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Cello Like You've Never Heard Before 

Dirty Cello...cello like you’ve never heard before.

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!

“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 — a four-piece band from San Francisco — makes its style of string music to inspire audiences to swing, sway and dance.” Nick Diamantides, Ashland Daily Tidings.

"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




Select Press

Newest Album


​Band Leader: Rebecca Roudman





Tech Needs

Cello, Violin, Voice  - we'll bring our D.I. box for violin and cello with xlr. We'll bring own special mic stand. Need one mic.
Keyboard - need power

Guitar, Voice - we'll bring our own D.I. box. Need one mic on a boom stand.

Bass - small bass amp.

Drums - small drum kit, snare, kick, high hat, ride cymbal.

Select Performances

Suzhou Culture and Arts Center, China

Wuxi Concert Hall, China

Huzhou Grand Theater, China

Jiangxi Arts Center, China

Zhongshan Culture and Arts Center, China​

Beijing Yugong Yishan Bar, China

Mochou Lake Baoyuelou Square, China

Mozarteum, Austria

Ceremonial Hall, Hungary

Hard Rock Cafe, Hawaii, USA
Yoshi's, San Francisco, USA

Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, China
Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma, USA
Green Note, UK

Wexford Arts Centre, Ireland

Balor Arts Centre, Ireland

Rhythm and Blues Club, Wales

Florence Arts Centre, UK

Montrose Folk Club, UK


San Severino Blues Festival, Italy

Boomtown, Winchester, England

Kate Wolf Music Festival, CA, USA

Bodega Bay Seafood Festival, CA, USA

Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza, CA, USA

Redrock Women's Music Festival, UT, USA

McCloud Bluegrass Festival, CA, USA

San Jose Jazz Festival, CA, USA

Valhalla Art, Music, and Theater Festival, CA, USA

Beerfest and Bluegrass, CA, USA

Cajun and Blues Festival, CA, USA

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland

Festival Delle Colline, Vaino, Italy

Mandrea Music Festival, Mandrea, Italy

Pumpkin festival, CA, USA

San Severino Blues Festival, Italy

Muntagnin Jazz Festival, Mignini, Italy

Festival Sconfinart, Rapallo, Italy

KCSM's Jazz on the Hill, CA, USA

Northwest Folklife Festival, WA, USA

Napa Valley Film Festival Gala, CA, USA

Green Show, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, OR, USA

Berkeley World Music Festival, CA, USA

Cowboy Festival, CA, USA

Burlingame Art and Wine Festival, CA, USA

Napa Valley Film Festival VIP Gala, CA, USA
American River Music Festival, CA, USA
Fairfax Festival, CA, USA
Benbow Music Festival, CA, USA
San Francisco Free Folk Festival, CA, USA
Sidmouth Fringe Sessions, England
Music on the Mounds, WA, USA



Green Music Center, CA, USA
Throckmorton Theater, CA, USA
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, CA, USA

Felton Music Hall, CA, USA
Occidental Performing Arts Center, CA, USA
Sutter Creek Theater, CA, USA

Columbia City Theater, WA​, USA

The Jazz Station, OR, USA

The Sofia, CA, USA

The Rio, CA, USA

The Sofia, CA, USA

Lindsay Performing Arts Center, CA, USA

Blue Note Hawaii, HI, USA

Kahilu Theater, HI, USA

Los Banos Theater, CA, USA

Rossmoor Theatre, CA, USA

Ashkenaz, CA, USA

The Back Room, CA, USA

Sweetwater Music Hall, CA, USA

Lincoln Theater, CA, USA

West End Theater, CA, USA

Cinnabar Theater, CA, USA

Oriental Theater, CO, USA

Live Oak Theater, TX, USA

Freight and Salvage, CA, USA
West Side Theater, CA, USA

Concerts in the Park:

Calistoga, CA, USA

Templeton, CA, USA

Paso Robles, CA, USA

Richmond, CA, USA

Rohnert Park, CA, USA

Orinda, CA, USA

Los Altos, CA, USA


De Young Museum, CA, USA
Santa Clara University, CA, USA

University of Iowa, IA, USA

Rock n' Roll Half Marathon, CA, USA
Hornblower Yacht, CA, USA



KALW 91.7 FM  KVYN 99.3 FM

KRCB 91.1 FM  KPFA 94.1 FM

KZCT 89.5 FM  KPIG 107.5 FM

KSRO 1350 AM  West Coast Live

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