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Collaborative Shows

True Life Trio performs riveting vocal harmonies from Eastern Europe, the Americas and beyond, featuring veteran vocalists from legendary Bay Area groups Kitka and Brass Menazeri. This innovative trio explores the creative possibilities of cross-fertilization of different traditions with unlikely timbres connecting Bulgaria to the Bayou.

Leslie Bonnett - voice, fiddle, percussion

Briget Boyle - voice, guitar, percussion

Juliana Graffagna - voice, accordion, percussion

REVIEWS: “They bring the world. Via gorgeous harmonies, the East Bay’s True Life Trio travels through a wide spectrum of styles and traditions…Whenever they raise their voices in song, True Life Trio uplifts the listener, regardless of the song’s subject matter or language.” — Paul Freeman, The Daily News, Bay Area News Group

“True Life Trio has created a unique musical journey that gives a timely immediacy to the enduring spirit that originally inspired the songs.” — Ginger Murray, SF Weekly, from a review of Home

“The blend of harmonies touches my soul.” — Cynthia Sutko, audience member

Tickets are $20 general admission. 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 or Venmo 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 food and adult beverages with no additional corkage fee. The venue is ADA accessible. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997.

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Please note: Although masks are no longer required, we strongly encourage their use to keep everyone safe in our intimate space.

Tickets are $20 general admission. Children under 12 are free.