Spirit Room


Pat Beary

pat beary on stage performing with his bandEverybody has a story. Pat Beary has been telling his from behind a guitar for a long time now. Songs that tell secrets. Sometimes we whisper, sometimes we howl. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters…and rip it up. With that old guitar he creates a performance with a depth that is compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty, he engages the crowd night after night.

With the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics, Pat Beary is an artist you don’t want to miss.

Photos by Mike Kincaid, Jenica Scaife.

Chicago Bob and the Blues Squad

chicago bob and the blues squad perform at an art galleryChicago Bob and the Blues Squad typifies the quintessential sound and style of a traditional harmonica-based, post-World War II blues band. The band brings a high level of passion, energy and experience to traditional blues music and gets people up to dance. The Band’s influences are Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Kim Wilson, Slim Harpo, The Mojo Blues Band and others. Chicago Bob connects and engages his audiences and makes them part of the show. All band members have years of performing experience (see Bios). The band’s motto is “Keep the Blues Alive” and their goal is to preserve and spread blues music to both young and old alike.


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Joe Baker

joe baker with his guitarJoe Baker is an Arizona-based guitarist and singer performing 1920’s jazz, western swing, blues, and early country. Raised in Sedona, Joe first cut his musical teeth with a set of drum sticks, solidifying the deep-seated rhythm you hear in his music today. As he continued his early musical explorations, Joe got hooked on guitar and vocals and quickly dedicated his focus here at age twenty. Not long after, Joe moved to Portland, Oregon where he thrived playing the local club scene with his unique blend of blues and country-influenced rock, punk, and indie.

By the mid-2000s, Joe’s musical interests had honed in on early jazz, influenced by artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, and Bessie Smith. This resulted in the formation of his first trad-jazz-meets-country band, The Barefoot Brakemen, and their release of the 2007 album, “Shook, Broke, Hung.” As his captivation with early jazz continued, 2014 saw the collaboration with singer Joy Pearson to form the wildly popular High Water Jazz Band, playing throughout the Portland area and with appearances at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Cathedral Park Jazz Festival, and Alberta Rose Theatre.

After a few years Joe again felt the urge to sing as well as explore new musical directions. This led to the formation of The Kitchen Men, with regular monthly slots at the local honky-tonk, The Landmark Saloon, and cemented his ideas for the range of material you hear today – original renditions of classics with underpinnings from the earliest days of jazz to Hank Williams-era country.

Nearing the end of his time in Portland, Joe appeared with Thee Carney Bakers, a 1920s jazz band co-led with legendary saxophone player Ralph Carney (Tom Waits).

Joe returned to his beloved Arizona in 2017 and quickly put together both the 7-piece The Jumpin’ Cholla Band and the 3-piece Joe Baker Trio, opening for such national acts as Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Petunia & The Vipers, and Tav Falco.

Joe can also be found playing in the old-time country duo, Camp & Baker, led by fiddler/vocalist Carolyn Camp (Pick & Holler). Formed in 2018, the pair continues to perform throughout Arizona.

During the radical changes to the live music scene brought on by COVID, Joe took the opportunity to develop his solo act which now keeps him on the road, playing venues all over Arizona and the Southwest.

Take a listen to Joe’s newest 2022 solo releases, “Sugar Blues” and “Some Of These Days”, available on all digital platforms.

Heavy Soul

Heavy Soul is a musical trio comprised of Nick Canuel on guitar, Darryl Icard from Combo Deluxe and Gabriel Rhodes from Well Dressed Wolves.  Two amazing bands that highlight both of their musical skills.

Nick Canuel plays it tough & dirty on that lead guitar while Darryl plays monster bass and adds vocals and harmonies as well.  Gabe kicks it on drums/vocals.

This should be an afternoon full of fun, dancing and creative musical choices.


New Year’s Eve with the Naughty Bits!

You are NOT going to want to miss this New Year’s Eve at the Spirit Room in Jerome Arizona.  That’s right, the Verde Valley’s most entertaining and talented group, the Naughty Bits will be gracing the World-Famous Spirit Room bar the evening of Saturday, December 31st from 9 until midnight?  What a fun way to spend the last day of 2022 and the first morning of 2023!

Make your plans with your besties now to join us on Cleopatra Hill.  The doors will open at 8 pm and there is a $10 cover charge.

You must be 21 and older to attend.

Don’t Forget Your Designated Driver!

DJ Taze


DJ Taze Halloween Poster

Get your Dancing Shoes on and Boogie this Halloween away with DJ Taze!  Don’t forget to dress up.  This is Halloween in Jerome, after all!