Spirit Room

Music Calendar

Entertainment Calendar

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/
Jul
20
Sat
Black Lemon
Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 12:00 am

 

Black Lemon

Founded by Northern Arizona’s Got Talent winners, Roberto and Destiny Diaz, Black Lemon is a fresh and ever-evolving band. With a fluid identity, they bring to the stage a great variety, and vast mixture of genres; whether it be their novel and contemporary original songs, or their unique and clever take on cover songs, listeners are sure to enjoy the chemistry they produce.
Since joining the band, drummer/percussionist Ramon Diaz has thunderously added a dimension that fills and tightens their sound immensely and, being family, has seamlessly transitioned the band to a full-scale, inspiring sound.
Karly Gilbert, the most recent member of the band, has the mind of a drummer; which transitions uniquely and gracefully into her bass playing. Holding down the bottom end of the band’s sound, and bringing a whole new spectrum of songwriting, she has seamlessly joined the family and is an irreplaceable asset to Black Lemon.

 

 

Jul
24
Wed
Christy Fisher hosts open mic
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Christy Fisher

Join us for a night of musical adventure with Jerome’s own woman of all trades Christy Fisher as your host!

All our welcome, don’t by shy! Please join us with a song, poem or other offering for a magickal open mic night.

Jul
26
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Jul 26 @ 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

DJ Lounge Lizard presents: LADIES of VINYL
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ladies of Vinyl

 

Join us for an eclecctic evening of music orchestrated by DJ Lounge Lizard & his ladies! The ladies will take turns commanding the room with music of their choice. Come show some love & dance it up!

Jul
27
Sat
Combo Deluxe
Jul 27 @ 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.

Lunar Platoon
Jul 27 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 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 it & rolls it with his band, Lunar Platoon,  on the Spirit Room stage! Entertainment at its finest.

Jul
28
Sun
Combo Deluxe
Jul 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.

Jul
31
Wed
Llory McDonald Hosts Open Mic
Jul 31 @ 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.

Aug
1
Thu
Alejandro Wood
Aug 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Alejandro Wood

 

Join us for an evening of musical stylings by the enchanting Alenjandro Wood.  A local singer-song writer with a voice that lends itself to entertainment. Thursday 8-11PM

Aug
2
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Aug 2 @ 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

Aug
3
Sat
Payara Tribe: Roots & Reggae
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Join us for an afternoon of Roots & Reggae with The Payara Tribe from Tempe, AZ.

Johnny Lingo Trio
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 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

Aug
7
Wed
Don Cheek Hosts Open Mic
Aug 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Don Cheek, Prescott Musician

Don Cheek, Prescott Musician

 

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

This Wednesday features Don Cheek of The Cheektones as our host. 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. All are welcome! Cheers!

Aug
9
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Aug 9 @ 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

::: Gold Shimmer :::
Aug 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 

Gold Shimmer is an independent LA based electro-soul band.  It is a surrealist collaboration led by songwriter Jeff Venter on vocals alongside Artyone Turner on synth and Mitchell Manburg on lead guitar.  Influenced by The Doors, the Gorillaz, and Earth, Wind, and Fire they can  groove, get weird, and vibe out.  Driven by a curiosity of music’s limitations, nontraditional narrative, and theatrics the trio aims to take their audience for a ride through another time and dimension.

The group began playing together in Spring 2017 as part a different band. After some time collaborating and performing together, Venter, Manburg, and Turner had a greater vision and reformed as “Gold Shimmer” the following year.

“We created a full back story with personas for ourselves. We thought long and hard about who we wanted to be on stage and put clear intention into every show, every song, every note. We wanted our art to extend beyond music,” remarks Manburg (of the reformation).

Their debut EP, “The Temple of Solace Pt. 1”, took launch in September of that year and the band found themselves playing notable LA venues such as The Satellite, The Peppermint Club, Silverlake Lounge, Federal Bar, upon many others. Currently, the band is busy performing regionally promoting their single and video, “Night Heat”, released 2019.

https://goldshimmerofficial.com/home

Aug
10
Sat
Sam Pace & the Guilded Grit
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Sam Pace

 

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit have been making a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with since their inception in 2011.  As staples in the Austin music scene and road dogs famous for their relentless 50-city U.S. Tours- the band has an old school work ethic with the chops to match.

“As far as high energy shows are concerned, Austin music fans could not do much better that Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit” – Greg Ackerman, Examiner

Over the past three years Sam has been peppered throughout the Austin Music Awards annual Top-10 lists. He has placed Top-10 for Musician of the Year, Best Song, Best Album, Best Album Art, Best Rock Band, Best Blues/Soul/Funk Band and two years in a row for Best Guitar Player and Best Male Vocals.

“Down and dirty rock n’ roll is hard to come by these days, even more difficult for it to achieve the level of success Pace has…” – Overload Austin

Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a powerful edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar and thick, luscious tone has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”

“Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit’s album Rapture is full of raw power. The overall sound ranges from blues to monster rock to moments of deep tenderness.” – Barbara Jo (Famous Austin DJ and Music Hostess)

The songwriting and originality of sound is of paramount importance to the band. Their rock n’ roll roots and bluesy, soulful influences are always present- but their variations of theme, groove and emotion encapsulate an entire world of sonic pleasure. Their first two albums – The Feelin’ (2012) and Rapture (2014) display the dexterity and growth of the band in full force.

Their newest LP – Judgment Eve – was recorded in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.  It will be released worldwide June 1st, 2018.

“Raise your glass with a soundtrack of swampy-as-hell, devil’s got your soul music!”- Seven Days (Vermont)


Sam Pace was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up he quenched his musical thirst with everything from oldies to classic rock to golden age hip-hop. When he picked up the guitar at age 15 he had simultaneously began his love affair with the blues. All through high-school blues music became his obsession; along with some lesser-known rock acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few.

After high school Sam attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Through college his taste continued to center around blues and rock n’ roll, but he also developed a deep love for early Reggae, the Jazz greats, and classic soul.

While in Madison, and later in Chicago (where he lived for four years after Madison), Sam relentlessly developed his guitar and vocal chops, and played blues and rock n’ roll as much as he could.

In 2011 Sam Pace moved to Austin, TX, a place where he knew no one and had never been before. Having just released his debut album, “Let the Big Dog Eat”, Pace sought a band to lead and stake to claim.

After 2 months in Austin, Pace met two young musicians named Jake Causey and Patrick Sanderson. With Causey on drums and Sanderson on bass, the three got down to work immediately and formed the band which would later be called: Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit.

In the summer of 2012, Pace and the Grit released their debut album, “The Feelin’”. Shortly after they embarked on a national tour that took them all over the eastern and middle parts of the United States.

“We play Rock n’ Roll smooth and dirty, Soul music mean, and we’re not afraid to get a little weird,” says Pace.

 

https://sampacemusic.com/

Sam Pace & the Guilded Grit
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 12:00 am

 

Sam Pace

 

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit have been making a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with since their inception in 2011.  As staples in the Austin music scene and road dogs famous for their relentless 50-city U.S. Tours- the band has an old school work ethic with the chops to match.

“As far as high energy shows are concerned, Austin music fans could not do much better that Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit” – Greg Ackerman, Examiner

Over the past three years Sam has been peppered throughout the Austin Music Awards annual Top-10 lists. He has placed Top-10 for Musician of the Year, Best Song, Best Album, Best Album Art, Best Rock Band, Best Blues/Soul/Funk Band and two years in a row for Best Guitar Player and Best Male Vocals.

“Down and dirty rock n’ roll is hard to come by these days, even more difficult for it to achieve the level of success Pace has…” – Overload Austin

Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a powerful edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar and thick, luscious tone has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”

“Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit’s album Rapture is full of raw power. The overall sound ranges from blues to monster rock to moments of deep tenderness.” – Barbara Jo (Famous Austin DJ and Music Hostess)

The songwriting and originality of sound is of paramount importance to the band. Their rock n’ roll roots and bluesy, soulful influences are always present- but their variations of theme, groove and emotion encapsulate an entire world of sonic pleasure. Their first two albums – The Feelin’ (2012) and Rapture (2014) display the dexterity and growth of the band in full force.

Their newest LP – Judgment Eve – was recorded in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.  It will be released worldwide June 1st, 2018.

“Raise your glass with a soundtrack of swampy-as-hell, devil’s got your soul music!”- Seven Days (Vermont)


Sam Pace was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up he quenched his musical thirst with everything from oldies to classic rock to golden age hip-hop. When he picked up the guitar at age 15 he had simultaneously began his love affair with the blues. All through high-school blues music became his obsession; along with some lesser-known rock acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few.

After high school Sam attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Through college his taste continued to center around blues and rock n’ roll, but he also developed a deep love for early Reggae, the Jazz greats, and classic soul.

While in Madison, and later in Chicago (where he lived for four years after Madison), Sam relentlessly developed his guitar and vocal chops, and played blues and rock n’ roll as much as he could.

In 2011 Sam Pace moved to Austin, TX, a place where he knew no one and had never been before. Having just released his debut album, “Let the Big Dog Eat”, Pace sought a band to lead and stake to claim.

After 2 months in Austin, Pace met two young musicians named Jake Causey and Patrick Sanderson. With Causey on drums and Sanderson on bass, the three got down to work immediately and formed the band which would later be called: Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit.

In the summer of 2012, Pace and the Grit released their debut album, “The Feelin’”. Shortly after they embarked on a national tour that took them all over the eastern and middle parts of the United States.

“We play Rock n’ Roll smooth and dirty, Soul music mean, and we’re not afraid to get a little weird,” says Pace.

 

https://sampacemusic.com/

Aug
11
Sun
Sam Pace & the Guilded Grit
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Sam Pace

 

Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit have been making a name for themselves as a force to be reckoned with since their inception in 2011.  As staples in the Austin music scene and road dogs famous for their relentless 50-city U.S. Tours- the band has an old school work ethic with the chops to match.

“As far as high energy shows are concerned, Austin music fans could not do much better that Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit” – Greg Ackerman, Examiner

Over the past three years Sam has been peppered throughout the Austin Music Awards annual Top-10 lists. He has placed Top-10 for Musician of the Year, Best Song, Best Album, Best Album Art, Best Rock Band, Best Blues/Soul/Funk Band and two years in a row for Best Guitar Player and Best Male Vocals.

“Down and dirty rock n’ roll is hard to come by these days, even more difficult for it to achieve the level of success Pace has…” – Overload Austin

Sam’s voice and guitar playing are the signatures of the sound. His booming baritone and soulful growl give the music a powerful edge; while his heavy, swinging guitar and thick, luscious tone has been described as “a marriage between Peter Green, early Clapton, and early Hendrix.”

“Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit’s album Rapture is full of raw power. The overall sound ranges from blues to monster rock to moments of deep tenderness.” – Barbara Jo (Famous Austin DJ and Music Hostess)

The songwriting and originality of sound is of paramount importance to the band. Their rock n’ roll roots and bluesy, soulful influences are always present- but their variations of theme, groove and emotion encapsulate an entire world of sonic pleasure. Their first two albums – The Feelin’ (2012) and Rapture (2014) display the dexterity and growth of the band in full force.

Their newest LP – Judgment Eve – was recorded in Austin and produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith.  It will be released worldwide June 1st, 2018.

“Raise your glass with a soundtrack of swampy-as-hell, devil’s got your soul music!”- Seven Days (Vermont)


Sam Pace was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. Growing up he quenched his musical thirst with everything from oldies to classic rock to golden age hip-hop. When he picked up the guitar at age 15 he had simultaneously began his love affair with the blues. All through high-school blues music became his obsession; along with some lesser-known rock acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Metallica to name a few.

After high school Sam attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Through college his taste continued to center around blues and rock n’ roll, but he also developed a deep love for early Reggae, the Jazz greats, and classic soul.

While in Madison, and later in Chicago (where he lived for four years after Madison), Sam relentlessly developed his guitar and vocal chops, and played blues and rock n’ roll as much as he could.

In 2011 Sam Pace moved to Austin, TX, a place where he knew no one and had never been before. Having just released his debut album, “Let the Big Dog Eat”, Pace sought a band to lead and stake to claim.

After 2 months in Austin, Pace met two young musicians named Jake Causey and Patrick Sanderson. With Causey on drums and Sanderson on bass, the three got down to work immediately and formed the band which would later be called: Sam Pace and the Gilded Grit.

In the summer of 2012, Pace and the Grit released their debut album, “The Feelin’”. Shortly after they embarked on a national tour that took them all over the eastern and middle parts of the United States.

“We play Rock n’ Roll smooth and dirty, Soul music mean, and we’re not afraid to get a little weird,” says Pace.

 

https://sampacemusic.com/

Aug
14
Wed
John Ziegler Hosts Open Mic
Aug 14 @ 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!

Aug
15
Thu
Jonsey
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

karl jones in front of the american flagKarl Jones is from Dublin Ireland and has been living and working as a tour guide in Sedona for 4 years. He is an accomplished singer / songwriter / guitarist with radio and television appearances in both Ireland and the US to his credit.

Karl had a chance meeting with Thomas Banyacya, a Hopi Elder, in 1996 after an American concert at George Washington University in Washington DC. Thomas was on a speaking tour of the East Coast, teaching the public about Hopi spirituality and world view. Their meeting led to an invitation to Arizona to visit the Hopi Reservation, and Karl discovered Sedona along the way.

Enchanted by the experience and incredible beauty of the American Southwest, Karl relocated to Sedona from Ireland in 2002, immersing himself in the geology, history and wildlife of the Sedona area.

Attracted to the Safari Jeep Tour company because of it’s special connection to the Hopi and it’s focus on wildlife, Karl divides his time between his passion for giving Jeep tours, and promoting his debut solo CD 1916, with regular performances in Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Sedona.

 

Aug
16
Fri
Friday’s with Moondog & friends
Aug 16 @ 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

The Fey
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Spirit Room presents The Fey, a new musical styling from local duo Jonsey & Winter. Brings to mind The Cranberries & The Velvet Underground. Raw, authentic & refreshing. Cheers.

Aug
17
Sat
Well Dressed Wolves
Aug 17 @ 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.

Peaceful Outlaws
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 12:00 am

 

8 years ago in Berks County, PA, artist Dani Fisher answered a craigslist post about playing music. Soon thereafter, a five piece Americana/Folk/Bluegrassy/blues band rocked their way around.
After 4 years apart, Fisher and Strock have reunited in Preskitt, with more experience, originals and feeling. They are gearing up to play wherever and whenever the music takes them.
Catch them at Spirit Room Aug 17th 9-12!

 

Aug
18
Sun
Well Dressed Wolves
Aug 18 @ 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.