The Spirit Room in Jerome Arizona

Entertainment & Events

Welcome to the Spirit Room Bar!

The Spirit Room is your home away from home for spirits, music and fun.

Check out who is playing next at the Historic Spirit Room Bar in Jerome Arizona.

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Andreas Kapsalis-AK Guitar
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Andreas Kapsalis

Andreas Kapsalis is a Greek-American guitarist and composer born in the suburbs of Chicago. His first exposure to music was through his mother, Frances, a student of opera, and his father, Peter, a violinist. Andreas began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11, reading and writing music as well as music theory. At the age of 18 he suffered a hand injury; during his recovery period, he began developing his 10-finger tapping techniques. Under the tutelage of composer and producer Jim Tullio, a student of Aaron Copland, he refined his compositional approach on the guitar using these techniques. Tullio produced Andreas’ first EP with Andreas’ arrangement of Dave Brubeck’s composition “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” which garnered attention from the composer himself, who said, “I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists.”

Andreas began performing nationally with the Andreas Kapsalis Trio and recorded two discs featuring his compositions. While performing in LA he was invited to apply for the Sundance Composers Labs. He was awarded the fellowship, an honor awarded to only six composers a year. This was his initiation into film composing. At the end of the Sundance Composers Lab, Andreas was invited by the directors to complete a score for their documentary film “Black Gold” among the documentaries selected for the January premier at the Sundance Film Festival. Founder of the Sundance Institute and Festival, Robert Redford, noted this was the first time in Sundance Institute history that documentary fellows and a composer fellow had an “official selection” at the Sundance Film Festival. Subsequently, he composed scores for several documentary and feature films such as “Pig Business” and “Mulberry Street” to name a few. He also has been commissioned by Northwestern University and Notre Dame to compose music for their silent film festivals as well. Following this, Andreas performed and recorded several discs with Polish singer/contra bassist Megitza and the AKGI duo.

He has been performing internationally, solo and in various ensembles, for festivals and concert series in North America, Europe, and Asia, such as Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Calcutta Guitar Festival in India, the Canadian Guitar Festival and the Guitar Festival in the Philippines. In addition, concerts have taken place in Germany, Austria, Poland, and Slovakia. More recently Andreas was invited to Armenia to participate in “Sounds of Peace,” a musical exchange featuring 60 artists from 10 different countries. Along with his years of experience as a touring musician he has also enjoyed teaching guitar, conducting masterclasses as well as private instruction in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Andreas has most recently embarked on the next chapter of his career, completing his first solo album “Anastasi,” which features original compositions written for ten finger-style guitar. He is currently touring extensively throughout the US and Europe to promote his latest release. In the fall of 2015 he recorded a live CD in his home town of Chicago. The LP titled “Andreas Kapsalis Live at The Old Town School of Folk Music” is due to release in 2016. Andreas continues to be inspired and is eager to share the beauty of music and how it can enrich one’s life.

http://www.akguitar.com/index.html

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Crossfire Lounge
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
crossfire lounge

crossfire lounge

Crossfire Lounge is a trio featuring Richard Merriman on guitar/vocals, Michelle Aigner on bass guitar/vocals and Tony Maslowitz on the drum kit. A  3-piece band, playing a mix of older country, rock, surf and a little bit of everything. We have a good mix of originals & covers too – old favorites as well as new.

https://soundcloud.com/crossfire-lounge/sets/live-the-civic-park-in-phx-az

Lingo Trio plays First Saturday Artwalk in Jerome!
Apr 1 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 12:00 am

Johnny Lingo TrioThe legendary Lingo Trio will be playing at the Spirit Room.  Headed up by John Ziegler, vocals and guitar, Dave Rentz on percussion and backing vocals with Curt Burnette rounding out the trio with his amazing banjo & mandolin.  The big news for this evening is Tony Bruno showing up to play slide guitar!  That’s right folks, Tony Bruno, former Major Lingo alumni and stellar pedal steel guitar player will be wowing us with his amazing sounds.

Do yourself a favor if you haven’t heard this amazing trio and join us.

http://majorlingo.com/trio/

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Texola
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
texola

texola

 

TEX-OLA is an american americana-grit band ala Little Village, Traveling Wilburys meets ZZ Top with a nice blend of soul and funk.

https://www.facebook.com/TexOlaBand/timeline

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Gina Machovina
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gina-Machovina

Gina Machovina is best known for her virtuoso guitar playing and
smooth, sultry vocals.As a student and performer of classical guitar music for more than 30
years, Gina also played lead guitar and wrote music for her hard rock
band, Rising, in So California.  More recently, Gina has performed
solo as a singer/songwriter throughout the Pacific Northwest where she
recorded her first CD, Mirrors.  She now resides in Sedona and plays
extensively throughout Northern Arizona.Beautifully mesmerizing, Machovina’s music is a soulful mix of guitar
masterpieces with passionate vocal tunes spanning many decades.  If it
ain’t really good it don’t make the list!
Cheers,
Gina

http://www.ginamachovina.com/

Apr
8
Sat
2017
Cadillac Angels
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cadillac Angels on stage
Cadillac Angels

With over one million miles of touring the U.S.A., nine European countries, over 170 shows booked in 2011 and 17 CD releases, the Cadillac Angels are one of the hardest working bands in the business . . .

http://www.cadillacangels.com/

Naughty Bits!
Apr 8 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 9 @ 12:00 am
Naughty Bits

Naughty Bits

Yin Yang & Zen Some presents….The Naughty Bits! Northern Arizona’s newest, naughtiest, rock n’ roll band.

Influences-The Dead Weather, Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Montrose, Wolfmother, Frank Zappa….

 

Super ROCKIN’, danceable, drinkable music! Bartenders favorite.

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Cadillac Angels
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Cadillac Angels on stage
Cadillac Angels

With over one million miles of touring the U.S.A., nine European countries, over 170 shows booked in 2011 and 17 CD releases, the Cadillac Angels are one of the hardest working bands in the business . . .

http://www.cadillacangels.com/

Apr
15
Sat
2017
The Mods
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mods

The Mods

The MODS are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. Originally formed in 2004, the band consists of Travis Eaton (guitar, vocals), Louis Occhiline (bass, vocals), & Gabe Rhodes (drums, vocals).

Travis Eaton, Guitarist and vocalist, began playing music around the age of four. Originally inspired by country music, he was exposed to rock ‘n’ roll after seeing a clip of the Beatles performing “All My Loving” on the Ed Sullivan Show. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops as well as playing classical guitar in competition for the Verde Valley Music Association. Later he found himself playing with the band Recall alongside future band member Gabriel Rhodes.

Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 21 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes. At age 11, along with playing drums for his father, he has been part of bands Recall, Heavy Soul, and Denarius. In 2004, after having exhausted all other musical ventures, Eaton and Rhodes began playing with a friend of Eaton, Louis Occhiline.

Louis Occhiline was born into a large musical family. He started playing the bass at seventeen. There had been a shortage of bassists, so he learned the basics of the instrument. He played with Eaton in a band called Frequency Response. The band split in early 2004. Over the past few years, Occhiline has developed his music by trying to apply the bass styles of John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.

They began playing in Rhodes’ garage in the summer of 2004. They quickly found a chemistry that had been lacking in their previous bands. They were united by the influences of ’60s rock as well as the ’90s alternative.

https://www.facebook.com/modsmusic/timeline

Sol Drop
Apr 15 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 16 @ 12:00 am
Sol Drop

Sol Drop

Est. 2015

Flagstaff, Arizona

It kind of just happened. Brian and Kathryn crossed paths in the dorms. Noticing a drum key on Brian’s belt, Kathryn quickly took Brian’s number, which she’d forget she had for a few months. Kathryn met Sean in a class, and after finding out he played bass, recruited him days later to jam when she remembered that Brian existed. Having no where else to go, the three got together on top of a parking garage to jam, learning some of Kathryn’s old songs. After that session, they decided to become a band and played their first show 2 weeks later.

Drawing from funk, punk, bluesy inspirations, SOL DROP became not just a band, but a great friendship. In their first year together, they played over 30 shows including, 3 different dates in Southern California and recorded 6 songs. Following a successful 11 date summer tour, in September of 2016, they released their first studio album, produced by John Herrera at Clamsville Studios. Selling out their hometown album-release show and finishing 2016 strong, Flagstaff-based rockers Sol Drop are excited to see what’s to come in performing at SXSW, touring the U.S. in the summer of 2017. Sol Drop

Phoenix New Times states-Power-trio Sol Drop is unique in that they have successfully hooked a punk rock sensibility up with the blues, and in turn what gets churned out elicits 100 percent thrashing and sweaty, sweaty bodies. The members of the band, with lead singer Kathryn Meyers at the helm, call it “fast-blues,” with vocals drawn from the Riot grrrl days, marked by snarls and yelps and extended phrasing. Also, Jimi Hendrix — because why the hell not? They just released their debut full-length album, It’s Alright, in September, and it’s got all that goodness wrapped up in seven songs.