"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical."
- Oakland Magazine
“When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. Dirty Cello makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.”
- Ashland Daily Tidings
"Crossover cello-rock star"
- Pacific Sun
"San Francisco-based crossover cello whiz Rebecca Roudman and her group Dirty Cello, playing everything but classical."
- Monterey County Weekly
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!
"The ensemble plays a range of eclectic tunes in ways you won’t hear anyone else dare to attempt."
- Argus Courier
"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."
- Strings Magazine
"Petaluma favorites Dirty Cello have 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 an supercharges it to meltdown levels of energy and invention."
- Argus Courier
"A regular performer with various Bay Area symphonies, Roudman has crafted a norm-breaking bluegrass to blues-rock project that brings her instruments and music closer to the audience. As a casual observer, she seems equally driven for the quality of music and performance. It’s no wonder she is gaining fans everywhere she performs. Dirty Cello, catch them when you can.
- Chico Music
"Roudman has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of the cello,” though her versatile vocal approach is another lynchpin to the band’s ongoing appeal."
- Sacramento News and Review