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Nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Danielle Miraglia is bringing her mix of blues and folk to the Norey’s music stage.

This Wednesday at 8:30 pm, Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies will be playing Norey’s Music Night. We are honored to have such a talented young woman come down from Boston to share her talent with Newport and we’d be glad if you can join us.

Here’s a sample of Danielle’s music…

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Bluegrass comes to Newport Wednesday, June 22.

Four Bridges, a local bluegrass band that has toured near and far (including Norway) is playing Norey’s Music Night on Wednesday, June 22. This New England acoustic foursome loves original and traditional bluegrass as well as banging out some off-the-wall covers of rock tunes.

The band draws its influences from Sam Cooke, Mississippi John Hurt, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Band, CSNY, Hank Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Beatles, Metallica, Ozzy, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, J. Coltrane…among others.

Two of the band’s members, Ben Marshall(banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin) and Greg Ferreira(mandolin, guitar, harmonica), hail from Aquidneck Island, while Jeremy Place(mandolin, guitar) and Russell Hermansen(bass) reside in Massachusetts.

Music starts at 8:30pm.

 

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Michael Tarbox brings Appalachian folk, backwater blues and gospel to Norey’s Music Night!

Tarbox_Solo-LiveThis Wednesday, Norey’s is proud to have Michael Tarbox return to our stage for our music night! With his smokey-voice and visceral take on American music, he’s sure to delight Newport music aficionados.

Playing both his own original music and arrangements of songs dating back over two centuries like St. James Infirmary, Jack of Diamonds and The Cuckoo. Michael’s interpretations of these classics brings a freshness and immediacy which engages audiences wherever he plays. Here’s a sample…

“Homemade rock ‘n’ roll with a dose of rattlesnake venom and gospel-drenched howling.” — All Things Considered

“At the heart of Tarbox’s music is his guitar, as raw as it is charismatic. It creates an electricity that courses through every song.” –– Twangville.com

“Between the fiddle, string bass, drums and slide guitar, you won’t know what hit you.” –- The New Yorker

“Grimy, thrilling noise” — Mother Jones

“Tarbox is the most evocative and distinctive blues-roots artist to come down the pike in ages.” — Calgary Sun

“A must for those interested in the continuation of traditional music into the present and perhaps a glimpse into the music’s future.” — The Onion

We hope to see you at 8:30pm, Wednesday, June 15. RSVP on the Facebook event:

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Remember to stop by 156 Broadway every Wednesday for Norey’s Music Night. We bring in a wide range of musical acts for Newport to experience.

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Wednesday, June 8 The Honky Tonks will be jamming on the Norey’s stage.

If you’ve spent any time around the Newport music scene in last six or honky tonk knights logoso years, you know The Honky Tonk Knights, Bill Murray’s favorite local band. Combining amazing covers of hit rock songs with their unique honky tonk sound, the Knights are always a guarantee for a great show.

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Music starts at 8:30pm. Take a listen here!

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Town Meeting will be playing Norey’s Music Night July 20th!

We’re excited to announce that Norey’s will be welcoming Town Meeting to Newport on Wednesday, July 20th.

Here’s the band’s bio!

Luke and Russ Condon – founding members of Town Meeting grew up in a small town called Ayer in Central Massachusetts. Growing up, they shared a love of listening to and creating great music, which they still do. They also happen to be brothers. Brendan (Babe) Condon is also a brother and is now a member of the band, he plays a mean harmonica and vocals.

Dean Adrien, formerly of Orphan, joined the band in April of 2013. Having played music most of his life with the likes of Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and several others from the Boston Folk scene of ago, Adrien was already a well accomplished musician when he joined the band.

TIm Cackett began playing Bass in High school and was heavily influenced by jazz and funk. After high school he played guitar and toured with various hardcore bands, most notably “Anchorlines”. After stepping away from the heavy music scene he formed “Poor Soul” and acoustic/harmonica driven folk project. After opening for TM on more than one occasion Tim soon realized he belonged with us and picked up the Bass once again, to give the band a bigger and more wholesome TM sound.

Influenced by a wide range of musical acts – from Dawes to The Avett Brothers to Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – when Dean, TIm and the Condon brothers get together it’s nothing short of spectacular. Their songs are original, well written and harmony driven with a real emphasis on musical quality and arrangement. In other words, they don’t just write a song, they take some time and craft one.

Since the spring of 2013 when they officially formed,Town Meeting has been playing venues in New England from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA to colleges in RI and cafes in NH Whether for a few or for many, when these guys perform, it’s always entertaining. (Just ask someone who’s seen them!)

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Bluegrass comes to Newport Wednesday, June 1.

Four Bridges, a local bluegrass band that has toured near and far (including Norway) is playing Norey’s Music Night on Wednesday, June 1. This New England acoustic foursome loves original and traditional bluegrass as well as banging out some off-the-wall covers of rock tunes.

The band draws its influences from Sam Cooke, Mississippi John Hurt, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Band, CSNY, Hank Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Beatles, Metallica, Ozzy, Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, J. Coltrane…among others.

Two of the band’s members, Ben Marshall(banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin) and Greg Ferreira(mandolin, guitar, harmonica), hail from Aquidneck Island, while Jeremy Place(mandolin, guitar) and Russell Hermansen(bass) reside in Massachusetts.

Music starts at 8:30pm.

 

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Beers brewed by monks to fund their monasteries are doing double-good-duty this weekend at Norey’s.

Trappist beers have long been world-renowned as some of the finest beers ever brewed. This Memorial Day Weekend, Norey’s will have ten different Trappist beers on tap and those drinking can take comfort in the knowledge that part of the money they spend will be going to Clean Ocean Access, a local non-profit dedicated to ensuring clean beaches and waters.

Monastery brewhouses, from different religious orders, have existed across Europe since the Middle Ages. From the very beginning, beer was brewed in French Cistercian monasteries following the Strict Observance. For example, the monastery of La Trappe in Soligny already had its own brewery in 1685. Breweries were later introduced in monasteries of other countries as the Trappist order spread from France into the rest of Europe. The Trappists, like many other religious people, originally brewed beer to feed the community, in a perspective of self-sufficiency. Nowadays, Trappist breweries also brew beer to fund their works and charitable causes. Many of the Trappist monasteries and breweries were destroyed during the French Revolution and the World Wars. Among the monastic breweries, the Trappists were certainly the most active brewers. In the last 300 years, there were at least nine Trappist breweries in France, six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, one in Germany, one in Austria, one in Bosnia and possibly other countries.

Trappist beers are the origin of the “Belgian-style” beers which have become extremely popular as the United States has embraced higher-end beers. The styles will be familiar to most craft beer drinkers. Dubbels, Tripels and Quads give beer drinkers a less-bitter alternative to IPAs, while they tend to be higher in ABV that macro-brews.

The following beers will be available:

Spencer Trappist Ale

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Famous for being both the newest Trappist Brewery and the only one located in the United States, the Spencer Brewery is affiliated with the St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. The monks pledged to only make one beer in the first five years of operation and Norey’s will have this 6.5% abv Blonde Ale on tap.

Chimay Premiere, Grand Reserve & Cinq Cents

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Chimay is possibly the most widely-known Trappist brewery in the world and its beers may be better known by their label colors than their actual names. Chimay is located at the Scourmont Abbey in Chimay, Belgium.

Premiere (Red)

The Chimay Première is the brewery’s oldest beer and has a coppery color and sweet, fruity taste making this dark ale particularly tasty. It comes in at 7% abv.

Grand Reserve (Blue)

The Chimay Grande Réserve is a dark ale with a powerful aroma and complex flavor. This 9% abv heavy hitter will be available Friday night at 156 Broadway.

Cinq Cents (White)

Chimay’s triple, with its golden hue, offers a rare balance of mellowness and bitterness and a stronger 8% abv.

La Trappe Isis’or, Quad & Bock

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Isis’or

Amber in color and featuring spicy, floral and fruity notes, this 7.5% Belgian strong pale ale was brewed to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Our Lady of Koningshoeven Abbey and is named after the abbey’s first brewer.

Quad

The La Trappe Quadrupel is a big 10% abv beer introduced 25 years ago. It has a rich, warming and intense flavor; Malty with notes of sweet persimmons and caramel.

Bock

With hints of vanilla, caramel and roast chocolate, this beer’s fruity aroma is a fine match for its malty, caramel flavor and 7% abv.

Stift Engelszell Gregorius & Benno

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Stift Engelszell is Austria’s only Trappist brewery and brings its own style to the brewing process.

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With a deep dark chestnut color and an aroma of chestnut, cashew and honey, this big 10.5% abv beer brings flavors of chestnut, honeycomb, licorice, mocha, cocoa, raisin, sour cherry, and eucalyptus, while wine yeast brings sweet and sour notes.

Benno

Lighter than the Gregorious, Benno is a fruitier beer coming in at 6.9% abv and has aromas of tangerine, slate, tropical fruit, apricot jam and amaretto, while the drinker may experience flavors of sourdough, cherry and white grape flavors with a hint of mint.

See you Friday

Norey’s doors open at 4pm. We hope to see you here! RSVP at our Facebook Event!

Noreys Trappist Tap Takeover FB Event

 

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