Brother Yusef: the King of Organic, Deep Fried, Fattback Blues

Brother Yusef is a master solo blues guitarist and passionate vocalist. His raw and authentic performances have been honed over thirty years into a style he calls “fattback blues,” for its rich mix of Delta, Chicago, and Texas blues, alongside a hard-driving Louisiana stomp. With many influences, he takes audiences on an exuberant musical journey, from a backwoods juke joint to the fiery emotions of the sanctified church.

Brother Yusef has gained worldwide recognition through performances at music festivals, dance events and concerts; he was a featured performer at the Downtown Disney Resort in Anaheim, California (2001 - 2016), and has released 7 albums, including his most recent release, I Got The Blues: 10 Years Of Fattback Blues 1999 to 2009. Brother Yusef approaches the blues from a musical, spiritual and social context. He says, “For African Americans, blues has been about survival, healing, and freedom, and I'm pleased to be a part of this tradition.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 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 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!