2097 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94115
“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” – The LA Times
Led by vivacious cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, and great vocals, the band gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
On May 20th, they’ll celebrate the release of their new album, I May Not Be Perfect. This hard working, foot-stomping, blues and bluegrass band built a recording studio from the ground up and recorded a full length album of high energy cello led music that incorporates many different genres; from China to Italy and all over the United States. Dirty Cello is led by the dynamic cellist & vocalist Rebecca Roudman, backed up by a hard rocking 4 piece band featuring Jason Eckl – guitar, Colin Williams – bass, Hannah Miller – mandolin/vocals and Anthony Petrocchi – drums.
From quirky originals to hard hitting versions of classics like Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, “Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured…..and only occasionally classical.” – Lou Fancher, Oakland Magazine.
“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