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.

May
11
Fri
2018
Dog of The Moon Friday
May 11 @ 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/

 

Tyler Preston
May 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Tyler Preston

 

Singer-songwriter Tyler Preston hails from Juneau, Alaska, though he spends most of the year on the road. He has released four albums since 2009, and his concerts have been well-received on several tours through the US and Canada. Preston’s music is soulful and timeless, at turns haunting and hopeful— the howl of a lone wolf wandering along the border between Appalachian country and Delta blues. He sounds a little like Van Morrison and Lightnin’ Hopkins out for a night on the town with Tallest Man On Earth and Shakey Graves.

 

http://www.tylerpreston.com/

May
12
Sat
2018
Well Dressed Wolves
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Well dressed wolves band

Well Dressed Wolves (formerly known as ‘The Mods’) are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. 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 hearing Creedence Clearwater Revival. Then he heard the Beatles for the first time, and made the decision to pursue rock and roll music. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops. He later joined a local rock band called Recall, where he met drummer Gabriel Rhodes

Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 26 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes and has played with over 50 artists. In 2004, after having exhausted many 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 which led to the formation of Frequency Response a band formed by Eaton & Occhilline while still in high school. The band split in early 2004, but during this time Occhiline developed his musical style by tapping into the bass styles of Jack Bruce of Cream, John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.

The band officially formed 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.

Since then, the band has been hard at work, playing many shows all over AZ, most notably in the Northern AZ region. Since 2013, the band has been travelling up to Sturgis, SD every year to play the world’s biggest biker rally at the legendary Buffalo Chip.

2015 saw the release of the band’s first EP, “Keep Calm, Roll On.” The EP includes all original music.

New recordings and a tour are currently in the works for the end of 2017 early 2018.

The band will be changing their name from ‘The Mods’ to Well Dressed Wolves. For 13 years since their formation, the band has been known as ‘The Mods.’ However, as a result of legalities and copyrights linked to “The Mods” namesake, the band will be changing the band name. They played their first show as ‘Well Dressed Wolves’ on Sept. 9th 2017 .

 

::: Dog of The Moon & Friends :::
May 12 @ 9:00 pm – May 13 @ 12:00 am

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/

 

May
13
Sun
2018
Well Dressed Wolves
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Well dressed wolves band

Well Dressed Wolves (formerly known as ‘The Mods’) are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. 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 hearing Creedence Clearwater Revival. Then he heard the Beatles for the first time, and made the decision to pursue rock and roll music. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops. He later joined a local rock band called Recall, where he met drummer Gabriel Rhodes

Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 26 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes and has played with over 50 artists. In 2004, after having exhausted many 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 which led to the formation of Frequency Response a band formed by Eaton & Occhilline while still in high school. The band split in early 2004, but during this time Occhiline developed his musical style by tapping into the bass styles of Jack Bruce of Cream, John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.

The band officially formed 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.

Since then, the band has been hard at work, playing many shows all over AZ, most notably in the Northern AZ region. Since 2013, the band has been travelling up to Sturgis, SD every year to play the world’s biggest biker rally at the legendary Buffalo Chip.

2015 saw the release of the band’s first EP, “Keep Calm, Roll On.” The EP includes all original music.

New recordings and a tour are currently in the works for the end of 2017 early 2018.

The band will be changing their name from ‘The Mods’ to Well Dressed Wolves. For 13 years since their formation, the band has been known as ‘The Mods.’ However, as a result of legalities and copyrights linked to “The Mods” namesake, the band will be changing the band name. They played their first show as ‘Well Dressed Wolves’ on Sept. 9th 2017 .

 

May
16
Wed
2018
Jerome Humane Society Fundraiser Open Mic
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Christy Fisher

Christy Fisher

::: With your host Christy Fisher :::

Tons of fun and loads of musical stylings all night for a good cause! To help the Jerome Humane Society!

The party starts at 6PM with special guests & events followed by open mic at 8PM!

Singer/songwriter/ukulele player/seamstress for the band
Christy started her “musical career” at the age of 15, working cleanup for
iconic fashion designer Michael Braun (Sonny and Cher, Prince) and sewing
for legendary musicians and bands such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and
Frank Zappa. “I was a rebel poet, a hippie, and a kid who stole her brother’s
guitar, learned 3 chords and drove my piano teacher crazy banging out
Beatles instead of Beethoven. Here I was hanging around with musicians
after school and getting into clubs underage because it was part of my
“sewing job”…. it was bound to happen. My boyfriend’s band needed a
backup singer, their manager heard me.. and the next thing I knew I was in
a recording studio and signing a contract with Decca…. It was then I found
out about the “industry part of the music business” as they tried to turn me
into a slick little package … long story short: I wouldn’t wear the dress. They
voided the contract…and this rebel was once again free.”
A “lyricist with a soundtrack”, Christy’s musical style is influenced by various
genres: old school R&B, pop bands from the 60s and 70s, and folk.
Christy went on to playing in various rock bands in Florida and Colorado all
while building her own jewelry and clothing design business. She moved to
Jerome in 1990. Always a strong supporter of the arts, she concentrated on
her wearable arts and put her music on the back burner, while continuing
to write songs for “sanity’s sake”.
Then…around Christmas 2014…she was given a ukulele…and
….everything….changed.
She is now a part of The Jerome Ukulele Orchestra, lead singer for the band
Mountain Stranded Time……..and still creates jewelry and clothing for
everyday rockstars.
www.christyfisher.com

www.jeromeukuleleorchestra.com

mountainstrandedtime.com

May
18
Fri
2018
Dog of The Moon Friday
May 18 @ 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
May 18 @ 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

 

 

May
19
Sat
2018
Combo Deluxe
May 19 @ 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

Merican Slang
May 19 @ 9:00 pm – May 20 @ 12:00 am
Merican Slang

Merican Slang

 

Join us for American Slang. Established 4/20/2011
A funk band- Super Group, Merican Slang began as a side project of members of several Albuquerque acts who came together to form a band with a truly Merican, Democratic, approach to music making. The result is a unique sound that blends Merican Funk, with Merican Southern Rock! Merican Slang has shared the stage with artists Cody ChessnuTT (The Roots), Richard Howell (Carlos Santana), and Frank Hannon (Tesla). For booking information call: 505-907-5330
MERICAN SLANG, First Ed., Vol. 1, EP Release date: 5/25/2012

 

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