Frank Barter writes and sings like a guy who’s been beat up and still won’t quit, like a guy who’s been dumped but still has hope for a happy ending.
Many of the songs on his New York City-based Valley Entertainment release Ready feature gravel and silk, triumph and longing, and celebration and regret. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer, Scott Mathews, Frank doesn’t hold back for anyone or anything.
New York Times best-selling music writer Charles R. Cross once described Frank Barter songs as “expansive as an eastern Oregon sunset. If you’ve never seen one of those, they’re burning in the middle, sitting on top of a wheat field, with a golden glow on each side stretching the horizon forever. That’s where Frank Barter takes you."
Frank broke on the Seattle music scene before it was a scene and stormed around the Northwest. Immediately compared to distinctive singer-songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Jackson Browne in reviews and by listeners, Frank undoubtedly was/is humbled by those comparisons. “Having my name lumped in with those guys is very flattering, and I certainly appreciate it, I haven't had their fame and fortune yet, but to walk around knowing some people have been touched by what I do on that kind of level, is pretty special."
You can listen to Frank’s music here.
Clara Bellino is a delightful international singer-songwriter with a memorable story to tell. She emerged from France to become an important contributor to the American music scene.
She recently released her fifth album, Unexpected, which is indeed unexpected in more ways than one. The album combines styles, countries, sounds, origins, instruments, languages and themes - a creative adventure that you don't want to miss. She will be accompanied by Bruce Linde, a San Francisco Bay Area producer, engineer, and bassist/sideman. He has been in more recording studios than he can remember, and has performed at venues ranging from local clubs to the Mountain Winery to the Montreux Jazz Festival. When he's not backing up Clara, he fronts a seven-piece Steely Dan cover band and repairs antique clocks.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $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!