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September 2017
Ruby & the Rogues

Ruby and the Rogues

September 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Ruby and the Rogues’ song arrangements, unique instrumentation and individual styles create a refreshing and accessible musical experience. This allows them to connect with virtually any genre of music, and has led to opening spots for Heart, Tim Reynolds, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, The Kinky Tuscaderos, and Bonerama, among others. To learn more about Ruby & the Rogues, visit: http://www.rubyandtherogues.com/    

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Honeyboy and Boots

Honeyboy and Boots

September 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Drew Blackwell is true southern boy who was raised in the heart of the black prairie in Mississippi. He first picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen and was greatly influenced by his Uncle Doug, who taught him old country and folk classics. Later, he was also mentored and inspired to write (and feel) the blues by Willie King, an Alabama blues artist. All these influences are what you will hear in his writing…

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October 2017
Malcolm Holcombe

An Intimate Evening with Malcolm Holcombe

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call 251.367.4599 for tickets/info) Malcolm Holcombe grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet’s oldest mountains and some of America’s deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fueled Malcolm’s musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young. Malcolm toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house – the very back – at Douglas…

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Pegy Young & the Survivors

Pegi Young and the Survivors

October 2 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $25 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Pegi Young’s powerful new album, Raw, gets right to the point. Opening cut “Why” kicks off with Young’s impassioned alto, demanding, “Why’d you have to ruin my life? Why’d you have to be so mean?” Over the soulful Americana rock of her band the Survivors – led by legendary keyboardist/songwriter Spooner Oldham – Young taps into a surprisingly primal force. There’s a reason for that. Young wrote most of Raw in the wake of her 2014…

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Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Quintet

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) When Chip Herrington was 7 years old, he found an old cornet and beginner band book in the attic of his home in Columbia, Mississippi. By the end of the day he had taught himself the C scale and could play the several songs from the book. He’s been playing ever since. Chip is best known as the Trumpet player for Wet Willie (Hurricane Horns) and as Band Leader of The Mobile Big Band Society, but…

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Molly Thomas and Rick Hirsch

An Intimate Evening with Molly Thomas & Rick Hirsch

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Molly Thomas doesn’t shy away from expressing who she is in her music. Never trying to emulate anyone with her sound, but always mindful of the influence that her experiences bring, she has constantly continued to craft her skills. She has now poured them into a stunning showcase, in the form of her latest effort, Make Everything Bright. The road to Make Everything Bright started when she began playing violin as a child in Mississippi and…

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The Bodhi Trio - Logo (color)

An Intimate Evening with The Bodhi Trio

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The Bodhi Trio is a jazz group consisting of drummer John Milham, upright bassist Jojo Morris and guitarist John Cochran. Through their original compositions and music by artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to John Coltrane, The Bodhi Trio explores the possibilities of creative instrumental music. The group incorporates influences from blues, bebop, funk, soul, and free jazz to create sound that is new to Mobile. To learn more about the Bodhi Trio, visit: https://www.facebook.com/bodhijazz/      …

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Eric Erdman, Abe Partridge, Josh Ewing

Stories & Songs: A Songwriter’s Series from Nashville

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The Listening Room is proud to present “Stories & Songs: a Songwriter’s Series from Nashville.” The night of storytelling through music will feature the music of Eric Erdman, Abe Partridge, and Josh Ewing. Eric Erdman is a storyteller with a life that gives him stories to write songs about. His guitar takes him around the world and he can write four songs from one break up. His lyrics are introspective but fun, quirky but accessible, profound and…

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All Strung Up Tour

All Strung Up Tour feat. Christie Lenee, Daniel Champagne and Hussy Hicks

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $30 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The All Strung Up tour features the talents of musicians Christie Lenee, Daniel Champagne, and Hussy Hicks. To learn more about the All Strung Up tour, visit: http://cprartists.com/all-strung-up-tour/ Christie Lenée’s unique guitar work is often compared to visionaries like Michael Hedges, Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews, delivering profound instrumental compositions with heartfelt, consciously uplifting songs. Christie Lenée’s pieces have been showcased at the NAMM Show in Anaheim and Nashville, live on National Television and Radio, on stage…

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Michael McDermott

An Intimate Evening with Michael McDermott

October 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Michael McDermott burst onto the scene in his early 20’s with his exceptional debut, 620 W. Surf and subsequently found himself touted as Rock’s ‘Next Big Thing’. MTV, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and even author, Stephen King added their appreciative nods and having the backing of Giant Records and prestigious producers like, Brian Koppelman and Don Gehman, seemed to go a long way towards assuring his success – overnight success. The missteps and failures…

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Abe Partridge, Dean Johansen, Melody Guy, Nick Nace

Road to Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The Listening Room is proud to present an evening of music ahead of the 4th Annual Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival in Dripping Springs, Texas. This is a great group of songwriters and we’re certain that you’re going to enjoy their performances. The evening’s show will be featuring the songwriting and performance talents of: Abe Partridge Dean Johansen Melody Guy and Nick Nace Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an absolutely incredible night of…

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Grace Askew

An Intimate Evening with Grace Askew

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Playing guitar for over half her life, Memphis-based crossover songstress Grace Askew was raised on Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley and ventured to New Orleans to dig deeper into her blues/soul/rockabilly/folk roots. Feeling disconnected from the scene, she returned home to Memphis where she cut two EP’s at legendary Ardent Studios (Leon Russell, James Taylor, Isaac Hayes, Bob Dylan, Julian Baker and Low-Cut Connie have recorded there.) with producer Pete Matthews (Evanescence, Against Me) and eventually…

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Lisa Mills

Lisa Mills Bon Voyage Shindig

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Come celebrate with us as we send Lisa off on her next musical adventure! Lisa Mills is a Mississippi native who resides in Mobile, Alabama. The Gulf Coast is a region where Southern musical influences that easily can be taken for granted come together in ways that can’t. Yes, Mills often sings the blues – but to call her a blues singer would be to miss the point entirely. Her blues influences aren’t always the ones…

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Jackie Venson

An Intimate Evening with Jackie Venson

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Jackie Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age…

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Jamie Lynn Vessels

An Intimate Evening with Jamie Lynn Vessels

October 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) New Orleans’ loudest singer-songwriter, Jamie Lynn Vessels is a southern rock and blues artist with her roots in songwriting. Likened to Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow, this six-foot tall rocker will captivate the audience and command the stage as a solo act or with her full band. She has embraced New Orleans as her musical hometown, and the city has done her the same, affording her the opportunity to add grit and soul to her music.…

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Shannon LaBrie

An Intimate Evening with Shannon LaBrie

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Music by Nashville chanteuse Shannon LaBrie defies genre and brings to life insightful stories of a woman who remains true to herself in a life where uncertainty is certain. The Lincoln, NE native instantly became a favorite among music fans and critics alike with her powerful 2013 debut Just Be Honest. With her lead single, “I Remember a Boy,” the independent release reached inside the Top Ten on iTunes and the Triple A Radio charts. Famed…

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Hill Country Hounds

An Intimate Evening with Hill Country Hounds

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Two years after releasing their eponymous debut album, the Hill Country Hounds has evolved into a major force within NOLA’s lively Americana scene. The brainchild of drummer/Renaissance man Jason Brettel, the Hounds was founded when Johnny Blancher, of Rock ‘N’ Bowl fame, suggested that Jason form a Tex-Mex band. Thus, the Hill Country Hounds was born. Their 10-track, self-titled Hill Country Hounds was recorded and mixed at the Living Room Studio in Algiers. Produced by Grammy…

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November 2017
Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

An Intimate Evening with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue were at the vanguard of New Orleans’ now-thriving country scene when they formed over a decade ago, and they’ve remained in a league of their own ever since. Combining evocative songwriting, impeccable musicianship, and a twinge of punk sensibility to boot, their infectious Western swing energy has earned them their place in the upper echelon of local favorites and helped grow an avid fan-base of two-steppers around the world.…

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Abe Partridge, Laurie Anne Armour, Melissa Summersell

Stories & Songs: A Songwriter’s Series from Nashville

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Cover: $20 Artist Donation The Listening Room is proud to present “Stories & Songs: a Songwriter’s Series from Nashville.” The night of storytelling through music will feature the music of Abe Partridge, Laurie Anne Armour, and Melissa Summersell. Abe Partridge has lived a tale that few before him could have claimed. He’s a son of the deep south. On both sides, his family traces its roots back generations to the cotton fields of Alabama. He was born and raised in…

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Mike Turner, Mike Powell, Jonathan Puzan

Stories & Songs: A Songwriter’s Series from Nashville

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Cover: $20 Artist Donation The Listening Room is proud to present “Stories & Songs: a Songwriter’s Series from Nashville.” The night of storytelling through music will feature the music of Mike Turner, Mike Powell and Jonathan Puzan. Take one part blues, one part folk, one part traditional country. Add a dash of classic R&B,Motown, Appalachian mountain music and traditional gospel. Simmer; season with experience and humor. You’ll wind up with a sampling of Mike Turner’s eclectic songwriting. Mike comes from…

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Loosen the Bible Belt

Loosen the Bible Belt Comedy Tour

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) What happens when you put an evangelical minister and a lesbian comedian together in a van? An event for anyone who believes that love and laughter can change the world. Expect a stand-up comedy show that stumbled upon a revival, and imagine it all happens in a bar. Bakker’s message of love and acceptance, balanced with Becker’s comedy often referred to as “bawdy and bold, served with a slice of southern charm” promises to be a…

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Sugarcane Jane

An Intimate Evening with Sugarcane Jane

November 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Acoustic rhythms enveloped with angelic harmony and sweet melodies make up this Alabama duo, Sugarcane Jane. After sharing the stage with Neil Young since the early 80’s, (International Harvestors, Shocking Pinks, Electric Band) Steve Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Blackhawk, Nicolette Larson, Sonny James and others on world tours, Anthony Crawford retires from the road to settle down along the Gulf Coast. Anthony and wife, Savana Lee Crawford stumbled upon each other through divine intervention and started up…

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Blue Mother Tupelo

An Intimate Evening with Blue Mother Tupelo

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Rising up from the bluffs of Memphis to the mountains of east Tennessee, through the Delta lowlands and muddy banks of Mississippi – Blue Mother Tupelo oozes a kind of southern soul & roots rock that defies boundary or definition. Blue Mother Tupelo is Ricky & Micol Davis. (Micol is pronounced “Michael”, by the way). They’ve been making music together since before they were married, back in 1994. Blue Mother Tupelo’s musical life together began in…

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Ric McNaughton and Steve Varnes

An Intimate Evening with Ric McNaughton and Steve Varnes

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Ric McNaughton is a blues-oriented performer based out of Mobile, Alabama. His performances are deeply rooted in Blues/Jazz and Juke Joint Music. The music is driving, guitar-oriented, straight-forward and never over-produced playing mainly as a Power Trio. Ric is also equally at ease playing acoustic solo and duo shows. Ric will be performing blues standards along with original music. His writing style is blues oriented is also influenced by listening to classis country music from his…

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Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

CANCELLED – An Intimate Evening with the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow – CANCELLED

November 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) We regret to inform you the Tinderbox Circus show for Tuesday evening has been cancelled due to an injury. We apologize for the inconvenience! Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one of the last remaining traveling “ten-in-ones” in the country. Our show consists of a variety of working acts, girlie shows (or burlesque), and classic carnival appeal. Our acts range from the classic circus side tent including The Human Blockhead, The Human Pincushions, the Bed of Nails, Clowning,…

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Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour

Quit Your Day Job Comedy Tour

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) We all have wanted to do it. Dealing with incompetent management and lazy co-workers every day for years can drive one to the breaking point. For these three comedians, that is exactly what happened. One by one they told their jobs to suck it so they could live a life on the road telling jokes to strangers. Now they have come together to hit the road to spread their stories of freedom and sleeping until noon…

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Fort Defiance

An Intimate Evening with Fort Defiance

November 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call Jim at  251-367-4599 to reserve) Fort Defiance is a husband and wife, Americana duo from Nashville, Tennessee, hailed for their honest songwriting, timeless harmonies, and high-energy stage performance. The pair has been touring relentlessly, playing over 250 shows a year, without the help of management or outside booking agents. Their passion and grassroots sincerity has garnered heavy attention from around the country, causing critics to call them “Breathtakingly Seductive” (That Music Mag) and “Good, honest, and full of…

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Feature Block - Lisa Mills

An Intimate Evening with Lisa Mills

November 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Lisa Mills is a Mississippi native who resides in Mobile, Alabama. The Gulf Coast is a region where Southern musical influences that easily can be taken for granted come together in ways that can’t. Yes, Mills often sings the blues – but to call her a blues singer would be to miss the point entirely. Her blues influences aren’t always the ones would expect, including a healthy measure of country blues, a sadly neglected genre. She…

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The Red Clay Strays

An Intimate Evening with The Red Clay Strays

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The Red Clay Strays are band based out of Mobile, AL, featuring Brandon Coleman, Zach Rishel, Andrew Bishop, John W. Hall, and Drew Nix. The band is represented by Skate Mountain Records. To learn more about The Red Clay Strays, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RedClayStrays/

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Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) When Chip Herrington was 7 years old, he found an old cornet and beginner band book in the attic of his home in Columbia, Mississippi. By the end of the day he had taught himself the C scale and could play the several songs from the book. He’s been playing ever since. Chip is best known as the Trumpet player for Wet Willie (Hurricane Horns) and as Band Leader of The Mobile Big Band Society, but…

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