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.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Dog of The Moon Friday
Apr 21 @ 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/

 

Al Foul
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

al foulAdopting a surname from his early days with the Foul Mouthed Elves, Boston’s notorious “drunk rock” band, Al Foul has been making music for over 15 years. Shortly after hitchhiking to Tucson in 1991, he formed Al Foul and the Shakes, who quickly generated an international fanbase and became known for delivering something most rockabilly bands at the time lacked: a raw poise and straightforwardness culled from a punk rock background. With Al at the helm, their songs took on a primitive emotional immediacy, preferring to shine with an inner savagery rather than get by on frills alone.

Now, as a one-man band, Al has been able to focus more on whittling his distinctive songwriting and inimitable style into a sharp point that pokes through the trends and fashions to get at something timeless. All the cuts on this album were recorded live with Al simultaneously singing, playing guitar, and drumming in the basement of producer Naim Amor (www.amormusic.com).

No overdubs or fixes will be heard on here – just the real deal, what you might hear if Al were playing at a party in your living room. The only things added in post-production were the occasional handclaps and a violin in the background of Frankie Lane’s “Wanted Man”. Al’s unmistakable vocals never waver throughout the disc, brilliantly capturing the character of each song with a broad, smooth voice coming from deep inside his beer-soaked guts. Whether it is a desperate love song or the ballad of a troubled troubadour. Al Foul can sing it with a degree of sincerity that cuts to the bone.

http://www.alfoulmusic.com/

Apr
22
Sat
2017
Combo Deluxe
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Llory McDonald

Llory McDonald

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

Gypsy Blues
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 12:00 am
GYPSY BLUES

GYPSY BLUES

THE BAND

2 resonator guitars, 1 accordion, female and male voice, 1 unforgettable performance!

Nathan Rivera and Jessie Andra Smith are often joined by their talented musical friends, Trevor Mulvey on the upright bass, Karl Kummerle and Milly Raccoon on the fiddles. Creating interesting interplay between male and female vocals, Nathan and Jessie’s performances are fun, trilingual and have a message for all.

This duo has traveled all over the world playing the streets and stages of France, Netherlands, and Mexico and had a jam packed U.S. tour this summer playing the Tucson Folk Festival, Vertex Festival, Bliss Festival and Swallow Hill to name a few.

 

Apr
23
Sun
2017
Combo Deluxe
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Llory McDonald

Llory McDonald

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

Apr
26
Wed
2017
Llory McDonald Hosts Open Mic
Apr 26 @ 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/

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Parker Smith
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Parker Smith

Parker Smith

 

Parker Smith grew up in Washington, he has been playing music ever since he can remember. He started playing shows when he was 12 and has not stopped since. Found old time and traditional music when he was 16 and quickly fell in love with it, When he was 16 he started to get itchy feet and move around, and has spent most his years since then travelling the country picking up songs, traditions, and history wherever he could. In the winter of 2014 he as passing through Arizona when he stumbled across Prescott. He was busking on Whiskey Row when he got convinced to stick around for a while. he has since spent his time gathering 78 rpm records out of the woodwork, playing with local musicians and playing shows around northern Arizona.

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

Apr
28
Fri
2017
Dog of The Moon Friday
Apr 28 @ 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/

 

Mountain Stranded Time
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Mountain Stranded Time

Mountain Stranded Time

MOUNTAIN STRANDED TIME…Retro Lounge music from generations past to present. From The RAT PACK to AMY WINEHOUSE and everything in between. Featuring: Christy Fisher, vocals…Tina Reichow, percussion & vocals… Ron Chilston, piano & John Ziegler, vocals & guitar.

https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-Stranded-Time-428581530533637/?fref=ts

Apr
29
Sat
2017
Funk Frequency
Apr 29 @ 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