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We Support Live Music!

The Spirit Room prides itself in featuring national touring acts as well as local talent.  Wednesday’s are Open Mic night, several Thursday’s a month we feature an acoustic act.  Several Friday nights a month we feature live music beginning an hour earlier, at 8 pm until 11 pm.  Every Saturday & Sunday afternoon features a great band from 2 to 6 pm.  Then, every Saturday evening, you can count on fine entertainment on the Spirit Room Stage, beginning at 9 pm.  Bookmark this calendar to keep up with the live music selection.

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Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm



Ray DeSlyvester



                 Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke

Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke plays high energy classic Chicago Blues throughout central and Northern Arizona. They keep the Blues alive with their soulful sound as they portray music similar to back porches and juke joints on the South side of Chicago.

The bands inspiration draws from the great Chess record artists who made the Mississippi saxophone (harmonica) famous, such as: Little Walter, George Harmonica Smith, James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Junior Wells. These great masters continually inspire Sweet Baby Ray’s Blue Smoke to apply legendary tones and licks to each performance.

Harpmaster, Ray DeSylvester affectionately known as Rev. Ray and Sweet Baby Ray  plays solo harmonica renditions of the national anthem at festivals and weaves throughout the audience when he performs. Ray earned the honor to represent NAZBA and compete at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2016. He won the Phoenix Blues Society’s Arizona Blues Showdown for top traditional solo act and was also an International Blues Competition finalist, two consecutive years.

His band performed during Walkin’ On Main 2014 through 2016,  PBS Blues Blast Fest, Superstition Blues Fest,  Camp Verde Pecan and Wine Fest, Fort Verde Days, NAZBA Challenge, Summer Corn Fest, Payson June Bug Fest, and The OTCA Blues Fest. Sweet Baby Ray plays annually at the PBS Blues Blast Festival, in the Harmonica Blast held at the Rhythm Room, and in numerous events and fundraisers at the Rhythm Room. Before retiring as a teacher, Ray performed with Phoenix bands and for the Phoenix Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools program.

Ray DeSylvester was filmed in the Spring of 2013 by the Arizona Highways Magazine Television Crew. The show features Arizona regions, and is aired on network television.

For smokin’ Blues at festivals, outdoor events, and specialty shows, contact front man Ray DeSylvester(Sweet Baby Ray) at ded1095@msn.com or find him on facebook: Sweet Baby Ray and also RayDeSylvester .

Billy & the KIDS
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Billy & the kids

The story of Billy and The Kids Rockabilly Trio
   Billy and The Kids Rockabilly Trio was formed in Sweden in 2000 and was originally created just for fun by guitarist and singer Stefan Billy Nilsson, because at the time he was touring with another Rockabilly Trio named Wreckless. The main idea with Billy and The Kids was to book gigs when Wreckless wasn’t touring. Wreckless started touring in 1995 and made two full CD’s. Wolf Cat (1999 on Last Buzz) and Boppin’ in the Dark (2005 on Tail Records). Stefan Billy is also the man behind Vince with The Peaktones. They released one album: Only Way To Ride Powerglide (2012 on Lennart Records, Sweden) which is available on Spotify.
After a couple of years, Billy and The Kids started to get more and more gigs everywhere in Norway, Sweden and Finland and up until today they have made five albums: Old Dogs Can’t Sit (2007), Love Rocket (2011), I Want You (2013), Dial My Number (2015 on El Toro Records, Spain). The last three albums were recorded and produced at Riff Hard Studios in Sweden, and are available on Spotify. Their fifth album is called Dang Dang Dang, and was released March 1st 2019 on Kept A Rollin Records, Norway. It will soon be available on Spotify.
The music and influences are both Old School and New School Rockabilly, Rock’n’Roll and Rhythm’n’Blues. Billy and The Kids play both their own songs and covers by Elvis, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, Eddie Cochran, Johnny Cash among others. They also like to include a few unexpected rockabilly versions of rock songs. Inspiration and influences include Johnny Burnette, early Elvis, Gene Vincent, Ral Donner, Darrel Higham, Brian Setzer, Big Sandy, Eddie Cochran, Lemmy Kilmister, brown liquor and John Silver without filter!
Billy and The Kids have toured in Southwest US in February 2017 and April 2018 with gigs in SoCal, Nevada and Southern Arizona. They’re doing another Southwest US Tour in March/April 2019.
Stefan Billy Nilsson is sponsored by Gretsch Guitars since 2016. You can read his artist bio here: https://www.gretsch.com/guitarist/stefan-billy-nilsson/
Band members: Stefan Billy Nilsson – Guitar and vocals
Tor Andreas Roseth – Drums and backing vocals
Tom Erik Sveum – Upright bass and backing vocals
Cadillac Angels
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

tony balbinot playing guitar with cadillac angels at spirit roomGrowing up with no computer, cell phone, Ipod or even a television, is just not that common anymore, anywhere, but for Tony Balbinot, bandleader and singer/songwriter, guitarist for the Cadillac Angels, that’s exactly how it was. Born in a small, rural farm town in Illinois, in a house without even a television, only a radio and an old record player, Tony’s connection to the big music world was limited to WLS Radio out of Chicago and used 45 rpm records from a jukebox in a diner where his single mother was a waitress.  Musical influences varied widely from Johnny Horton to Jimmy Reed, and when his small family packed up and moved to California the spectrum widened and bloomed.  With Tony’s growing interest in electric guitar, Link Wray, Dick Dale, BB King, and John Fogerty began to heat up his second hand stereo and his fingers.

Midwestern roots combined with a western migration spawned the guitar driven  musical and songwriting style that makes the Cadillac Angels music so special. Now, with over a million miles of touring, and over ten full length original CDs, the band has toured most of the USA and over seven countries in Great Britain and Western Europe. Their first recordings won them “Best Roots Demo” at Austin’s prestigious South by Southwest Music Conference, and their songs have been featured in major full length films as well as commercials.

The Gretsch Guitar Company recognized Tony’s talents and awarded him an artists endorsement. He was invited to perform at Gretsch’s 125th year anniversary celebration, where he shared the stage with legends, Dick Dale, Billy Gibbons, and Jimmie Vaughn.  Tony’s picture now hangs in the Gretsch Hall of Fame in Scottsdale, AZ right between Chet Atkins and Brian Jones. Not bad for a country boy from Illinois!

The Cadillac Angels have never caved to musical fads or commercial pressure. They have elected to remain a trio, feeling that the honest sound of one electric guitar, bass and basic drums best suits the integrity of their style…a style born out of the American heartland, traveling the world, yet still their music rings true Rock and Roll…American music.

Hoodoo Casters
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hoodoo Casters

The Blues Yo Mama Warned you about.
Hoodoo Casters and play Chicago Blues, Boogie, Swamp, Mississippi Hill Country Swing, some Americana and our own originals. We cover songs by Muddy Waters, Creedence,  Jimmy Reed,  Johnny Cash, Howlin’ Wolf, Lynard Skynard, Elmore James, ZZ Top, The Band, Grand Funk and more.

May the Hoodoo be with you… and bring you Lucky Mojo.


Combo Deluxe
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
combo deluxe in front of the spirt room bar in jerome az

Photo by Susan A. Johnson

A local favorite! Rock n’ roller Lllory McDonald & COMBO DELUXE. Catch Combo one weekend per month at Spirit Room for all your long time favorite tunes & some of Llory’s rockin’ originals too!


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 PurpleIggy PopJerry 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.

Darryl Icard is a bass player/singer/songwriter. He has been playing and singing professionally since 1983 in every kind of setting imaginable.  He has performed and played all types of music from rock to reggae to punk and country.  He has also been writing and recording his own music since music came into his life.

While performing and learning his craft in live situations, he also attended college for theory and performance.

Darryl has recorded and performed music with Jesse Valenzuela, Gin Blossoms, Stevie Nicks, Marshall Crenshaw, J.D. Souther, The Rembrandts, Tommy Keene, Major Lingo, Poet’s Corner, and Los Guys and many other national and Arizona based acts.

Recordings performed on, to name just a few.

Gin Blossoms- No Chocolate Cake

Stevie Nicks-Enchanted the works of Stevie Nicks

Jesse Valenzuela- Tunes Young People Will Enjoy and Hotel Defeated

Major Lingo- All through My Body

Burning Sky-Enter the Earth

Darryl Icard is living in Scottsdale Arizona, and has begun a New Journey in the band Llory McDonald and Combo Deluxe.  An Arizona based band from Jerome, Arizona and is sure to take music to a new place with one of Arizona Legendary artist.

Steve Botterweg is a native Arizonan and has been performing on drums in bands professionally since he was 13 years old.  In high school he started playing in experimental bands playing drums, marimba and synthesizers…arranging, producing and recording. One of the bands, Poet’s Corner (signed to Placebo Records) created a buzz in the early days of the punk scene with live shows in Arizona and California that had US and international radio air play.  He has performed on stage with the Red Hot Chile Peppers, Los Lobos, Derrick Trucks Band and many other performing artists.  Steve is also the co-owner of Ghost Town Recording Studio in Jerome Arizona.  He has recorded and produced many bands and artists.  He has worked in the studio with Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna), Steve Kimock (Steve Kimock Band)and a few other well known artists.  More recently he had a twenty year run as the drummer with Major Lingo, a popular Arizona highway band.  He is now playing drums with Llory McDonald, another well known and respected Arizona musician, as a member of Combo Deluxe along with a musical cohort of many years, Darryl Icard, on bass.