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Special Valentine’s Day Show with Sugartown: Songs of Love, Cheating and Heartbreak


Sugartown is an Americana/roots string band, heavy on the harmonies — and all about that bass.

We love ballads about murder, mayhem and heartbreak with a little southern moonshine thrown in to sweeten the mix. Our original songs explore topics ranging from the anxiety of waiting in a cafe for a lover to arrive, White Tablecloths, to the burden of ancestry, Bloodlines. We cover songs from an eclectic pool of artists: the Be Good Tanya’s fabulous singer/songwriter, Frazey Ford, local alt genius, Sam Chase, and our musical gods: Cohen, Dylan and Waits. On standup bass, we feature the intricate melodies and rhythms of local jazz player, Dan Seamans, and our latest addition to the band is fiddling wunderkind David Boyden, the red-haired scion of famous Berkeley-based violin scholar David Boyden, Sr.

Adding his lightning lead guitar riffs and colorful vocals is public-defender-by-day, Brian Bloom while local author/songwriter Zoe FitzGerald Carter plays rhythm guitar, sings, and writes the band’s original songs. We are thrilled to have just dropped our first ever CD, Waiting for the Earthquake, which features drummer Joe Mockus and several other special musical guests.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, general admission; $10 for students with ID. 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!

Earlier Event: February 10
Larry Fuller Trio
Later Event: February 15