Oakland-based songwriter Maya Elise crafts and shares songs that invite you in gently and let you stay awhile. Through melodies and stories as honest and comforting as a home-cooked meal, Maya speaks her full truth by paying homage to family, relationships and the natural world. Maya grew into her folk roots in the Sierra Mountains where she learned that singing with other people leads to a more whole society. She aims to create spaces with music that bring people together through song and shared experience. Take a listen to her latest album, The Way I Say Your Name, on her website here.
Canadian art/baroque-pop singer songwriter Laura Hickli left her job as an educator at The National Music Center to tour indefinitely after recording and producing her second solo album during her residency at the world-renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Having grown up in a religious family with severe depression and a keen desire to transcend into daydreams, this home-schooled emotive wonder uses classical and hymnal influence from her meditative prayer cries as the foundation for her unapologetic declarations of mental illnesses, struggle, resilience, and hope. Listen to her award-winning debut album Flowstate here.
Jason Oliver is a multi-instrumentalist musician, producer and singer based in Berkeley, California. Their music is inspired by contemporary and classic psychedelic rock, soul and electronic music.
Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 for students with ID/low-income individuals. 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!