Bio

Rosie Newton is a singer, fiddler, and accordion player who has toured internationally and is a sought after session player having recorded across a variety genres over many years.  Among other 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. 

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 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, and owns and runs his own 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 professor at Ithaca College and is a much sought after Jazz and session drummer in the Ithaca area, playing with the Mike Titlebaum Trio, and the Tenzin Chopak band. 

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.