News & Updates



Purchase or Download

CD Baby


“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 Torch Club

Saturday, June 2, 2018
904 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

9:00 pm

Crystal Bay Casino

After party for Vaud and the Villains in the Crown Room

Ticket link

Friday, May 4, 2018
14 State Highway 28
Crystal Bay, NV 89402

11:00 pm

Blue Marble Jubilee

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Road
Grass Valley, CA 95949

3:00 pm

Maker Faire

Saturday, May 19, 2018
San Mateo County Fairgrounds

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
904 15th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

9:00 pm

Alibi Ale Works

Saturday, June 9, 2018
10069 Bridge Street
Truckee, CA 96161

Corner of Bridge St. & Jibboom St.
Downtown Truckee


The Pepper Festival

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

Kentucky Mine Amphitheater

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sierra City, CA

Earles of Newtown & Royal Jelly Jive

at the Miners Foundry

Friday, August 24, 2018
325 Spring Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

Doors 8:00 pm, Show 9:00 pm


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
Bob Woods – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lap & Pedal Steel Guitars
Phil Kember – Trombone
Brent Leever – Piano, Keyboards
Reid Alan Kurks – Drums
Brett Cole – Bass
Ethan Lewis – Violin

Contact & Subscribe

Contact Us


Follow Us

Indie On The Move