Rosie Newton grew up immersed in the rich folk music scene of Woodstock, New York, and began playing the fiddle when she was eight. Newton attended college in Ithaca, where she studied Viola Performance. While in Ithaca, she found herself swept up by the area’s music scene, which infused her with a deep appreciation for the beauty and diversity of roots music. During this time she also developed a love for singing, and this, in addition to playing fiddle, forms an integral part of her performance.
Newton’s interests now span a wide range of musical styles, from Irish and old time to country and pop. She recently toured the Northeast playing zydeco fiddle with Preston Frank. Newton currently performs in a duo with Richie Stearns, and plays with The Duhks, Red Dog Run, the Evil City Stringband, Home Remedy and occasionally The Pearly Snaps. This tour is with the celebrated Green Mountain Playboys, playing the traditional French music of Southwest Louisiana.