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Dirty Cello

Sunday, August 20th at 6pm
On the Village Green
203 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245

Dirty Cello

“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

Dirty Cello – cello like you’ve never heard before! Combine the virtuosic wail of Jimi Hendrix, the soul of BB King, and the fire of Bill Monroe, and add a whole lot of cello, and
you get the Dirty Cello band. Dirty Cello performs all over the world, from Iceland to Israel, from Scottish castles to underground caves presenting an energetic and wild show that’s been described as, “Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical.” by 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

“A five-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European
classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing.” Cloverdale Reveille

“The group seamlessly careens from blues to bluegrass and rock in a way that really shouldn’t make sense but somehow does.” LA Times



Unfortunately, WOLFCHILD will not be able to join us this year. We hope they’re able to make it to the island again soon!

WOLFCHILD is a Seattle based Cinematic Folk Rock band with influences ranging from the immersive earthy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov, Lord Huron, and The Paper Kites to the contemporary experimentation you might expect from Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, or Andrew Bird.

They have performed on stages such as The Troubadour, KEXP, Oregon Country Fair, SXSW, Folklore (UK), Java (Paris), Mississippi Studios, Georgetown Carnival Main Stage, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sessions Music Hall, and many more.

At the core of the project is Gabriel Wolfchild and his brother Elion TruthHeart.

Gabriel’s emotive lyricism, enchanting vocals, and unique guitar work quickly won over Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera on NBC’s The Voice with his soulful rendition of Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” and culminated in a national tour.

Elion is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist who effortlessly flows between drums, a variety of exotic string and woodwind accompaniment, and a rich vocal harmony that only brothers can create.

The duo has been playing music together since their earliest years. While In many ways they have evolved to be  about as different as they can be from one another.  It is in that contrast that they find their creative spark. Together they weave cathartic storytelling with dynamic soundscapes, from dreamy shoegaze-esk weightless atmosphere, to meditative orchestral overtones, and a rhythmic cinematic sound that could be the love child of Jonsi (Sigur Ros) and Nick Drake.

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