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“One of THE BEST bands and entertainment on the West Coast! Do not miss this show! It’s going to be unlike anything you have experienced here in Reno!”

Georgette CrushManager of Events and Promotions, The Saint Reno

“…one of the most dynamic musical outfits this region has ever spawned.” 

Tom KellarThe Union Newspaper, Grass Valley, CA

“Our local group Earles of Newtown turned on Sacramento and set the iconic Torch Club on fire.”

Sparky Sez

Upcoming Shows

Twin Oaks Roadhouse

Earles of Newtown and Oddjob Ensemble

Friday, July 22, 2016
5745 Old Redwood Highway
Penngrove, CA 95951

Shine Sacramento

Earles of Newtown and Oddjob Ensemble

Friday, July 29, 2016
1400 E Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Midtown Stomp

Friday, August 12, 2016
2534 Industrial Blvd, Suite 150
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Brew, Jazz, Funk Fest

Saturday August 13, 2016
Village at Squaw Valley
1750 Village East Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Two sets: 3:30 to 4:30 and 5 to 6

The Saint

Saturday, August 13, 2016
761 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
$10 cover

Brew, Jazz, Funk Fest

Sunday August 14, 2016
Village at Squaw Valley
1750 Village East Rd.
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
Two sets: 3:30 to 4:30 and 5 to 6

The Ivy Room

Friday August 19, 2016
Earles of Newtown and Oddjob Ensemble
860 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706


North Columbia School House and Amphitheatre

Saturday, August 20, 2016
17894 Tyler Foote Crossing Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959

Sactown Swings

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Midtown Barfly on 21st Street between K & L
Sacramento, CA

Club Deluxe

Friday, September 30, 2016
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
9:30pm to 12:30am $5 cover

The Big Easy

Saturday, October 1, 2016
128 American Alley
Petaluma, CA 94952
8:30pm to 11:30pm $10 cover

The Saint

Saturday, October 15, 2016
761 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV
9pm to 1am $10 cover

The Saint

Saturday, November 26, 2016
761 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV
9pm to 1am $10 cover


Saturday, December 3, 2016
853 Valencia Street
Between 19th & 20th
San Francisco, CA
9pm to 12am $5 cover

The Saint

Saturday, December 17, 2016
761 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV
9pm to 1am $10 cover


Earles of Newtown is a powerhouse Americana band crafting their tight arrangements of infectious original music around early era Harlem, New Orleans and “Hot” Jazz, along with Texas and Western Swing, creating a sound all its own called simply: “Swingin’ Dixie.” The nine piece band has been shaking dance floors all over California, including recent gigs in San Francisco. The Earles are injecting energy into the swing scene in the Sacramento, Sonoma, and Petaluma areas, playing along with other excellent North Bay groups such as The Crux and Royal Jelly Jive. Earles of Newtown received the “Best Live Band of 2014 Award” from the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce in Northern California. Notable performances include opening for Dr. John and Allen Toussaint as well as March Fourth Marching Band. Recently mentioned in the Sacramento Bee, “Three to See,” as “one of the gems of the gold country music scene, jazz collective Earles of Newtown peddles perfectly junky juke joint jazz – the kind you’d find in hidden back alley clubs in New Orleans that still require a password and sling a mean mint julep.”

“Old time swing jazz never sounded so alive and present as dished out by the incomparable Earles of Newtown. Uncompromisingly authentic, these royal lads fold in the music and whimsy of a bygone era into the high fidelity production values of the XXIst Century. The Earles with their jiving rhythm beat jazz will have your heart (soon to be followed by your feet) jumping for joy.”

— Oz Fritz
Grammy award winning engineer/mixer (Tom Waits “Mule Variations”)
Primus/Bill Laswell/John Zorn

Band Members

Earle Ford – Vocals, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto Horn, Kazoo, Tenor Guitar
Chad Conner Crow – Vocals, Washboard, Madness
Jim Trefethen – Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Baritone Sax
Randy McKean – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Joe Fajen – Tenor Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Backing Vocals
Dave Wilcox – Tenor Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bob Woods – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lap & Pedal Steel Guitars
Brent Leever – Piano
Doug Bianchi – Bass, Backing Vocals
Karl Chelette – Drums
Reid Alan Kurks – Drums

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