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Not Your Grandmother’s Cello: ‘Dirty Cello’ Serves Up High-Energy Unique Spin

Published on Feb 5, 2022

San Francisco-based Dirty Cello, which brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock, and Americana, performs at the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena on Sunday, Feb. 20, starting at 7 p.m.

Led by vivacious cross-over cellist Rebecca Roudman and her husband Jason Eckl, 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 is a dynamic group adored all over the world. We get them about once every four years,” Coffee Gallery founder and owner Bob Stane said. “Adorable, impressive and definitely a star act. Money-back guarantee and a warm hug if not overjoyed. A Hollywood Bowl quality concert.”

Dirty Cello is further characterized as “very entertaining and excellent musicians.” They usually start with some wild gypsy music, through the blues, and end with some shredding classic rock like you’ve never heard before.

Stane says the Coffee Gallery Backstage gets Dirty Cello at least once every four years, but the band is adored all over the world.

To learn more about Dirty Cello, visit their website,

Tickets to the concert on Feb. 20 are $20.

For more information, call (626) 798-6236 or visit

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