Kahilu Theatre presents bluegrass and blues band Dirty Cello

  • Photo: J. Mijares Dirty Cello will play Kahilu Theatre at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

Returning to the Big Island for the first time in since 2016, Dirty Cello will light up the Kahilu Theatre stage at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21.

“Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical,” wrote Oakland Magazine.


From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious crossover cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping.

With frequent performances all over the world, Dirty Cello can’t wait to return to the Kahilu, one of their favorite places, to play and visit.


According to the Cloverdale Reveille, this is “a four-piece string ensemble that truly pushes the envelope and breaks the barriers, they blend blues, bluegrass and world music sounds with roots in the world of European classical music in a style that is unique and refreshing.”

Dirty Cello will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Kahilu Theatre. This concert is sponsored by Jacques and Nancy Baenziger, Fred Dosher and Carol Greenwell, Tom Kapp and Cindy Roher, The Kirk-Landry Ohana, and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Tickets are $45/$25 and can be purchased online at kahilutheatre.org, by phone at 885-6868 or in person at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Waimea.

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