Fresh off their third tour to Iceland with crazy adventures like playing at an Icelandic film star’s wedding to a show on a whale watching boat, San Francisco based band, Dirty Cello will present their exciting blend of blues, rock and Americana that has been described by Oakland Magazine as, “...funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical” at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center on Sept 29.
Band leader and cellist Rebecca Roudman is also a member of classical orchestras, but with the Dirty Cello band she lets her hair down and uses her classical training to push the cello to its limits - more Jimi Hendrix than Yo -Yo Ma.
Rebecca describes the Dirty Cello show as, “We play what folks want to hear, from the Devil Went Down to Georgia to Led Zeppelin, we go on stage with a huge collection of songs and then just have a ton of fun - we don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we just want the audience to have a good time too.”
This band of road warriors has played their unique blend of music all over the world with tours from Italy to the Middle East and everywhere in between.
Roudman reports that Dirty Cello’s shows are all about high energy and fun. The band is known for taking everything a bit uptempo, running into the crowd, and prompting classic singalongs.