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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

Crystal Bay Club Red Room

Thursday, December 28, 2017
14 State Highway 28
Crystal Bay, NV 89402

10:00 pm

Club Deluxe

Friday, December 29, 2017
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

9:30 pm to 12:30 am

Miners Foundry


Sunday, December 31, 2017
325 Spring Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

9:00 pm

Edwardian Ball San Francisco

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Regency Ballroom – 1300 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Nevada City Mardi Gras Parade

Sunday, February 18, 2018
Broad Street
Nevada City, CA

2:00 pm

Burning Man – SF Burnal Equinox 2018 – Robota Oblongota

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Public Works
161 Erie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

10:00 pm

The Stone House

Earles of Newtown opening for Deigo’s Umbrella

Saturday, March 10, 2018
107 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, CA

$15 in advance / $20 at the door

20th Annual – A Matter of Taste

Friday, March 16, 2018
Miners Foundry
Nevada City, CA

6:00  to 11:00 pm

Club Deluxe

Thursday, March 29, 2018
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

9:30 pm to 12:30 am

Club Deluxe

Thursday, May 31, 2018
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

9:30 pm to 12:30 am

The Torch Club

Saturday, June 2, 2018
Sacramento, CA

The Pepper Festival

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Gold Country Fairgrounds
Auburn, CA

Kentucky Mine Amphitheater

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sierra City, CA

Club Deluxe

Saturday, June 30, 2018
1511 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

9:30 pm to 12:30 am


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, Tenor Guitar
Chad Conner Crow – Vocals, Washboard, Madness
Jim Trefethen – Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Baritone 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
Adam Metroka – Bass, Backing Vocals
Reid Alan Kurks – Drums

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