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February 2019

Stories & Songs with Eric Erdman, Will Thompson, & Anthony Peebles

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   The Listening Room is proud to present “Stories & Songs: a Songwriter’s Series.” The night of storytelling through music will feature the music of Eric Erdman, Will Thompson, and Anthony Peebles. 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,…

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An Intimate Evening with Ross Newell

February 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Ross Newell A singer/songwriter who began composing and performing in the back seat of his parents van at four years of age. From that sticky, crumb covered bench seat he shouted family favorites such as “Momma can’t hold me because she’s got groceries” and “I Scraped My Knee At The Birthday Party”. Ross spent the next 10 years honing his craft and learning to use larger words. Although he no longer desires to be carried…

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Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

February 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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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An Evening with Jimbo Mathus & Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

February 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $25. Reservations 251-367-4599 An evening with Jimbo Mathus and Gal Holiday and The Honky Tonk Revue! Jimbo Mathus will be out front with Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue for a full blown rockabilly experience!! Jimbo Mathus The late Memphis producer Jim Dickinson once called Jimbo Mathus “the singing voice of Huck Finn.” Outside the South, Mathus is likely known as the ringleader of the hyper-ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers. In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, however,…

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Stories & Songs w/ Nathan Evans Fox, LA Armour, & Drew Nix

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Nathan Evans Fox Nathan Evans Fox is an Americana songwriter and musician from Glen Alpine, NC. Growing up immersed in country, rock, bluegrass, and hymns, Fox synthesizes his musical roots to produce a sound all his own. He has been writing music, playing fiddle and guitar, and collaborating with other musicians for over ten years. Recently his song-crafting prowess has been recognized by the Songwriter Serenade and Wildflower! songwriting competitions. Fox’s lyrics confront the difficulties of…

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Valentine’s Date Night with Austin Plaine

February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   AUSTIN PLAINE Like only the most insightful songwriters, Austin Plaine draws intense emotion from the subtlest moments. On his sophomore album Stratford, the Minnesota-bred, Nashville-based musician shapes his lyrical storytelling with both precision and pure feeling, capturing every nuance of lost love and longing and fractured innocence. And while Stratford is steeped in a warm nostalgia, Plaine instills each song with a quiet optimism that speaks to bravely moving forward, even in troubled times.

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An Intimate Evening with Peter Bradley Adams

February 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Peter Bradley Adams No matter the form, when it comes to art, there are a number of different tacks to take. Some artists continually push their work across new horizons. Neil Young, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Joni Mitchell come to mind, in that regard. Others — Claude Monet, Jason Isbell, and Bonnie Raitt, among them — stand a bit more still in order to continually refine the capturing of their vision. Singer/songwriter Peter Bradley Adams…

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March 2019

An Intimate Evening with The Marlow Boys

March 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 The Marlow Boys Hot on the heels of their latest release, Green Room Volume Two, the Marlow Boys hit the Listening Room with new songs, old favorites, and a few unplanned musical twists and turns. Make your reservations now to see the Boys in one of the Gulf Coast’s most unique performance venues. Cousins Joe and Karl Langley (of the Kyle & Karl Band) grew up around Marlow, a small community on the Fish River in…

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An Intimate Evening with Amanda Shaw

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CST
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Tickets $25. Reservations 251-367-4599   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 four, Amanda studied music at Southeastern Louisiana University…

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An Intimate Evening with Lauren Murphy

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Lauren Murphy Baton Rouge born Lauren Murphy is best known for her near two decade career with the San Francisco based touring band ZERO(produced by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter), and as band leader of Lansdale Station(2005-2013), the award winning act she established with her late husband, legendary vocalist, The Judge. Having cut her teeth on the psychedelic sounds of California, Lauren has played with members of The Jerry Garcia Band, Steve Kimock, The Jefferson…

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An Intimate Evening with Gareth Asher

March 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Gareth Asher returns to Mobile, AL releasing his new album, “Defend the Flame.” With lyricism reflecting and celebrating the inner struggles we face through life’s smiles and tears, “Defend the Flame” reminds us to accept and release the emotions that can often feel insurmountable within us. This message is one that has no doubt been felt throughout much of his previous music, but with this album, Gareth lays himself bare in a way that he has not…

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Fort Defiance

An Intimate Evening with Fort Defiance

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Fort Defiance 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 real heart” (Orlando Weekly).…

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An Intimate Evening with Lachlan Alexander Bryan & Amelia White

March 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Amelia White If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it. The now-famous scene was in its formative days when White arrived from Boston in the early 2000s and became a fixture at the Family Wash. She’s been a leading light in America’s most musical zip code ever since, even as she’s developed a reputation in the rest of the U.S. and Europe as a first-rate songwriter. She…

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An Intimate Evening with Jason Eady w/ Eric Erdman

March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Reservations 251-367-4599    Jason Eady Jason Eady is an American singer and guitarist, originally from Mississippi but now based in Texas. He is affiliated with the Texas country music scene, particularly through his evocation of an “old school honky-tonk” style of songwriting. On his last two albums, Jason Eady earned major acclaim for his ahead-of-the- curve take on classic country, a bold departure from his earlier excursions into blues-infused Americana. Now with his sixth album, the Mississippi-bred singer/guitarist…

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An Intimate Evening with the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow

March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599    Tinderbox Circus Sideshow 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, & Fire Eating…to more daredevil stunts the likes of Balancing on Wine Glasses, Eating Glass, Body Piercing Weight Lifting, &…

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An Intimate Evening with Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys

March 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $30. Reservations 251-367-4599 Chuck Mead After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. With BR on hiatus, Chuck formed The Hillbilly All-Stars…

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An Intimate Evening with Grace Askew and Melissa Summersell

March 23 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Grace Askew makes her return to Mobile’s beloved Listening Room for an acoustic set!! Sixth-generation Memphian. Full-time songwriter and tumbleweed. Inspired by diesel, denim, open road, and caffeine. Currently in a 365 song-a-day challenge for the entirety of 2018. #365songchallenge Motto: Creativity is a muscle, dare to suck. Spin calls her “astoundingly defiant.” Rolling Stone calls her “sultry” while praising her “raw, real and righteous” songwriting. With 6 studio albums and nearly a decade of…

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An Intimate Evening with The KneeOn Sisters with Double Dee featuring Ronnie Davis

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Double Dee The musical collaboration of husband and wife singer-songwriters, Darwin and Dana Nelson (aka The Mayor & First Lady of Lucedale) known as “Double Dee” has taken them far from coastal Gulfport and their small-town roots of Lucedale, Mississippi and carried them across the country where they have created a name for themselves at numerous songwriting festivals, house concerts, and top-flight venues.  Darwin and Dana have released seven albums since 2006, including their most recent…

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An Intimate Evening with Cheley Tackett

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Cheley Tackett It only takes hearing Cheley Tackett once to understand why she is one of Nashville’s most celebrated emerging artists. Cheley’s blend of lyrical intensity and melodic craftsmanship have earned her recognition and respect in a town where being a stand-out is a rare achievement. American Country Magazine suggests Cheley’s song “Play the One I Like” “…might be the best song that I’ve heard this year so far” while Roughstock.com describes her as “…a…

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Lisa Mills - 2018

An Intimate Evening with Lisa Mills

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

Tickets $20. Reservations  251-367-4599 Lisa Mills 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…

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Chip Herrington

An Intimate Evening with the Chip Herrington Jazz Quintet

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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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April 2019

An Intimate Evening with The Strangled Darlings

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

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   The Strangled Darlings Jess and George met at party in 2009, with their spontaneous duet of the Prince song, “Pussy Control”. Soon after that they formed a band around a principle of originality and ruthless editing of their work. The name of the band draws inspiration from southern author William Faulkner who would tell his writing students that ‘sometimes in writing you must strangle your darlings’. Jess is a trained classical violinist but picked up…

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An Intimate Evening with Melody Duncan

April 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599 Melody Duncan Melody has been making music since she was a little lass. Growing up in the South, she cut her musical teeth on folk and church music. Now, she freelances with many different groups and embraces a wide variety of genres including celtic, classical, pop, jazz, blues and rock. You can find her performing with Christopher Duncan (her brother), Roman Street, Billy McLaughlin, The Swivlettes, Lisa Mills, The Mulligan Brothers and more. She also enjoys…

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An Intimate Evening with Paula Boggs Band

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $25. Reservations 251-357-4599   Paula Boggs Band Paula Boggs Band is a 6-piece band that traverses jazz, world, rock, and Americana. They released debut album “A Buddha State of Mind” in 2010 and “Carnival of Miracles,” produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in March 2015. Their sound is “Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass” and the band has performed 100+ shows nationally and in Canada since releasing “Carnival of Miracles.” The band released an “unplugged” EP of consciousness songs, “Live at Empty Sea, Songs…

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An Intimate Evening with The Tainted Cabaret

April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   TAINTED CABARET Starring Ula Uberbusen, James & the Giant Pasty & Shirley Gnome! Tuesday, April 9th The Listening Room of Mobile 78 St Francis St. Mobile, Alabama Doors 7pm/Show 8pm Tickets: $20 General Admission $40 VIP (preferred seating & gift) Pre-sale Tickets : https://tc2019mobile.brownpapertickets.com TAINTED CABARET brings you a provocative burlesque cabaret featuring stars of the renowned underground theatre scenes of New York, Toronto, and Vancouver. Delight in this sinfully funny show, where the sexy, campy…

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South Sounds Music Festival – Eric Erdman at The Listening Room of Mobile

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $15 per show or $30 for a 3 day pass to attend all 3 shows at The Listening Room of Mobile, during South Sounds Music Festival! 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…

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South Sounds Music Festival – Hannah McFarland at The Listening Room of Mobile

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm CDT
The Listening Room of Mobile,

Tickets $15 per show or $30 for a 3 day pass to attend all 3 shows at The Listening Room of Mobile, during South Sounds Music Festival! Reservations 251-367-4599 Hannah McFarland Mobile, AL native, 21yr old Hannah McFarland shares her music with friends and fans on various social media sites, such as Hannah McFarland Musician – Facebook, Hannah McFarland – Instagram and Hannah McFarland – YouTube. At 17yrs old, Hannah was named 2014 Cover artist of the year for 95KSJ…

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South Sounds Music Festival – Melissa Summersell at The Listening Room of Mobile

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $15 per show or $30 for a 3 day pass to attend all 3 shows at The Listening Room of Mobile, during South Sounds Music Festival! Reservations 251-367-4599 Melissa Summersell Melissa Summersell – Songwriter & Singer With hopes of having established artists record her songs, Melissa Summersell has made her first record, Bare and Fully Dressed.  It’s a 2-disk project with 10 brand new songs she’s written and recorded 2 ways. There are a total of 20 tunes so…

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An Intimate Evening with Ben Dickey

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Ben Dickey is a musician and actor born June 24, 1977 in Little Rock, AR. Former bands include Shake Ray Turbine, Amen Booze Rooster, and Blood Feathers. He released a solo album, Sexy Birds and Salt Water Classics, in 2016. In 2018 Dickey was awarded the Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting for his portrayal of Blaze Foley in Ethan Hawke’s film Blaze. His forthcoming solo album, produced by Charlie Sexton,…

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An Intimate Evening with Ferrill Gibbs

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm CDT
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Tickets $20. Reservations 251-367-4599   Come hear Ferrill Gibbs, creator and host of Unhand The Monster the podcast, play a rare live acoustic show at The Listening Room of Mobile. You’ve heard Ferrill interview some of Mobile’s finest, but did you know Ferrill has been covered by American Songwriter, CMJ, and reviewed by iTunes himself? He is also a published novelist. Come hear his stories and his songs, and support Mobile’s live local scene.

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