June 22, 2017
KEVIN THOMAS, GARRETT ANDERSON, DAVID DELMAR, RICHARD MARX
THURSDAY, JUN 22 @ 7PM
$10 AT DOOR
This night’s performance will highlight the music of local performers. Each musician will perform their favorite songs, including originals and covers, for a night full of variety.
David talks through his music and says what he means to say in a very open and honest way. His message speaks to audiences hungry for answers to life’s questions who don’t subscribe to the status quo. With a rock & pop style he offers a sound developed over time reinforced with stylistic piano improvisation.
Richard B. Marx
In LA as a teenager performing on the “pizza parlour” circuit, often opening for the likes of The Dillards and Hoyt Axton, followed by late night jams singing ten-part harmony.
Wound up in Boulder, Colorado. Slumgullion, my electric folk country rock band, opened for Jethro Tull at Red Rocks and closed the place down. I got a call from Chris Hillman of the Byrds, Burrito Brothers, & Manassas fame. Working with Merle Bregante, Al Garth, Larry Sims, Skip Edwards and John Brennen in the Charm Kings made my job easy. 30,000 seat venues, all the great clubs, TV (remember Wolfman Jack?), European tour and making records in LA. I left this gig with the bar set very high.
Phoenix, Arizona, back in the country music business. The Superstition Band definitely pushed the envelope. We played mostly original music in the “top ten country dance scene,” and pulled it off. Video, live album and a great songwriting team with Jordan Snow.
Other highlights include being named Arizona Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, scoring 12 episodes for the TV series Copperstate Chronicles, being noiminated for an Emmy and winning a Telly award.
These days I am back to my eclectic, americana, pop music and loving where it is taking me. It would be impossible to live in Phoenix and not have the latin influence take hold, so much of the music has a “south of the border” feel. Writing, recording, producing and performing have all come together and have kept this forty-year journey alive and fresh today.
Garrett’s words get souls churning to his toe-tapping soul-folk and groove blend that evokes Paul Simon and John Mayer. He writes and sings from a belief that the right song can be the perfect scratch for any itch. He creates an intimate community with his fans through his live performances and his “Live Atchya” podcast of behind-the-scenes stories.
Two thousand seventeen marks 50 years playing guitar for me. I started at a very young age, forming rock bands in my teens in Bismarck, North Dakota. Over the years, I came to realize that my forte was not with playing hard rock (which I still love), but with acoustic guitar. I play a variety of genres including Classic Rock, New Age, Folk, and Blues. My repertoire is family friendly as I have songs for ages 4 to 94. I’ve been doing this solo act since 1998 and hope to be able to do it for decades to come.
Important Information about your visit to The Listening Room Phoenix
The Listening Room Phoenix is centrally located in midtown Phoenix AZ and is open to audiences who appreciate great acoustic music. Although most performances are free, participating audiences are encouraged to make at least a $20 donation to the artist. This will go a very long way in keeping each artist on their path to success and keeping The Listening Room a healthy destination for great music in Phoenix. Audiences are participating in a live video recording of the performance. Your entrance to The Listening Room Phoenix is consent to be photographed and filmed.
The Listening Room Phoenix shares its home with Mazvo Auto Car Care Center and The Flying Pigeon food truck on 7th Street south of Camelback Rd., tucked away from the street and on the ground floor of the offices of Element Studios West at 4614 N 7th Street, Phoenix 85014. Parking available on E. Meadowbrook Road, only steps from The Listening Room.