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Mar
23
Sat
2019
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
24
Sun
2019
Sunday Fun Day w/ Island of Black & White
Mar 24 all-day
Combo Deluxe
Mar 24 @ 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.

Pinot Wine Tasting
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jeanie Carroll
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Popular Covers

Mar
26
Tue
2019
Bobby Myhre
Mar 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Eric Williams @ PJ's Pub
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm
Mar
27
Wed
2019
Irish Singer/Guitarist Karl Jones @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm
The Wallens
Mar 27 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 28 @ 12:00 am

Award winning blues singer-songwriter Brian Keith Wallen is joined by his wife Molly for a night of music at Vino Di Sedona

Llory McDonald Hosts Open Mic
Mar 27 @ 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.

Open Mic with James Turner @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
Mar
28
Thu
2019
Hank Erwin returns!!!
Mar 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hank Erwin

Hank Erwin on the Spirit Room stage – Photo by Jan A. Bruso

 

I left the Merchant Marines in 2014. As I packed my bags, I was overcome with the feeling that I wouldn’t be coming back. My brain screamed and my heart pounded. Once I hit the road, I drove with such a fury that I didn’t even realize a bad snow storm had set in and the roads were getting very slick. I was snapped out of my trance when I began to slide out of control. I regained traction and looked down to see I was going about 100mph. The roads steadily worsened but I refused to stop – I couldn’t get far enough fast enough. My breath was still heavy and I sweat uncontrollably, dripping from my nose onto the tattered remains of my Carhartts. I was making an escape. A desperate escape. 

I’d been trapped on the boat for years. Merchant Marines aren’t sworn into service for a specific amount of time, Merchant Marines are sworn (as I did at the Toledo headquarters in 2004) to obey their superior officers while on-board. The boat grew to dictate everything in my life. I had no control of my schedule whatsoever and I found out the hard way that requesting a date off even a year in advance didn’t ensure anything.

I’d worked my way up from deckhand to wheelsman. My favorite memory of wheeling the ship was late one night when the ice was so thick in Green Bay that it completely stopped our movement. The mate called the captain who appeared from his quarters and ordered me to give her a hard left, hard right, back and forth until a crack appeared in the ice. “Now follow that crack,” he said. The crack widened as the ship entered. It then turned and twisted in varying directions as we gained speed. With increasing heart rate, I maneuvered the ship through this small avenue as it developed in front of me. It was like a video game. The screen was the windows of this old wheelhouse, the picture illuminated by spotlights the size of my torso. One morning I wheeled the ship past Mackinac Island when the fog was so thick I couldn’t see the water from the where I stood at the helm.

I still have dreams about being back on board. Sometimes the ship’s driving through city highways at 60mph, jumping through the air from one ramp to another and fishtailing. One time I was unpacking and arguing with a shipmate as the ship moved down a conveyor belt in some sort of processing plant; I admitted to him that I was nervous. He said everyone was. Sometimes the dreams are just business as usual, except I’m on board and happy to be back. Sometimes I’m running around the deck, barefoot with rolled up jeans, the sunset blazing in the distance, the captain hollering at me to get back inside the forecastle – where it’s safer to travel into eternity.

But I wake up happy to be back on dry land; my guitar lying on the bed next to me, random papers of song lyrics strewn about, my grandma’s old suitcase bearing her maiden name on the floor, an old Fender amp sitting in front of boxes filled with copies of Hank Erwin – Million Miles. These boxes are the reason I left the boat.

My father and grandfather were Henry Erwin Nuelsen Jr. & Sr. Dad went by Hank, grandpa went by Erwin, or Er to those who knew him best. Er was an unusually intelligent man who spoke 12 languages. My grandma once told me that out of sheer stubborn curiosity (a personality trait I inherited), he sat down with a pencil and paper and used algebra to figure out how many times you’d have to shuffle a deck of cards to shuffle it back into order. He crossed the Atlantic to the US alone when he was 12 years old, two months after the Titanic sank. He had an office job in World War II which is where he met my grandmother, Maggie, a lifelong world traveler who worked in the Red Cross. I have a picture of her splitting wood with an axe, dated 1936. I would watch her split wood into her 80s.

Previously told she couldn’t have children, Maggie & Er were a bit surprised when my father was born almost nine months to the date following their wedding. Er was 47. Convinced Henry “Hank” Jr. would be a prodigy, they were again surprised when he dropped out of college his first semester and decided to become an auto mechanic. He worked at a dealership until I was two, then drove an 18 wheeler. Er died of cancer when I was seven. Maggie was shattered and cried constantly. Maggie died of cancer when I was 14. Mom told me that dad cried that day but I never saw it. Dad died of cancer when I was 19. I still cry.

My parents were both forced to take music lessons when they were kids and both hated it. So one of their first pacts of courtship included agreeing to never make their kids, should the have them, take music lessons. When I begged them for a guitar at age seven, after having my life changed by the video of “Cult of Personality,” they tried to talk me out of it but eventually caved and bought me a red Series 10, from a pawn shop in Covington, Kentucky.

25 years later my debut record release show in Austin was double booked when the club hired new management. They gave me another date and then refused to pay me when not enough people showed up.

I played another release show in my hometown in Kentucky in a beautiful venue that had been converted from an old church. An hour before showtime, over a foot of snow blanketed the rolling hills. Every other band on the bill cancelled. It took us an hour to get one mile to the venue, during which time I emotionally prepared myself to play to an audience of zero. I walked into a room packed full of old friends who had risked life and limb to support me and it was one of the greatest moments of my life.

I put my album up online and sent links with booking inquiries to thousands of venues around the country. I got a couple responses. It was enough, so I hit the road. I couldn’t afford to take a band, so I went solo and learned a lot about myself and what I was trying to do with music. I had some money set aside from the boat in case I got in a bind. Things went real good.

2015 saw me dumped, evicted, down 50 pounds, diagnosed with cancer, operated on, and back on tour by June. Having cancer and recovering from surgery was great. It was a distraction from the severe depression. I had more help and support than I knew what to do with, at first. Six months later, I was homeless, nearly depleted of the last of my savings from the freighter, and crippled with depression. I didn’t have the energy to book tours. I didn’t have the energy to sing. I wondered if this bout of cancer was just the tip of the iceberg and I was likely to go out like the rest of my family, at an even earlier age. I reflected on my life and came to the interesting conclusion that it felt extremely complete and in hindsight, I’d done some pretty awesome shit. At 34 I felt I’d made peace with mortality. I felt ready to die.

But then I didn’t die. I crash landed in a tiny town in the mountains of Northern Arizona where I had a couple good friends from years back. The whole town seemed to chip in to help me put my life back together. The next year would become my busiest up till then, second only to the year after that – this year.

I’m in the process of getting a new album together and plan to spend all of 2018 on tour. Keep in touch and I hope to see you soon!

h

Mar
29
Fri
2019
Beatles Night w/ Tommy “Rocks”
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All Beatles songs performed by Tommy “Rocks” Anderson

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Acoustix House – Adam Smith
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Adam Smith

Acoustix House – Adam Smith

After his emergence onto the music scene in early 2010, Adam has toured all over the United States. Supporting the likes of Smokey Robinson and collaborating with guitarist and producer Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper) he continues to write and collaborate prolifically.  “He’s the real deal” says country star Brad Paisley. Self taught and playing piano and guitar, he brings a unique blend of contemporary folk and Celtic influenced music, by way of Southeast Kentucky. He is more recently known for hosting the regular “Song Swap” series at The Listening Room in Phoenix, where he collaborates with other top songwriters on one of Phoenix’s most treasured stages. Adam engages his live audiences with a string of original songs on both guitar and piano, unique interpretations of covers and classic favorites, and is currently on tour promoting his latest EP “Found Feathers.”

 

http://adamsmithmusicart.com/

Mar
30
Sat
2019
David Kane
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

David Kane

David Kane is a singer/songwriter, entertainer and actor.  While working in the music industry in Nashville, David Kane performed at the world famous Nashville Palace, Tootsies Orchid Lounge and has been on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  He is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association, a former member of the CMA and he is a current member of BMI with over 60 writing credits.   He has radio airplay in several regional markets and has been heard on Siris XM radio.  David has been seen on CMT, The History Channel, The Travel Channel and other cable networks in the past 2 decades.  David Kane and Open Range have opened for several major artists including Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Jim Belushi and the Beach Boys.

David Kane also works in the self help field as a motivational speaker and a one-on-one coach.

 

Rick Busbea
Mar 30 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

“Caribbean Country Rock” Rick plays covers by a variety artists like Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Chesney, Darius Rucker, and more! The Rick Busbea “Juke Box” allows the audience to choose their favorite songs!

Wine Tasting
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Vino Di Sedona’s weekly wine tasting with a wine company or winery representative, with live music

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robin Miller
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Acoustic Rock by local musician Robin Miller

Whitherward
Mar 30 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 12:00 am
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.

Mar
31
Sun
2019
Paint Along For Fun
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Step by step paint instruction by artist Phyllis Anglin to create your own souvenir painting. $30 per person, includes canvas, paint, and instruction.

Blues Perspective
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Steve Sandner, Robin Miller and Eddy Barattini as Blues Perspective for our Sunday-Funday series of outdoor spring music on the patio.

Ray DeSylvester’s Blue Smoke @ The Spirit Room
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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 .

Jim French
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Jim French invites his talented friends for an Open Jam the last Sunday of every month.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Eric Williams @ PJ's Pub
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm
Apr
3
Wed
2019
Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Cyge @ Page Springs Cellars
Apr 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Cyge @ Page Springs Cellars | Cornville | Arizona | United States

Do You Love Guitar Music? What could be better than wine-tasting and live music? The exceptional Rick Cyge shares his romantic fingerstyle “Guitartistry” and weaves the perfect tapestry of music to chill out with. Cyge’s intriguing arrangements of music from greats like Simon & Garfunkel, Sting, Norah Jones, Billy Joel, Everly Brothers, James Taylor, and The Eagles also includes Baby Boomer Classics, folk, pop, Motown and a nearly endless selection of Beatles music.

Irish Singer/Guitarist Karl Jones @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm
Rick Cucuzza
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 4 @ 12:00 am

Rick is a multi-instrumentalist performing favorite hits as a one man band

Don Cheek hosts open mic
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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.

Open Mic with James Turner @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Apr 3 @ 8:00 pm
Apr
5
Fri
2019
Deal??
Apr 5 all-day
Green Light??
Apr 5 all-day
The Van Reed Brothers??
Apr 5 all-day
Paint Pouring Class
Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

A new paint class by our Paint Along For Fun artist Phyllis Anglin. Paint is poured directly onto a small canvas. $30 per person. Price does not include wine, beer, or food.

Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robin Miller
Apr 5 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 6 @ 12:00 am

Sedona’s rock icon Robin Miller performs solo acoustic

DJ Lounge Lizard presents: LADIES of VINYL
Apr 5 @ 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!

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Jazz Pianist Les Czimber @ Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
7
Sun
2019
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
Apr
8
Mon
2019
Sustainable Leaders Gathering
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

HOSTED BY THE SUSTAINABILITY ALLIANCE
for our certified businesses and other sustainability leaders

Like a lot of businesses, Gerardo’s was doing a lot to be more sustainable but their approach had some holes. So Darcy Hitchcock of the Sustainability Alliance helped owner Gerardo Moceri and his son create a 5-year sustainability plan in just an afternoon.
The actions Gerardo’s took after creating the plan made it possible for them to qualify for the Bronze level of the Sustainable Business Certification. If you’re interested in learning how to create your own sustainability plan and meeting other organizational leaders passionate about sustainability, put this date on your calendar.

3pm: Gather, network, snack on foods

3:30: Introductions
4pm: How to create a sustainability plan; what has Gerardo’s done so far
5pm Adjourn

Apr
9
Tue
2019
Eric Williams @ PJ's Pub
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm
Jerry Wayne McFarland
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Apr
10
Wed
2019
The Fey??
Apr 10 all-day
Irish Singer/Guitarist Karl Jones @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm
John Ziegler Hosts Open Mic
Apr 10 @ 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!

Open Mic with James Turner @ Oak Creek Brewing Company
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm
Apr
12
Fri
2019
Sedona Women Wine Tasting
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm