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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

The Saint

Saturday, April 22, 2017
761 South Virginia St.
Reno, NV
Doors @ 8pm
Show @ 9pm
$5 cover

Reno Sculpture Fest

Friday, May 12, 2017
Reno, NV 95949

Maker Faire Bay Area

Friday, May 19, 2017
San Mateo, CA
3 to 6pm

The North Star House

SYRCL Fundraiser Event
Sunday, June 4, 2017
12075 Auburn Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Railroad Square Music Festival

Sunday, June 11, 2017
Downtown Santa Rosa, CA

Crazy Horse Saloon

Saturday, June 17, 2017
230 Commercial St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
9:30pm, $10 cover

California World Fest

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Nevada County Fair Grounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017
#1 Valhalla Road
Highway 89 (Emerald Bay Road)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151


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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