Dynamic Covington, Ky., group Kenny Peck & the Smoky Jack Band will celebrate their new album, Country Jack, Thursday at the Thompson House in Newport.
Following up last year’s stripped-down Naked Jack album, Country Jack focuses on the Country music side of the Pop/Rock/Folk/Blues/Etc
. band’s personality. Steeped in a vintage Country style, the new album includes some top-shelf local players, including Harold Kennedy, Bob Nyswonger, Marcos Sastre and Jeff Roberts, as well as several musicians from Nashville, Tenn.
The release party starts at 7 p.m. The $15 cover charge also includes a copy of the new album on CD. smokyjackband.com or thompsonhousenewport.com.