George Cole


Sun Dec 11 2022 at 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm


The Back Room | Berkeley, CA

Join us for an eclectic mix of Gypsy Jazz, Rock & Roll, and the Great American Songbook, with acclaimed guitarist and singer George Cole.
About this Event

Singer and breakneck acoustic guitarist George Cole lives in a musical world with Django Reinhardt, The Ramones, Nat King Cole and Doc Watson, who get equal billing with Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Willie Nelson, the Great American Songbook, and George’s 11,000 monthly Spotify listeners!

George is the guitarist for the David Grisman Quintet/Sextet, and has two releases on Grisman’s highly regarded Acoustic Disc label. For 10 years, George was the guitar teacher and mentor for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt from Green Day.

George is a San Francisco native and BAMMIE Award winner, who brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through Rock & Roll, Gypsy Jazz, and All Things American. The music he makes brings to mind the old adage, “Everything Old is New Again.”

David Grisman tapped George to play on his most recent Sextet album and, in turn, Grisman was featured on George’s release, George Cole Live. Jazz legend Keely Smith handpicked George to play guitar and sing duets with her on her final tour, and Chris Isaak asked George to lay down some tasty guitar licks on his platinum-selling album, Forever Blue.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 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 or Venmo only at the door.

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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A Message About Our Indoor Shows:

Our indoor shows require that you wear a mask except when eating or drinking. The performers will be mask-less and same-day tested.


Where is it happening?

The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, United States

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