The NolaNauts w/ Tops of Trees

Putnam Place, 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

May 31, 2024 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm Putnam Place, 63a Putnam Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Doors: 6:00pm (piano set on patio)
Show: 7:30pm 

Ages: 18+

Tickets: $20

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The NolaNauts and Tops of Trees take a funkified riverboat ride up the Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis to Chicago, dredging up the Deep Funk and Soul flowing through our boogie veins. With special guest, Harrison Moss, working the ivories in the spirit of the red light bordellos that gave Jazz and Blues their start.  The NolaNauts kick off the night inside at 7:30pm, followed by Tops of Trees and then an all-star jam to cap off the evening.


The NolaNauts, are a spicy groove collective dedicated to serving up a healthy dose of “Who Dat Funk”.

The NolaNauts reflect years of living, visiting, immersing and loving New Orleans, its people and their rich culture. New Orleans is the most interesting city in the United States and it lives by its own rules and traditions – Mardi Gras – Jazz Fest – Red Beans – Tipitina’s – PoBoys – Preservation Hall – Crawfish and festivals that celebrate every aspect of being alive and being in the Crescent City.

The NolaNauts are the dream of Tom O’Connor and Brian Lawlor who have faithfully participated in every available New Orleans experience including decades of nearly religious attendance at New Orleans’ Jazz and Heritage Festival. Tom and Brian have played music together for over 30 years and seized the opportunity to assemble some of the finest musicians in the area to bring a taste of the New Orleans music scene to life in the Northeast.

These musicians have worked tirelessly to respectfully capture the joy and depth of the music of New Orleans including the Meters, Allen Toussaint, Dr.John, Neville Brothers, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Subdudes, Little Feat, The Iguanas and many more artists who honor the spirit of New Orleans and its people.


Hanging out with the NolaNauts can be a mildly infectious. Symptoms include: Loss of inhibition, careless displays of groove induced happiness, feverish outbreaks of funky fires and decadent desires. Fortunately….for all of our sisters and brothers…. there is no known antidote for this condition!

So- put on your dancing shoes and load up on the beads!!

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An original eight-piece rock & soul ensemble hailing from upstate New York quickly making a name for themselves in the Capital Region. With a sound built upon a strong foundation of drum and bass, classic organ, blistering vocals, and an unshakeable horn section, the band continues to thrill audiences with high energy performances and a modern interpretation of soulful music steeped in early R&B, funk and blues.

Releasing their inaugural EP, “The Tree House Sessions,” in 2023, Tops of Trees hit the airwaves with WEXT, WEQX, and Unsigned 518. Their compelling songwriting resonated deeply with listeners, securing Spot #14 on the WEXT local songs of the year.




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