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Larry Vann Trio


Larry Vann is a vocalist, drummer and bandleader, known as the "Groove Merchant,” who creates authentic root music which fuses the essence of soul-stirring blues, sweet, mellow jazz and genuine soul, R&B and funk.

Mr. Vann has performed with many great artists such as The Whispers, Elvin Bishop, Charles Brown, Martha Reeves, The Marvalettes, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Charlie Musselwhite, Brian Auger and many others, and also with his own band for over 30 years. His work with the popular San Francisco Bay Area blues group, Ron Thompson & the Resistors, contributed to the band earning two Bay Area Music Awards (BAMMIES). He has also been honored with the Blues Society’s West Coast Hall of Fame’s “Blues Drummer of the Year” award, and The Jazz Institute’s “Man of the Year” award. In addition, he has been honored to serve as a Governor on the governing board of the San Francisco chapter of The Recording Academy® (GRAMMYs).

Tim Landis is a guitarist who performs weekly with the Glide Church Change Band and has performed with the legendary Sugar Pie DeSanto.

Michael Warren is a vocalist, bassist and keyboardist with a funky, progressive approach. He has performed and toured with a great spectrum of dynamic artists including Merl Saunders, BB King, Randy Crawford, Maria Muldaur, Buddy Miles, The Crusaders, The Dave Matthews Band and many others.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Children under 12 are free. 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: August 25
Small Town Therapy
Later Event: September 6