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franco campanelloEnjoy 2 hours of Jazz with Franco Campanello’s newest concoction of musical goodness, “Tria Prima”.  That’s right, if you attended the Spirit Room open mic nights on Wednesday’s, (Pre-Pandemic) you most likely would have seen Franco sitting in with someone or going solo with his guitar.  BTW, this guy can play keyboard, guitar, sing and sling a mean cocktail.  Yup, he’s sometimes behind the bar, but these two Friday afternoon’s, he will once again be gracing our stage.  This trio has no electronic press kit or online presence, so we figured we should see what the heck “Tria Prima” means.  I thought it meant “Prime Trio”, which would make sense to me, but here’s what I found on the interwebs:

Tria Prima: According to the Alchemy of Paracelsus, the three substances of SALT, SULPHUR, and MERCURY that make up all things. The Tria Prima are chemical substances that have similar properties to the three celestials, or archetypal, elements that flow out from the Mind of God into creation. These forces, or hypostatical principles, correspond to divine trinities and triads found in religions and mysticism; for example, in Christianity the triad is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

The celestial elements comprise the four elements of the lower world, so that the Tria Prima is the basis for both macrocosm and microcosm. Paracelsus said:

You should know that all seven metals originate from three materials, namely from mercury, Sulphur, and salt, though with different colors. Therefore, Hermes has said not incorrectly that all seven metals are born and composed from three substances, similarly also the tinctures and philosopher’s stone. . . But that it be rightly understood what the three different substances are that he calls spirit, soul and body, you should know that they mean no other than the three principia, that is, mercury, Sulphur, and salt, out of which all seven metals originate. Mercury is the spirit, Sulphur is the soul, salt the body.

The most important of the celestial elements is salt, which is born in the heating of fire and seawater. Its powers as a preservative, and thus a powerful force for the attainment of immortality, make it important to alchemical processes. Salt is passive/feminine and represents substance, Earth, and the body.

Sulphur is active/masculine, a transforming essence. It is associated with the SUN and the energy of nature.

Mercury is neutral and volatile, the agent of transformation. Its contradictory properties enable it to participate in all states of matter. It is liquid at room temperature and can dissolve GOLD. When heated it forms both white powder (highly poisonous) and red crystals (therapeutic).

Paracelsus held that disease arises from imbalances among the Tria Prima. For example, an excess of Sulphur would cause fever and plague, while an imbalance would cause gout.

The definition of “Tria Prima”, https://occult-world.com/tria-prima/

Dolce Vita

Johnny Lingo Ziegler’s new musical adventure is Dolce Vita (Sweet Life).
Dolce Vita is a seven-piece band performing an inventive helping of pop and rock standards as well as original compositions.
Throw in a wide spectrum of musical genres, grooves, and tight vocals to create a harmonic convergence for your listening and dancing pleasure.
It’s delicious, it’s nutritious and it’s good for the soul.
The band consists of John Ziegler (Major Lingo, Johnny Lingo Trio) guitar and vocals,
Thomas ‘Doc’ Glendening (Keith Okie and Rebel Sol) guitar and vocals,
Jason Teague (Gypsy Hill, Keith Okie and Rebel Sol) bass and vocals,
Bobby Taylor (Frizzy and Edgy) drums and vocals.
Candace Gallagher (C&J Musical Mining Co., Lou Turks House Band) vocals,
Sarah Garrett (Gypsy Hill, Every Mount Hope Holiday Concert) vocals
Tory Campbell (Too many bands to mention)
percussion

All members have studied at Julie’s Yard School of Music and Day Care Center.

Frizzy & Edgy & Nick & Bob

Frizzy and Edgy have expanded to include Nick & Bob!  These talented local musicians will amaze you with the depth of their musicianship.  Sally has been singing since an early age and has been in numerous bands and projects.  With her on bass, her husband joins her with harmonies and guitar while Nick adds his sweet tasty licks to the mix.  Want to find out what Bob does?  Show up and find out.  Start your weekend right with some home-grown tunes at the Spirit Room in Jerome Az.

Frizzy & Edgy & Nick & Bob

Frizzy and Edgy have expanded to include Nick & Bob!  These talented local musicians will amaze you with the depth of their musicianship.  Sally has been singing since an early age and has been in numerous bands and projects.  With her on bass, her husband joins her with harmonies and guitar while Nick adds his sweet tasty licks to the mix.  Want to find out what Bob does?  Show up and find out.  Start your weekend right with some home-grown tunes at the Spirit Room in Jerome Az.

Frizzy & Edgy & Nick & Bob

Frizzy and Edgy have expanded to include Nick & Bob!  These talented local musicians will amaze you with the depth of their musicianship.  Sally has been singing since an early age and has been in numerous bands and projects.  With her on bass, her husband joins her with harmonies and guitar while Nick adds his sweet tasty licks to the mix.  Want to find out what Bob does?  Show up and find out.  Start your weekend right with some home-grown tunes at the Spirit Room in Jerome Az.

Frizzy & Edgy & Nick & Bob

Frizzy and Edgy have expanded to include Nick & Bob!  These talented local musicians will amaze you with the depth of their musicianship.  Sally has been singing since an early age and has been in numerous bands and projects.  With her on bass, her husband joins her with harmonies and guitar while Nick adds his sweet tasty licks to the mix.  Want to find out what Bob does?  Show up and find out.  Start your weekend right with some home-grown tunes at the Spirit Room in Jerome Az.

Julie Perkins ~ A Celebration of Life

Photo by Erica Knitz.

Please join us for an afternoon celebration & memorial, Jerome style, of Julie Perkins.  This is an afternoon celebration so that we may all hoist our favorite beverage in her honor.  We hope to see you there.

Julie Perkins Memorial


Tall, slim, reminiscent of Lauren Bacall, Julie Vihel Perkins had her own distinct wit, total recall of old Arizona lineage and an incomparable flair!

She is no more……..Room #1, on reserve for her at the Connor Hotel is now available. The Jerome Fire Chief won’t need to take her to the station in the hot summer to get her into the air conditioning, she has moved on, the Verde Valley is missing an icon. She died right around happy hour on Thursday October 21, 2021, after suffering a stroke.

Born at the old St. Josephs Hospital in Phoenix, because on April 7, 1940 the city of Tempe had no hospital, Julie grew up on 5th Street in Tempe, under the shadow of the Tempe Buttes. After graduating from Tempe Union High School, a proud Buffalo, she was elected Arizona Jr. Miss and represented our state in the Azalea Festival in Mississippi, where she won the title of Miss Congeniality! Julie attended university in Hawaii and Mexico City.

She returned to her home state where she married well and often and raised her children, daughter Liesl and son Matthew.

Julie had an eye for detail, a penchant for education, and a charitable heart. Instrumental in founding Hospice of the Valley with many in her tennis group and often flying mercy health missions to the Navajo reservation, her competency and compassion were a part of her being, along with a quick wit, total recall, and the ability to upon occasion, swear like a sailor!

In last chapter of her life she moved from Paradise Valley to the Verde Valley and took up residence in the town of Jerome in the charming home left to her by her Grandmother. Her friends in Jerome became a part of her family, and were special to her.

She is survived by her children: Liesl (Robert) Bogar, Matthew (Susan) Veazey, and grandchildren, Nate, Riley, Emma, Helen and Eli. Her brothers Dick and Mike (Jennifer) and sister Pamela Vihel.

Paul Cataldo

Paul Cataldo is an independent Americana singer/songwriter born and raised in South Eastern Massachusetts.  He developed his Appalachian mountain influenced brand of backwoods wilderness inspired Americana while living in Asheville, NC through his late 20’s and early 30’s.

Paul now records albums and tours for a living everywhere from Florida – Alaska and overseas from Lithuania to Portugal with his wife and bandmate Ieva Cataldo.   Paul and Ieva call their Ford Explorer and 2003 Scamp trailer home most of the year while they perform over 200 shows on average annually.

Paul’s new release “Wild & Free” (2018) is now available on iTUNES, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon.  Click here to check out Paul and Ieva’s video travel diary “Free, Wild & Restless – Diary of an American Singer/Songwriter.”

https://www.paulcataldo.com/home

AK Guitar – Andreas Kapsalis

 

Taos News - October 26, 2015 -  Guitarist innovates his way to excellence by Ariana Kramer.  Photo of Guitarist Andreas Kapsalis Courtesy of KAPROL Music

When Andreas Kapsalis began teaching himself to play guitar at age 11, he was captivated by heavy metal band ACDC and other riff-oriented guitar bands.

His original music is also influenced by a variety of ethnic folk traditions, flamenco, Americana, blues and rock and roll. But, what really stands out about Kapsalis’ music is his unique style of playing – using both hands on the fret board in a style reminiscent of a pianist.

Kapsalis returns to Taos from his home base of Chicago for two concerts. The first is Tuesday (Oct. 27), 7 p.m. at Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. Then on Wednesday (Oct. 28), he moves into town for a 7 p.m. show in the Adobe Bar at The Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. There is no cover charge for either show.

After he cut a tendon in his left hand, Kapsalis lost the ability to play guitar. He eventually regained the use of his hand, but during the time he was incapacitated, he trained himself to play the guitar using only his right hand. When he started to play again with both hands, Kapsalis developed a unique technique he calls “10-finger tapping.”

“It’s a technique where you use both the hands on the fret board, kind of like a piano, so I can do a lot of different harmonies, a lot of different chords. I can play melody, bass and rhythm all at the same time, because I’m using all 10 fingers of both hands, versus the typical style of playing where you form shapes with one hand and play that same shape with the other hand. You can do two shapes at once and play multiple things that way, it’s almost like you can sound like two or three guitar players … I can play percussion and drum beats with one hand and play melody and chords with the other hand.”

Kapsalis is 100 percent Greek-American. His grandparents immigrated to the United States from Greece. He grew up listening to Greek music and sometimes incorporates it into his own compositions. In a broader sense, Kapsalis says his ethnicity has influenced his approach to music because it has made him more open to different styles of music. While he did write a song called Arcadian Blues that draws from American blues music and the folk music of Arcadia, the region in Greece where his family originated, Kapsalis says he does not write Greek folk music. He combines music styles found around the world, choosing those that embody the emotional quality he is seeking to communicate.

“I don’t play Greek folk music, I draw from it as much as I draw from American surf rock, as much as I draw from Delta blues or any Eastern European folk or even Indian ragas.”

Kapsalis just released a solo album this October with all original compositions. The album was recorded with an aim towards capturing all of the sounds Kapsalis teases out of the guitar — percussive and melodic — with his 10-finger tapping technique. He thinks of his songs as stories, with the melody following a storyline, and for that reason he considers melody to be the most important element of his songs.

Andreas Kapsalis

“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.” – Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer

“Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing. He is the next level.” – Jim Tulio, Grammy Award winning producer

“…finger-tapping fret man Andreas Kapsalis leads the Andreas Kapsalis Trio, (who are) creators of boundless pseudo-soundtrack work and one of the year’s best albums, Original Scores.” – Alarm Magazine

“Luckily, not all acoustic music is created equal. When done correctly, there is something thoroughly genuine about the genre, whose masters employ it as a way to mold the most conventional of instruments into a raw exhibition of feeling. The Andreas Kapsalis Trio is an experimental acoustic ensemble that takes a drastic step away from that boozy romantic on the frat-room couch and a step towards the much more intelligent interplay of inventive guitars and solid percussion.” – Chicago INTERVIEW

“One of the most amazing musicians!” – SMARTALECMUSIC.com

 

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

Mythic Valley

 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah’s own Neo-Fok/Indie Rock powerhouse duo, Mythic Valley make a stop in Jerome, AZ for a special night of music at Spirit Room on Thursday, September 12th!
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Hailing from Salt Lake City, Mythic Valley set out to combine the earnest intimacy of folk with the grit of indie music. Their sound is eclectic, yet warm and personal, echoing the timeless storytelling of Americana, with a modern twist. Inspired by contemporary artists as diverse as The Shins, The Good Old War, Band of Horses, and Dawes the band blends in lush melodies with introspective lyrics and beautiful soundscapes, as shown on their recent full length release “A Monument, a Dream.” Find out more about Mythic Valley, and listen to their music:

https://www.mythicvalley.com
https://www.facebook.com/mythicvalleymusic/ https://www.instagram.com/mythicvalley/ https://soundcloud.com/mythicvalley https://open.spotify.com/artist/4yi9vDpKWKV5xUsCtCRchP