Family Lines

Susan Nielsen, Tim McDonald, and Ken Frankel

Family Lines performs outstanding original music as well as folk, blues and roots favorites. This acoustic family trio features rich vocal harmonies that blend somewhere beyond the DNA. Family Lines delivers lively and riveting performances and has a large, growing fan base.

For booking information, email Susan, or call her at (415) 453-5644.

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Our 2013 Videos

Tear My Stillhouse Down

(Gillian Welch; Irving Music, BMI)

Susan Nielsen - Vocals, Ubass, Steer Head.
Tim McDonald - Vocals, Guitars, Copper Kettle, Saw.
Ken Frankel - Guitars, Banjo, Mandola, Copper Kettle, Hammer & Ax, Door.


(Tim McDonald)

Tim McDonald - Vocals, Guitar.
Susan Nielsen - Vocals, Ubass, Chimes, Cymbal.
Ken Frankel - Guitars, Baritone Guitar, Door, Cup, Slippers.

Our 2012 Video, The Club

(Susan Nielsen)

Susan Nielsen - Vocals, UBass, Frog, Bar Glasses.
Tim McDonald - Vocals, Guitar, Cocktail Shaker, Guitar Back.
Ken Frankel - Guitars, Mandolin, Mandola, Mandocello, Door.

A Few Demo Cover Songs

Wagon Wheel   (Bob Dylan / Jay Secor)

O Mary Don't You Weep   (Traditional)

I Wish It Would Rain   (Nanci Griffith)