Dirty Cello & Sebastian St James @ SOMO Grove
Join Second Octave, Sally Tomatoes, and SOMO Village for our second season of small outdoor concerts in the redwood grove!
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
$35 until April 14
$40 until May 7
$45 until day of show
Groups that would like to be seated together must purchase as a group.
From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco based band Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.”
“The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. (Their rendition of “Purple Haze” is incredible.) But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing—it goes beyond what most people would expect from the instrument. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.”
—Good Times Santa Cruz
“A five-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing.”
“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.”
“The ensemble plays a range of eclectic tunes in ways you won’t hear anyone else dare to attempt.”
“Anyone who’s been in an audience when the San Francisco Bay Area Dirty Cello takes the stage knows that something unique happens whenever cellist Rebecca Roudman and ensemble come face to face with living, breathing (and whooping and shouting) fans.”
“Dirty Cello has been hard to describe, apart from saying that a cello (played in ways you won’t quite believe) is involved, and the range of music takes the word eclectic and supercharges it to meltdown levels of energy and invention.”
Sebastian Saint James‘ years of self promoted touring, grinding it out on sidewalks, in bars, clubs, theaters, on festival stages and just about anywhere else someone can make a buck playing original music is starting to pay off. His work ethic and drive is making this North Bay native a fast rising star beyond local circles and his ever growing fan base gives him no reason to slow down. Inspiration and his continued pursuit to share messages of love and longing mixed with an edge that stems from part vintage – part modern approach to writing and production there’s no telling, but the best is yet to come for this young writer.
Dinner available for $20
- Grilled Flatbread with Olive Pesto Tapenade
- Suzanne’s Salad
- Butter Lettuce with crumbled goat cheese
- Penne Pesto Primavera
- Green Beans Almandine
- Grilled Chicken Picatta
- Homemade Cookies