Spirit Room

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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/
Jan
19
Sat
Lunar Platoon
Jan 19 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 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.

Feb
2
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 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

Feb
16
Sat
Black Forest Society
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 17 @ 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.

Feb
23
Sat
Lunar Platoon
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 24 @ 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.

Mar
2
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Mar 2 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 3 @ 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

Mar
9
Sat
Desert Hot Tub Club
Mar 9 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 12:00 am

 

Desert Hot Tub Club

Hot Hopping Swing and Things from the cool part of the desert.

… may find us in a hot tub near you.

 

https://www.facebook.com/deserthottubclub/

Mar
23
Sat
PK Gregory
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 24 @ 12:00 am

PK Gregory

Careening wildly around the alt-country, folk and Americana genres like Johnny Cash on a hot-rodded Vespa, PK Gregory’s music is rooted in tradition, but with a kind of eclecticism and idiosyncratic storytelling bent that is more in line with Warren Zevon’s cheerful misanthropy than any old-fashioned sentimentality. 

With elements of folk, western swing, honky-tonk, and blues, and taking on a wide range of subjects from religion and sex to the zombie apocalypse, the songs are driven forward by foot drums, swirling fingerpicked guitar/bass, harmonica and an immediately-compelling baritone that calls to mind a young Cash singing Zevon’s “Excitable Boy” in some alternative-universe’s honkabilly heaven. 

Early life: 

Born in a single-wide trailer in Anchorage, Alaska and subsequently raised in the Oklahoma sticks, PK Gregory would have a pretty good claim on a classic white-trash upbringing if it weren’t for the fact that when he was twelve, his family inconveniently uprooted and moved to Stavanger, Norway. Though he did not know it then, this move would turn out to be one of the most important events in his life.  

Upon arrival in the land of lutefisk and lingonberry jam, PK, who was missing his friends back home and noticing that almost no one in this country had a cool dirt bike with yellow “mag” wheels like his, began to rebel. He began to wear black. He picked up smoking, or at least the habit of holding an unlit cigarette in his mouth. Because it could be lit, literally at any time. He listened to jazz records from the 40’s. But these counter-culture notions were just another way of becoming boringly mainstream, he realized, so he dropped the whole pretense and decided to go outside. 

Almost immediately falling in love with a beautiful, face-eating Norwegian blonde named Tone (pronounced “Tuna”), PK shed his Okie aspirations like a bad habit and began sucking down gravlaks like it was Cheez Whiz. Norway wasn’t so bad after all! Although there was this business of the weather. 

The following year, the Chernobyl reactor next door popped like a toxic zit and spewed it’s radioactive pus all over most of Northern Europe, especially Lapland, where Santa Claus lives. One night a few months after the disaster, and not knowing any better, the young PK ordered a reindeer steak at a local restaurant, mostly to irritate his father because it was the most expensive thing on the menu. Ordered medium rare but served well done, with an ominous green glow that lit up the room, PK unwittingly ate the entire steak, being a growing boy and having not yet seen the classic 1981 Chevy Chase film, “Modern Problems”. 

From then on his magnetic personality and telekinetic powers only grew. Somewhere along the way, he got a guitar, a record player, and a bunch of Peter Tosh records and began the long process of becoming the songwriter and man he is today.

https://www.pkgregory.com/

 

Mar
30
Sat
Lunar Platoon
Mar 30 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 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.

Apr
6
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Apr 6 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 7 @ 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

Apr
13
Sat
What’s the Big Idea?
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 14 @ 12:00 am

what's the big idea trioPhoenix 3 Piece Jazz Band featuring Josh Kneisel (bass) David Drew (Drums) and Mike Kleinschmidt (Piano).

https://www.facebook.com/whatsthebigideaaz/

Apr
20
Sat
Invincible Grins :)
Apr 20 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 21 @ 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/

Apr
27
Sat
Lunar Platoon
Apr 27 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 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.

May
4
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – May 5 @ 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

May
11
Sat
The Hardways
May 11 @ 9:00 pm – May 12 @ 12:00 am

The hardways

 

Biography
The Hardways: Album #4 “Whittle It Away” came out in 2016. You can purchase it by going to our website.
We are currently working on Album #5!!!! So stay tuned!

Gingher Leyendecker: Lead Vocals/Guitar

Riding in on her trusty dirt devil comes lead vocalist/songwriter, banjo picking/rhythm guitar player Gingher Leyendecker. Gingher was born in Phoenix but grew up in the desert border town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. She helped found The Hardways in 2004. Gingher is heavily influenced by the early Americana sounds but enjoys a wide-range of music. (all except that pop country sound). While music is a huge part of her life, she is also a college art professor, and an advanced paraglider pilot and president of the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. It is through a rich multitude of experiences, mixed with a colorful upbringing and the ability to never let the truth get in the way of a good story, that has allowed her to write so many of The Hardways songs. In truth, you could say Gingher is a modern day whopping-yarn spinner by tunes.

“We have the greatest lineup we’ve ever had at this point,” Gingher says. “The songs and creativity are flowing stronger than ever. We not only have our fourth album coming out next month, we have the material for a fifth on the way this year. You can’t be in a band for this many years unless you have a passion for the people you work with and the project itself. I definitely love The Hardways, the guys, and our music!”

Daniel Bain: Guitar

From out of the red clay, across the Oklahoma fields and sing-along of a “surrey with the fringe on top” comes a guitar slinger out of Tulsa. Raised by a woman on the run, guitarist, Daniel Bain of The Hardways, spent his misspent youth in bars and desert tumbleweed breezes. Moving to the heat of Arizona around the age of 11, his educational classrooms garnered the ABC’s and 123’s in abandoned buses and private schools. An upbringing that created the only guitarist brash enough to join The Hardways in 2010 (Daniel was formerly in the band Dirty Dan and the Distributors 2007-2010) and his life hence has been the exact chord needed.

Nate Hawbaker: Drums

Nate has been playing drums for nearly 25 years now. His motto is, “I just want to bang on the drums all day!” fits him to a beat! The drummer of a band could really be said to be the bus driver on stage, as each count keeps the sound collectively driven. Nate has been with The Hardways for 4 years. According to Nate, “Collectively each band mate contributes to the writing of tunes for The Hardways, and at times, I guess you can say I am the band member who is the bullfight on acid.” When Nate isn’t busy having fun with his band mates, and fans of The Hardways, he can be found training school district’s bus mechanics and working with them on new products, as well he runs failure analysis on new schools buses. Born and raised in Phoenix, Az. When he has time, outside of buses and band playing, you can find him swimming in shark infested chum water.

Christopher Lee Lykins: Bass

Chris Lykins came into this world during his dad’s Air Force days while he was stationed at Davis Monthan in Tucson AZ. Attending the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree he then went on to Yale University for medical school. In between those 2 degrees Chris was the lead guitarist in a thrash band called, Atrophy. Touring heavily in Europe during that time, Chris took his medical school admission test in Paris. While he was in medical school he kind of got “burned out” on guitar and began taking Jazz bass lessons, he fell in love with the instrument. Besides music, you can find Chris involved with his other passions: skiing, SCUBA and books. To sum up Chris’s take on life, you would find him quoting this movie line from Tyler Durden in Fight Club, “sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken.” We are so glad Chris decided music and medicine were a better fit, he just wouldn’t be able to pluck the chords right if he thought he really was a chicken.

Press contact
CGZ Media/PR & Entertainment
cowgirlzenphoto@gmail.com

 

May
18
Sat
Black Lemon
May 18 @ 9:00 pm – May 19 @ 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.

 

 

May
25
Sat
Lunar Platoon
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – May 26 @ 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.

Jun
1
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 2 @ 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

Jun
8
Sat
Lunar Platoon
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 9 @ 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.

Jun
15
Sat
Merican’ Slang
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 16 @ 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/

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
Desert Hot Tub Club
Jun 22 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 23 @ 12:00 am

 

Desert Hot Tub Club

Hot Hopping Swing and Things from the cool part of the desert.

… may find us in a hot tub near you.

 

https://www.facebook.com/deserthottubclub/

Jun
29
Sat
OvO – Tommy Rocks & Joe Berger
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:00 am
OvO Band Jerome, AZ
 It’s rare when guitar heroes come through Arizona, nevermind Jerome, so be sure not to miss the electric rock band OvO (The Owl Band) as they record a live album at the Spirit Room on Saturday, June 29th. Come get wild and participate in the recording as the band belts out hard-driving rock anthems at the Spirit Room that night from 9 to midnight.
 The band is made of professional musicians who live in different parts of the country but reunite for this special show. Most of the band went to high school together at Agua Fria High School in Avondale AZ ( “The Agua Fria ‘Owls’ “), a school which also produced other amazing musicians.
Burning down the house will be guitar phenom Joe Berger of New York City on lead guitar, Tommy ‘Rocks’ Anderson of Jerome on lead vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, Kyle Scarborough from Houston (TX) on keys, Pablo Richards (FL) on bass, and John F. Kennedy (AZ) on drums.
 OvO formed ten years ago in Phoenix, and they perform in Arizona twice a year following the NAMM music convention shows, first in Phoenix on Super Bowl weekend, and then again in the Verde Valley area in late June. The band has been joined onstage in the past by Grammy award-winning producer and guitarist Larry Mitchell. Guitarist Joe Berger has many sponsorships and has his own signature model guitar, “The Wildman,” created by JJ Guitars in England. Joe Berger is a well-known musician in New York City, is a “world class guitar player” and just finished playing in Tokyo, Japan, Germany, and Norway.
 For more than four decades, Joe has mixed sound or shared the stage with artists including John Entwistle (WHO), Jack Bruce (CREAM), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Vangelis, Jon Anderson (YES), Billy Cobham, Jon Hammond, Lee Oskar (WAR), Brian Johnson & Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Cheap Trick and thousands more.
OvO performs the obscure hits of some of the world’s biggest bands, covering songs by The Who, Santana, Warren Zevon, Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles.
As a special treat, the Owls will be playing a couple of Dr. John songs in memory of the famous musician who just passed away. There will also be rockin’ guitar songs by Sugarloaf, Jeff Beck, Thin Lizzy, and Joe Cocker songs in the Spirit Room Show.
 “Doctor” Kyle Scarborough has been playing keyboards in the Houston area for the past 25 years, prescribing his blend of blues, country, and rock & roll all over Texas every chance he gets. He currently plays with Different Beast, providing entertainment in festivals and music venues throughout the Houston area.
Paul “Pablo” Richards is a bassist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist who has been a professional musician since coming of age in his Phoenix Valley stomping grounds. He performed with Tommy Anderson in the Beatles band “Ringo McLennonSon”; he now lives and appears in venues on the beaches of Florida with some of the top names on the Florida coast.
 Drummer John F. Kennedy (“JFK”), like the other members of the band, has also been a working musician since childhood. For the last twenty years, he has played drums in several variety bands in the White Mountains of Arizona, including Rim Rockers, Backbeat and Siringo. He has known Joe, Kyle and Pablo since high school.
Singer Tommy Anderson, aka “Tommy Rocks,” (www.TommyRocks.net) is a well-known entertainer in Arizona, both as a solo acoustic rock performer, as well as with his side projects the Jerome Ukulele Orchestra, B3, The Beatless, the Tommy Rocks Trio and OvO. Tommy is best known as a singer, guitarist, bassist and ukulele player who performs heavily in the area, and is known for his Beatles show on the final Friday of each month at Vino Di Sedona. On top of performing nearly 150 nights last year, Tommy owns a recording studio and also a music store in Jerome called “Tommy Rocks”.
Jul
6
Sat
Johnny Lingo Trio
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 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

Jul
13
Sat
Jeremiah & The Red Eyes
Jul 13 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 14 @ 12:00 am
Please join us for Jeremiah & the Red Eyes –

  Flagstaff, AZ based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter Jeremiah Sammartano who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years – taking the various roads spreading the “Delta Blues and Twangy Grooves” from Los Angeles outward to Flagstaff, Denver, Austin, St. Louis, Nashville (where he relocated for a spell in 2008-2009), Chicago, Cincinnati – and recently overseas to London and Brighton, UK.
  In the past Jeremiah has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Southern Culture On The Skids,Tommy Womack, David Olney, Mike Stinson, SHURMAN and has performed on the radio shows: WDVX Blue Plate Special out of Knoxville, TN., The Live@Lunch show on KRFC out of Fort Collins, CO., and Chris Morris’ Watusi Rodeo show out of Los Angeles. In Spring 2011 Jeremiah received an Emmy nomination for writing music for the documentary Prison Through Tomorrow’s Eyes.

Jeremiah & the red eyes

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
27
Sat
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.