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Peter Case


Peter Case returns to The Back Room for his fifth appearance and we are honored to have him back!

Peter’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination and spans a number of genres, including folk, blues, and rock. Raised in Buffalo, NY, Case came to the Bay Area in 1973 and worked as a street musician and played in the seminal power pop group The Nerves, before moving to Los Angeles to form the Plimsouls (”A Million Miles Away”).

Case’s 1986 solo debut, produced by T Bone Burnett, revealed deep roots in folk and blues, and earned him his first Grammy nomination for “Old Blue Car,” as well as the Number 1 spot on the New York Times’ Best CDs of the Year list. Case earned Grammy nominations for his production of Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt, and another nomination for Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John, a remarkable collection of songs that features Case’s voice and a single guitar. His thirteenth solo album, HWY 62, was released by Omnivore Recordings to more acclaim: American Songwriter called HWY 62 “An absolute joy from start to finish. A beautifully conceived, executed and lovingly crafted chain of songs from Peter Case, a guy who has been crafting great songs for decades now…”

With or without a backing band, Case delivers his songs with both intense passion and introspective nuance. It’s clear that Case is a major talent on the Americana troubadour landscape. 

Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 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!

Earlier Event: March 29
The Gold Souls
Later Event: March 31
The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol