Outlaw country, tried and true. Frontman and singer JD Duarte started out as a drummer for national touring folk an Americana artists before putting his own band together in New York. From their humble beginnings as part of the Honky Tonk Happy Hour to their current role as Brooklyn's most prolific outlaw country band, The Newton Gang has come into their own. Together, they curate and host Brooklyn County Fair, Brooklyn's only country music showcase- hosting traveling artists as well as fledgling locals.
Duarte, with a team of locals, also operates BrooklynCountry.com, a community site that promotes shows, venues, CD reviews, and links to all things country in New York. The site has expanded to surrounding areas as The Newton Gang's recognition has increased.
With a star-studded CD release featuring 2011 Grammy recipient Dom Flemons of Carolina Chocolate Drops and Emmy-nominated producer Rench (one of the many musicians Duarte has toured with), The Newton Gang has staked their claim in the Brooklyn Country music scene.
The Newton Gang thanks you for listening and hopes to see you soon.