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.

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Dog of The Moon Friday
Jul 27 @ 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/

 

Frizzy and Edgy
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Frizzy and Edgy

Frizzy and Edgy

 

Sally Stricker and Steve Botterweg were long time members of AZ band Major Lingo, as bass player and drummer (Steve still plays drums with Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe). Together they are Frizzy & Edgy (on bass and guitar), performing cover tunes from different eras and styles, ranging from old style country, oldies, and Americana to Alt Rock and British rock

 

 

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Combo Deluxe
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COMBO DELUXE

COMBO DELUXE

A Spirit Room and Verde Valley Favorite, Combo Deluxe will have you dancing, smiling and laughing. Come join us!

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.
summer olympics

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.

Luke Jarrett has been playing the harp for some 30 years, and it’s truly his second love.

Over the years he has performed with many popular regional bands from Newport, RIto Monterey, CA, & Orange County California to Western Colorado. While residing in Southern California, he was often heard playing with opening acts at The Crazy HorseSaloon in Santa Ana, CA which was voted the ”CMA Nightclub of he Year” for several years, as well as the famous Palomino nightclub in No. Hollywood. He has also played a host of club and concert venuesup and down the west coast.

While living in Colorado he was a member of Ralph Dinosaur & The Fabulous Volcanoes, a very popular band performing in the resort towns of Telluride, Aspen, Steamboat and Durango, CO. Over the years, his popularity among professional musicians has resulted in his often being asked to take part in opening act performances for national acts such as John Mayall, J.J. Cale, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Bare, Ed Bruce and Rick Nelson. His past experience playing with country rock, rock & roll, reggae and blues bands, has honed his ability and reputation as a fine multi-genre harp player. One of Luke’s musical influences is Lee Oskar whom he recently had the pleasure of playing with at the Spirit Room in Jerome.

He can now be heard whaling away with Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe, a band that has the well-deserved reputation as “the hottest band in Arizona.” Luke can also be heard on their CD “Haunted”. Besides playing music, Luke loves to remodel homes, being in Rocky Point, Mexico whenever possible, and sharing a good laugh whenever possible, something that comes easy when sitting in with Llory and the boys.

Billy D. Fox was born in Redwood City, California. Moved to Vancouver, Washington /Portland Oregon.

Bill started playing guitar in 1964 in a band called The Live Souls. The band could not find a “Good Drummer” so Bill’s dad took him out and brought him his first drum set. Six years later he found himself the opening act for bands like Joe Walsh and the James Gang, Tommy James and the Shondells (Crimson and Clover,) The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Elvin Bishop. His biggest moment was playing before Sly and the family Stone.

Bill went on the road tours through the 70s with bands such as the Sonics out of Seattle Washington and Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts (Angel of the Morning.)

Opening act for Sugar Loaf through the 80’s and 90’s. Toured the Hawaiian Island, Japan, Hong Kong, East Asia Jam Sessions and 1 Night Shows with Paul Revere and the Raiders, Robert Cray, Ann and Nancy Wilson (of Heart,) The Drifters, Motown Detroit’s The Arnold Brothers, Rod Price and Fog Hat.

In the mid 90’s Bill and his wife Annette opened up a small chain of Nightclubs in Vancouver Washington called Chicago Blues 1 & 2 and Pizza Blues. Bill performed with his band The Fox Network which was made up from a large group of musicians from the Portland music scene. He would call from a list of available musicians that were not on tour at the time.

One of their favorite local artists, Lee Garrett, co- wrote “Signed Sealed Delivered” with Stevie Wonder.

In 2003 they sold the Restaurants and Night clubs Moved to Arizona and Bill’s currently with Arizona’s favorite Recording Artist Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe and Bill has never been happier “The End.”
http://llorymcdonald.com/Welcome_here.html

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Combo Deluxe
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
COMBO DELUXE

COMBO DELUXE

A Spirit Room and Verde Valley Favorite, Combo Deluxe will have you dancing, smiling and laughing. Come join us!

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.
summer olympics

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.

Luke Jarrett has been playing the harp for some 30 years, and it’s truly his second love.

Over the years he has performed with many popular regional bands from Newport, RIto Monterey, CA, & Orange County California to Western Colorado. While residing in Southern California, he was often heard playing with opening acts at The Crazy HorseSaloon in Santa Ana, CA which was voted the ”CMA Nightclub of he Year” for several years, as well as the famous Palomino nightclub in No. Hollywood. He has also played a host of club and concert venuesup and down the west coast.

While living in Colorado he was a member of Ralph Dinosaur & The Fabulous Volcanoes, a very popular band performing in the resort towns of Telluride, Aspen, Steamboat and Durango, CO. Over the years, his popularity among professional musicians has resulted in his often being asked to take part in opening act performances for national acts such as John Mayall, J.J. Cale, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bobby Bare, Ed Bruce and Rick Nelson. His past experience playing with country rock, rock & roll, reggae and blues bands, has honed his ability and reputation as a fine multi-genre harp player. One of Luke’s musical influences is Lee Oskar whom he recently had the pleasure of playing with at the Spirit Room in Jerome.

He can now be heard whaling away with Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe, a band that has the well-deserved reputation as “the hottest band in Arizona.” Luke can also be heard on their CD “Haunted”. Besides playing music, Luke loves to remodel homes, being in Rocky Point, Mexico whenever possible, and sharing a good laugh whenever possible, something that comes easy when sitting in with Llory and the boys.

Billy D. Fox was born in Redwood City, California. Moved to Vancouver, Washington /Portland Oregon.

Bill started playing guitar in 1964 in a band called The Live Souls. The band could not find a “Good Drummer” so Bill’s dad took him out and brought him his first drum set. Six years later he found himself the opening act for bands like Joe Walsh and the James Gang, Tommy James and the Shondells (Crimson and Clover,) The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Elvin Bishop. His biggest moment was playing before Sly and the family Stone.

Bill went on the road tours through the 70s with bands such as the Sonics out of Seattle Washington and Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts (Angel of the Morning.)

Opening act for Sugar Loaf through the 80’s and 90’s. Toured the Hawaiian Island, Japan, Hong Kong, East Asia Jam Sessions and 1 Night Shows with Paul Revere and the Raiders, Robert Cray, Ann and Nancy Wilson (of Heart,) The Drifters, Motown Detroit’s The Arnold Brothers, Rod Price and Fog Hat.

In the mid 90’s Bill and his wife Annette opened up a small chain of Nightclubs in Vancouver Washington called Chicago Blues 1 & 2 and Pizza Blues. Bill performed with his band The Fox Network which was made up from a large group of musicians from the Portland music scene. He would call from a list of available musicians that were not on tour at the time.

One of their favorite local artists, Lee Garrett, co- wrote “Signed Sealed Delivered” with Stevie Wonder.

In 2003 they sold the Restaurants and Night clubs Moved to Arizona and Bill’s currently with Arizona’s favorite Recording Artist Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe and Bill has never been happier “The End.”
http://llorymcdonald.com/Welcome_here.html

Aug
1
Wed
2018
Don Cheek Hosts Open Mic
Aug 1 @ 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

Aug
3
Fri
2018
Dog of The Moon Friday
Aug 3 @ 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/

 

Brad & Deb
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Brad & Deb

Brad Munns and Deb Hilton both came from broken homes, both moved to the big city at an early age and quickly fell in with the fast crowd (guys who play fast music). Brad and Deb both learned guitar, harvesting songs and picking up licks here and there and played music with who ever would play with them.
On separate tangents, they went around the world playing their fast music; Brad with Brad & The Plaid and Rye; Deb with The Porchlights and The New Dolorians. They knew it wasn’t right and after nearly 60 combined years of musical exploration, hard work, hard knocks and “woodshedding” they settled down. No, really! They got married and settled down almost 2 years ago. These days, you can find Brad and Deb playing the clubs and on the street with who ever will still play with them, though some might say they still play things a little too fast. They have toned it down a bit in terms of volume, tempo, and colorful themes. Still the rock n’ roll comes through, tastefully and with a folk music flavor. Their tone-full, heartfelt, acoustic music is enjoyed by people of all ages and musical orientation.

 

Aug
4
Sat
2018
Funk Frequency
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

funk frequency logoGuitarist Michael Weight from Los Angeles founded the hip dance band Funk Frequency in September of 2011.

Music has always been a passion for Michael, who started playing guitar at the age of 12 after hearing Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin play “Time to Rock.” This Prescott-based band gets its influences from James Brown to KC and the Sunshine Band.

Prescott’s only ’70s and ’80s Funk and Disco Dance Band.

Michael remembers taking music lessons and theory classes throughout school while playing in a bunch of garage bands, playing rock and blues.

In the 1980s, Michael played with a couple of Metal bands on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA with his brother who played drums.

Making little money, the opportunity arose to join the JJ Bad Boy Jones Band with Albert King’s Brother In-law the famous Blues Musician.

After several years and a world of musical experience backing up Albert Collins, Albert King, Etta James, Junior Wells and others, it was time to move on.

Portland, Ore., was the next destination playing mostly blues at clubs and festivals in the Northwest. Prescott, AZ was chosen by Michael’s girlfriend. Playing in several bands in Prescott including The Richard Dean band, Michael decided he needed to funk-out.

Funk Frequency consists of Michael Weight, lead & rhythm guitar, Julie Ericson, lead vocals, Rye Wylie on drums and backup vocals, Rik Prince, bassist, and Neil Orlowski on keyboard.

“The ultimate reward for me is watching people get out of their seats and on the dance floor,” says Julie Ericson (vocals) who loves being a part of Funk Frequency and playing music that people don’t normally hear every day. Julie’s love for music grew as she got older being involved in musical theatre and obtaining her BA in Theatre and Film from ASU.

Neil Orlowski, a Midwest native, an artist by trade, working for Hallmark Cards in Kansas for 13 years as an illustrator-designer, has always loved to be creative. Playing in various bands in high school with influences such as Elton John, Peter

Gabriel and Jan Hammer, Neil grew to love jazz, fusion and rock. Neil has recorded commercial projects for Sprint and Hallmark cards and TV ads for Westport Communications. Playing keys in a dance band is very full filling.

Rik hails from Coupeville, WA, and began playing at the ripe old age of eight years. He was given his first bass guitar after hearing and falling in love with Paul McCartney’s melodic lines on Rubber Soul, Revolver, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Eventually he would make a habit of buying records and learning every song they contained. Spanning dozens of musical genres from folk, pop, big band, prog rock, and of course, disco and funk; he became a proficient and flexible player. Racking up hundreds of studio sessions and countless live performances.

Upon relocating from the UK to Prescott, AZ in 1997; Rik initially found the small town music scene a bit restricting. But, was able to land some great gigs. After withdrawing from the scene due to illness, he recorded his 2003 album “Going To The Sun”, and solo EP “Cerise”.

Rik bumped into Mike at open jams, and in a few short lived band projects; and also performed with Neil and Mike in the embryonic phase of the group that became Funk Frequency.

Former bassist, Sam Meraz, left the group to pursue educational interests. We wish him the best of luck!

https://www.facebook.com/FunkFreQuency

Aug
8
Wed
2018
John Ziegler Hosts Open Mic
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
John Ziegler

John ziegler

Johnny Ziegler

John Ziegler is an Arizona icon, making music in the Verde Valley with Major Lingo from 1982 until 2012. Over 30 years as Arizona’s Highway Band. Since retiring Major Lingo, John is involved in the Johnny Lingo Trio and Mountain Stranded Time. We’re honored to have John join our amazing Open Mic Hosts. Got some music you would like to share? Join us and bring your guitar, your banjo, your voice, or whatever you may have to make music!

We hope to see you there!

http://www.majorlingo.com/arizona-highway-band/

http://mountainstrandedtime.com

Aug
10
Fri
2018
Dog of The Moon Friday
Aug 10 @ 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/