Rosie Newton is a passionate fiddle player, singer, and accordion player. She is influenced by the many roots traditions in America, and creates a new spin on those sounds through her various musical projects. Newton tours internationally with her musical partner Richie Stearns, in their duo, Richie and Rosie, as well as with her Zydeco band, Rose and the Bros. Newton has also toured with The Duhks, Preston Frank, Kristin Andreassen, Red Dog Run, Home Remedy, the Evil City Stringband, and The Pearly Snaps. She has recorded four CD's with her duo projects: The Pearly Snaps, self titled, in 2010, Tractor Beam, 2013 and Nowhere in Time, 2017 with Richie and Rosie, and Home Remedy self titled, with Lydia Garrison in 2018. Newton also put out a CD with Red Dog Run in 2015 and Rose and the Bros self titled CD in 2019. Her fiddling and singing can be found on the Duhks record, Beyond the Blue, the Western Centuries recording Weight of the World, Chas Justus' solo album Straight Ahead, and the Okee Dokee Brothers' various grammy nominated children's records, among many others. Newton has been called upon to produce string arrangements and vocal harmonies in recording projects. She has taught fiddle at workshops around the world, at Sunshine Coast School of Celtic music, the Taylor Music Festival and the Black Pot Camp. She has appeared at major US music festivals; Rhythm & Roots, Rocky Grass, Newport Folk Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, MerleFest, and DelFest, sharing a stage with Natalie Merchant, Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers), Jefferson Hamer (Anaïs Mitchell/Child Ballads), Pete Seeger, and the Mammals.
I am participating in program Virtual Lessons for Actual Change where professional musicians volunteer to teach their skills in a collective effort to raise funds for the advancement of racial justice. World class musicians offer one-on-one virtual music lessons and send 100% of the profits to organizations working to end systemic racism, such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Color of Change.