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Jimi James

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An East Bay native, Jimi James developed an early reputation as a flashy blues and rock guitarist, and was the long-time lead guitarist in the John Lee Hooker Band.

Jimi was also one of the first rockers to dive deeply into country music - he formed a very popular band with a hot country fiddler, "Papa Walt," who also happened to be his dad. But he never left his rock 'n' roll roots, and was a staple for many years on California's outdoor festival circuit.

Back Room founder Sam Rudin, known then (and sometimes now) as Hurricane Sam, was a frequent guest star in the band, as he will be again for this performance.

Tickets are $15 and 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!