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New Vinyl Release!

Nine Different Kinds of Gone: A Tribute to Kenny Childers

Now available on limited-edition double-vinyl from MFT!

Order via Bandcamp
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Notice: MFT blog has moved - This site ( WILL be deleted


Hello, MFT community! We're happy to announce that the time has finally come to relocate the Musical Family Tree blog to the main MFT site, over at…


Posted by Jon Rogers on January 19, 2014 at 8:13pm

Break Your Brain – A Flashback to Muncie’s Support the Troopz

Support the Troopz MFT Page

(Listen while you read!)



Posted by Seth Johnson on December 19, 2013 at 5:48pm

MFT Call Out: Seeking People with Secret/Abandoned Musical Ambitions for Documentary Project


It started with a Craigslist ad a couple weeks ago, and well, it hasn't gotten much further than that - yet!


We just haven't found…


Posted by Jon Rogers on December 17, 2013 at 6:11pm

A Dance-Inducing Hex of Highlife – The Story of Sweet Poison Victim

(photos by Sara Hufford Photography)

Sweet Poison Victim MFT Page…


Posted by Seth Johnson on December 17, 2013 at 2:11pm

Topped With Fudge 2!

Topped With Fudge 2!

Matt Sommers has now digitized the second TWF cassette for all to listen/download at his website.  The second Fudge was a little more "pro" in that it was actually manufactured and not simply dubbed by me.  However, it is still chock full of weird.  This installment has side projects from loads of well-known Indianapolis musicians including Lon Paul Ellrich, John Strohm, Vess Ruhtenberg, Dave Lawson and more.   See if you can spot who's on what.  It also has…


Posted by Kooch on December 3, 2013 at 1:36pm — 1 Comment

SmallBox Presents MFT EP IN A WEEKEND #6: Consumers (Ben Bernthal, Duncan Kissinger, Emily Watkins)


SmallBox and Musical Family Tree present:…


Posted by Jon Rogers on December 3, 2013 at 1:01am

Peace is NOW! My Story As A Media Ambassador and More

© 2013 By Dan Nowman Niswander


Since I first heard John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s band, The Plastic Ono Band perform “Give Peace A Chance,” and “Happy Xmas, War Is Over” and Edwin Starr’s “War” on the radio when I was a…


Posted by Daniel Niswander on November 27, 2013 at 3:05am — 2 Comments


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