Spirit Room

Music Calendar

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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.

dramatic photo of the spirit room
Tim Medora Photo https://www.facebook.com/medoraphoto/
Dec
15
Sat
Sweet Baby Ray’s Holiday Blues
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Spirit Room blues for the holidays

 

Please join us for a day drinkin’ friendly holiday blues afternoon with Ray DeSylvester’s Blues Smoke

2-6PM   21+

Invincible Grins :)
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:00 am

Invincible Grins :)

Born in the Verde Valley of Arizona, The Invincible Grins fuse eclecticism with unbridled enthusiasm, creating a unique and danceable style of sweaty rock and roll. Marrying strong and original songwriting with undeniable groove, the Grins draw inspiration from such artists as Tom Waits, Woody Guthrie, Andrew Bird, Talking Heads, Morphine, and Goran Bregovic, and have also been accused of sounding like “Gogol Bordello meets Fleetwood Mac.” Their music has been described as “funked-up folk”, “Gypsybilly”, and simply, “…like fun!” No matter what moniker is applied, one thing is for sure: The Invincible Grins are upbeat music for a beat up world. They remind you to have a drink and dance. Take it easy. Brace yourself. Everything’s gonna be alright!

 

http://theinvinciblegrins.com/

Dec
16
Sun
Hoodoo Casters
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Hoodoo Casters

The Blues Yo Mama Warned you about.
The 
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.

hoodoocasters.com

Dec
19
Wed
Moondog Hosts Open Mic
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

moondog performing at the spirit room, jerome azDon’t miss open mic, hosted by Moondog.  Don’t know who Moondog is?  He may not know who you are either.  But, be that as it may, strap youself in for quite a ride.  If you are a vocalist, keyboard player, guitar player, harmonica, you get the gist, drop by, signup and take the World Famous Spirit Room stage and show us what you got.

Moondog is “…an intoxicating concoction of country rock, psychedelia and punk.”

Jamie “En” Fuego, Playtime Magazine

“Moondog is one of the greatest up and coming songwriters in America today.”

Ralo Heinemi, Monsoon Magazine

 

Dec
20
Thu
Garrick Rawlings
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

garrick rawlings performsGarrick Rawlings is an Americana artist born in Wichita Kansas, raised in Sturgis, Michigan, then Kalamazoo, LaGrange, Indiana, on to Chicago, Southern California, and now Prescott, Arizona. Rawlings began as a hard rock electric guitar player emulating the high energy rock out of Detroit then fell in love with the blues in Chicago. A move out west to play some rock and roll in L.A. somehow evolved into becoming folk legend, National Medal of Honor and Grammy award winning Ramblin’ Jack Elliott’s road manager, opener and sidekick for a few years; evolving into a singer/songwriter solo artist in the process. Elliott is widely regarded as the link between Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. While in L.A., G.R. had the good fortune of getting to know and open shows for world-class songwriters/guitarists Dave Alvin and Rick Shea, some of the best California has to offer. A Garrick Rawlings show is best described as Neil Young & Johnny Cash meet the MC5 riding horseback through the desert chasing Woody, Ramblin’ Jack, Townes Van Zandt, Led Zeppelin, Tom Russell, John Prine, Guy Clark and a mariachi band at some obscure and magnificent raging campfire.

https://garrickrawlings.com/

Dec
21
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Dec
22
Sat
Big Chad & the Southern Gentlemen
Dec 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

big chad performsBig Chad and the Southern Gentlemen are an original groove rock band with a style like none other.  They bring a roots based, groove rock sound, and heavy vocal harmonies for any crowd.  Lead singer, Big Chad, was born and raised in the Deep South. His musical influences were rock, blues, groove, and alternative styles.  Put together with the multi talented and seasoned Southern Gentlemen, this band is truly a one of a kind musical group. 

https://www.bigchad.rocks/

Black Forest Society
Dec 22 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 23 @ 12:00 am

 

Black Forest Society

Please join us for this gem of a band – Original, eclectic, progressive, acoustic, soul food from the deep woods of musical expression.

Dec
23
Sun
The Naughty Bits !
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Naughty Bits!

The glam-rock influenced band who takes themselves not so seriously, takes their crowd quite seriously. Always throwing the party they’d want to go to themselves, every performance is full of medleys and mash-ups that run the gamut. From Rock n’ Roll via David Bowie era, to Funk Sly style, to bitchin’ 80’s New Wave like B-52’s. “They don’t do it anymore, but The Naughty Bits! do.”
Dec
26
Wed
Llory McDonald Hosts Open Mic
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
llory mcdonald performing on an outdoor stage

photo by Susan A Johnson

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.

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.

Dec
28
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Dec 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Dec
29
Sat
Cadillac Angels
Dec 29 @ 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.

Merican’ Slang
Dec 29 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 30 @ 12:00 am

 

“Something about brass and woodwind instruments that makes every Merican Slang show seem like a backstage pass to Jazz Fest in New Orleans. “Shake your ass” music does the band justice.” – Hakim Bellamy, Local IQ, “Albuquerque’s Intelligent Alternative”

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: 505-307-6188

 

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

 

 

Dec
30
Sun
Cadillac Angels
Dec 30 @ 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.

Dec
31
Mon
Lunar Platoon
Dec 31 2018 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 12:00 am

Dof of the Moon

 

Join us for a generous dose of Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Jerome’s favorite Moondog rocks NYE with his band, LUNAR PLATOON,  on the Spirit Room stage! Let’s ring in NYE Jerome style!

Jan
2
Wed
Don Cheek hosts open mic
Jan 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Don Cheek hosts open mic

Join us every Wednesday evening for Open Mic at the Spirit Room.  Hosted by different local celebrities each Wednesday.

This Wednesday features Don Cheek hosting Open Mic.  Do you wish to perform on the Spirit Room stage?  Are you ready for your big debut?  Join us, sign in on the list, listen to a few tunes by Don Cheek and listen for your name.

Jan
4
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Jan 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Jan
5
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Jan 5 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 6 @ 12:00 am

john ziegler in concert

 

Spirit Room Presents: Art Walk Saturdays with Johnny Lingo Trio

The dashing John Ziegler & bands front man has been a long time Verde Valley favorite since the days of Major Lingo. Johnny is here to stay with Johnny Lingo Trio performing the first Saturday of each month at Spirit Room 9-12. Playing all your danceable favs with their own flare be prepared to be taken away by the musical stylings of the trio.

The Johnny Lingo Trio consists of John Ziegler, vocalist and guitarist, percussionist Tina Reichow & multi instrumentalist Kirk Burnett.

Johnny Lingo Trio

Johnny Lingo Trio live at Spirit Room

Jan
6
Sun
Lunar Platoon
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dof of the Moon

 

Join us for a generous dose of Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Jerome’s favorite Moondog rocks it & rolls it with his band, Lunar Platoon,  on the Spirit Room stage! Entertainment at its finest.

Jan
9
Wed
John Ziegler Hosts Open Mic
Jan 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

john ziegler in concertJohn Ziegler is a musical icon in Arizona, especially in our neck of the woods.  One of the founding members of Major Lingo, John has been honing his musical chops for decades.  His unique musical sensibilities and influences are on display as he opens the show with a few tunes.  John usually has a few cards up his sleeve and will ensure that you have an enjoyable evening.

So, if you play a guitar, banjo, dobro or blow a harmonica, play a keyboard or can carry a tune.  Bring your instrument of choice, sign up on our signup sheet and get ready to grace the World Famous Spirit Room Bar stage!

Jan
10
Thu
Frank Stagliano
Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Frank Stagliano

 

 

AIN’T OVER ROSE, a Contemporary Pop/AC rock band, is releasing their self-titled debut CD very soon. Nine songs are already available. The band consists of singer/songwriter F.X. Stagliano from Philadelphia and drummer/percussionist Reynold “Butch” Carlson from Los Angeles.  Stagliano has been playing guitar/ keyboard and writing songs since the age of 15. His songs have been on U.S. radio in over 26 states. Carlson began playing drums at age 12 and has performed on over a dozen internationally released CDs.

The prodigious keyboardist/singer/songwriter, Billy Preston’s last studio recording was on Stagliano’s first CD, UP IN HERE, recorded nine years ago. John Roths, the Music Director at Texas radio station KEOS 89.1 called it, “the most intelligent CD he had heard in over a decade”.  Preston worked with Staggs and his band Treehouse, indicating that he wanted to give something back to the industry that had been so good to him. He was in the process of arranging for the band to be the opening act for Eric Clapton’s 2006 U.S. tour. However, Preston’s untimely death claimed one of the world’s greatest musicians and sent Stagliano back to his hometown of Philadelphia, despondent over the loss of his friend and far removed from the exposure and success that Treehouse might have enjoyed.

The new CD, AIN’T OVER ROSE, represents a sort of comeback for Stagliano and Carlson, and they look forward to touring soon. F.X. is currently playing solo in venues on the East coast, and Carlson continues his studio musician gigs in Los Angeles. The new CD was produced, engineered and mastered by Richard Mouser at The Mouse House in Los Angeles. Throughout his noteworthy career, he has worked with Weezer, Oleander, Nine Inch Nails and Tweaker. He also worked on the American Pie 2 Original soundtrack. His  influence and inspiration is witnessed throughout the CD, and he will be playing with the band at live performances. Two studio musicians from Hollywood, David Abercrombie (six string electric fretless bass guitar) and Alex Budman (tenor sax) also put their unique stamp on the project.

Discover this lyrically driven, multi-genre and artful band as they now plan to come out of the shadows, and stay tuned for upcoming recordings of new material which they embrace with great anticipation and excitement!

 

https://www.aintoverrose.com/

Jan
11
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Dof of the Moon

A Jerome original & favorite! Get your day drinkin’ on with the likes of Moondog offering you some Country Folk Rock Blues with an Outlaw Hippie Attitude!!! Every Friday at Spirit Room 1-4PM

Cattywampus
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Cattywampus

Cattywampus is one of Arizona’s premier party bands..Acoustic pop and rock lay the foundation..a bit of bluegrass thrown in for good measure.. upright bass…ukuleles..groovy guitar.. kickass vocals..and a spin on everything from Aretha to Zeppelin. Spearheaded by singer/songwriter Christy Fisher, who has travelled the musical paths as a fashion designer and backup singer for many bands, including the likes of Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Free Flight, Boulder, Helix, Purlee, and Wizard. Cattywampus features players that have come together through various collaborations in her musical journey. This group brings the vibe of a community, family love, commitment to quality performances, and FUN . Come for the music and you’ll become part of this extended family

cattywampusmusic.com

Jan
12
Sat
Well Dressed Wolves
Jan 12 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 13 @ 12:00 am

well dressed wolves band photoThe WDW are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. Originally formed in 2004, 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 seeing a clip of the Beatles performing “All My Loving” on the Ed Sullivan Show. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops as well as playing classical guitar in competition for the Verde Valley Music Association. Later he found himself playing with the band Recall alongside future band member Gabriel Rhodes.

Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 21 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes. At age 11, along with playing drums for his father, he has been part of bands Recall, Heavy Soul, and Denarius. In 2004, after having exhausted all other 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. He played with Eaton in a band called Frequency Response. The band split in early 2004. Over the past few years, Occhiline has developed his music by trying to apply the bass styles of John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.

They began playing in Rhodes’ garage 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.

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

well dressed wolves band photoThe WDW are rock group, based out of Phoenix, AZ. Originally formed in 2004, 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 seeing a clip of the Beatles performing “All My Loving” on the Ed Sullivan Show. When he was ten, as a tribute to the Beatles, he began performing in a band called the Moptops as well as playing classical guitar in competition for the Verde Valley Music Association. Later he found himself playing with the band Recall alongside future band member Gabriel Rhodes.

Gabriel Rhodes has been playing drums for approximately 21 years. He is the son of Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Danny Rhodes. At age 11, along with playing drums for his father, he has been part of bands Recall, Heavy Soul, and Denarius. In 2004, after having exhausted all other 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. He played with Eaton in a band called Frequency Response. The band split in early 2004. Over the past few years, Occhiline has developed his music by trying to apply the bass styles of John Entwistle of The Who and Paul McCartney to his own.

They began playing in Rhodes’ garage 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.