Unitarian Universalist Church
1 Middle Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011

About this event

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 bring their unique spin on cello to the Unitarian Universalist Church in Brunswick on Friday, October 28th at 7:30 pm to raise money for the Brunswick Area Teen Center and Maine Family Planning.

The duo 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.” 

Band leader and cellist Rebecca Roudman is 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 explains, “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.”

Nick Diamantides from Ashland Daily Tidings described it this way, “When lead guitar is replaced by the sound of hot licks on a cello, blues, rock and bluegrass rise to a new dimension. 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.”

Listen to her version of Purple Haze : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlpTYsQUl5I


$15 in advance, $20 at the door, Students/Children: $10. Available at the church office, at Gulf of Maine Books, or online at https://ticketstripe.com/dirtycello.

Covid Requirements:  Masking is now optional.


Samples of their music:  

Purple Haze

I May Not Be Perfect

It Ain’t Right

For what It’s Worth



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