hank Williams, Albert Lee and Commander Cody & His LPA.

Back pOrchEstra is Tim Eschliman (vocals & resonator guitar, worked with Etta James, Commander Cody, New Copasetics, the Nick Lowe-produced Moonlighters, Norton Buffalo, Christmas Jug Band), Bowen Brown (drums, John Lee Hooker, Tommy Castro, Rhythmtown-Jive), Candy Girard (violin, Delaney Bramlet, Tanya Tucker, Clint Black and with Jerry Garcia on his album “Cats Down Under the Stars”) Paul Olgiun (Macy Starr, Shana Morrison) and Gary Potterton (guitar, NRPS, Texas Chainsaw).

For more information, or to be added to the Thursday Live! email list, contact Juelie Roggli at

Thursday Live! is sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Music Committee with the support of KDRT radio.

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