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Tom Bertling – Singer Songwriter

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BIOGRAPHY(s)
TOM BERTLING – Lead Vocals, Song Writer, Acoustic & Electric Guitars

At the age of seven, Tom traded his brand new 007 Secret Agent Spy Case that he got for Christmas to a neighborhood

friend for a beat up acoustic guitar that had a large hole in the back.  He came home and proudly showed the trade

to his parents, who immediately told him to take back the guitar and get his 007 spy case.  Tom refused.  When his

parents realized that he was not going to return the guitar, they put strings on it with the condition that he learn

to play the Marine Hymn, he did.  He perfected his craft, sitting on the front porch for hours on end.  Number 8 of 12

children, Tom was raised in Delphos, a small town in northern Ohio.  Some of his earliest musical influences were

listening to his grandmother play guitar and sing old songs from the 20’s and 30’s, and tuning in to CKLW, an AM

radio station in the Windsor/Detroit area.  With an appreciation for all kinds of musical styles, Toms’ original

music cannot be categorized.  He writes a little bit of everything and he calls it “Mutt Music.”  He has played in

smokey dark corners of more pubs, dives, and roadhouses than he can remember.  Tom lived in Nashville for 7 years

and had the honor of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage twice, and numerous showcase clubs such as The Bluebird

Cafe and Douglas’ Corner.  The Nashville experience enabled him to live and work with some of the best song writers

in the industry.  His unique guitar and vocal style has won him fans from around the world.  It’s not uncommon to

hear such accolades as “What an incredible singer,” or “You wrote that song, why aren’t you famous?”  He always asks

if they own a record company.  The simple truth is, that he pursued the gift he was given and stayed true to the

dreams of his youth.  He actually gets to do what he loves, play music full time, and get paid to do it.  “It doesn’t

get any better than that!”

http://www.smootmahooty.com/home.html

Halloween Voodoo Blues

Halloween VooDoo Blues

 

Please join us for all the tricks & treats! The wildest eve in Jerome!

We proudly present Sweet Baby Ray’s VooDoo Blues 9PM – 1AM

::: HAPPY HALLOWEEN – MERRY SAMHAIN :::

21+ ONLY $10 at the door

Sutton Papanikolas

 

We invite you to enjoy the musical styling of Sutton Papanikolas featured for this weeks acoustic Thursday at Spirit Room.

Sutton James Papanikolas has recently embarked on his first official solo endeavor. The San Diego Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter has just released his debut solo album, “High Country Hiatus”. He is currently on a coast-to-coast tour supporting it’s release. SJP — known for fronting groups including Shaggin Wagon, Help I’m Alive, Stallion and most recently, Neighbors To The North — is a lover and performer of all periods of music. Even though his most recent efforts fit quite nicely within the indie-folk/alt-country genres, the spirit of rock n’ roll will always be alive and well in his songwriting, as well as his engagingly energetic live shows.

https://www.suttonjamesmusic.com/

Lunar Platform

Dof of the Moon

 

Join us for a generous dose of Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Jerome’s favorite Moondog rocks NYE with his band, Lunar Platform,  on the Spirit Room stage! Let’s ring in NYE Jerome style!

Moondog & friends

Dof of the Moon

 

Join us for a generous dose of Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Jerome’s favorite Moondog rocks the weekend joined by friends on the Spirit Room stage.

Friday’s with Moondog & friends

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Black Forest Society

 

Black Forest Society

Please join us for this gem of a band – Original, eclectic, progressive, acoustic, soul food from the deep woods of musical expression.

Black Forest Society

 

Black Forest Society

Please join us for this gem of a band – Original, eclectic, progressive, acoustic, soul food from the deep woods of musical expression.

Johnny Lingo Trio

john ziegler in concert

 

Spirit Room Presents: Art Walk Saturdays with Johnny Lingo Trio

The dashing John Ziegler & bands front man has been a long time Verde Valley favorite since the days of Major Lingo. Johnny is here to stay with Johnny Lingo Trio performing the first Saturday of each month at Spirit Room 9-12. Playing all your danceable favs with their own flare be prepared to be taken away by the musical stylings of the trio.

The Johnny Lingo Trio consists of John Ziegler, vocalist and guitarist, percussionist Tina Reichow & multi instrumentalist Kirk Burnett.

Johnny Lingo Trio

Johnny Lingo Trio live at Spirit Room