Musician Nick Casey will join What’s Up Newp for a conversation on Monday, April 19 at 7 pm.

The Nick Casey Band was founded in July 2018. Residing in the state of Rhode Island, the band consists of Nick Casey on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Ryan Tremblay on lead guitar, Olivia Baxter on fiddle, Ethan Lyons on drums and Jarod Cournoyer on bass. Their sound is inspired by that of traditional country music with a style that is uniquely their own.

The band saw success early in their career following Mohegan Sun’s Locals Live contest in Uncasville, Connecticut. The band took home the grand prize after battling it out against 100 bands of all genres over the course of three shows.

Since then, the band has traveled through the Midwest to play shows as far as Indiana. They continue to open for big names from the Nashville music scene and partake in famous festivals. The band’s debut record peaked at #16 on the iTunes charts. Check out the album, “Ghosts Like Me”, wherever you listen to music.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.