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The Quitters

The Quitters are a guitar trio of right-side up fingerpicking, upside down flat picking, and soulful standup bass, delivering a performance spiced with humor and serendipity.

The Quitters are a guitar trio of right-side up fingerpicking, upside down flat picking, and soulful standup bass.

Advance tickets: or if the show is not sold out, you may purchase your tickets at the door before the show.

Glenn Houston's guitarist influences range from Michael Bloomfield to Doc Watson, as shows in his mastery of both the acoustic and electric guitar. Glenn has been voted Best Guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and has shared billing with Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Earl Scruggs, Doc and Merle Watson, Willie Nelson and countless other famous artists. He co-founded the Waybacks in 1999 with Stevie Coyle and Chojo Jacques, and was co-founder of the powerhouse Americana band, Houston Jones.

Stevie Coyle was inspired to take up finger-picking guitar by the first Hot Tuna album. After degrees in Theatre and Theology, he hit the road with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus, doing comedy, magic, wire-walking, sword-swallowing, and juggling. Since then he has released a solo CD and opened his own high-end acoustic guitar shop, Mighty Fine Guitars, in Lafayette, CA. In addition to his stellar musical career, Stevie also claims fame as an actor and comedian, including appearances on Cheers and The Comedy Store.

Chris Kee is a classically trained cellist who studied ethnomusicology at Yale. Much in demand as a hired gun, he has performed with Buddy Miller (including appearances with Buddy, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin), Jim Lauderdale, Norah Jones, Jim Campilongo, the late lamented Ralph Carney, and crypto- Klezmer sorceress Michelle Alany, among many others.

YouTube - The Quitters perform Tico-Tico No Fuba:


About The Backroom

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 beverages. The venue is ADA accessible.

If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-381-1997. Thank you for your support!

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

Date & Time

December 10, 2023

7:00PM - 9:00PM


The Back Room Music - 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94704 1984 Bonita Avenue Berkeley 94704 CA US

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Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children under 12 are free.

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