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October 2017
Lisa Mills

Lisa Mills Bon Voyage Shindig

October 21, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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December 2017
Mean Mary

An Intimate Evening with Mean Mary

December 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Mean Mary (Mary James), a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film. To date she plays 11 instruments and is…

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Sugarcane Jane

An Intimate Evening with Sugarcane Jane

December 2, 2017 @ 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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All the Kimonos

An Intimate Evening with All the Kimonos

December 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) All the Kimonos are an interstate musical collaborations between Ferrill Gibbs, Brent Busby, and Ivan Ruyle. Brent and Ferrill were high school classmates once (in Mobile), but were recently drawn back into one another’s orbits when Ferrill’s wife’s cousin married Brent – which caused a very Southern thing to occur: it made the two bandmates cousins-in-law. Brent is now Atlanta based where he spends his free time away from The Kimonos composing for Adult Swim. Ansley…

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Avi Jacob

An Intimate Evening with Avi Jacob

December 6, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $15 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Avi was recently awarded an Ashir Music Fellowship which led to recording with Simone Felice (producer of the Billboard #1 Lumineers album) & members of the Felice Brothers. The result was the Surrender EP. Born & raised in New England, Avi ran away from home in his teen years and ended up in Boston. Spending the next several years in & out of hospitals with a genetic disease, Avi was mostly confined to his bedroom where he…

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Wes Jeans

An Intimate Evening with The Wes Jeans Trio

December 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Lance Lopez will be joining the trio for this evening of unforgettable music! In 1996 Wes entered the International Jimi Hendrix Competition held in Austin, TX and placed an amazing second among fifteen hundred other young guitar players. Al Hendrix, father of Jimi Hendrix, told Wes, “In my eyes, you won because you played straight from the heart like Jimi!” These words along with the support of his family and friends set this young Texas Tornado…

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Charlie Mars

An Intimate Evening with Charlie Mars

December 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $25 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The Money, the final volume in Charlie Mars’ Texas trilogy (out Oct. 14 on Rockingham Records/Thirty Tigers), opens with a scene of cinematic vividness. “Looking out a rainy window/In a hotel in Caroline/Drinking free coffee, smoking that smoke/From an apple by the exit sign.” He called the song “Hell Yeah,” a Rebel yell from this Oxford, Mississippi, resident not of celebration but of recognition. Maybe you, too, have found yourself far from home and feeling very…

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Eric Erdman, Molly Thomas, Joe Langley

Stories & Songs: A Songwriter’s Series from Nashville

December 9, 2017 @ 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 Eric Erdman, Molly Thomas & Joe Langley. 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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Slide Bayou

Slide Bayou Unplugged

December 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) The event will coincide with the opening of Ryan Balthrop’s Southern Window Art Exhibit. Slide Bayou is Mobile’s premier supergroup, featuring three of the areas most prolific songwriters: Lee Yankie, Harrison McInnis, and Ryan Balthrop. The three Mobile based singer-songwriters take turns fronting the band on each song, creating an in-the-round songwriter vibe in each show. Utilizing three part harmonies, multi-instrumentation, and epic guitar solos, the three present an intimate look at the stories behind the…

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The Grahams

An Intimate Evening with The Grahams

December 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call 251-367-4599 to reserve) Lifelong couple, both romantic and musical, Alyssa and Doug Graham have been performing together since they were teenagers, but fully committed to embracing their duo-ness with the release of the Graham’s debut in 2013. 2014 saw them play over 100 shows in support of Riverman’s Daughter, including a three-week run in Australia, which culminated with a performance at the Sydney Blues & Roots festival. The album was released on their own 12 South Records…

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Lisa Mills

An Intimate Evening with Lisa Mills

December 15, 2017 @ 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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Spencer Bohren

An Intimate Evening with Spencer Bohren

December 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $25 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) Born into a gospel-singing family in the wind-swept prairies of Wyoming in 1950, Spencer Bohren began singing and playing music as youngster. At fourteen, inspired by the folk music he heard on the radio, Spencer picked up a guitar and within a few weeks started performing in public. He immediately delved deeply into America’s treasure of blues, country, gospel and folk music, soaking up guitar styles and historical details. In the 1960s and 1970s, Spencer played…

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Dick Deluxe

Dick Deluxe’s Dive Bar Christmas

December 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $20 (Call  251-367-4599 to reserve) If you’re lucky enough to catch “Dick Deluxe’s Dive Bar Christmas” at The Listening Room Mobile you’re in for a solid night of brand new music. You’ll hear wonderful songs dedicated to the unique Christmas season in New Orleans. From the instant honky tonk classic Dive Bar Christmas to the moving ballad Sound on Sound you won’t want to miss a moment of this festive evening. Just in time for stocking stuffing his new album, Dive…

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