Bio

Rosie Newton is a singer, fiddler, and accordion player who tours internationally with various projects. She is particularly renowned for her Old Time duo Richie and Rosie, has toured on fiddle with Zydeco legend Preston Frank, as well as with the Canadian folk rock band, the Duhks. Newton is also a  sought after session player having many recorded across a variety genres. 

Steve Selin is a singer, fiddler, and guitar player who makes amazing cider under his label, South Hill Cider, and has been a vital member of the Ithaca music scene as a player and music collector since he moved to Ithaca over a decade ago. 

Paul Martin is a singer, guitar player, and fruit and vegetable farmer who owns and runs the beloved Sweet Land Farm in Trumansburg, NY.  He toured with Indie Rock bands prior to farming and is now a devotee of the way of Zydeco and Cajun music. 

Angelo Peters is a energetic bass player who leads the innovative and wildly popular dance band, Big Mean Sound Machine, is a multi instrumentalist and singer in the band Swamp Kids, has toured with Donna the Buffalo and Jim Lauderdale. Peters also owns and runs his own recording studio called Black Bear Recording Studio, in Danby, NY.  Angelo grew up dancing to Zydeco at the Grassroots Festival in Trumansburg where this music became part of his soul. 

Greg Evans is a passionate and captivating performer, pedagogue and composer.  His energy and facility on the drum set has given him experience across the spectrum of the music industry and Evans’ persistent, buoyant, and joyous groove has facilitated a fulfilling performing career in many musical traditions. Evans has appeared with artists including: Jonathan Batiste, Terence Blanchard, Chick Corea, Joey DeFrancesco, Melinda Doolittle, Kurt Elling, Robin Eubanks, Jimmy Heath, Joe Magnarelli, Eric Marienthal, Branford Marsalis, John Pizzarelli, Hank Roberts, Dave Samules, John Stetch, and Turkuaz. Evans also keeps an active teaching schedule, working at Ithaca College and Cornell University. 

Sally Freund plays rub board and triangle, visits Louisiana frequently and knows the dances like the back of her hand. She plays locally in the Old Time band, Long John and the Tights, as well as the Zydeco Trail Riders.