Nearly 20 years after they first formed in Oakland, CA, Belleville's well-honed musical craftsmanship has finally yielded their fourth and most fully-realized official album, Turn The Medicine Down.
The album features the talents of music veterans Tommy Dunbar and Al Chan from the legendary Rubinoos, drummer Jim Bogios of Counting Crows and Sheryl Crow, and keyboardist Suzie Davis - whose credits include Mick Jagger's solo touring band, Prince's "I Would Die 4U," and Sinead O'Connor's notorious Pope-photo-shredding Saturday Night Live appearance.
Fronted by guitarist Mark Caputo, Belleville is Marc Burnstein (guitar), David McCullough (bass), Hal Marcus (piano/keys) and David Zirbel (pedal steel guitar) and Jim Bogios (drums).
Teilyn and Teri Falini will be opening the show.
The hook-filled and dreamy sounds of Teilyn‘s ukulele are a mesmerizing display of wistful acoustics and raw vocal power. Her music is Americana nostalgia retold in the queer pedagogy of loss, heartbreak and melancholic rage. The somber pessimism of her harmonic refrains are loyal to female singer songwriters of the 90's, paying homage to giants like Dolores O'Riordan and Shirley Manson, while also diverging from the contours of the genre and emerging as a distinctive folk-rock voice in a category of entirely her own making. Teilyn is working on her debut record with members of The Counting Crows, including drummer Jim Bogios, who will join her for this performance.
Teri Falini currently has three records available on Spotify and is working on her fourth.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 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!