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August 2019

Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 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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An Intimate Evening with Danika Holmes & Jeb Hart

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   If when you hear the term ‘acoustic duo’ you imagine two people sitting on stools, lightly strumming guitars, singing about how life has treated them poorly, think again. Danika & the Jeb are dynamic, uplifting, and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. When asked about why she has never applied to American Idol, Danika says “I never looked at the music industry like a lottery.…

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An Evening with The Old Memphis Kings and Honeyboy & Boots

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 The Kings were born several years ago in Old Memphis, Alabama under the tutelage of late bluesman Willie King. Now reborn in Starkville,Mississippi with a sound all their own but still rooted in the dirty black prairie blues that their mentor taught them. Just trying to spread the music and Willie King’s message of love and blues healing while not starving in the process. The band currently has one self released album, Haven’t You Heard, available…

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An Intimate Evening with Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer

August 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite click here Leigh Bingham Nash officially started her music career singing country music and learning old country songs on the guitar when she was just 12 years old. In the early 90’s she formed the band Sixpence None The Richer, a famed pop group that went on to win numerous awards and accolades, including two Grammy Award nominations. Nash eventually pursued a solo career and debuted her first album in 2006. Today,…

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An Intimate Evening with Eric Erdman

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   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 palatable, and they draw listeners in like old friends. With a voice that sounds like JJ Grey and James Taylor, Eric’s career began as the lead singer of the funk rock band, The…

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September 2019

An Intimate Evening with Amanda Shaw

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase   Amanda Shaw Mix a little bit of country and Cajun, with a touch of Rock-n-Roll and Blues, and you have a funky Louisiana flavor that fiddler and singer Amanda Shaw brings every time her high heels dance across a stage. Amanda’s passion for her culture is evident in the diverse blend of music she creates with every note she plays. Becoming a classically trained violinist at age…

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Prof. Hill’s Think System Live at The Listening Room

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   The Think System’s first show at The Listening Room with Heather and the Monkey King was enthusiastically received by the packed house. Now the Think System is back on their own Saturday, September 7th at 8:00pm. Steven Harper- guitar, mandolin, dobro, banjo, ukulele, Ben Harper- guitar An acoustic instrumental string duo that performs a variety of popular songs in folk, bluegrass and Dixieland styles. The group likes to subtitle itself “The Time-Traveling String Band”, owing…

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Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Chip Herrington 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…

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Benefit for The Friends of Mobile Animal Shelter – feat. Madison Grace

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Join us for a night to benefit The Friends of Mobile Animal Shelter. There will be a silent auction and social from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Madison Grace will perform immediately following, from 8:00 – 9:30 PM. ________________________________________________________________________ Madison Grace A singer/songwriter from Mobile, Alabama.  In 2017, at the age of 17, Madison released her self-written debut album, Equilibrium of Contradiction.  Floodlight, one of her songs from Equilibrium of Contradiction, won Songwriter Universe’s Best Song of the Month contest for October…

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An Intimate Evening with The Backseat Drivers

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 The Backseat Drivers began when a few young music students at Full Scale School of Music (Azalea City Center for the Arts) attended summer Rock Band Camp together.  Director Daniel Driskell suggested they keep playing together, and professional jazz musician John Cochran took on the task of mentoring the band.  They played a few locations in Mobile including Azalea Manor and Gallery 450, before they found the right band name.  The Backseat Drivers played their first…

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An Intimate Evening with Tony Harrah

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Based out of the small town of Nitro, West Virginia and steeped in blues and traditional folk sounds, Tony Harrah is a voice of Appalachia that begs the attention of the hardest heart string. Gritty and true, his songwriting speaks to the life of blue collar society and forgotten America. Since the 2016 and 2017 albums “Two Dollar Suit” and “Oklahoma Blues” done with the Putnam Prohibition, Harrah has been showcasing his widespread instrumental and…

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An Intimate Evening with Darden Smith

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase Tickets Darden Smith is a singer-songwriter based in Austin whose thirty-year career redefines what it means to be a musician. In addition to fifteen critically acclaimed albums, Smith continues to break new ground using the craft of songwriting in education, entrepreneurship, and in service to others. He is the co-founder and creative director of SongwritingWith:Soldiers, a nonprofit that pairs award-winning songwriters with veterans and service members in retreat…

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The Weeping Willows w/ Great Aunt – The Listening Room of Mobile

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20 . Reservations 251-367-4599 Sat 21 September The Listening Room of Mobile with Great Aunt Mobile, AL THE WEEPING WILLOWS’ DEVIL’S ROAD TOUR 17 dates in 7 US states! “You’d better run and hide, You’d better pray and cry! ‘Cause the Devil’s Road gonna steal your soul…” The Weeping Willows return to The Listening Room of Mobile in support of their new single, ‘Devil’s Road’, taken from their 4 x Golden Guitar nominated album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’. They…

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**CANCELLED** An Intimate Evening with Jeremy Pinnell

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this show has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience. Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 When Jeremy Pinnell released OH/KY in the summer of 2015 to stunned acclaim, it felt like an entire career compressed into one knock-out album. Hailed as a “ming-blowingly good” (Greg Vandy, KEXP) “tutorial on classic country music” (Popmatters), Pinnell’s debut immediately differentiated as authentic and unflinching. Dogged touring through Europe and the states and celebrated radio sessions followed, cementing Pinnell’s position as a…

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An Intimate Evening with Lisa Mills

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations  251-367-4599 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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Dash Rip Rock

An Intimate Evening with Dash Rip Rock

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click Here to purchase  Dash Rip Rock is the legendary New Orleans trio known for their high-octane roots rock. The New York Times says Dash Rip Rock combines “fluency in American roots music with a robust dose of punk-rock spirit.” SPIN praises Dash Rip Rock as “undeniably the South’s greatest rock band.” In 2012 Dash Rip Rock was honored to be inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Dash Rip Rock has long been…

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Malcolm Holcombe

An Intimate Evening with Malcolm Holcombe

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

Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase. 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…

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An Intimate Evening with J.P. Harris

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 In today’s musical culture, the word “authenticity” has pretty much lost all meaning. What used to represent something bona fide and true is now just watered-down marketing speak, stamped onto press releases without a second thought. Born in Montgomery, Alabama in 1983, JP Harris doesn’t fancy himself so much a musician as he does a carpenter who writes country songs. After finishing the eight grade, he boarded a Greyhound in the middle of an early summer…

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October 2019

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 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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Anna Larson at The Listening Room of Mobile

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Award-winning, emerging Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Anna Larson brings keyboard-driven, lyric-loving soul-Americana to The Listening Room of Mobile. Tapped as “an Austin artist worth watching” by Austin-American Statesman’s Peter Blackstock, Larson was selected as a songwriting competition winner at the 2019 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, and has appeared on NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered”. Growing up on gospel, through years spent as a classical pianist, Larson has taken the scenic route in music. “Beauty is what I’m…

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Slim Gambill (Guitarist for Lady Antebellum) “Fake Jazz & Theme Songs” LP release show

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click Here to purchase tickets Join us for an intimate evening with Slim Gambill. He is touring in support of his new album, “Fake Jazz & Theme Songs”. Jason “Slim” Gambill Is a multi-genre guitarist, producer, composer, arranger and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum Republic Nashville recording artist Lady Antebellum, who has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, racked up 7 grammys and countless ACM, CMA…

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An Intimate Evening with Schaefer Llana & Kacee Russell

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 “You looked like an angel with the streetlight halo around you/But I know better,” sings twenty-one-year old Schaefer Llana on the song “Angel,” a standout track from her debut album 49 Ceiling Tiles. As with all of Schaefer’s songs, the lyrics show a wisdom that belies her age. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, at age ten Schaefer Llana moved to the tiny town of Batesville, Mississippi after her parents divorced. She grew up singing in school…

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An Intimate Evening with Charlie Mars

October 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click here to purchase tickets Mississippi-born singer/songwriter Charlie Mars is a country- and folk-inflected pop artist blessed with a warm vocal croon and a knack for crafting poignant, earthy songs. Born in 1974 in Laurel, Mississippi, Mars grew up listening to various styles of pop/rock, from Michael Jackson to the Violent Femmes. Just prior to his senior year of high school, Mars moved with his family to Jackson, Mississippi, where he attended Jackson Preparatory…

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An Intimate Evening with Eric Erdman

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 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 palatable, and they draw listeners in like old friends. With a voice that sounds like JJ Grey and James Taylor, Eric’s career began as the lead singer of the funk rock band, The Ugli…

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The Reemergence of George Fuller III

October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 After 25 years as fixture of Central Florida’s singer/songwriter community, this Eastern Shore native returns home with a trove of songs that Tampa morning DJ Cam Dilley — WMNF 88.5 — has called: “Fresh, light and utterly engaging. George’s music,” he continues,” has that folksy, down-home authenticity altogether too rare these days.” Highlights of a music career some have called a bit off-beat include: opening for a young folk singer named John Prine at the University…

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An Intimate Evening with Ray Scott

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Tickets available on Eventbrite. Click Here to purchase tickets. With a distinctive southern voice as traditional as the signature black cowboy hat he wears, Ray Scott garnered attention from “The Row” in the days before modern condos took over historic houses. Warner Brothers released his debut album, My Kind of Music, to critical acclaim and a top 40 single in 2005. But typical music business politics combined with a deafening change in the country radio market did not…

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Ward Davis at The Listening Room of Mobile

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets: $30 GA, $75 VIP (VIP meet and greet @ 7 PM). Click Here to purchase tickets    Ward Davis comes to The Listening Room in Mobile, AL on Oct 17th! Solo Acoustic Show. Tickets on sale Sept 13th at 10AM. Hit INTERESTED in the event on Facebook for chances to WIN tickets & more!   American Singer/Songwriter from Monticello, Arkansas by way of Nashville, Tennesse, Ward Davis has had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade…

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An Intimate Evening with Les Kerr

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Les Kerr is a songwriter, recording artist and performer who brings blues, New Orleans music, Zydeco, rock and bluegrass together to create his “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll.” A Nashville resident since 1987, Kerr was born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi. Kerr has recorded nine albums, including Contributor, released in September, 2015. The title song of the CD is based on Nashville’s street newspaper and the premier event of the video raised money for…

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Xaris Waltman with My One and Only

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Xaris has been singing since she was little, and started writing songs and playing the guitar as early as 8-years-old. Xaris’ father only had to teach her three chords on an old guitar, and she was off to the races. She is just now jumping into the world of being a traveling musician, going on her first tour in June 2018. Her music style is somewhere in between folk and Americana. Listeners have compared her voice…

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An Intimate Evening with The Bodhi Trio

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 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.        

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