Soulful, unique harmonies are at the center of West of Roan's minimalist arrangements. Both fiddle players and vocalists, Annie Schermer and Channing Showalter are voracious musicians whose original compositions sit comfortably alongside the ancient ballads and tunes they render. Steeped in the traditions of Appalachia and the British Isles, West of Roan's haunting, searching, heartfelt music explores home, self, loss, and love.
West of Roan's puppetry performances are one of a kind: part storytelling, part musical performance, part experiential installation. Drawing on the ancient and simple elements of shadow, light, sound and harmony, the duo guides audiences inward, to a place of possibility for inspiration, transformation and healing.
Annie and Channing have been collaborating as West of Roan for three years, though they have been singing together for much longer. Their conversations and friendship lead them deep into explorations of love, grief, and the wild self. This depth is the well from which their work is drawn.
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 door general admission, and $10 for students with ID/low-income individuals. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!