Many bands are composed of individuals who are barely friends, sometimes they are barely acquaintances who treat each other and their music like little more than a business. The Parson Red Heads are not one of those bands. The Los Angeles based group, originally from Oregon, are, by blood or by bond, a family. Centered around the father figure of Evan Way his sister Erin, wife Brette Marie and longtime friends Charlie Hester and Sam Fowles. The group has recently been rounded out with the addition of Raymond Richards (pedal steel) and Aaron Ballard (guitar/melodica/etc).