Narragansett and SXNE Present OldJack's 4th Annual Newport Nights
OldJack returns to Jimmy's Saloon with our friends from Narragansett Beer and SXNE for the 4th edition of their Folk Fest afterparty!
Join us July 23rd for another amazing lineup of New England favorites featuring:
Nate Leavitt and the Elevation
21+ with proper ID. Sorry kids.
Muddy Ruckus is a nationally touring americana-rock duo from Portland, Maine. The stripped down power duo features guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl. Muddy Ruckus blends haunting male/female vocals, rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit. The band seasons their music with the salt of the eastern old ports and the mud of the Mississippi River where Flaherty grew up, creating an epic blend of bluesy folk rock, foot stomping rhythms and haunting vocal melodies. The New York Music Daily calls Muddy Ruckus "Darkly Inventive Americana". In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was dubbed "Best in State of Maine" by the New England Music Awards. muddyruckus.com
Nate Leavitt and the Elevation
With his 2014 album You, Me and the Silence Nate Leavitt emerged from the side of the stage and announced himself as a gifted artist in his own right. Already a respected guitarist on the Boston scene, the record showcased his rugged vocals and carefully crafted songwriting, gaining him a Boston Music Award nomination in the process. He now returns as the leader of his own gang, a confident frontman inspired by the talented musicians around him.
It makes perfect sense that he would call his band The Elevation. Having played lead guitar in groups such as Delta Clutch, The Blizzard of 78, OldJack and Parlour Bells for a little over twenty years, Leavitt knows all too well how working with others can help songs transcend their origins and elevate performance to a new level. As he says himself their musicianship pushes me to be a better player and leader, plus they keep me humble and honest. nateleavittmusic.com
Since their first show way back in 2008, critics and fans knew there was something unique about OldJack. Hailed as the most underrated band in Boston, with three guitars, bass, drums, organ/keys, a female background singer, and a front man from yesterday, OldJack belts out their original material with lots of harmonies, big vocals, and guitar solos galore.
From being the underdog, wild card winning, reprieved Rock n Roll Rumble finalists to Boston Music Awards nominees and a staple of multiple music festivals in the northeast OldJack has firmly planted their feet in the New England Music Scene, making music for musics sake. oldjackmusic.com
Despite the ever-increasing amount of genres and styles in todays music, blues still remains untouchable; a timeless sound that has soared from generation to generation. In Bostons backyard of Somerville theres a lady whos causing a stir with a voice that wails and can take over a room in a split-second. Evoking a similar vibe reminiscent of artists Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and 60s-era Diana Ross, she wears her heart on her sleeve with each lyric she sings. Her name is Julie Rhodes, and her debut Bound To Meet The Devil is going to light a fire within you. - Vanyaland.com julierhodesmusic.com
You take away the music, take away the late nights, take away the miles of road and the hangovers and you're left with five close friends who have stood the test of time. Add all of the beers, butts, and bastardized tunes back in to the equation and you get one hell of a band. Cactus Attack has been running hard since 2008 meshing their "Swamp Yankee" sound with their love of bluegrass and good ol'e rock and roll. cactus-attack.com
Jimmy's Saloon (View)
37 Memorial Boulevard
Newport, RI 02840
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|