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Rachel Garlin

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Berkeley native Rachel Garlin is a well-traveled singer-songwriter whose songs explore the human experience with poignant, playful, and artfully painted lyrics. For this performance, Garlin will be joined onstage by her producer Julie Wolf to share songs from the album they are currently recording at Fantasy Studios.

Garlin writes in the contemporary folk tradition. Her character-filled songs tell stories inspired by street art and poetry billboards, letters and words exchanged between friends and loved ones, and observations about regular people doing the stuff of life. Garlin’s live concerts combine a natural stage presence with a seamless interplay of storytelling and music as she guides listeners on a winding road of language, images, and the creative process. Media fans include Curve Magazine (“storytelling at its best”) and the SF Chronicle (“Garlin manages to touch songwriting bases as far back as Woody Guthrie”).

Garlin will be joined by Julie Wolf on piano and James DePrato on dobro and mandolin. Garlin lives in San Francisco with her wife and three kids.

Tickets are $20 general admission; and $12 for students, children under 18 and seniors. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door on 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!