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.

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Llory McDonald Hosts Open Mic
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

llory mcdonald in concert
Llory McDonald

Musical Background – Llory started her musical career on Clarinet at the age of 6, playing in the band until 8th grade, when her brother threw his guitar in the garbage and she rescued it.

She joined her first rock band in high school, playing guitar, slide guitar and singing at dances and proms in Phoenix. She started playing the clubs in Phoenix at age 17 and formed her own band, The Llory McDonald Band in 1979. They opened for Paul Butterfield, Deep Purple, Iggy Pop, Jerry Riopelle and others.

They were playing concerts and clubs throughout the state of Arizona until 1984, when she moved to Los Angeles. There, she was playing in her own band Odds and Ends and in Jerry Riopelle’s band as a sideman.

She signed to Arista Records in 1988. She recorded a single which appeared on the “1988 Summer Olympics” album, along with various other artist including Eric Clapton and Whitney Houston. She also sang background vocals on Lita Ford’s 1988 release “Lita” on Dreamland Records. She signed a 3-year music publishing contract (1988-1990) with Blue Rider Music, where she sang on various singles and demos.

Dropped by Arista in 1989, she left the music business for the film industry, working as a production assistant and driver on films such as “The Dark Wind” with Lou Diamond Phillips and “When a Man Loves a Women” with Meg Ryan. She moved back to Arizona in 1994 and helped form Combo Deluxe.

Musical influences – Slide guitar players, Bonnie Raitt, Lowell George, also Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and soul music of the late 60’s and 70’s were a big influence.

Favorite Artist – Linda Ronstadt, Deborah Harry, Sheyl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye. She could go on and on …

Equipment – Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster guitar, Fender Hotrod Deville 212 Amp, EV mic, Nady cordless unit, various slides.

Hobbies – Golf and pondering

Likes – Margaritas, Mexico, funky soul music, good films and N.P.R.

http://www.llorymcdonald.com/

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Tons of Feathers
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
tons of feathers

tons of feathers

Tons of Feathers is Jeromes own artistically rhythmic amazingly talented multi-instrumenalist Dave Rentz performing solo for our acoustic night. This is not to be missed.

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Dog of The Moon Friday
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dog of the MoonMoondog

 

Dog of the Moon is the stage name of singer- songwriter Aaron Carl Swensen of Jerome, Arizona. Inspired by the musical legends of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Dog of the Moon specializes in his own cosmic blend of ‘Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude’. His unique collection of original tunes include slow, reflective ballads, mid-tempo country ramblers and heavy, outrageous rockers. Upon hearing Dog of the Moon, one may recall a time long ago when life was simpler, people were friendlier, and the music was much more meaningful…

Do not miss Dog of The Moon Fridays every week at The Spirit Room!
http://www.dogofthemoon.com/

 

Smooty Mahooty
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tom Bertling, a.k.a. “smootmahooty,” is a fulltime working musician.  He has been playing around Phoenix and Northern Arizona for the last 30 years in various ensembles and is now a solo artist.  Number 8 of 12 children, Tom was raised in Delphos, a small town in northern Ohio.  His earliest musical influences were listening to his grandmother play guitar and sing old songs from the 20’s and 30’s.  With an appreciation for all kinds of musical styles, Toms’ original music cannot be categorized.  He does a little bit of everything and he calls it “Mutt Music.”  As a result, he has 6 CD’s of original music.  Tom had the honor of being featured twice in the Tempe Center for the Arts “Songwriter’s Showcase.”  Both showcases can be seen currently on PBS.

Smooty Mahooty

Smooty Mahooty

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Johnny Lingo Trio on Art Walk Saturdays @ The Spirit Room
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 2 @ 12:00 am

Johnny lingo Trio on stage at the Spirit RoomIt’s exhausting walking to all of the shops and artists galleries in Jerome.  The best way we know of to “take a load off” is to listen to Jerome favorites, Johnny Lingo Trio.

The 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.

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

http://majorlingo.com/trio/

Lingo Trio plays First Saturday Artwalk in Jerome!
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 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/

Jul
2
Sun
2017
Texola
Jul 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

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Don Cheek Hosts Open Mic
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

don cheek
Don Cheek

Don Cheek is a Prescott favorite and has hosted Open Mic once a month for quite a while. Join Don Cheek and bring your guitar, juice harp, bass, drums, keyboard or voice to the Spirit Room for Open Mic!

https://www.facebook.com/don.cheek.3

Jul
6
Thu
2017
Karl Jones
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

karl jones in concert
Karl Jones

Karl Jones is from Dublin Ireland and has been living and working as a tour guide in Sedona for 4 years. He is an accomplished singer / songwriter / guitarist with radio and television appearances in both Ireland and the US to his credit.

Karl had a chance meeting with Thomas Banyacya, a Hopi Elder, in 1996 after an American concert at George Washington University in Washington DC. Thomas was on a speaking tour of the East Coast, teaching the public about Hopi spirituality and world view. Their meeting led to an invitation to Arizona to visit the Hopi Reservation, and Karl discovered Sedona along the way.

Enchanted by the experience and incredible beauty of the American Southwest, Karl relocated to Sedona from Ireland in 2002, immersing himself in the geology, history and wildlife of the Sedona area.

Attracted to the Safari Jeep Tour company because of it’s special connection to the Hopi and it’s focus on wildlife, Karl divides his time between his passion for giving Jeep tours, and promoting his debut solo CD 1916, with regular performances in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Sedona.

http://www.last.fm/music/Karl+Jones

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/karljones

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Dog of The Moon Friday
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dog of the MoonMoondog

 

Dog of the Moon is the stage name of singer- songwriter Aaron Carl Swensen of Jerome, Arizona. Inspired by the musical legends of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan & Neil Young, Dog of the Moon specializes in his own cosmic blend of ‘Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude’. His unique collection of original tunes include slow, reflective ballads, mid-tempo country ramblers and heavy, outrageous rockers. Upon hearing Dog of the Moon, one may recall a time long ago when life was simpler, people were friendlier, and the music was much more meaningful…

Do not miss Dog of The Moon Fridays every week at The Spirit Room!
http://www.dogofthemoon.com/